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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 79 66 98
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 52 69 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.34% 3.19% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 3.32% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 52 63 33
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +19.40%
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
2138 2078 2468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.26% 96.07% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1734 1745 2135
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,850 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -1 48 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Software Test Engineer
East of England

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 67 (61.47%) Degree
2 62 (56.88%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (42.20%) SQL
4 45 (41.28%) Python
5 41 (37.61%) QA
6 39 (35.78%) Test Automation
7 36 (33.03%) Software Engineering
8 33 (30.28%) Scrum
9 31 (28.44%) Automated Testing
9 31 (28.44%) Computer Science
10 30 (27.52%) Software Testing
11 27 (24.77%) Regression Testing
11 27 (24.77%) Linux
12 26 (23.85%) C#
12 26 (23.85%) Mathematics
13 24 (22.02%) .NET
14 23 (21.10%) Delphi
14 23 (21.10%) OO
15 22 (20.18%) Test Strategy
16 21 (19.27%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (19.27%) Finance
17 19 (17.43%) Windows
18 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
18 18 (16.51%) Analytics
18 18 (16.51%) User Stories
19 17 (15.60%) Unit Testing
19 17 (15.60%) ISEB
19 17 (15.60%) Java
20 16 (14.68%) C
20 16 (14.68%) User Experience

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (8.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) TCP/IP
1 11 (10.09%) Internet
2 7 (6.42%) ICMP
3 6 (5.50%) Wireless
3 6 (5.50%) HTTP
4 4 (3.67%) DNS
4 4 (3.67%) SSL
5 2 (1.83%) DHCP
5 2 (1.83%) VPN
5 2 (1.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (13.76%) JIRA
2 7 (6.42%) Selenium
3 6 (5.50%) Bugzilla
4 5 (4.59%) JMeter
4 5 (4.59%) Ant
5 2 (1.83%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.83%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.92%) Ranorex
General
1 21 (19.27%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Marketing
3 6 (5.50%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.75%) Electronics
5 2 (1.83%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.02%) .NET
2 12 (11.01%) HTML
2 12 (11.01%) XML
3 6 (5.50%) XSL
3 6 (5.50%) Ajax
3 6 (5.50%) REST
4 5 (4.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (28.44%) Computer Science
2 26 (23.85%) Mathematics
3 21 (19.27%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (14.68%) User Experience
5 7 (6.42%) Internet of Things
6 6 (5.50%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (5.50%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.67%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.83%) PKI
8 2 (1.83%) Chemistry
8 2 (1.83%) Biology
8 2 (1.83%) Life Science
8 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.83%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.92%) BBC
9 1 (0.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.77%) Linux
2 19 (17.43%) Windows
3 6 (5.50%) UNIX
3 6 (5.50%) Android
4 3 (2.75%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.83%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.83%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (56.88%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (35.78%) Test Automation
3 36 (33.03%) Software Engineering
4 33 (30.28%) Scrum
5 31 (28.44%) Automated Testing
6 30 (27.52%) Software Testing
7 27 (24.77%) Regression Testing
8 23 (21.10%) OO
9 22 (20.18%) Test Strategy
10 18 (16.51%) Analytics
10 18 (16.51%) User Stories
11 17 (15.60%) Unit Testing
12 10 (9.17%) Financial Modelling
13 9 (8.26%) Load Testing
13 9 (8.26%) Automation Testing
13 9 (8.26%) Test Scripting
13 9 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (7.34%) Risk Management
14 8 (7.34%) Risk Analytics
15 7 (6.42%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (42.20%) SQL
2 45 (41.28%) Python
3 26 (23.85%) C#
4 23 (21.10%) Delphi
5 17 (15.60%) Java
6 16 (14.68%) C
7 12 (11.01%) C++
7 12 (11.01%) Perl
8 10 (9.17%) Ruby
9 8 (7.34%) JavaScript
10 6 (5.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (61.47%) Degree
2 17 (15.60%) ISEB
3 14 (12.84%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.59%) VCP4
5 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (37.61%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.34%) TOWER Software
3 6 (5.50%) Perforce
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