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 8 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 102 100 130
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 27 39 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.28% 1.64% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.73% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 27 38 11
Average salary £47,500 £36,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.13% -14.11%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
2016 2253 2303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 95.41% 94.70% 94.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1664 1862 2040
Average salary £44,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.31% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,100 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 8 July 2015.

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 8 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 21 £47,500 +33.80% 5
Software Test Engineer
East of England

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, 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 49 (66.22%) Degree
2 47 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (62.16%) Python
4 34 (45.95%) Scrum
5 33 (44.59%) Test Automation
6 27 (36.49%) SQL
7 25 (33.78%) Computer Science
8 24 (32.43%) QA
9 22 (29.73%) Software Engineering
10 18 (24.32%) SDLC
10 18 (24.32%) Linux
11 17 (22.97%) Software Testing
12 15 (20.27%) Mobile App
13 14 (18.92%) JIRA
13 14 (18.92%) Android
13 14 (18.92%) Regression Testing
13 14 (18.92%) XML
14 13 (17.57%) C#
14 13 (17.57%) Marketing
14 13 (17.57%) Selenium
15 12 (16.22%) Electronics
16 11 (14.86%) Internet
16 11 (14.86%) HTML
16 11 (14.86%) Perl
16 11 (14.86%) .NET
16 11 (14.86%) OO
16 11 (14.86%) Perforce
16 11 (14.86%) Internet of Things
16 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (13.51%) Windows

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.86%) Internet
2 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.05%) ICMP
4 2 (2.70%) Firewall
4 2 (2.70%) Wireless
5 1 (1.35%) VLAN
5 1 (1.35%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.35%) VPN
5 1 (1.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (18.92%) JIRA
2 13 (17.57%) Selenium
3 6 (8.11%) Bugzilla
4 3 (4.05%) NUnit
4 3 (4.05%) JUnit
4 3 (4.05%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.35%) TestLink
General
1 13 (17.57%) Marketing
2 12 (16.22%) Electronics
3 5 (6.76%) Finance
4 1 (1.35%) Automotive
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Games
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) XML
2 11 (14.86%) HTML
2 11 (14.86%) .NET
3 4 (5.41%) Web Services
4 3 (4.05%) RESTful
4 3 (4.05%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.35%) XSL
5 1 (1.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.78%) Computer Science
2 15 (20.27%) Mobile App
3 11 (14.86%) Internet of Things
3 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (10.81%) Mathematics
5 7 (9.46%) User Experience
6 3 (4.05%) PMI
6 3 (4.05%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.35%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.35%) BBC
7 1 (1.35%) Informatics
7 1 (1.35%) Physics
7 1 (1.35%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.32%) Linux
2 14 (18.92%) Android
3 10 (13.51%) Windows
4 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.70%) UNIX
5 2 (2.70%) VMS
5 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (45.95%) Scrum
3 33 (44.59%) Test Automation
4 22 (29.73%) Software Engineering
5 18 (24.32%) SDLC
6 17 (22.97%) Software Testing
7 14 (18.92%) Regression Testing
8 11 (14.86%) OO
9 9 (12.16%) Test Strategy
9 9 (12.16%) Analytics
9 9 (12.16%) User Stories
10 7 (9.46%) Automation Testing
10 7 (9.46%) Automated Testing
11 6 (8.11%) Test Scripting
12 5 (6.76%) API Testing
13 4 (5.41%) Manual Testing
13 4 (5.41%) Load Testing
14 3 (4.05%) Unit Testing
14 3 (4.05%) System Testing
14 3 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (62.16%) Python
2 27 (36.49%) SQL
3 13 (17.57%) C#
4 11 (14.86%) Perl
5 8 (10.81%) Delphi
6 6 (8.11%) Java
7 5 (6.76%) C++
7 5 (6.76%) C
8 4 (5.41%) Ruby
9 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.35%) PHP
9 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 49 (66.22%) Degree
2 6 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 6 (8.11%) ISEB
3 3 (4.05%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (32.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.35%) XenServer
1 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 11 (14.86%) Perforce
2 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.70%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.35%) Citrix
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