Period
to 21 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 114 125 110
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 69 82 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.20% 1.97% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 2.03% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 66 78 63
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £48,750 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £34,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £52,500
East of England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +13.92%

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 3,050 4,035 3,179
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.29% 97.04% 97.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,175 3,031 2,644
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,200 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £46,902 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.06% +4.23% +1.12%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 +25 67 £50,000 -4.76% 14
Software Test Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, Software 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 63 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (46.38%) Python
3 30 (43.48%) Manual Testing
4 28 (40.58%) C#
5 25 (36.23%) Finance
5 25 (36.23%) Software Testing
6 24 (34.78%) Degree
6 24 (34.78%) JIRA
7 23 (33.33%) Mathematics
7 23 (33.33%) Computer Science
8 22 (31.88%) JavaScript
9 18 (26.09%) Scrum
9 18 (26.09%) Jenkins
10 17 (24.64%) Reactive Extensions
10 17 (24.64%) Usability Testing
10 17 (24.64%) QA
10 17 (24.64%) Selenium
10 17 (24.64%) WPF
10 17 (24.64%) Statistics
10 17 (24.64%) Capital Modelling
11 16 (23.19%) Bash Shell
12 15 (21.74%) C++
13 14 (20.29%) Risk Management
13 14 (20.29%) Reinsurance
13 14 (20.29%) Virtual Machines
14 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (15.94%) Test Scripting
15 11 (15.94%) Java
15 11 (15.94%) Visual Studio

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (10.14%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.14%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.35%) SaaS
3 3 (4.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (34.78%) JIRA
2 18 (26.09%) Jenkins
3 17 (24.64%) Selenium
4 11 (15.94%) Visual Studio
5 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
6 5 (7.25%) Cucumber
6 5 (7.25%) Protractor
7 4 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 3 (4.35%) TeamCity
8 3 (4.35%) TestRail
9 2 (2.90%) JUnit
10 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (36.23%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Electronics
4 2 (2.90%) Games
4 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.64%) Reactive Extensions
1 17 (24.64%) WPF
2 8 (11.59%) Node.js
3 7 (10.14%) .NET
3 7 (10.14%) Web Services
4 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.35%) CSS
4 3 (4.35%) HTML
5 2 (2.90%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.90%) pytest
5 2 (2.90%) RESTful
5 2 (2.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Reinsurance
2 7 (10.14%) Animation
2 7 (10.14%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (10.14%) Photography
3 4 (5.80%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.90%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.90%) Music Streaming
6 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Windows
2 9 (13.04%) Linux
3 5 (7.25%) Android
3 5 (7.25%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (43.48%) Manual Testing
4 25 (36.23%) Software Testing
5 23 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 23 (33.33%) Mathematics
6 18 (26.09%) Scrum
7 17 (24.64%) Capital Modelling
7 17 (24.64%) Statistics
7 17 (24.64%) Usability Testing
8 14 (20.29%) Risk Management
9 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (15.94%) Software Engineering
10 11 (15.94%) Test Scripting
11 10 (14.49%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (13.04%) OOP
12 9 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (13.04%) Test Strategy
13 7 (10.14%) Case Management
13 7 (10.14%) Critical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 32 (46.38%) Python
2 28 (40.58%) C#
3 22 (31.88%) JavaScript
4 16 (23.19%) Bash Shell
5 15 (21.74%) C++
6 11 (15.94%) Java
7 7 (10.14%) PHP
7 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
7 7 (10.14%) SQL
7 7 (10.14%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.90%) C
8 2 (2.90%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.90%) Ruby
9 1 (1.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 24 (34.78%) Degree
2 10 (14.49%) ISEB
2 10 (14.49%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (24.64%) QA
System Software
1 14 (20.29%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.90%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.90%) SAP
3 1 (1.45%) Twitter