The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 53 42 79
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +37
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 52 88 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.73% 4.85% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.46% 5.82% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 47 85 31
Average salary £43,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1166 1511 1271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 83.70% 83.25% 80.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1015 1167 1094
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cambridge region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Cambridge

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 46 (51.11%) Python
2 44 (48.89%) Manual Testing
3 38 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (38.89%) Selenium
5 33 (36.67%) Linux
6 27 (30.00%) QA
7 25 (27.78%) .NET
8 24 (26.67%) Degree
9 20 (22.22%) Java
10 19 (21.11%) HTML
11 17 (18.89%) C++
11 17 (18.89%) Test Scripting
12 16 (17.78%) C#
13 15 (16.67%) CSS
13 15 (16.67%) Software Engineering
14 14 (15.56%) SQL
14 14 (15.56%) NoSQL
15 13 (14.44%) Perl
15 13 (14.44%) Visualisation
16 12 (13.33%) Software Testing
16 12 (13.33%) JavaScript
16 12 (13.33%) C
16 12 (13.33%) ISEB
16 12 (13.33%) Finance
17 11 (12.22%) Scrum
17 11 (12.22%) Unit Testing
17 11 (12.22%) Android
18 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
18 10 (11.11%) UNIX
18 10 (11.11%) Mobile App

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.56%) Node.js
1 5 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) HTTP
1 9 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.67%) Internet
3 3 (3.33%) Wireless
4 2 (2.22%) Network Security
5 1 (1.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.56%) NoSQL
2 9 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (38.89%) Selenium
2 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 9 (10.00%) Appium
4 6 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 6 (6.67%) PhantomJS
5 5 (5.56%) QADirector
6 3 (3.33%) JIRA
7 2 (2.22%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.22%) JMeter
7 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.11%) Android Studio
8 1 (1.11%) NUnit
8 1 (1.11%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.11%) Subversion
General
1 12 (13.33%) Finance
2 9 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.11%) Publishing
4 1 (1.11%) Electronics
4 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (31.11%) Tester
2 18 (20.00%) Developer
2 18 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 11 (12.22%) Software Developer
4 10 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) Analyst
5 9 (10.00%) Lead Tester
6 8 (8.89%) Test Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) Software Tester
7 7 (7.78%) Automation Tester
7 7 (7.78%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Team Leader
8 6 (6.67%) QA Leader
9 5 (5.56%) QA Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Knowledge Manager
9 5 (5.56%) Programmer
9 5 (5.56%) Engineering Manager
10 4 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Test Development Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.78%) .NET
2 19 (21.11%) HTML
3 15 (16.67%) CSS
4 9 (10.00%) WPF
5 8 (8.89%) Dojo
6 6 (6.67%) WCF
6 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 6 (6.67%) HTML5
6 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (5.56%) D3.js
7 5 (5.56%) SignalR
7 5 (5.56%) ServiceStack
7 5 (5.56%) LINQ
8 3 (3.33%) Ajax
8 3 (3.33%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.33%) XML
9 2 (2.22%) REST
10 1 (1.11%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Visualisation
2 10 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.56%) Social Media
4 5 (5.56%) Clustering
4 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.56%) Social Network
5 3 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (36.67%) Linux
2 11 (12.22%) Android
3 10 (11.11%) UNIX
4 6 (6.67%) Windows
5 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (48.89%) Manual Testing
2 38 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (18.89%) Test Scripting
4 15 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 12 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 11 (12.22%) Scrum
6 11 (12.22%) Unit Testing
7 8 (8.89%) Network Management
7 8 (8.89%) Mentoring
8 7 (7.78%) Automation Testing
8 7 (7.78%) CRM
9 6 (6.67%) DevOps
9 6 (6.67%) SDLC
10 5 (5.56%) People Management
10 5 (5.56%) Test Strategy
10 5 (5.56%) Analytics
10 5 (5.56%) MVC
10 5 (5.56%) Web Design
11 4 (4.44%) Performance Testing
11 4 (4.44%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 46 (51.11%) Python
2 20 (22.22%) Java
3 17 (18.89%) C++
4 16 (17.78%) C#
5 14 (15.56%) SQL
6 13 (14.44%) Perl
7 12 (13.33%) C
7 12 (13.33%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.44%) Ruby
9 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.11%) PHP
10 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (26.67%) Degree
2 12 (13.33%) ISEB
3 7 (7.78%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Firmware
1 1 (1.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.11%) WorldPay
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