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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 105 102 96
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.33% 0.80% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.83% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 15
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,400 £25,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £44,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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
1457 1565 1378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.94% 96.78% 98.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1125 1249 1185
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Hudson
3 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (22.22%) Kanban
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) JMeter
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Replication
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 2 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) Hudson
3 2 (22.22%) JMeter
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) Appium
4 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) Protractor
4 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 1 (11.11%) Subversion
4 1 (11.11%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Kanban
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The SmartList
Salary: Circa £34,120 DEO & benefits
Posted: 23 days ago