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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 82 99 104
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 23 22 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.55% 1.22% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.29% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 16 20 18
Average salary £40,750 £34,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.85% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,000 £30,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
1441 1712 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 97.17% 95.01% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1207 1486 1676
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 2015.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 12 (34.29%) Degree
4 10 (28.57%) Scrum
5 9 (25.71%) Manual Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Windows
6 8 (22.86%) Regression Testing
6 8 (22.86%) Kanban
6 8 (22.86%) QA
7 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (20.00%) Mobile App
8 6 (17.14%) User Stories
8 6 (17.14%) Smart Meter
8 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
8 6 (17.14%) Finance
8 6 (17.14%) SQL
8 6 (17.14%) C++
9 5 (14.29%) C#
9 5 (14.29%) Linux
9 5 (14.29%) ISEB
9 5 (14.29%) VMware
9 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
9 5 (14.29%) Test Planning
10 4 (11.43%) Banking
10 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
10 4 (11.43%) .NET
11 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Selenium
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.86%) NUnit
2 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.86%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.86%) WPF
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (17.14%) Smart Meter
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Mathematics
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) Physics
5 1 (2.86%) Statistics
5 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.86%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
3 2 (5.71%) Android
3 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 10 (28.57%) Scrum
4 9 (25.71%) Manual Testing
5 8 (22.86%) Kanban
5 8 (22.86%) Regression Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (17.14%) User Stories
7 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.29%) Test Planning
9 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Security Testing
10 3 (8.57%) BDD
11 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
11 1 (2.86%) Analytics
11 1 (2.86%) Automation Testing
11 1 (2.86%) Android Development
11 1 (2.86%) iOS Development
11 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
11 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) C++
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) C
3 2 (5.71%) Python
3 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.71%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) PHP
4 1 (2.86%) Delphi
4 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Degree
2 5 (14.29%) ISEB
2 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) QA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) VMware
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
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