Period
to 29 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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

Test Engineer
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 89 67
Rank change year-on-year +6 -22 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 20 81 182
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.67% 3.16% 4.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 3.29% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19 63 159
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £76,500 £64,250 £60,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 1,124 2,462 4,136
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.74% 96.10% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 779 1,785 2,747
Median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.11% - +5.56%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire

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 Test Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 29 May 2020. 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 -2 20 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Test Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (55.00%) Python
3 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (35.00%) Degree
6 6 (30.00%) JIRA
6 6 (30.00%) QA
6 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (25.00%) Java
7 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (20.00%) Robotics
8 4 (20.00%) Physics
8 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Selenium
8 4 (20.00%) Aerospace
8 4 (20.00%) Automotive
8 4 (20.00%) Windows
8 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 4 (20.00%) SDET
9 3 (15.00%) Scrum
9 3 (15.00%) Load Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
10 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
10 2 (10.00%) Android
10 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
10 2 (10.00%) SaaS
10 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
10 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS

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:

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Azure
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) Artifactory
3 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.00%) JProfiler
3 2 (10.00%) Spinnaker
4 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
4 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (20.00%) Aerospace
1 4 (20.00%) Automotive
2 2 (10.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (5.00%) REST
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Robotics
2 2 (10.00%) BBC
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Android
2 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Physics
5 4 (20.00%) SDET
5 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) Benchmarking
7 2 (10.00%) Biology
7 2 (10.00%) Case Management
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.00%) Graph Visualisation
7 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Microservices
7 2 (10.00%) OOP
7 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Python
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Citrix
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.00%) New Relic