Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 137 143
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +38
Permanent jobs citing SDET 40 10 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.25% 0.43% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.49% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 38 6 20
Cambridge median annual salary £54,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.37% +2.50% +22.70%
10th Percentile £48,000 £44,375 £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% +22.70%

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 2989 2059 2535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 93.44% 89.33% 89.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2253 1704 2175
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,378 £26,250 £29,850
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +5.95%

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 12 December 2017.

Salary histogram for SDET in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing SDET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for SDET.

1 36 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 27 (67.50%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (67.50%) NUnit
3 24 (60.00%) Selenium
3 24 (60.00%) Java
4 22 (55.00%) C#
5 20 (50.00%) JIRA
6 19 (47.50%) Exploratory Testing
7 14 (35.00%) JUnit
8 13 (32.50%) LoadRunner
8 13 (32.50%) JMeter
8 13 (32.50%) Software Engineering
8 13 (32.50%) Algorithms
9 12 (30.00%) Analytics
9 12 (30.00%) User Stories
9 12 (30.00%) Code Coverage
9 12 (30.00%) Regression Testing
10 11 (27.50%) OO
10 11 (27.50%) Python
11 10 (25.00%) Finance
11 10 (25.00%) Bash Shell
11 10 (25.00%) Cucumber
11 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 10 (25.00%) YouTrack
11 10 (25.00%) Capital Modelling
12 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
13 8 (20.00%) Ruby
13 8 (20.00%) C++
14 7 (17.50%) Mathematics

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 (7.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 27 (67.50%) NUnit
2 24 (60.00%) Selenium
3 20 (50.00%) JIRA
4 14 (35.00%) JUnit
5 13 (32.50%) JMeter
5 13 (32.50%) LoadRunner
6 10 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 10 (25.00%) YouTrack
7 6 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
8 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
8 2 (5.00%) xUnit.net
9 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (82.50%) Developer
1 33 (82.50%) Developer in Test
2 21 (52.50%) Software Developer
3 13 (32.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 13 (32.50%) Test Engineer
4 10 (25.00%) Java Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Development Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Machine Learning Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Software Development Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Software Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Test Development Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) WPF
2 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) .NET
3 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Algorithms
2 7 (17.50%) Smart City
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Android
1 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 27 (67.50%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (47.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 13 (32.50%) Software Engineering
5 12 (30.00%) Analytics
5 12 (30.00%) Code Coverage
5 12 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 12 (30.00%) User Stories
6 11 (27.50%) OO
7 10 (25.00%) Capital Modelling
7 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
9 7 (17.50%) Artificial Intelligence
9 7 (17.50%) Machine Learning
9 7 (17.50%) Mathematics
9 7 (17.50%) Smart City Simulations
10 6 (15.00%) Financial Modelling
10 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Statistics
10 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) Java
2 22 (55.00%) C#
3 11 (27.50%) Python
4 10 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 8 (20.00%) C++
5 8 (20.00%) Ruby
6 6 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (7.50%) C
8 1 (2.50%) Groovy
8 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ISEB
1 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) TOWER Software