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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 65 43 72
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 50 91 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.37% 5.07% 2.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.49% 5.33% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 43 89 47
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
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
1434 1708 1845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.70% 95.10% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1208 1465 1615
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 4 May 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 81 (58.27%) Degree
2 74 (53.24%) Python
3 67 (48.20%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (42.45%) QA
5 49 (35.25%) Software Engineering
5 49 (35.25%) Test Automation
6 47 (33.81%) SQL
7 41 (29.50%) Computer Science
8 39 (28.06%) Scrum
9 36 (25.90%) C#
10 35 (25.18%) Linux
11 30 (21.58%) C
12 29 (20.86%) Automated Testing
13 24 (17.27%) Mathematics
13 24 (17.27%) JIRA
14 22 (15.83%) Software Testing
15 21 (15.11%) Selenium
16 20 (14.39%) Embedded Systems
17 19 (13.67%) Regression Testing
17 19 (13.67%) C++
18 18 (12.95%) Java
18 18 (12.95%) .NET
19 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (12.23%) Perl
19 17 (12.23%) OO
20 16 (11.51%) Manual Testing
21 15 (10.79%) Mentoring
21 15 (10.79%) ISTQB
21 15 (10.79%) Information Security
22 14 (10.07%) Penetration Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 3 (2.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) MS Project
2 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.76%) TCP/IP
1 8 (5.76%) Wireless
2 6 (4.32%) ICMP
2 6 (4.32%) Internet
3 5 (3.60%) HTTP
4 4 (2.88%) 3G
4 4 (2.88%) LTE
5 3 (2.16%) 3GPP
6 2 (1.44%) 2G
6 2 (1.44%) 4G
7 1 (0.72%) DNS
7 1 (0.72%) Firewall
7 1 (0.72%) DHCP
7 1 (0.72%) DECT
7 1 (0.72%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.72%) NFC
7 1 (0.72%) RNC
7 1 (0.72%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (17.27%) JIRA
2 21 (15.11%) Selenium
3 8 (5.76%) Bugzilla
4 7 (5.04%) JMeter
4 7 (5.04%) NUnit
5 5 (3.60%) Ant
6 4 (2.88%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.88%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.16%) Ranorex
7 3 (2.16%) JUnit
7 3 (2.16%) QADirector
7 3 (2.16%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.44%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.44%) Calabash
8 2 (1.44%) Behat
8 2 (1.44%) WatiN
9 1 (0.72%) TestNG
9 1 (0.72%) TestLink
9 1 (0.72%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (9.35%) Marketing
2 11 (7.91%) Finance
3 7 (5.04%) Electronics
4 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.44%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.95%) .NET
2 12 (8.63%) HTML
2 12 (8.63%) XML
3 7 (5.04%) Web Services
4 3 (2.16%) REST
4 3 (2.16%) Ajax
5 2 (1.44%) XSL
5 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.72%) RESTful
6 1 (0.72%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.72%) Android SDK
6 1 (0.72%) CSS
6 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.50%) Computer Science
2 24 (17.27%) Mathematics
3 20 (14.39%) Embedded Systems
4 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (9.35%) User Experience
6 12 (8.63%) Cryptography
6 12 (8.63%) Mobile App
7 6 (4.32%) Internet of Things
8 4 (2.88%) Life Science
8 4 (2.88%) Chemistry
8 4 (2.88%) Biology
8 4 (2.88%) Visualisation
9 3 (2.16%) Smart Meter
9 3 (2.16%) Physics
10 2 (1.44%) GIS
10 2 (1.44%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.44%) Open Source
11 1 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 35 (25.18%) Linux
2 14 (10.07%) Windows
3 12 (8.63%) Android
4 11 (7.91%) UNIX
5 6 (4.32%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.44%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.44%) VMS
6 2 (1.44%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.72%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (48.20%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (35.25%) Software Engineering
2 49 (35.25%) Test Automation
3 39 (28.06%) Scrum
4 29 (20.86%) Automated Testing
5 22 (15.83%) Software Testing
6 19 (13.67%) Regression Testing
7 17 (12.23%) OO
8 16 (11.51%) Manual Testing
9 15 (10.79%) Mentoring
9 15 (10.79%) Information Security
10 14 (10.07%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (10.07%) Test Strategy
11 13 (9.35%) Automation Testing
12 12 (8.63%) Test Scripting
12 12 (8.63%) User Stories
13 11 (7.91%) Analytics
14 10 (7.19%) Load Testing
14 10 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (6.47%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (53.24%) Python
2 47 (33.81%) SQL
3 36 (25.90%) C#
4 30 (21.58%) C
5 19 (13.67%) C++
6 18 (12.95%) Java
7 17 (12.23%) Perl
8 13 (9.35%) JavaScript
9 12 (8.63%) Delphi
10 7 (5.04%) Ruby
11 4 (2.88%) PHP
12 2 (1.44%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.44%) TTCN
13 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (58.27%) Degree
2 15 (10.79%) ISTQB
3 12 (8.63%) ISEB
4 3 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.44%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.44%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (42.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (8.63%) Perforce
1 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.16%) TOWER Software
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle
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