Period
to 12 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 12 July 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 49 50
Rank change year-on-year -16 +1 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 76 158
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.59% 4.81% 5.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 5.10% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 9 57 139
Median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £53,500 £65,000 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £42,500 £48,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -12.82% -2.50% +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 642 1,491 2,807
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 94.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 434 1,043 1,953
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 12 July 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 12 July 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 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) QA
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) SDET
5 2 (18.18%) Case Management
5 2 (18.18%) Graph Visualisation
5 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (18.18%) Critical Thinking
5 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (18.18%) BBC
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) ISEB
5 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 2 (18.18%) JIRA
6 1 (9.09%) Chemistry
6 1 (9.09%) Biology
6 1 (9.09%) Life Science

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 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Fiddler
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) BBC
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) SDET
4 2 (18.18%) Case Management
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Critical Thinking
4 2 (18.18%) Graph Visualisation
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
5 1 (9.09%) API Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) White-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft