The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 57 75
Rank change year-on-year -36 +18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 29 55 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.14% 4.65% 2.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 4.79% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 26 50 35
Median salary £46,250 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.62% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  

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 1322 1149 1412
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.78% 97.21% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1009 967 1189
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
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%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 72 (94.74%) Test Automation
2 51 (67.11%) Degree
3 49 (64.47%) Python
4 41 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (53.95%) Test Scripting
5 32 (42.11%) Electronics
6 31 (40.79%) Telecoms
6 31 (40.79%) Wireless
7 21 (27.63%) C#
7 21 (27.63%) Mathematics
8 18 (23.68%) Tcl
9 17 (22.37%) Jenkins
10 16 (21.05%) Digital Signal Processing
10 16 (21.05%) Signal Processing
10 16 (21.05%) Regression Testing
11 15 (19.74%) Selenium
11 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (18.42%) Embedded Systems
12 14 (18.42%) Firmware
12 14 (18.42%) Configuration Management
13 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
14 11 (14.47%) Perl
15 10 (13.16%) Java
15 10 (13.16%) Linux
15 10 (13.16%) Cucumber
15 10 (13.16%) QA
16 9 (11.84%) Test Strategy
16 9 (11.84%) OO
16 9 (11.84%) NUnit
16 9 (11.84%) SDET

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 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (40.79%) Wireless
2 3 (3.95%) SAN
3 1 (1.32%) Ethereal
3 1 (1.32%) HTTP
3 1 (1.32%) ICMP
3 1 (1.32%) Internet
3 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.32%) TETRA
3 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) Big Data
2 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (22.37%) Jenkins
2 15 (19.74%) Selenium
3 10 (13.16%) Cucumber
4 9 (11.84%) NUnit
5 7 (9.21%) JIRA
6 6 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (7.89%) TeamCity
7 5 (6.58%) Bugzilla
8 4 (5.26%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.95%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.32%) Fiddler
10 1 (1.32%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.32%) JMeter
10 1 (1.32%) JUnit
10 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.32%) Subversion
10 1 (1.32%) TestLink
General
1 32 (42.11%) Electronics
2 31 (40.79%) Telecoms
3 8 (10.53%) Finance
4 2 (2.63%) Law
5 1 (1.32%) Automotive
5 1 (1.32%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) Web Services
1 6 (7.89%) WPF
2 5 (6.58%) RESTful
3 3 (3.95%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.32%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (1.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (18.42%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (10.53%) Algorithms
4 5 (6.58%) Fat Client
4 5 (6.58%) Thin Client
5 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.95%) iPad
7 1 (1.32%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.16%) Linux
2 8 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (94.74%) Test Automation
2 41 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (53.95%) Test Scripting
3 21 (27.63%) Mathematics
4 16 (21.05%) Digital Signal Processing
4 16 (21.05%) Regression Testing
4 16 (21.05%) Signal Processing
5 14 (18.42%) Configuration Management
6 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
7 9 (11.84%) Exploratory Testing
7 9 (11.84%) OO
7 9 (11.84%) SDET
7 9 (11.84%) Test Strategy
8 8 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 8 (10.53%) Unit Testing
9 7 (9.21%) Capital Modelling
9 7 (9.21%) Software Testing
10 6 (7.89%) Analytics
10 6 (7.89%) Code Coverage
10 6 (7.89%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 49 (64.47%) Python
2 21 (27.63%) C#
3 18 (23.68%) Tcl
4 11 (14.47%) Perl
5 10 (13.16%) Java
6 7 (9.21%) JavaScript
7 6 (7.89%) C
7 6 (7.89%) SQL
8 2 (2.63%) C++
9 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (67.11%) Degree
2 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) ISEB
3 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) QA
System Software
1 14 (18.42%) Firmware
2 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) KVM
3 1 (1.32%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.32%) Xen
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.58%) TOWER Software
3 2 (2.63%) VMware
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