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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 89 96 64
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 45 37 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.15% 1.76% 3.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 1.79% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 39 35 87
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £38,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,800 £49,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
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
2021 2066 2441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.65% 98.38% 97.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1652 1709 2035
Average salary £43,000 £44,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.37% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 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 30 April 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
(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 +10 41 £40,000 -13.51% 2
Software Test Engineer
East of England

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 52 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (54.55%) Degree
3 36 (40.91%) Python
4 29 (32.95%) Test Automation
4 29 (32.95%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (31.82%) SQL
6 26 (29.55%) Software Engineering
6 26 (29.55%) Software Testing
7 25 (28.41%) Java
8 21 (23.86%) Web Services
8 21 (23.86%) Scrum
8 21 (23.86%) QA
8 21 (23.86%) Manual Testing
9 20 (22.73%) Perl
9 20 (22.73%) Automation Testing
10 18 (20.45%) C#
11 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
11 16 (18.18%) SDLC
12 15 (17.05%) HTTP
12 15 (17.05%) ISEB
12 15 (17.05%) Electronics
12 15 (17.05%) Computer Science
12 15 (17.05%) REST
13 14 (15.91%) Regression Testing
13 14 (15.91%) Finance
13 14 (15.91%) Automated Testing
14 13 (14.77%) TDD
14 13 (14.77%) .NET
14 13 (14.77%) OO
14 13 (14.77%) Waterfall

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 15 (17.05%) HTTP
2 2 (2.27%) Bluetooth
2 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.14%) Firewall
3 1 (1.14%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.14%) VPN
Development Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 8 (9.09%) Selenium
2 6 (6.82%) Bugzilla
2 6 (6.82%) Cucumber
2 6 (6.82%) Fiddler
3 5 (5.68%) JIRA
4 4 (4.55%) JUnit
4 4 (4.55%) NUnit
5 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.27%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.27%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.14%) Robot Framework
General
1 15 (17.05%) Electronics
2 14 (15.91%) Finance
3 7 (7.95%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.86%) Web Services
2 15 (17.05%) REST
3 13 (14.77%) .NET
4 7 (7.95%) XML
5 6 (6.82%) Natural Language Processing
6 4 (4.55%) Gherkin
6 4 (4.55%) RESTful
7 3 (3.41%) HTML
8 1 (1.14%) EDI
8 1 (1.14%) Reactive Extensions
8 1 (1.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (32.95%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (17.05%) Computer Science
3 12 (13.64%) Mathematics
4 11 (12.50%) User Experience
5 7 (7.95%) Mobile App
6 6 (6.82%) Life Science
7 5 (5.68%) iPad
8 1 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (3.41%) Android
2 3 (3.41%) Windows
3 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.27%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.27%) Unix
4 1 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (32.95%) Test Automation
3 26 (29.55%) Software Engineering
3 26 (29.55%) Software Testing
4 21 (23.86%) Manual Testing
4 21 (23.86%) Scrum
5 20 (22.73%) Automation Testing
6 16 (18.18%) SDLC
7 14 (15.91%) Automated Testing
7 14 (15.91%) Regression Testing
8 13 (14.77%) OO
8 13 (14.77%) Performance Testing
8 13 (14.77%) TDD
8 13 (14.77%) V-Model
8 13 (14.77%) Waterfall
9 12 (13.64%) Functional Testing
9 12 (13.64%) Test Strategy
10 11 (12.50%) Analytics
10 11 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.91%) Python
2 28 (31.82%) SQL
3 25 (28.41%) Java
4 20 (22.73%) Perl
5 18 (20.45%) C#
6 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 11 (12.50%) Delphi
8 7 (7.95%) Ruby
9 5 (5.68%) C++
10 3 (3.41%) C
11 1 (1.14%) Tcl
11 1 (1.14%) VC++
Qualifications
1 48 (54.55%) Degree
2 15 (17.05%) ISEB
3 2 (2.27%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.86%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (9.09%) Roku
2 3 (3.41%) EMC
2 3 (3.41%) Perforce
3 2 (2.27%) Twitter
4 1 (1.14%) Facebook
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago