Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 61 65
Rank change year-on-year -16 +4 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 112 98 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.70% 4.29% 3.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.79% 4.41% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 103 90 102
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £54,875
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 2952 2224 2771
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.39% 97.42% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2258 1851 2398
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 99 (88.39%) Test Automation
2 64 (57.14%) Python
3 48 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (33.04%) Degree
5 31 (27.68%) Java
6 29 (25.89%) C
7 28 (25.00%) Linux
8 27 (24.11%) C#
8 27 (24.11%) Manual Testing
9 26 (23.21%) Software Testing
10 23 (20.54%) Computer Science
11 21 (18.75%) Finance
12 20 (17.86%) Regression Testing
13 19 (16.96%) Mathematics
13 19 (16.96%) WPF
13 19 (16.96%) Statistics
13 19 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (16.96%) Capital Modelling
14 17 (15.18%) Wireless
14 17 (15.18%) Windows
14 17 (15.18%) Software Engineering
14 17 (15.18%) Exploratory Testing
15 16 (14.29%) Bluetooth
15 16 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (14.29%) Internet
16 15 (13.39%) Embedded Systems
17 14 (12.50%) Test Strategy
17 14 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
17 14 (12.50%) Test Scripting
17 14 (12.50%) NUnit

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.18%) Wireless
2 16 (14.29%) Bluetooth
2 16 (14.29%) Internet
2 16 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (5.36%) HTTP
3 6 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.57%) SAN
4 4 (3.57%) WAN
5 1 (0.89%) Ethereal
5 1 (0.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.82%) Big Data
2 3 (2.68%) Data Mining
2 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.68%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (12.50%) NUnit
2 13 (11.61%) Git (software)
3 12 (10.71%) Jenkins
4 11 (9.82%) Cucumber
5 8 (7.14%) JIRA
6 6 (5.36%) Selenium
6 6 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.46%) JBehave
7 5 (4.46%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.68%) Appium
8 3 (2.68%) Fiddler
8 3 (2.68%) Protractor
8 3 (2.68%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.79%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.79%) JMeter
9 2 (1.79%) JUnit
9 2 (1.79%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.79%) Subversion
9 2 (1.79%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.79%) xUnit.net
General
1 21 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Electronics
3 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.57%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.68%) Automotive
6 3 (2.68%) Marketing
7 2 (1.79%) Games
8 1 (0.89%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.96%) WPF
2 13 (11.61%) Reactive Extensions
3 3 (2.68%) .NET
3 3 (2.68%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.68%) REST
3 3 (2.68%) Web Services
4 2 (1.79%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.89%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.89%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.54%) Computer Science
2 15 (13.39%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (8.93%) Algorithms
4 9 (8.04%) Internet of Things
5 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (4.46%) Life Science
6 5 (4.46%) Mobile App
6 5 (4.46%) Smart Energy
7 3 (2.68%) Smart Home
8 2 (1.79%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.89%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.00%) Linux
2 17 (15.18%) Windows
3 7 (6.25%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.57%) Android
5 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.89%) Unix
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (88.39%) Test Automation
2 48 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (24.11%) Manual Testing
4 26 (23.21%) Software Testing
5 20 (17.86%) Regression Testing
6 19 (16.96%) Capital Modelling
6 19 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (16.96%) Mathematics
6 19 (16.96%) Statistics
7 17 (15.18%) Exploratory Testing
7 17 (15.18%) Software Engineering
8 14 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
8 14 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 14 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 13 (11.61%) Analytics
9 13 (11.61%) Usability Testing
10 12 (10.71%) SDET
11 10 (8.93%) OOP
11 10 (8.93%) Scrum
12 9 (8.04%) OO
Programming Languages
1 64 (57.14%) Python
2 31 (27.68%) Java
3 29 (25.89%) C
4 27 (24.11%) C#
5 14 (12.50%) C++
6 11 (9.82%) Bash Shell
6 11 (9.82%) SQL
7 10 (8.93%) Assembly Language
7 10 (8.93%) Embedded C
8 9 (8.04%) JavaScript
9 7 (6.25%) Perl
10 5 (4.46%) Ruby
11 1 (0.89%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (33.04%) Degree
2 4 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.68%) HND
3 3 (2.68%) ISEB
4 2 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.93%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Docker
1 3 (2.68%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (8.04%) TOWER Software
2 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.68%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.79%) Dell
4 2 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (0.89%) Huawei
5 1 (0.89%) IBM