The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 89 85
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 30 48 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.76% 2.21% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 2.27% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 30 44 47
Median salary £47,500 £39,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.25% -7.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cambridgeshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1627 2119 2067
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 95.59% 97.43% 98.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1230 1660 1699
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -14 26 £47,500 +20.25% 7
Software Test Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (72.88%) Python
2 34 (57.63%) Degree
3 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (45.76%) Automated Testing
4 27 (45.76%) Test Scripting
4 27 (45.76%) Test Automation
5 20 (33.90%) Software Testing
5 20 (33.90%) Scrum
6 18 (30.51%) C#
6 18 (30.51%) Electronics
7 16 (27.12%) Wireless
7 16 (27.12%) Tcl
7 16 (27.12%) Manual Testing
8 15 (25.42%) QA
8 15 (25.42%) Signal Processing
8 15 (25.42%) Telecoms
8 15 (25.42%) Software Engineering
9 14 (23.73%) Digital Signal Processing
10 12 (20.34%) Exploratory Testing
10 12 (20.34%) Test Strategy
10 12 (20.34%) Bugzilla
11 11 (18.64%) Finance
11 11 (18.64%) Linux
11 11 (18.64%) Defect Tracking
12 10 (16.95%) Big Data
13 9 (15.25%) Mobile App
13 9 (15.25%) Selenium
13 9 (15.25%) Performance Testing
13 9 (15.25%) Perl
13 9 (15.25%) NUnit

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.12%) Wireless
2 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.69%) SAN
2 1 (1.69%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) Big Data
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Bugzilla
2 9 (15.25%) NUnit
2 9 (15.25%) Selenium
3 6 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.39%) Capybara
6 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.39%) JIRA
6 2 (3.39%) JUnit
6 2 (3.39%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.39%) TestComplete
6 2 (3.39%) WATIR
7 1 (1.69%) Ant
7 1 (1.69%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.69%) JMeter
7 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.69%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.69%) TestLink
7 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (30.51%) Electronics
2 15 (25.42%) Telecoms
3 11 (18.64%) Finance
4 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.69%) Games
5 1 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) WPF
2 3 (5.08%) Qt
3 2 (3.39%) RESTful
3 2 (3.39%) Web Services
4 1 (1.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.17%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.76%) Automated Testing
2 27 (45.76%) Test Automation
2 27 (45.76%) Test Scripting
3 20 (33.90%) Scrum
3 20 (33.90%) Software Testing
4 16 (27.12%) Manual Testing
5 15 (25.42%) Signal Processing
5 15 (25.42%) Software Engineering
6 14 (23.73%) Digital Signal Processing
7 12 (20.34%) Exploratory Testing
7 12 (20.34%) Test Strategy
8 11 (18.64%) Defect Tracking
9 9 (15.25%) Performance Testing
10 8 (13.56%) OO
11 7 (11.86%) Capital Modelling
11 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
12 6 (10.17%) Analytics
12 6 (10.17%) Mathematics
12 6 (10.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 43 (72.88%) Python
2 18 (30.51%) C#
3 16 (27.12%) Tcl
4 9 (15.25%) Perl
5 7 (11.86%) C++
6 6 (10.17%) SQL
7 5 (8.47%) C
8 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.08%) Java
8 3 (5.08%) Ruby
9 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 34 (57.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.42%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.69%) KVM
2 1 (1.69%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.69%) Xen
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) TOWER Software
3 2 (3.39%) VMware
4 1 (1.69%) Brocade
4 1 (1.69%) SAP
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