Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 136 87
Rank change year-on-year +22 -49 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 65 34 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.28% 1.27% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 1.30% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 59 30 73
Cambridge median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £34,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,125 £59,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%

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 2,756 2,612 2,549
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.53% 97.24% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,905 1,967 2,073
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 57 (87.69%) Test Automation
2 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (47.69%) Python
4 28 (43.08%) Degree
5 27 (41.54%) Software Testing
6 22 (33.85%) Manual Testing
7 19 (29.23%) Computer Science
8 18 (27.69%) Linux
8 18 (27.69%) Scrum
9 17 (26.15%) C#
10 15 (23.08%) C++
10 15 (23.08%) Finance
11 14 (21.54%) Software Engineering
12 12 (18.46%) Mathematics
12 12 (18.46%) WPF
12 12 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (18.46%) Capital Modelling
13 11 (16.92%) Reactive Extensions
13 11 (16.92%) Usability Testing
14 10 (15.38%) Statistics
14 10 (15.38%) Firmware
14 10 (15.38%) Electronics
14 10 (15.38%) Test Strategy
14 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
15 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
15 9 (13.85%) Windows
16 8 (12.31%) Selenium
16 8 (12.31%) API Testing
17 7 (10.77%) Cloud Computing
17 7 (10.77%) Enterprise Software

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 7 (10.77%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
1 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 8 (12.31%) Selenium
3 4 (6.15%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.15%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.08%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.08%) JUnit
4 2 (3.08%) LabVIEW
4 2 (3.08%) NUnit
4 2 (3.08%) TestComplete
4 2 (3.08%) TestLink
4 2 (3.08%) xUnit.net
5 1 (1.54%) Buildbot
5 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.54%) Subversion
5 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (23.08%) Finance
2 10 (15.38%) Electronics
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) WPF
2 11 (16.92%) Reactive Extensions
3 4 (6.15%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.08%) .NET
4 2 (3.08%) RESTful
4 2 (3.08%) Web Services
4 2 (3.08%) XML
5 1 (1.54%) Node.js
5 1 (1.54%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.23%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.77%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (9.23%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (6.15%) Robotics
5 1 (1.54%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) Linux
2 9 (13.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (87.69%) Test Automation
2 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (41.54%) Software Testing
4 22 (33.85%) Manual Testing
5 18 (27.69%) Scrum
6 14 (21.54%) Software Engineering
7 12 (18.46%) Capital Modelling
7 12 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (18.46%) Mathematics
8 11 (16.92%) Usability Testing
9 10 (15.38%) Statistics
9 10 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 8 (12.31%) API Testing
11 7 (10.77%) Artificial Intelligence
11 7 (10.77%) Machine Learning
11 7 (10.77%) OOP
11 7 (10.77%) TDD
11 7 (10.77%) Test Scripting
12 6 (9.23%) Unit Testing
13 4 (6.15%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (47.69%) Python
2 17 (26.15%) C#
3 15 (23.08%) C++
4 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
5 7 (10.77%) Java
6 4 (6.15%) C
7 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (43.08%) Degree
2 6 (9.23%) ISEB
3 4 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (4.62%) Dell
1 3 (4.62%) HP
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.08%) TOWER Software