The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 57 48
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 47 58 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.76% 3.95% 4.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.94% 4.06% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 47 52 62
Median salary £47,500 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.25% -1.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £30,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

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 1193 1429 1430
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 95.44% 97.28% 98.21%
Number of salaries quoted 881 1119 1181
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 £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Cambridge over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Cambridge

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 70 (78.65%) Python
2 60 (67.42%) Degree
3 52 (58.43%) Test Automation
4 50 (56.18%) Test Scripting
5 48 (53.93%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (46.07%) Automated Testing
7 30 (33.71%) Electronics
7 30 (33.71%) Telecoms
8 29 (32.58%) Wireless
9 25 (28.09%) Linux
10 21 (23.60%) C#
10 21 (23.60%) Scrum
11 20 (22.47%) Mathematics
12 18 (20.22%) Perl
13 16 (17.98%) Windows
13 16 (17.98%) Tcl
13 16 (17.98%) QA
14 15 (16.85%) Software Testing
14 15 (16.85%) Jenkins
14 15 (16.85%) Software Engineering
15 14 (15.73%) Firmware
15 14 (15.73%) Configuration Management
15 14 (15.73%) Embedded Systems
15 14 (15.73%) Digital Signal Processing
15 14 (15.73%) Signal Processing
15 14 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (14.61%) Test Strategy
16 13 (14.61%) Mobile App
16 13 (14.61%) Finance
17 12 (13.48%) Manual Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (32.58%) Wireless
2 4 (4.49%) Internet
3 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.12%) ICMP
3 1 (1.12%) SAN
3 1 (1.12%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.12%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) Big Data
2 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (16.85%) Jenkins
2 11 (12.36%) Bugzilla
3 9 (10.11%) NUnit
3 9 (10.11%) Selenium
4 6 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.49%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.49%) HP UFT
6 3 (3.37%) JUnit
7 2 (2.25%) JIRA
7 2 (2.25%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.25%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.12%) Ant
8 1 (1.12%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.12%) JMeter
8 1 (1.12%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.12%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.12%) TestLink
General
1 30 (33.71%) Electronics
1 30 (33.71%) Telecoms
2 13 (14.61%) Finance
3 3 (3.37%) Automotive
4 1 (1.12%) Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Games
4 1 (1.12%) Law
4 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) WPF
2 2 (2.25%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (15.73%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (14.61%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.62%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.09%) Linux
2 16 (17.98%) Windows
3 4 (4.49%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (58.43%) Test Automation
2 50 (56.18%) Test Scripting
3 48 (53.93%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (46.07%) Automated Testing
5 21 (23.60%) Scrum
6 20 (22.47%) Mathematics
7 15 (16.85%) Software Engineering
7 15 (16.85%) Software Testing
8 14 (15.73%) Configuration Management
8 14 (15.73%) Digital Signal Processing
8 14 (15.73%) Signal Processing
9 13 (14.61%) Test Strategy
10 12 (13.48%) Exploratory Testing
10 12 (13.48%) Manual Testing
11 10 (11.24%) Defect Tracking
11 10 (11.24%) Regression Testing
12 8 (8.99%) OO
12 8 (8.99%) Unit Testing
13 7 (7.87%) Capital Modelling
13 7 (7.87%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (78.65%) Python
2 21 (23.60%) C#
3 18 (20.22%) Perl
4 16 (17.98%) Tcl
5 11 (12.36%) C
6 7 (7.87%) C++
7 6 (6.74%) Java
7 6 (6.74%) Ruby
7 6 (6.74%) SQL
8 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 60 (67.42%) Degree
2 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.98%) QA
System Software
1 14 (15.73%) Firmware
2 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.25%) KVM
3 2 (2.25%) Xen
4 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.12%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.62%) TOWER Software
3 3 (3.37%) VMware
4 1 (1.12%) Brocade
4 1 (1.12%) IBM
4 1 (1.12%) Intel
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