The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 92 82 81
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 42 60 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.01% 2.60% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.69% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 39 59 54
Average salary £39,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.05% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £32,650
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £56,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Software Test Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2014 2234 2046
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.50% 96.88% 97.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1583 1808 1702
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -12 38 £39,500 -3.06% 3
Peterborough - 1 - -
Software Test Engineer
East of England

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Software 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 Software Test Engineer in their job title.

1 37 (51.39%) Python
2 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (45.83%) Degree
3 27 (37.50%) QA
4 24 (33.33%) SQL
5 22 (30.56%) Software Engineering
6 21 (29.17%) Software Testing
7 20 (27.78%) Manual Testing
7 20 (27.78%) Test Automation
8 19 (26.39%) Perl
8 19 (26.39%) SDLC
9 18 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (25.00%) Automation Testing
10 17 (23.61%) Linux
11 15 (20.83%) C#
12 13 (18.06%) Automated Testing
12 13 (18.06%) Electronics
12 13 (18.06%) Scrum
12 13 (18.06%) Java
12 13 (18.06%) ISEB
13 12 (16.67%) TDD
14 11 (15.28%) V-Model
14 11 (15.28%) Waterfall
15 10 (13.89%) Computer Science
15 10 (13.89%) Regression Testing
15 10 (13.89%) Web Services
16 9 (12.50%) .NET
16 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
16 9 (12.50%) JIRA
16 9 (12.50%) Performance Testing

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Software 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 Software Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) HTTP
2 2 (2.78%) Bluetooth
2 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.39%) RIP
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) JIRA
2 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.78%) Bugzilla
3 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.78%) Fiddler
3 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.78%) Selenium
4 1 (1.39%) JUnit
4 1 (1.39%) NUnit
4 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (18.06%) Electronics
2 8 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) Web Services
2 9 (12.50%) .NET
3 8 (11.11%) HTML
3 8 (11.11%) REST
3 8 (11.11%) XML
4 2 (2.78%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.39%) CSS
5 1 (1.39%) EDI
5 1 (1.39%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.89%) Computer Science
3 7 (9.72%) Mathematics
4 6 (8.33%) User Experience
5 3 (4.17%) iPad
5 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.78%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.61%) Linux
2 8 (11.11%) Windows
3 6 (8.33%) Android
4 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.17%) Unix
6 2 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.56%) Software Engineering
3 21 (29.17%) Software Testing
4 20 (27.78%) Manual Testing
4 20 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 19 (26.39%) SDLC
6 18 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 13 (18.06%) Automated Testing
7 13 (18.06%) Scrum
8 12 (16.67%) TDD
9 11 (15.28%) V-Model
9 11 (15.28%) Waterfall
10 10 (13.89%) Regression Testing
11 9 (12.50%) Performance Testing
11 9 (12.50%) Test Strategy
12 8 (11.11%) Functional Testing
13 7 (9.72%) OO
14 6 (8.33%) Analytics
14 6 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 37 (51.39%) Python
2 24 (33.33%) SQL
3 19 (26.39%) Perl
4 15 (20.83%) C#
5 13 (18.06%) Java
6 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.33%) Delphi
8 5 (6.94%) C++
9 3 (4.17%) Ruby
10 2 (2.78%) C
11 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (45.83%) Degree
2 13 (18.06%) ISEB
3 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.78%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (9.72%) Perforce
2 6 (8.33%) Roku
3 2 (2.78%) Twitter
3 2 (2.78%) VMware
4 1 (1.39%) Facebook
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