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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 111 116 125
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 16 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.86% 0.063% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.068% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 4
Average salary £33,750 £25,773 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.95% -14.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,773 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £25,773 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,250 £31,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +12.72%
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
1747 1478 1839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.18% 93.25% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1363 1291 1609
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) Automated Testing
2 19 (52.78%) QA
3 18 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 15 (41.67%) Java
5 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
6 11 (30.56%) ISEB
6 11 (30.56%) Regression Testing
6 11 (30.56%) Scrum
6 11 (30.56%) ISTQB
7 10 (27.78%) C#
7 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
7 10 (27.78%) Degree
7 10 (27.78%) Selenium
8 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (25.00%) Manual Testing
9 8 (22.22%) SQL
9 8 (22.22%) .NET
9 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
10 7 (19.44%) HTML
10 7 (19.44%) WebDriver
11 6 (16.67%) Oracle
11 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
11 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (13.89%) OO
12 5 (13.89%) Finance
13 4 (11.11%) C++
13 4 (11.11%) JIRA
14 3 (8.33%) Perl

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) DB2
2 3 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) Big Data
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Selenium
2 7 (19.44%) WebDriver
3 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 4 (11.11%) JIRA
5 3 (8.33%) Bugzilla
6 2 (5.56%) TestComplete
6 2 (5.56%) eggPlant
7 1 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (2.78%) Hudson
7 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.78%) NUnit
7 1 (2.78%) JMeter
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Automotive
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
4 1 (2.78%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) .NET
2 7 (19.44%) HTML
3 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.56%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.78%) Physics
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.78%) Online Games
2 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.78%) DTV
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
1 3 (8.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) Automated Testing
3 18 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
5 11 (30.56%) Scrum
5 11 (30.56%) Regression Testing
6 9 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 5 (13.89%) OO
9 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.33%) OOP
9 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
10 2 (5.56%) System Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.56%) Stress Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Web Testing
11 1 (2.78%) Test Management
11 1 (2.78%) Release Management
11 1 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
11 1 (2.78%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) Java
2 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
2 10 (27.78%) C#
3 8 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (11.11%) C++
5 3 (8.33%) Perl
5 3 (8.33%) Python
5 3 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) ISEB
1 11 (30.56%) ISTQB
2 10 (27.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (52.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
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