The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 50 89 58
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 74 27 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.15% 1.63% 3.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.39% 1.75% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 63 24 61
Average salary £35,500 £36,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.73% +8.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,300 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £33,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.00%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1686 1542 1748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.56% 93.00% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1357 1355 1518
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire

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 29 July 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 107 (63.31%) Python
2 73 (43.20%) Java
3 71 (42.01%) QA
4 69 (40.83%) Test Automation
5 67 (39.64%) Degree
6 59 (34.91%) Perl
7 58 (34.32%) Test Scripting
8 51 (30.18%) C#
9 48 (28.40%) Linux
10 47 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
11 44 (26.04%) Manual Testing
12 41 (24.26%) Wireless
13 37 (21.89%) Ruby
14 35 (20.71%) Automated Testing
15 30 (17.75%) Scrum
16 27 (15.98%) Windows
16 27 (15.98%) JavaScript
17 24 (14.20%) SQL
17 24 (14.20%) Software Testing
18 23 (13.61%) C++
19 20 (11.83%) Regression Testing
20 19 (11.24%) Finance
21 18 (10.65%) Mac OS X
21 18 (10.65%) OO
21 18 (10.65%) Computer Science
22 17 (10.06%) C
22 17 (10.06%) Bluetooth
22 17 (10.06%) Wi-Fi
22 17 (10.06%) Validation
22 17 (10.06%) Bugzilla

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.59%) GlassFish
Applications
1 10 (5.92%) MS Office
2 7 (4.14%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.78%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.78%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (24.26%) Wireless
2 17 (10.06%) Wi-Fi
2 17 (10.06%) Bluetooth
3 13 (7.69%) HTTP
4 11 (6.51%) Internet
5 7 (4.14%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.14%) X.509
6 6 (3.55%) LTE
7 5 (2.96%) STUN
7 5 (2.96%) SSL
7 5 (2.96%) GSM
8 4 (2.37%) GPRS
8 4 (2.37%) UMTS
8 4 (2.37%) WAN
8 4 (2.37%) 3G
9 3 (1.78%) OSPF
9 3 (1.78%) BGP
9 3 (1.78%) DNS
9 3 (1.78%) Firewall
9 3 (1.78%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.96%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.59%) MySQL
2 1 (0.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (10.06%) Bugzilla
2 11 (6.51%) Selenium
3 10 (5.92%) WebDriver
4 7 (4.14%) JIRA
4 7 (4.14%) JMeter
5 5 (2.96%) Subversion
6 4 (2.37%) LabVIEW
6 4 (2.37%) WATIR
7 2 (1.18%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.18%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.18%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.18%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (1.18%) Sahi
8 1 (0.59%) Hudson
8 1 (0.59%) SCons
8 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.59%) Valgrind
8 1 (0.59%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.59%) JUnit
General
1 19 (11.24%) Finance
2 14 (8.28%) Automotive
3 7 (4.14%) Electronics
3 7 (4.14%) Multimedia
4 6 (3.55%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.78%) Games
6 2 (1.18%) Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.14%) HTML
2 6 (3.55%) Web Services
2 6 (3.55%) REST
3 5 (2.96%) RESTful
3 5 (2.96%) J2SE
4 4 (2.37%) XML
5 3 (1.78%) .NET
5 3 (1.78%) CSS
6 2 (1.18%) XSL
6 2 (1.18%) Ajax
7 1 (0.59%) Java EE
7 1 (0.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.65%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.33%) Mobile App
2 9 (5.33%) Mathematics
3 7 (4.14%) Firmware
4 6 (3.55%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (2.96%) Social Media
5 5 (2.96%) Handset
6 3 (1.78%) Streaming Media
6 3 (1.78%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.18%) Life Science
7 2 (1.18%) IPTV
7 2 (1.18%) Chemistry
7 2 (1.18%) Biology
7 2 (1.18%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.59%) DTV
8 1 (0.59%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 48 (28.40%) Linux
2 27 (15.98%) Windows
3 18 (10.65%) Mac OS X
4 12 (7.10%) UNIX
5 3 (1.78%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (40.83%) Test Automation
2 58 (34.32%) Test Scripting
3 47 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (26.04%) Manual Testing
5 35 (20.71%) Automated Testing
6 30 (17.75%) Scrum
7 24 (14.20%) Software Testing
8 20 (11.83%) Regression Testing
9 18 (10.65%) OO
10 17 (10.06%) Validation
11 16 (9.47%) Automation Testing
12 15 (8.88%) RAD
13 11 (6.51%) Requirements Analysis
13 11 (6.51%) Performance Testing
14 10 (5.92%) Software Engineering
15 7 (4.14%) Security Testing
15 7 (4.14%) Use Case
15 7 (4.14%) Financial Modelling
16 6 (3.55%) Multithreading
17 5 (2.96%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (63.31%) Python
2 73 (43.20%) Java
3 59 (34.91%) Perl
4 51 (30.18%) C#
5 37 (21.89%) Ruby
6 27 (15.98%) JavaScript
7 24 (14.20%) SQL
8 23 (13.61%) C++
9 17 (10.06%) C
10 15 (8.88%) Tcl
11 13 (7.69%) TTCN
12 6 (3.55%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.96%) Scala
14 4 (2.37%) PowerShell
14 4 (2.37%) MATLAB
15 3 (1.78%) PHP
16 2 (1.18%) F#
17 1 (0.59%) Groovy
17 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.59%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 67 (39.64%) Degree
2 16 (9.47%) ISEB
3 11 (6.51%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.78%) CCNA
6 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) HND
7 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (42.01%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (2.37%) Perforce
2 3 (1.78%) Adobe
2 3 (1.78%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.59%) MKS
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft
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