Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 85 118
Rank change year-on-year -37 +33 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 56 63 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.85% 2.76% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 2.83% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 50 56 44
Cambridge median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £61,625 £53,125 £56,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +18.75%

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 2952 2224 2771
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.39% 97.42% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2258 1851 2398
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 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 54 (96.43%) Test Automation
2 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (41.07%) Python
4 20 (35.71%) C#
4 20 (35.71%) Finance
5 19 (33.93%) Statistics
5 19 (33.93%) Mathematics
5 19 (33.93%) WPF
5 19 (33.93%) Capital Modelling
6 18 (32.14%) Manual Testing
6 18 (32.14%) Software Testing
6 18 (32.14%) Linux
7 17 (30.36%) Degree
8 14 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 14 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
9 13 (23.21%) Reactive Extensions
9 13 (23.21%) Test Strategy
9 13 (23.21%) Analytics
9 13 (23.21%) Usability Testing
10 12 (21.43%) NUnit
10 12 (21.43%) SDET
10 12 (21.43%) Computer Science
10 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (19.64%) Bash Shell
11 11 (19.64%) Big Data
12 10 (17.86%) Algorithms
12 10 (17.86%) C
12 10 (17.86%) C++
12 10 (17.86%) Regression Testing
13 9 (16.07%) Windows

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) Internet
2 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.14%) SAN
3 4 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) NUnit
2 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 6 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (7.14%) Selenium
6 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.57%) Gerrit
6 2 (3.57%) JIRA
6 2 (3.57%) JMeter
6 2 (3.57%) JUnit
6 2 (3.57%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.57%) Subversion
6 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.57%) xUnit.net
7 1 (1.79%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.79%) TestComplete
General
1 20 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Electronics
2 4 (7.14%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.57%) Games
3 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) WPF
2 13 (23.21%) Reactive Extensions
3 2 (3.57%) .NET
3 2 (3.57%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (1.79%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 10 (17.86%) Algorithms
3 5 (8.93%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.57%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.79%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.14%) Linux
2 9 (16.07%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (96.43%) Test Automation
2 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (33.93%) Capital Modelling
3 19 (33.93%) Mathematics
3 19 (33.93%) Statistics
4 18 (32.14%) Manual Testing
4 18 (32.14%) Software Testing
5 14 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
5 14 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 13 (23.21%) Analytics
6 13 (23.21%) Test Strategy
6 13 (23.21%) Usability Testing
7 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (21.43%) SDET
8 10 (17.86%) Regression Testing
9 9 (16.07%) Scrum
10 8 (14.29%) Code Coverage
10 8 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (14.29%) OO
10 8 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) Python
2 20 (35.71%) C#
3 11 (19.64%) Bash Shell
4 10 (17.86%) C
4 10 (17.86%) C++
5 7 (12.50%) Java
6 6 (10.71%) SQL
7 1 (1.79%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) TOWER Software
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) Dell
3 2 (3.57%) HP