Period
to 22 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

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
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 45 62
Rank change year-on-year -16 +17 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 52 121 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.35% 5.94% 4.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.56% 6.15% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 32 105 149
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,825 £35,000 £36,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £60,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +5.26%

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 1,140 1,967 3,194
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 96.56% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 702 1,468 2,341
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,782 £30,125 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,874 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.42% - +5.56%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

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 6 months to 22 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (88.46%) Test Automation
2 33 (63.46%) QA
3 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (44.23%) JIRA
4 23 (44.23%) Python
5 18 (34.62%) BDD
6 17 (32.69%) WorldPay
7 16 (30.77%) Jenkins
7 16 (30.77%) Scrum
8 15 (28.85%) Cucumber
9 14 (26.92%) Manual Testing
9 14 (26.92%) Degree
10 12 (23.08%) Android
10 12 (23.08%) Apple iOS
11 11 (21.15%) Test Management
12 10 (19.23%) Selenium
12 10 (19.23%) Confluence
12 10 (19.23%) Mobile App
12 10 (19.23%) SDLC
12 10 (19.23%) API Testing
12 10 (19.23%) Appium
12 10 (19.23%) eggPlant
12 10 (19.23%) Maven
12 10 (19.23%) Software Testing
12 10 (19.23%) HP
12 10 (19.23%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (19.23%) HP ALM
13 9 (17.31%) Java
14 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
14 8 (15.38%) TDD

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 10 (19.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Azure
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
2 2 (3.85%) AWS
2 2 (3.85%) BrowserStack
2 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Ethereal
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
1 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (44.23%) JIRA
2 16 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 15 (28.85%) Cucumber
4 10 (19.23%) Appium
4 10 (19.23%) eggPlant
4 10 (19.23%) Maven
4 10 (19.23%) Selenium
4 10 (19.23%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (7.69%) Postman
6 3 (5.77%) Artifactory
6 3 (5.77%) JProfiler
6 3 (5.77%) Spinnaker
7 2 (3.85%) Charles Proxy
7 2 (3.85%) Gradle
7 2 (3.85%) JMeter
7 2 (3.85%) JUnit
7 2 (3.85%) NUnit
7 2 (3.85%) REST Assured
7 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.85%) TestNG
General
1 5 (9.62%) Aerospace
1 5 (9.62%) Automotive
1 5 (9.62%) Electronics
1 5 (9.62%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Publishing
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) Gherkin
1 8 (15.38%) REST
2 7 (13.46%) SOAP
3 2 (3.85%) jOOQ
3 2 (3.85%) JSON
3 2 (3.85%) Kafka
3 2 (3.85%) pytest
3 2 (3.85%) RESTful
4 1 (1.92%) Swagger
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Mobile App
2 7 (13.46%) Algorithms
2 7 (13.46%) Data Structures
2 7 (13.46%) Virtual Team
3 5 (9.62%) Robotics
4 2 (3.85%) BBC
4 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.85%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Android
1 12 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 7 (13.46%) Linux
2 7 (13.46%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (88.46%) Test Automation
2 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (34.62%) BDD
4 16 (30.77%) Scrum
5 14 (26.92%) Manual Testing
6 11 (21.15%) Test Management
7 10 (19.23%) API Testing
7 10 (19.23%) SDLC
7 10 (19.23%) Software Testing
8 8 (15.38%) Computer Science
8 8 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
8 8 (15.38%) Kanban
8 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 8 (15.38%) TDD
9 7 (13.46%) Performance Testing
9 7 (13.46%) Project Management
9 7 (13.46%) SDET
10 6 (11.54%) Microservices
11 5 (9.62%) OOP
11 5 (9.62%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) Python
2 9 (17.31%) Java
3 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.62%) C#
5 4 (7.69%) C
5 4 (7.69%) C++
5 4 (7.69%) Embedded C
6 3 (5.77%) Assembly Language
6 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.77%) Embedded C++
6 3 (5.77%) SQL
7 2 (3.85%) Groovy
7 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.92%) Perl
8 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.92%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Degree
2 5 (9.62%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.85%) ISEB
3 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (63.46%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) JTAG
3 1 (1.92%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) HP ALM
2 5 (9.62%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) WorldPay
2 10 (19.23%) HP
3 3 (5.77%) Citrix
3 3 (5.77%) New Relic
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.92%) Atlassian