Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for SDET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SDET over the 6 months to 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 144 148
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 +13
Permanent jobs citing SDET 36 4 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.10% 0.18% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.20% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 34 4 19
Cambridge median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £56,250 £55,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.82% +10.00% -

SDET is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,070 2,029 2,668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 93.71% 90.46% 89.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,222 1,669 2,173
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,900 £67,500 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% +1.18%

SDET
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing SDET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for SDET in Cambridge

SDET
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDET in Cambridge.

Salary trend for SDET in Cambridge

SDET
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SDET in Cambridge over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for SDET in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT jobs citing SDET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for SDET.

1 32 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 25 (69.44%) NUnit
3 24 (66.67%) C#
4 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (50.00%) Java
5 18 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 17 (47.22%) Selenium
7 16 (44.44%) Finance
7 16 (44.44%) Algorithms
8 15 (41.67%) OO
9 14 (38.89%) JIRA
10 13 (36.11%) Python
11 12 (33.33%) Code Coverage
11 12 (33.33%) Regression Testing
11 12 (33.33%) Software Engineering
11 12 (33.33%) Test Strategy
11 12 (33.33%) Analytics
11 12 (33.33%) User Stories
11 12 (33.33%) Capital Modelling
12 10 (27.78%) Big Data
12 10 (27.78%) Mathematics
12 10 (27.78%) Statistics
12 10 (27.78%) WPF
12 10 (27.78%) Performance Testing
12 10 (27.78%) MVVM
12 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
12 10 (27.78%) Financial Modelling
12 10 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
12 10 (27.78%) SQL

SDET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (69.44%) NUnit
2 17 (47.22%) Selenium
3 14 (38.89%) JIRA
4 10 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (25.00%) JUnit
6 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 8 (22.22%) JMeter
6 8 (22.22%) LoadRunner
7 4 (11.11%) YouTrack
8 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.78%) xUnit.net
General
1 16 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (86.11%) Developer
1 31 (86.11%) Developer in Test
2 25 (69.44%) Software Developer
3 10 (27.78%) Software Test Engineer
3 10 (27.78%) Test Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Development Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Machine Learning Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Software Development Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Software Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Test Development Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Java Developer in Test
5 4 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) WPF
2 3 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 16 (44.44%) Algorithms
2 6 (16.67%) Smart City
3 2 (5.56%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Android
1 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 15 (41.67%) OO
5 12 (33.33%) Analytics
5 12 (33.33%) Capital Modelling
5 12 (33.33%) Code Coverage
5 12 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 12 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 12 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 12 (33.33%) User Stories
6 10 (27.78%) Financial Modelling
6 10 (27.78%) Mathematics
6 10 (27.78%) MVVM
6 10 (27.78%) Performance Testing
6 10 (27.78%) Statistics
6 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
7 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (16.67%) Machine Learning
8 6 (16.67%) Smart City Simulations
Programming Languages
1 24 (66.67%) C#
2 18 (50.00%) Java
3 13 (36.11%) Python
4 10 (27.78%) SQL
5 7 (19.44%) C++
5 7 (19.44%) Ruby
6 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 4 (11.11%) C
6 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.78%) Groovy
7 1 (2.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) ISEB
1 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) TOWER Software