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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 49 87 50
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 74 28 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.05% 1.74% 4.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.30% 1.87% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 62 27 71
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,600 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
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
1722 1498 1862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.20% 93.16% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1309 1624
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 100 (62.50%) Python
2 70 (43.75%) QA
3 69 (43.13%) Java
4 66 (41.25%) Degree
5 59 (36.88%) Test Automation
6 54 (33.75%) Test Scripting
7 51 (31.88%) C#
8 49 (30.63%) Perl
9 44 (27.50%) Linux
9 44 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (23.13%) Wireless
10 37 (23.13%) Manual Testing
11 31 (19.38%) Ruby
12 30 (18.75%) Windows
13 28 (17.50%) C++
13 28 (17.50%) Scrum
13 28 (17.50%) Automated Testing
14 25 (15.63%) Regression Testing
14 25 (15.63%) JavaScript
15 23 (14.38%) Computer Science
16 21 (13.13%) C
17 20 (12.50%) SQL
18 19 (11.88%) Software Testing
19 18 (11.25%) Software Engineering
20 17 (10.63%) Validation
20 17 (10.63%) Bugzilla
20 17 (10.63%) ISEB
21 16 (10.00%) Bluetooth
21 16 (10.00%) UNIX
21 16 (10.00%) Wi-Fi

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (0.63%) GlassFish
Applications
1 9 (5.63%) MS Office
2 6 (3.75%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.88%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.88%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (23.13%) Wireless
2 16 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (10.00%) Bluetooth
3 15 (9.38%) Internet
4 10 (6.25%) HTTP
5 9 (5.63%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.75%) WAN
7 5 (3.13%) DNS
7 5 (3.13%) 3G
7 5 (3.13%) OSPF
7 5 (3.13%) BGP
7 5 (3.13%) Firewall
8 4 (2.50%) 2G
8 4 (2.50%) VLAN
8 4 (2.50%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.50%) LTE
8 4 (2.50%) NAS
8 4 (2.50%) X.509
8 4 (2.50%) IPv6
9 3 (1.88%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.63%) MySQL
2 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (10.63%) Bugzilla
2 12 (7.50%) Selenium
2 12 (7.50%) WebDriver
3 8 (5.00%) JIRA
4 5 (3.13%) Subversion
5 4 (2.50%) WATIR
5 4 (2.50%) JMeter
5 4 (2.50%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.25%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.25%) Sahi
6 2 (1.25%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.25%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.25%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.63%) Hudson
7 1 (0.63%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.63%) JUnit
7 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.63%) Maven
General
1 16 (10.00%) Finance
2 11 (6.88%) Automotive
3 9 (5.63%) Multimedia
4 8 (5.00%) Electronics
5 7 (4.38%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.88%) Games
7 2 (1.25%) Banking
7 2 (1.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.13%) HTML
2 10 (6.25%) XML
3 6 (3.75%) Web Services
3 6 (3.75%) REST
4 3 (1.88%) XSL
4 3 (1.88%) .NET
4 3 (1.88%) CSS
4 3 (1.88%) Ajax
5 2 (1.25%) J2SE
5 2 (1.25%) RESTful
6 1 (0.63%) Middleware
6 1 (0.63%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.38%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 9 (5.63%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.38%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (4.38%) Firmware
5 5 (3.13%) Handset
5 5 (3.13%) Streaming Media
5 5 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.50%) IPTV
7 3 (1.88%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.25%) Chemistry
8 2 (1.25%) Biology
8 2 (1.25%) Life Science
8 2 (1.25%) Social Media
9 1 (0.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 44 (27.50%) Linux
2 30 (18.75%) Windows
3 16 (10.00%) UNIX
4 15 (9.38%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.13%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (36.88%) Test Automation
2 54 (33.75%) Test Scripting
3 44 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (23.13%) Manual Testing
5 28 (17.50%) Scrum
5 28 (17.50%) Automated Testing
6 25 (15.63%) Regression Testing
7 19 (11.88%) Software Testing
8 18 (11.25%) Software Engineering
9 17 (10.63%) Validation
10 14 (8.75%) OO
10 14 (8.75%) Automation Testing
11 12 (7.50%) RAD
12 8 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (5.00%) Performance Testing
13 7 (4.38%) Use Case
14 6 (3.75%) Multithreading
14 6 (3.75%) Financial Modelling
15 5 (3.13%) Test Strategy
16 4 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 100 (62.50%) Python
2 69 (43.13%) Java
3 51 (31.88%) C#
4 49 (30.63%) Perl
5 31 (19.38%) Ruby
6 28 (17.50%) C++
7 25 (15.63%) JavaScript
8 21 (13.13%) C
9 20 (12.50%) SQL
10 12 (7.50%) Tcl
11 10 (6.25%) PowerShell
12 9 (5.63%) TTCN
13 5 (3.13%) Bash Shell
13 5 (3.13%) MATLAB
14 4 (2.50%) PHP
15 2 (1.25%) Scala
15 2 (1.25%) F#
15 2 (1.25%) Groovy
16 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.63%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 66 (41.25%) Degree
2 17 (10.63%) ISEB
3 11 (6.88%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.13%) CCNA
6 1 (0.63%) HND
6 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (43.75%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (3.13%) Red Hat
1 5 (3.13%) Perforce
2 3 (1.88%) Adobe
3 1 (0.63%) MKS
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft
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