Period
to 1 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 49 52
Rank change year-on-year -15 +3 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 37 95 176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.32% 5.19% 5.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.46% 5.39% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 26 80 167
Median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.63% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,375 £35,000 £36,750
90th Percentile £84,375 £65,000 £60,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.63% - -

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 1,070 1,761 3,279
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 96.28% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 655 1,290 2,309
Median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,125 £29,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Engineer in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 1 April 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 1 April 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 30 (81.08%) Test Automation
2 21 (56.76%) QA
3 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (43.24%) JIRA
4 16 (43.24%) Python
5 11 (29.73%) BDD
5 11 (29.73%) Scrum
6 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
6 10 (27.03%) Degree
6 10 (27.03%) WorldPay
7 9 (24.32%) Jenkins
8 8 (21.62%) Manual Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Android
9 7 (18.92%) Cucumber
9 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
9 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
10 6 (16.22%) TDD
10 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
10 6 (16.22%) Test Management
10 6 (16.22%) Selenium
10 6 (16.22%) Java
10 6 (16.22%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (16.22%) SDET
10 6 (16.22%) REST
11 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
11 5 (13.51%) eggPlant
11 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
11 5 (13.51%) Gherkin
11 5 (13.51%) Kanban
11 5 (13.51%) Confluence

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 5 (13.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Azure
1 3 (8.11%) SaaS
2 2 (5.41%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Ethereal
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) JIRA
2 9 (24.32%) Jenkins
3 7 (18.92%) Cucumber
4 6 (16.22%) Selenium
5 5 (13.51%) Appium
5 5 (13.51%) eggPlant
5 5 (13.51%) Maven
5 5 (13.51%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (8.11%) Artifactory
6 3 (8.11%) JProfiler
6 3 (8.11%) Spinnaker
7 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.41%) NUnit
7 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.70%) Fiddler
8 1 (2.70%) GitLab
8 1 (2.70%) Postman
General
1 5 (13.51%) Aerospace
1 5 (13.51%) Automotive
2 3 (8.11%) Publishing
3 2 (5.41%) Electronics
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) REST
2 5 (13.51%) Gherkin
2 5 (13.51%) SOAP
3 2 (5.41%) pytest
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Algorithms
1 5 (13.51%) Data Structures
1 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
1 5 (13.51%) Robotics
1 5 (13.51%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.41%) BBC
3 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Android
1 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
2 5 (13.51%) Windows
3 4 (10.81%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (81.08%) Test Automation
2 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (29.73%) BDD
3 11 (29.73%) Scrum
4 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
5 8 (21.62%) Manual Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (16.22%) SDET
7 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
7 6 (16.22%) TDD
7 6 (16.22%) Test Management
8 5 (13.51%) API Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Kanban
8 5 (13.51%) Physics
8 5 (13.51%) Project Management
8 5 (13.51%) SDLC
8 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.81%) Microservices
10 3 (8.11%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) Python
2 6 (16.22%) Java
3 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.11%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) C
6 1 (2.70%) C++
6 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.70%) SQL
6 1 (2.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.41%) ISEB
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (56.76%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) HP ALM
2 3 (8.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) WorldPay
2 5 (13.51%) HP
3 3 (8.11%) Citrix
3 3 (8.11%) New Relic
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) Atlassian