Period
to 12 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 113 145
Rank change year-on-year -12 +32 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 19 63 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.95% 2.04% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 2.11% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 17 60 63
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £34,450 £37,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £65,000 £64,250
East of England median annual salary £52,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -0.95% +10.53% +5.56%

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 1,918 2,992 4,214
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 97.02% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,234 2,165 3,227
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -17 17 £60,000 +14.29% 21
Software Test Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 17 (89.47%) Test Automation
2 12 (63.16%) Python
3 8 (42.11%) Java
3 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
4 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
4 7 (36.84%) Degree
5 6 (31.58%) QA
6 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
6 5 (26.32%) OOP
6 5 (26.32%) SDET
7 4 (21.05%) Spinnaker
7 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (21.05%) Machine Learning
7 4 (21.05%) SaaS
7 4 (21.05%) Docker
7 4 (21.05%) Microservices
7 4 (21.05%) Kubernetes
7 4 (21.05%) Scrum
7 4 (21.05%) Load Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Selenium
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (21.05%) Azure
7 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (21.05%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (15.79%) JIRA
8 3 (15.79%) Benchmarking
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) Automotive

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 (21.05%) Azure
1 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (21.05%) SaaS
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) Ethereal
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) Spinnaker
3 3 (15.79%) Artifactory
3 3 (15.79%) JIRA
3 3 (15.79%) JProfiler
4 2 (10.53%) Fiddler
5 1 (5.26%) JMeter
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (15.79%) Automotive
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Publishing
2 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
2 2 (10.53%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) REST
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Robotics
3 1 (5.26%) CAN bus
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) Life Science
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Test Automation
2 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
2 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
3 5 (26.32%) OOP
3 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
3 5 (26.32%) SDET
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (21.05%) Load Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Machine Learning
4 4 (21.05%) Microservices
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Benchmarking
5 3 (15.79%) Decision-Making
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) Capital Modelling
6 2 (10.53%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Python
2 8 (42.11%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.53%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) C
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Citrix
1 3 (15.79%) New Relic
2 1 (5.26%) Atlassian