The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 104 103 108
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 21 25 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.16% 1.25% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.30% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 20 17 19
Average salary £34,000 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,200 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £32,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1723 1929 2031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.88% 96.21% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1498 1688 1702
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Software Tester
Cambridgeshire

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Cambridge

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 23 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (63.64%) Automated Testing
3 18 (54.55%) Software Testing
4 16 (48.48%) QA
4 16 (48.48%) .NET
5 15 (45.45%) SQL
5 15 (45.45%) Test Scripting
6 13 (39.39%) Finance
6 13 (39.39%) C#
7 11 (33.33%) Java
8 9 (27.27%) Manual Testing
8 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
9 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (24.24%) Test Management
10 7 (21.21%) Degree
10 7 (21.21%) OO
11 6 (18.18%) ISEB
11 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
12 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
12 5 (15.15%) Selenium
12 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
13 4 (12.12%) JIRA
13 4 (12.12%) Scrum
13 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
13 4 (12.12%) Oracle
13 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
14 3 (9.09%) Perl
14 3 (9.09%) C++
14 3 (9.09%) RAD
14 3 (9.09%) Python

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Selenium
2 4 (12.12%) JIRA
3 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
4 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.06%) Bugzilla
4 2 (6.06%) NUnit
5 1 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (48.48%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.03%) DTV
2 1 (3.03%) Statistics
2 1 (3.03%) Physics
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
1 3 (9.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (63.64%) Automated Testing
3 18 (54.55%) Software Testing
4 15 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 9 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 8 (24.24%) Test Management
7 7 (21.21%) OO
8 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Scrum
10 3 (9.09%) RAD
10 3 (9.09%) TDD
10 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
11 2 (6.06%) Automation Testing
11 2 (6.06%) BDD
11 2 (6.06%) OOP
12 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
12 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
12 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 13 (39.39%) C#
3 11 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.09%) Perl
5 3 (9.09%) C++
5 3 (9.09%) Python
5 3 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Degree
2 6 (18.18%) ISEB
3 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (48.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Red Gate
4 1 (3.03%) SAP
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