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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 101 100 111
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 13 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.74% 0.69% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.71% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 12
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% +23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,650 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £35,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £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
1674 1406 1790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.11% 96.57% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1345 1127 1499
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 20 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
3 13 (40.63%) Selenium
4 12 (37.50%) Degree
4 12 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 11 (34.38%) Test Automation
6 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
7 7 (21.88%) Scrum
7 7 (21.88%) QA
7 7 (21.88%) ISEB
7 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
7 7 (21.88%) Finance
8 6 (18.75%) eggPlant
8 6 (18.75%) Smart Meter
8 6 (18.75%) TestComplete
8 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Java
9 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
9 5 (15.63%) HTML
9 5 (15.63%) WebDriver
9 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
9 5 (15.63%) Banking
10 4 (12.50%) SQL
10 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
10 4 (12.50%) C#
11 3 (9.38%) .NET

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) DB2
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Selenium
2 6 (18.75%) TestComplete
2 6 (18.75%) eggPlant
3 5 (15.63%) WebDriver
4 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (3.13%) JMeter
5 1 (3.13%) JIRA
5 1 (3.13%) Hudson
5 1 (3.13%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) .NET
3 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Smart Meter
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Android
1 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
2 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 11 (34.38%) Test Automation
5 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Scrum
7 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.25%) OOP
8 2 (6.25%) OO
8 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.25%) Stress Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Automation Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.13%) Web Testing
9 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.13%) User Stories
9 1 (3.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) Java
2 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.50%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (3.13%) Delphi
5 1 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.13%) Perl
5 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Degree
2 7 (21.88%) ISEB
2 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
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