The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 78 74 68
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 25 44 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.08% 2.97% 2.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 3.05% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 25 43 40
Median salary £47,500 £39,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.25% -9.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1148 1444 1416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 95.51% 97.37% 97.99%
Number of salaries quoted 857 1129 1165
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Software Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 39 (78.00%) Python
2 31 (62.00%) Degree
3 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (52.00%) Test Scripting
5 23 (46.00%) Test Automation
6 21 (42.00%) Automated Testing
7 20 (40.00%) Scrum
8 16 (32.00%) Tcl
8 16 (32.00%) Electronics
9 15 (30.00%) Wireless
10 14 (28.00%) Digital Signal Processing
10 14 (28.00%) Signal Processing
10 14 (28.00%) Telecoms
10 14 (28.00%) Software Testing
11 13 (26.00%) Software Engineering
12 12 (24.00%) C#
12 12 (24.00%) Exploratory Testing
12 12 (24.00%) Test Strategy
13 11 (22.00%) Manual Testing
13 11 (22.00%) QA
14 10 (20.00%) Linux
14 10 (20.00%) Finance
14 10 (20.00%) Bugzilla
14 10 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
15 9 (18.00%) Mobile App
15 9 (18.00%) Perl
15 9 (18.00%) NUnit
16 8 (16.00%) OO
17 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
17 7 (14.00%) Unit Testing

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 15 (30.00%) Wireless
2 1 (2.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.00%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Bugzilla
2 9 (18.00%) NUnit
3 6 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.00%) Selenium
5 2 (4.00%) JUnit
5 2 (4.00%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.00%) Ant
6 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.00%) JIRA
6 1 (2.00%) JMeter
6 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.00%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (32.00%) Electronics
2 14 (28.00%) Telecoms
3 10 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) WPF
2 2 (4.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (52.00%) Test Scripting
3 23 (46.00%) Test Automation
4 21 (42.00%) Automated Testing
5 20 (40.00%) Scrum
6 14 (28.00%) Digital Signal Processing
6 14 (28.00%) Signal Processing
6 14 (28.00%) Software Testing
7 13 (26.00%) Software Engineering
8 12 (24.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 12 (24.00%) Test Strategy
9 11 (22.00%) Manual Testing
10 10 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
11 8 (16.00%) OO
12 7 (14.00%) Capital Modelling
12 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
12 7 (14.00%) Unit Testing
13 6 (12.00%) Analytics
13 6 (12.00%) Financial Modelling
13 6 (12.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 39 (78.00%) Python
2 16 (32.00%) Tcl
3 12 (24.00%) C#
4 9 (18.00%) Perl
5 6 (12.00%) C++
5 6 (12.00%) SQL
6 4 (8.00%) C
7 3 (6.00%) Java
8 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (62.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.00%) KVM
2 1 (2.00%) VirtualBox
2 1 (2.00%) Xen
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) TOWER Software
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Brocade
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