The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 66 92
Rank change year-on-year -40 +26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 12 40 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.87% 3.42% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 3.52% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 9 35 22
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.52%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -8.86% +5.33%  

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 1343 1136 1412
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.60% 97.26% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1028 961 1189
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 June 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 26 June 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 35 (94.59%) Test Automation
2 26 (70.27%) Python
3 23 (62.16%) Degree
4 19 (51.35%) Test Scripting
5 17 (45.95%) Tcl
5 17 (45.95%) Electronics
6 15 (40.54%) Digital Signal Processing
6 15 (40.54%) Signal Processing
6 15 (40.54%) Telecoms
6 15 (40.54%) Wireless
7 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (35.14%) C#
8 11 (29.73%) Software Engineering
9 9 (24.32%) NUnit
9 9 (24.32%) OO
9 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
10 8 (21.62%) Algorithms
10 8 (21.62%) SDET
10 8 (21.62%) Finance
10 8 (21.62%) Regression Testing
11 7 (18.92%) Mathematics
11 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
11 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
11 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
11 7 (18.92%) Exploratory Testing
11 7 (18.92%) Capital Modelling
11 7 (18.92%) Big Data
12 6 (16.22%) Analytics
12 6 (16.22%) User Stories
12 6 (16.22%) WPF

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:

Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) Wireless
2 3 (8.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) Big Data
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) NUnit
2 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (13.51%) Bugzilla
4 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.11%) JIRA
4 3 (8.11%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.41%) Selenium
6 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.70%) JMeter
6 1 (2.70%) JUnit
6 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.70%) TestLink
General
1 17 (45.95%) Electronics
2 15 (40.54%) Telecoms
3 8 (21.62%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Games
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Algorithms
2 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (94.59%) Test Automation
2 19 (51.35%) Test Scripting
3 15 (40.54%) Digital Signal Processing
3 15 (40.54%) Signal Processing
4 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (29.73%) Software Engineering
6 9 (24.32%) OO
6 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
7 8 (21.62%) Regression Testing
7 8 (21.62%) SDET
8 7 (18.92%) Capital Modelling
8 7 (18.92%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (18.92%) Mathematics
8 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
8 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
8 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Analytics
9 6 (16.22%) Financial Modelling
9 6 (16.22%) MVVM
9 6 (16.22%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) Python
2 17 (45.95%) Tcl
3 13 (35.14%) C#
4 6 (16.22%) SQL
5 4 (10.81%) C
6 2 (5.41%) C++
6 2 (5.41%) Perl
7 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (62.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) VirtualBox
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) TOWER Software
3 1 (2.70%) VMware
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