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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 61 104 72
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 84 31 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.37% 1.35% 3.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.54% 1.44% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 71 30 80
Average salary £40,000 £43,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.51% +23.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,050 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,050
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
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
2371 2154 2815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 95.11% 93.73% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1872 1851 2476
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,850 £27,500 £27,203
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 +38 74 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Peterborough +14 11 £40,000 -3.61%
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 104 (55.32%) Python
2 79 (42.02%) QA
3 76 (40.43%) Degree
4 75 (39.89%) Java
5 59 (31.38%) Test Scripting
5 59 (31.38%) Test Automation
6 56 (29.79%) C#
7 50 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (26.06%) Wireless
8 49 (26.06%) Perl
9 48 (25.53%) Linux
10 37 (19.68%) Manual Testing
11 35 (18.62%) Automated Testing
11 35 (18.62%) Ruby
12 34 (18.09%) Windows
12 34 (18.09%) C++
13 31 (16.49%) JavaScript
14 29 (15.43%) Scrum
15 28 (14.89%) Regression Testing
16 27 (14.36%) C
17 23 (12.23%) Software Testing
17 23 (12.23%) Computer Science
18 22 (11.70%) SQL
19 21 (11.17%) ISEB
20 20 (10.64%) Selenium
21 19 (10.11%) Wi-Fi
21 19 (10.11%) HTML
22 18 (9.57%) Software Engineering
22 18 (9.57%) Automation Testing
23 17 (9.04%) Bugzilla

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (0.53%) GlassFish
Applications
1 9 (4.79%) MS Office
2 6 (3.19%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.60%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.60%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (26.06%) Wireless
2 19 (10.11%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (8.51%) Bluetooth
4 15 (7.98%) Internet
5 10 (5.32%) HTTP
6 9 (4.79%) TCP/IP
7 7 (3.72%) GPRS
8 6 (3.19%) WAN
8 6 (3.19%) Wireshark
9 5 (2.66%) snoop
9 5 (2.66%) Firewall
9 5 (2.66%) DNS
9 5 (2.66%) 3G
9 5 (2.66%) OSPF
9 5 (2.66%) BGP
10 4 (2.13%) IPv6
10 4 (2.13%) X.509
10 4 (2.13%) 2G
10 4 (2.13%) VLAN
10 4 (2.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.53%) MySQL
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (10.64%) Selenium
2 17 (9.04%) Bugzilla
3 16 (8.51%) WebDriver
4 9 (4.79%) LabVIEW
5 8 (4.26%) JIRA
5 8 (4.26%) WATIR
6 6 (3.19%) Subversion
6 6 (3.19%) Sahi
6 6 (3.19%) Jasmine
6 6 (3.19%) Selenium IDE
7 4 (2.13%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.13%) JMeter
8 2 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.06%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.53%) Hudson
9 1 (0.53%) Valgrind
9 1 (0.53%) JUnit
9 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (8.51%) Finance
2 15 (7.98%) Multimedia
3 11 (5.85%) Automotive
4 8 (4.26%) Electronics
5 7 (3.72%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.60%) Games
7 2 (1.06%) Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.11%) HTML
2 16 (8.51%) XML
3 9 (4.79%) XSL
3 9 (4.79%) Web Services
3 9 (4.79%) Ajax
4 6 (3.19%) REST
4 6 (3.19%) .NET
5 3 (1.60%) CSS
6 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.06%) J2SE
6 2 (1.06%) RESTful
7 1 (0.53%) Java EE
7 1 (0.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.23%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.32%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.32%) Mathematics
3 7 (3.72%) Firmware
3 7 (3.72%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (2.66%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.66%) Handset
4 5 (2.66%) Streaming Media
5 4 (2.13%) IPTV
6 3 (1.60%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.06%) Chemistry
7 2 (1.06%) Biology
7 2 (1.06%) Life Science
7 2 (1.06%) Social Media
8 1 (0.53%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 48 (25.53%) Linux
2 34 (18.09%) Windows
3 16 (8.51%) UNIX
4 15 (7.98%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.66%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.06%) Android
7 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (31.38%) Test Scripting
1 59 (31.38%) Test Automation
2 50 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (19.68%) Manual Testing
4 35 (18.62%) Automated Testing
5 29 (15.43%) Scrum
6 28 (14.89%) Regression Testing
7 23 (12.23%) Software Testing
8 18 (9.57%) Software Engineering
8 18 (9.57%) Automation Testing
9 17 (9.04%) Validation
10 14 (7.45%) OO
11 12 (6.38%) RAD
12 11 (5.85%) Performance Testing
13 8 (4.26%) Requirements Analysis
13 8 (4.26%) Multithreading
14 7 (3.72%) Use Case
14 7 (3.72%) E-Commerce
15 6 (3.19%) TDD
15 6 (3.19%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (55.32%) Python
2 75 (39.89%) Java
3 56 (29.79%) C#
4 49 (26.06%) Perl
5 35 (18.62%) Ruby
6 34 (18.09%) C++
7 31 (16.49%) JavaScript
8 27 (14.36%) C
9 22 (11.70%) SQL
10 12 (6.38%) Tcl
11 10 (5.32%) PHP
11 10 (5.32%) PowerShell
12 9 (4.79%) TTCN
13 6 (3.19%) F#
14 5 (2.66%) Bash Shell
14 5 (2.66%) MATLAB
15 2 (1.06%) Assembly Language
15 2 (1.06%) Scala
15 2 (1.06%) Groovy
16 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (40.43%) Degree
2 21 (11.17%) ISEB
3 16 (8.51%) ISTQB
4 11 (5.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.66%) CCNA
6 1 (0.53%) HND
6 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (42.02%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (2.66%) Red Hat
1 5 (2.66%) Perforce
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.60%) Adobe
3 2 (1.06%) Atmel
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle
4 1 (0.53%) MKS
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