Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 107 92
Rank change year-on-year +5 -15 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 93 51 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.71% 2.05% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 2.11% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 86 50 68
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +19.50% -6.47%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,125 £56,250 £53,625
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +20.25% -7.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 3,318 2,413 2,774
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.85% 97.06% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,254 1,899 2,212
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £29,575 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, Software Test Engineer job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 83 (89.25%) Test Automation
2 48 (51.61%) Python
3 43 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (41.94%) Degree
5 36 (38.71%) Software Testing
6 34 (36.56%) Linux
7 28 (30.11%) Manual Testing
8 27 (29.03%) Computer Science
9 24 (25.81%) Bash Shell
10 22 (23.66%) Finance
11 21 (22.58%) Scrum
12 19 (20.43%) C++
13 18 (19.35%) WPF
13 18 (19.35%) Mathematics
13 18 (19.35%) Capital Modelling
14 17 (18.28%) Statistics
14 17 (18.28%) Usability Testing
14 17 (18.28%) Reactive Extensions
14 17 (18.28%) C#
14 17 (18.28%) Software Engineering
15 14 (15.05%) Test Scripting
16 13 (13.98%) Jenkins
16 13 (13.98%) Firmware
17 12 (12.90%) Electronics
17 12 (12.90%) Java
17 12 (12.90%) Windows
17 12 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
18 11 (11.83%) API Testing
18 11 (11.83%) Test Strategy
18 11 (11.83%) OOP

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.08%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.38%) Internet
1 5 (5.38%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.30%) WAN
3 1 (1.08%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.08%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.15%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (13.98%) Jenkins
2 10 (10.75%) Selenium
3 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.38%) JIRA
3 5 (5.38%) JUnit
4 4 (4.30%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.23%) JMeter
5 3 (3.23%) LabVIEW
5 3 (3.23%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.23%) NUnit
5 3 (3.23%) TestComplete
6 2 (2.15%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.15%) Gerrit
6 2 (2.15%) Mocha
6 2 (2.15%) Protractor
6 2 (2.15%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.15%) TestLink
7 1 (1.08%) Buildbot
7 1 (1.08%) CircleCI
7 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (23.66%) Finance
2 12 (12.90%) Electronics
3 4 (4.30%) Multimedia
4 3 (3.23%) Games
5 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.35%) WPF
2 17 (18.28%) Reactive Extensions
3 4 (4.30%) Web Services
4 2 (2.15%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.15%) Node.js
4 2 (2.15%) RESTful
4 2 (2.15%) XML
5 1 (1.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.08%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 27 (29.03%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.60%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.38%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (4.30%) Robotics
5 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.08%) Handset
6 1 (1.08%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 34 (36.56%) Linux
2 12 (12.90%) Windows
3 2 (2.15%) Android
4 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (89.25%) Test Automation
2 43 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (38.71%) Software Testing
4 28 (30.11%) Manual Testing
5 21 (22.58%) Scrum
6 18 (19.35%) Capital Modelling
6 18 (19.35%) Mathematics
7 17 (18.28%) Software Engineering
7 17 (18.28%) Statistics
7 17 (18.28%) Usability Testing
8 14 (15.05%) Test Scripting
9 12 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (11.83%) API Testing
10 11 (11.83%) OOP
10 11 (11.83%) Test Strategy
11 8 (8.60%) Artificial Intelligence
11 8 (8.60%) Machine Learning
12 6 (6.45%) Unit Testing
13 5 (5.38%) Financial Modelling
13 5 (5.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (51.61%) Python
2 24 (25.81%) Bash Shell
3 19 (20.43%) C++
4 17 (18.28%) C#
5 12 (12.90%) Java
6 10 (10.75%) C
7 4 (4.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 39 (41.94%) Degree
2 8 (8.60%) ISEB
3 6 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.30%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.08%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) QA
System Software
1 13 (13.98%) Firmware
2 1 (1.08%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (6.45%) Dell
1 6 (6.45%) HP
2 2 (2.15%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft