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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 68 59 91
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 40 66 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.76% 3.73% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 3.97% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 36 57 28
Average salary £45,000 £35,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.76% -12.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,500 £32,050
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
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
1379 1663 1607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.23% 94.06% 94.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1164 1373 1452
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 30 June 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 67 (60.91%) Degree
2 63 (57.27%) Python
3 56 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (38.18%) QA
5 37 (33.64%) Computer Science
5 37 (33.64%) Test Automation
6 33 (30.00%) Scrum
6 33 (30.00%) SQL
7 32 (29.09%) Software Engineering
8 30 (27.27%) C#
9 27 (24.55%) Linux
10 22 (20.00%) Selenium
11 20 (18.18%) Automated Testing
12 19 (17.27%) C
12 19 (17.27%) SDLC
13 17 (15.45%) Software Testing
13 17 (15.45%) JIRA
14 16 (14.55%) Manual Testing
14 16 (14.55%) Perl
14 16 (14.55%) .NET
15 15 (13.64%) Regression Testing
15 15 (13.64%) C++
15 15 (13.64%) Mathematics
16 14 (12.73%) Mobile App
16 14 (12.73%) Marketing
16 14 (12.73%) OO
17 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (10.91%) XML
17 12 (10.91%) Windows
18 11 (10.00%) Android

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Project
2 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.27%) Wireless
2 7 (6.36%) Internet
3 6 (5.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.64%) LTE
5 3 (2.73%) ICMP
5 3 (2.73%) 3G
5 3 (2.73%) 3GPP
6 2 (1.82%) HTTP
6 2 (1.82%) Firewall
6 2 (1.82%) 2G
7 1 (0.91%) TETRA
7 1 (0.91%) RNC
7 1 (0.91%) VLAN
7 1 (0.91%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.91%) 4G
7 1 (0.91%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.91%) DECT
7 1 (0.91%) DHCP
7 1 (0.91%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.91%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.91%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (20.00%) Selenium
2 17 (15.45%) JIRA
3 8 (7.27%) NUnit
4 5 (4.55%) Bugzilla
5 4 (3.64%) JMeter
5 4 (3.64%) WebDriver
5 4 (3.64%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.73%) QADirector
6 3 (2.73%) JUnit
7 2 (1.82%) Behat
7 2 (1.82%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.82%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.91%) TestLink
8 1 (0.91%) Calabash
8 1 (0.91%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.91%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.91%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.91%) WatiN
8 1 (0.91%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.91%) LabVIEW
General
1 14 (12.73%) Marketing
2 8 (7.27%) Electronics
3 7 (6.36%) Finance
4 4 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.91%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.55%) .NET
2 12 (10.91%) XML
3 10 (9.09%) HTML
4 3 (2.73%) Web Services
5 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.82%) Ajax
5 2 (1.82%) RESTful
5 2 (1.82%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.91%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (33.64%) Computer Science
2 15 (13.64%) Mathematics
3 14 (12.73%) Mobile App
4 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (9.09%) User Experience
5 10 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (6.36%) Internet of Things
7 5 (4.55%) Cryptography
8 3 (2.73%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.82%) Physics
10 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.91%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.91%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.55%) Linux
2 12 (10.91%) Windows
3 11 (10.00%) Android
4 7 (6.36%) UNIX
5 5 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.73%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (33.64%) Test Automation
3 33 (30.00%) Scrum
4 32 (29.09%) Software Engineering
5 20 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 19 (17.27%) SDLC
7 17 (15.45%) Software Testing
8 16 (14.55%) Manual Testing
9 15 (13.64%) Regression Testing
10 14 (12.73%) OO
11 11 (10.00%) Test Strategy
11 11 (10.00%) User Stories
12 10 (9.09%) Automation Testing
13 9 (8.18%) Mentoring
14 8 (7.27%) Analytics
14 8 (7.27%) Test Scripting
14 8 (7.27%) Information Security
15 7 (6.36%) Penetration Testing
16 5 (4.55%) Load Testing
16 5 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (57.27%) Python
2 33 (30.00%) SQL
3 30 (27.27%) C#
4 19 (17.27%) C
5 16 (14.55%) Perl
6 15 (13.64%) C++
7 11 (10.00%) Java
8 8 (7.27%) Delphi
9 7 (6.36%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.64%) Ruby
11 3 (2.73%) TTCN
11 3 (2.73%) PHP
12 2 (1.82%) Tcl
13 1 (0.91%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (60.91%) Degree
2 8 (7.27%) ISEB
2 8 (7.27%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (38.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.82%) Firmware
2 1 (0.91%) XenServer
2 1 (0.91%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (10.00%) Perforce
2 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.73%) Oracle
4 2 (1.82%) TOWER Software
5 1 (0.91%) Citrix
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