The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 74 67 110
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 54 81 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.58% 3.30% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 3.45% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 51 72 32
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% -7.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
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
1970 2349 2144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 94.03% 95.60% 95.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1716 1866 1854
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

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 Test Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
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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 -5 43 £44,250 +10.62% 11
Huntingdon - 3 £47,500 -
Peterborough -11 1 £31,250 -21.87%
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 60 (60.61%) Python
2 52 (52.53%) Degree
3 42 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (39.39%) QA
5 37 (37.37%) Selenium
6 35 (35.35%) Test Automation
7 30 (30.30%) Scrum
8 26 (26.26%) Manual Testing
9 25 (25.25%) C#
10 24 (24.24%) Linux
11 23 (23.23%) Automated Testing
12 22 (22.22%) Java
12 22 (22.22%) SQL
13 21 (21.21%) Computer Science
14 20 (20.20%) Software Testing
15 18 (18.18%) Perl
16 17 (17.17%) Android
16 17 (17.17%) Mobile App
17 16 (16.16%) JIRA
18 15 (15.15%) Software Engineering
18 15 (15.15%) XML
19 14 (14.14%) C++
19 14 (14.14%) Electronics
19 14 (14.14%) Test Scripting
20 13 (13.13%) SDLC
21 12 (12.12%) Windows
22 11 (11.11%) Perforce
22 11 (11.11%) HTML
22 11 (11.11%) .NET
23 10 (10.10%) NUnit

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.01%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.07%) Internet
1 7 (7.07%) Wireless
2 3 (3.03%) Ethernet
2 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.02%) Firewall
4 1 (1.01%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.01%) 3G
4 1 (1.01%) 802.11
4 1 (1.01%) VPN
4 1 (1.01%) DNS
4 1 (1.01%) HTTP
4 1 (1.01%) 2G
4 1 (1.01%) VLAN
4 1 (1.01%) LTE
4 1 (1.01%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (37.37%) Selenium
2 16 (16.16%) JIRA
3 10 (10.10%) NUnit
4 8 (8.08%) JMeter
5 6 (6.06%) JUnit
5 6 (6.06%) WebDriver
6 5 (5.05%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.05%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.05%) Appium
7 4 (4.04%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.03%) Subversion
8 3 (3.03%) QARun
8 3 (3.03%) WinRunner
8 3 (3.03%) LabVIEW
8 3 (3.03%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.02%) TestDirector
9 2 (2.02%) QADirector
9 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.02%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (2.02%) Ranorex
General
1 14 (14.14%) Electronics
2 9 (9.09%) Marketing
3 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) Finance
4 2 (2.02%) Automotive
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.15%) XML
2 11 (11.11%) HTML
2 11 (11.11%) .NET
3 8 (8.08%) Web Services
4 4 (4.04%) Gherkin
4 4 (4.04%) RESTful
5 2 (2.02%) REST
5 2 (2.02%) Ajax
6 1 (1.01%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.01%) Java EE
6 1 (1.01%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.01%) CSS
6 1 (1.01%) SOAP
6 1 (1.01%) XSD
6 1 (1.01%) XSL
6 1 (1.01%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.21%) Computer Science
2 17 (17.17%) Mobile App
3 9 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.07%) Internet of Things
5 4 (4.04%) User Experience
5 4 (4.04%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (3.03%) GIS
6 3 (3.03%) Cryptography
6 3 (3.03%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.02%) Handset
7 2 (2.02%) PMI
7 2 (2.02%) Biology
7 2 (2.02%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.01%) Life Science
8 1 (1.01%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.01%) Chemistry
8 1 (1.01%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.24%) Linux
2 17 (17.17%) Android
3 12 (12.12%) Windows
4 4 (4.04%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.03%) UNIX
6 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (35.35%) Test Automation
3 30 (30.30%) Scrum
4 26 (26.26%) Manual Testing
5 23 (23.23%) Automated Testing
6 20 (20.20%) Software Testing
7 15 (15.15%) Software Engineering
8 14 (14.14%) Test Scripting
9 13 (13.13%) SDLC
10 10 (10.10%) Automation Testing
11 9 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (8.08%) Performance Testing
12 8 (8.08%) OO
13 7 (7.07%) CRM
14 6 (6.06%) Mentoring
14 6 (6.06%) Test Strategy
15 5 (5.05%) Open Source
15 5 (5.05%) Web Testing
16 4 (4.04%) Unit Testing
16 4 (4.04%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 60 (60.61%) Python
2 25 (25.25%) C#
3 22 (22.22%) Java
3 22 (22.22%) SQL
4 18 (18.18%) Perl
5 14 (14.14%) C++
6 8 (8.08%) JavaScript
7 7 (7.07%) C
8 6 (6.06%) Ruby
9 4 (4.04%) Tcl
10 3 (3.03%) PHP
10 3 (3.03%) VB
11 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.01%) XPath
11 1 (1.01%) TTCN
11 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 52 (52.53%) Degree
2 8 (8.08%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.05%) ISEB
5 2 (2.02%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.02%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (39.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.01%) Firmware
1 1 (1.01%) XenServer
1 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Perforce
2 5 (5.05%) Oracle
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.02%) HP
5 1 (1.01%) Citrix
5 1 (1.01%) Coverity
5 1 (1.01%) Xamarin
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