The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 46 39 59
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 70 97 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.81% 5.78% 3.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.95% 6.05% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 62 93 53
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1415 1602 1863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 97.18% 95.53% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1164 1406 1612
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Cambridge region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 100 (59.88%) Degree
2 79 (47.31%) Python
3 75 (44.91%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (38.92%) QA
5 58 (34.73%) Software Engineering
6 52 (31.14%) Test Automation
7 50 (29.94%) Computer Science
8 48 (28.74%) SQL
9 45 (26.95%) C#
10 41 (24.55%) Scrum
11 38 (22.75%) Linux
12 37 (22.16%) C
12 37 (22.16%) Mathematics
13 36 (21.56%) Automated Testing
14 33 (19.76%) Software Testing
15 26 (15.57%) Embedded Systems
16 25 (14.97%) Regression Testing
17 23 (13.77%) Java
17 23 (13.77%) JIRA
18 22 (13.17%) C++
18 22 (13.17%) OO
19 21 (12.57%) Windows
19 21 (12.57%) .NET
19 21 (12.57%) Mentoring
19 21 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
20 20 (11.98%) Selenium
21 19 (11.38%) ISTQB
21 19 (11.38%) Test Scripting
21 19 (11.38%) Manual Testing
21 19 (11.38%) Penetration Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 8 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) MS Project
2 1 (0.60%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.99%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.39%) Wireless
2 9 (5.39%) Internet
3 8 (4.79%) HTTP
4 7 (4.19%) ICMP
5 4 (2.40%) LTE
5 4 (2.40%) 3G
6 3 (1.80%) 3GPP
6 3 (1.80%) DNS
6 3 (1.80%) SSL
7 2 (1.20%) VPN
7 2 (1.20%) DHCP
7 2 (1.20%) VLAN
7 2 (1.20%) 2G
7 2 (1.20%) 4G
8 1 (0.60%) TETRA
8 1 (0.60%) RNC
8 1 (0.60%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.60%) NFC
8 1 (0.60%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.80%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (13.77%) JIRA
2 20 (11.98%) Selenium
3 7 (4.19%) JMeter
3 7 (4.19%) Bugzilla
4 5 (2.99%) NUnit
4 5 (2.99%) Ant
4 5 (2.99%) WebDriver
5 4 (2.40%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.80%) Fiddler
6 3 (1.80%) Calabash
6 3 (1.80%) JUnit
6 3 (1.80%) WatiN
7 2 (1.20%) QADirector
7 2 (1.20%) Ranorex
7 2 (1.20%) TestNG
7 2 (1.20%) Behat
7 2 (1.20%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 16 (9.58%) Finance
2 13 (7.78%) Marketing
3 6 (3.59%) Electronics
4 4 (2.40%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.57%) .NET
2 13 (7.78%) HTML
3 11 (6.59%) XML
4 8 (4.79%) Web Services
5 5 (2.99%) REST
6 4 (2.40%) XSL
6 4 (2.40%) Ajax
7 2 (1.20%) CSS
8 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.60%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 50 (29.94%) Computer Science
2 37 (22.16%) Mathematics
3 26 (15.57%) Embedded Systems
4 21 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (10.18%) Cryptography
6 16 (9.58%) User Experience
7 11 (6.59%) Mobile App
8 7 (4.19%) Internet of Things
9 6 (3.59%) Smart Meter
10 4 (2.40%) Life Science
10 4 (2.40%) Chemistry
10 4 (2.40%) Biology
11 3 (1.80%) Physics
11 3 (1.80%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.80%) GIS
12 2 (1.20%) PKI
12 2 (1.20%) Smartcard
12 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 38 (22.75%) Linux
2 21 (12.57%) Windows
3 12 (7.19%) Android
4 9 (5.39%) UNIX
5 7 (4.19%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.20%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.20%) VMS
6 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.60%) Tizen
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (44.91%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (34.73%) Software Engineering
3 52 (31.14%) Test Automation
4 41 (24.55%) Scrum
5 36 (21.56%) Automated Testing
6 33 (19.76%) Software Testing
7 25 (14.97%) Regression Testing
8 22 (13.17%) OO
9 21 (12.57%) Mentoring
10 19 (11.38%) Test Strategy
10 19 (11.38%) Information Security
10 19 (11.38%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (11.38%) Test Scripting
10 19 (11.38%) Manual Testing
11 15 (8.98%) Unit Testing
12 14 (8.38%) User Stories
13 13 (7.78%) Automation Testing
13 13 (7.78%) Analytics
14 12 (7.19%) Data Protection
15 11 (6.59%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (47.31%) Python
2 48 (28.74%) SQL
3 45 (26.95%) C#
4 37 (22.16%) C
5 23 (13.77%) Java
6 22 (13.17%) C++
7 16 (9.58%) Delphi
8 15 (8.98%) Perl
9 14 (8.38%) JavaScript
10 8 (4.79%) Ruby
11 6 (3.59%) PHP
12 2 (1.20%) TTCN
12 2 (1.20%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 100 (59.88%) Degree
2 19 (11.38%) ISTQB
3 17 (10.18%) ISEB
4 4 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.80%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (38.92%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.80%) Firmware
Vendors
1 18 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.39%) Perforce
3 5 (2.99%) TOWER Software
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle
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