Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 82 113
Rank change year-on-year -16 +31 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 79 63 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.54% 2.86% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 2.94% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 76 59 52
Cambridge median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £27,725
90th Percentile £65,000 £52,750 £56,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%

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 3,012 2,145 2,854
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.79% 97.32% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2,234 1,816 2,395
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £29,575 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 21 January 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 21 January 2018, 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 75 (94.94%) Test Automation
2 43 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (43.04%) Python
4 30 (37.97%) Software Testing
4 30 (37.97%) Finance
5 28 (35.44%) Degree
6 27 (34.18%) Mathematics
6 27 (34.18%) Capital Modelling
7 26 (32.91%) Statistics
7 26 (32.91%) WPF
8 23 (29.11%) Manual Testing
9 21 (26.58%) Linux
9 21 (26.58%) Computer Science
10 20 (25.32%) Usability Testing
10 20 (25.32%) Reactive Extensions
10 20 (25.32%) C#
10 20 (25.32%) Software Engineering
11 18 (22.78%) Scrum
11 18 (22.78%) Bash Shell
12 17 (21.52%) C++
13 16 (20.25%) Financial Modelling
14 14 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (17.72%) Java
15 13 (16.46%) OOP
15 13 (16.46%) NUnit
15 13 (16.46%) Analytics
15 13 (16.46%) SDET
16 12 (15.19%) Jenkins
17 11 (13.92%) Big Data
17 11 (13.92%) Test Strategy

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 (1.27%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) Internet
2 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.06%) WAN
4 1 (1.27%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.27%) Wireless
4 1 (1.27%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (16.46%) NUnit
2 12 (15.19%) Jenkins
3 9 (11.39%) Selenium
4 6 (7.59%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.59%) JIRA
4 6 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (6.33%) JUnit
6 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.06%) JMeter
6 4 (5.06%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.53%) Gerrit
7 2 (2.53%) LabVIEW
7 2 (2.53%) Mocha
7 2 (2.53%) Protractor
7 2 (2.53%) Subversion
7 2 (2.53%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.27%) CircleCI
8 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.27%) xUnit.net
General
1 30 (37.97%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Electronics
3 4 (5.06%) Games
3 4 (5.06%) Multimedia
4 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Automotive
5 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.91%) WPF
2 20 (25.32%) Reactive Extensions
3 3 (3.80%) Web Services
4 2 (2.53%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.53%) Node.js
5 1 (1.27%) .NET
5 1 (1.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.27%) Qt
5 1 (1.27%) RESTful
5 1 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.58%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.39%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.59%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.53%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.27%) Handset
5 1 (1.27%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.58%) Linux
2 6 (7.59%) Windows
3 2 (2.53%) Android
4 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (94.94%) Test Automation
2 43 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (37.97%) Software Testing
4 27 (34.18%) Capital Modelling
4 27 (34.18%) Mathematics
5 26 (32.91%) Statistics
6 23 (29.11%) Manual Testing
7 20 (25.32%) Software Engineering
7 20 (25.32%) Usability Testing
8 18 (22.78%) Scrum
9 16 (20.25%) Financial Modelling
10 14 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (16.46%) Analytics
11 13 (16.46%) OOP
11 13 (16.46%) SDET
12 11 (13.92%) Test Strategy
13 10 (12.66%) OO
13 10 (12.66%) Test Scripting
14 9 (11.39%) Artificial Intelligence
14 9 (11.39%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.04%) Python
2 20 (25.32%) C#
3 18 (22.78%) Bash Shell
4 17 (21.52%) C++
5 14 (17.72%) Java
6 9 (11.39%) C
7 6 (7.59%) SQL
8 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.27%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 28 (35.44%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.80%) ISEB
4 2 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) Firmware
2 1 (1.27%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (11.39%) TOWER Software
2 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.80%) Dell
3 3 (3.80%) HP