Period
to 19 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Test Engineer
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 107 142
Rank change year-on-year -49 +35 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 45 80 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.19% 2.25% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 2.32% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 38 71 50
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £41,250 £34,250 £29,600
90th Percentile £62,375 £53,750 £53,750
East of England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 3676 3445 4135
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.48% 96.99% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2861 2873 3541
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.05% +8.13%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 19 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -60 44 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Peterborough -8 1 - -
Software Test Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, Software 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 43 (95.56%) Test Automation
2 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (44.44%) Mathematics
3 20 (44.44%) Finance
4 19 (42.22%) C#
4 19 (42.22%) WPF
4 19 (42.22%) Statistics
4 19 (42.22%) Capital Modelling
5 18 (40.00%) Manual Testing
6 17 (37.78%) Software Testing
7 16 (35.56%) Degree
8 14 (31.11%) Financial Modelling
8 14 (31.11%) Python
9 13 (28.89%) Usability Testing
9 13 (28.89%) Reactive Extensions
9 13 (28.89%) Analytics
9 13 (28.89%) SDET
10 12 (26.67%) Test Strategy
10 12 (26.67%) Software Engineering
10 12 (26.67%) NUnit
11 11 (24.44%) Computer Science
11 11 (24.44%) Big Data
11 11 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (22.22%) Algorithms
12 10 (22.22%) Regression Testing
13 9 (20.00%) TOWER Software
14 8 (17.78%) Code Coverage
14 8 (17.78%) OO
14 8 (17.78%) User Stories
14 8 (17.78%) Exploratory Testing

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 4 (8.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) SAN
1 4 (8.89%) Wireless
2 2 (4.44%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) NUnit
2 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
3 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.67%) Selenium
5 3 (6.67%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.44%) JIRA
6 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.44%) xUnit.net
7 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.22%) JMeter
7 1 (2.22%) JUnit
7 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 20 (44.44%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Electronics
3 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (42.22%) WPF
2 13 (28.89%) Reactive Extensions
3 3 (6.67%) .NET
4 2 (4.44%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Computer Science
2 10 (22.22%) Algorithms
3 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.44%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.22%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.22%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (95.56%) Test Automation
2 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (44.44%) Mathematics
4 19 (42.22%) Capital Modelling
4 19 (42.22%) Statistics
5 18 (40.00%) Manual Testing
6 17 (37.78%) Software Testing
7 14 (31.11%) Financial Modelling
8 13 (28.89%) Analytics
8 13 (28.89%) SDET
8 13 (28.89%) Usability Testing
9 12 (26.67%) Software Engineering
9 12 (26.67%) Test Strategy
10 11 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (22.22%) Regression Testing
12 8 (17.78%) Code Coverage
12 8 (17.78%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (17.78%) OO
12 8 (17.78%) User Stories
13 7 (15.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) C#
2 14 (31.11%) Python
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 6 (13.33%) C
5 5 (11.11%) C++
5 5 (11.11%) Java
6 3 (6.67%) Tcl
7 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) TOWER Software
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft