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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 97 111 112
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 18 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.01% 0.065% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.068% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 18 1 10
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,550 £32,500 £33,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
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
1690 1464 1917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.21% 95.00% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1309 1284 1698
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,804 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (55.26%) Software Testing
2 21 (55.26%) QA
2 21 (55.26%) Manual Testing
3 19 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 16 (42.11%) Java
5 15 (39.47%) Test Scripting
6 13 (34.21%) ISTQB
6 13 (34.21%) Scrum
6 13 (34.21%) ISEB
7 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
7 12 (31.58%) Selenium
8 11 (28.95%) Regression Testing
8 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
9 10 (26.32%) C#
10 9 (23.68%) HTML
10 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
10 9 (23.68%) Degree
10 9 (23.68%) WebDriver
11 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
12 7 (18.42%) SQL
12 7 (18.42%) .NET
13 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (15.79%) Oracle
13 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
14 5 (13.16%) Finance
14 5 (13.16%) OO
14 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
15 4 (10.53%) JIRA

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) DB2
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Selenium
2 9 (23.68%) WebDriver
3 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
4 4 (10.53%) JIRA
5 3 (7.89%) Bugzilla
5 3 (7.89%) TestComplete
5 3 (7.89%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.63%) JMeter
6 1 (2.63%) NUnit
6 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.63%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.63%) Hudson
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Automotive
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) HTML
2 7 (18.42%) .NET
3 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.26%) CSS
5 1 (2.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
3 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.63%) Physics
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.63%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
1 3 (7.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (55.26%) Software Testing
2 21 (55.26%) Manual Testing
3 19 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 15 (39.47%) Test Scripting
5 13 (34.21%) Scrum
6 11 (28.95%) Regression Testing
6 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
7 5 (13.16%) OO
7 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.89%) OOP
8 3 (7.89%) Automation Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.26%) System Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.26%) Stress Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Web Testing
10 1 (2.63%) Risk Management
10 1 (2.63%) TDD
10 1 (2.63%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) Java
2 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 10 (26.32%) C#
4 7 (18.42%) SQL
5 4 (10.53%) C++
6 3 (7.89%) Perl
6 3 (7.89%) Python
6 3 (7.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) ISTQB
1 13 (34.21%) ISEB
2 9 (23.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (55.26%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
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