The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
Software Tester
Rank 92 102 111
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 12 17 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.86% 0.94% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.99% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 1
Average salary £42,500 £33,500 £25,773
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.86% +29.98%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Software Tester
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1318 1715 1480
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.62% 94.49% 94.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1155 1334 1294
Average salary £43,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.87% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,450 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 15 (51.72%) Manual Testing
2 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) QA
4 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
5 9 (31.03%) Degree
5 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
5 9 (31.03%) C++
6 8 (27.59%) C#
6 8 (27.59%) Automated Testing
7 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
8 6 (20.69%) Java
8 6 (20.69%) Finance
9 5 (17.24%) JMeter
9 5 (17.24%) Windows
9 5 (17.24%) Automation Testing
10 4 (13.79%) User Stories
10 4 (13.79%) SQL
10 4 (13.79%) .NET
10 4 (13.79%) Selenium
10 4 (13.79%) Mathematics
10 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
11 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Banking
11 3 (10.34%) JIRA
11 3 (10.34%) Web Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Kanban
11 3 (10.34%) Scrum
11 3 (10.34%) Replication
11 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
11 3 (10.34%) Linux

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) JMeter
2 4 (13.79%) Selenium
3 3 (10.34%) JIRA
3 3 (10.34%) Hudson
4 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.90%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Mathematics
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.34%) Replication
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Physics
4 1 (3.45%) Smart Meter
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Manual Testing
2 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
5 8 (27.59%) Automated Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
7 5 (17.24%) Automation Testing
8 4 (13.79%) User Stories
9 3 (10.34%) Kanban
9 3 (10.34%) Web Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Scrum
10 2 (6.90%) Bioinformatics
10 2 (6.90%) OOP
10 2 (6.90%) OO
10 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
10 2 (6.90%) Risk Analysis
10 2 (6.90%) BDD
10 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) C++
2 8 (27.59%) C#
3 6 (20.69%) Java
4 4 (13.79%) SQL
5 2 (6.90%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Firmware
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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