The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 59 79 72
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 60 36 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.39% 2.17% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.19% 2.84% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 49 35 36
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £42,500 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1432 1269 1352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 80.95% 76.54% 75.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1149 1092 1154
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Cambridge region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Cambridge

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 56 (50.91%) QA
2 47 (42.73%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (38.18%) Degree
4 41 (37.27%) Automated Testing
5 38 (34.55%) ISEB
6 36 (32.73%) Java
7 31 (28.18%) Scrum
8 25 (22.73%) Manual Testing
9 24 (21.82%) ISTQB
9 24 (21.82%) SQL
10 23 (20.91%) Python
10 23 (20.91%) Selenium
10 23 (20.91%) Test Scripting
11 21 (19.09%) C#
11 21 (19.09%) HTML
12 20 (18.18%) C++
13 18 (16.36%) UNIX
14 17 (15.45%) .NET
14 17 (15.45%) Linux
15 16 (14.55%) Internet
15 16 (14.55%) Regression Testing
16 15 (13.64%) JavaScript
16 15 (13.64%) Agile Testing
17 14 (12.73%) Test Automation
17 14 (12.73%) Perl
17 14 (12.73%) Microsoft
17 14 (12.73%) Finance
18 13 (11.82%) Test Management
19 12 (10.91%) Automation Testing
19 12 (10.91%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.18%) MS Office
2 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.73%) MS Project
3 2 (1.82%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.55%) Internet
2 7 (6.36%) Wireless
3 4 (3.64%) HTTP
3 4 (3.64%) Bluetooth
4 3 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.73%) UWB
5 1 (0.91%) LTE
5 1 (0.91%) 4G
5 1 (0.91%) TDMA
5 1 (0.91%) TETRA
5 1 (0.91%) GSM
5 1 (0.91%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.82%) MySQL
3 1 (0.91%) DB2
3 1 (0.91%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.91%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 23 (20.91%) Selenium
2 11 (10.00%) JIRA
3 9 (8.18%) WebDriver
4 8 (7.27%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (7.27%) JMeter
5 7 (6.36%) FitNesse
6 4 (3.64%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.82%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.82%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.82%) WATIR
7 2 (1.82%) TestNG
7 2 (1.82%) JUnit
8 1 (0.91%) Ant
8 1 (0.91%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.91%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.91%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.91%) Subversion
8 1 (0.91%) Maven
8 1 (0.91%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (12.73%) Finance
2 5 (4.55%) Electronics
2 5 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.64%) Games
4 2 (1.82%) Publishing
5 1 (0.91%) Banking
5 1 (0.91%) French Language
5 1 (0.91%) German Language
5 1 (0.91%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.91%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.91%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (31.82%) Software Engineer
2 25 (22.73%) Test Engineer
3 23 (20.91%) Tester
4 21 (19.09%) Analyst
4 21 (19.09%) Test Analyst
5 20 (18.18%) Software Test Engineer
6 19 (17.27%) Software Tester
7 13 (11.82%) QA Engineer
8 9 (8.18%) QA Manager
9 6 (5.45%) Graduate
9 6 (5.45%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (3.64%) Junior
10 4 (3.64%) Consultant
10 4 (3.64%) Test Consultant
11 3 (2.73%) Junior Analyst
11 3 (2.73%) Junior Test Analyst
12 2 (1.82%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 2 (1.82%) Automation Analyst
12 2 (1.82%) Middleware Engineer
12 2 (1.82%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.09%) HTML
2 17 (15.45%) .NET
3 11 (10.00%) CSS
4 8 (7.27%) XML
5 4 (3.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (3.64%) STL
6 3 (2.73%) Web Services
6 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.82%) REST
7 2 (1.82%) Middleware
8 1 (0.91%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.91%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.27%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.45%) Social Media
3 5 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.64%) iPad
4 4 (3.64%) iPhone
4 4 (3.64%) E-Learning
5 3 (2.73%) Open Source
5 3 (2.73%) Firmware
6 2 (1.82%) Online Games
7 1 (0.91%) Physics
7 1 (0.91%) GIS
7 1 (0.91%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.91%) Handset
7 1 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.36%) UNIX
2 17 (15.45%) Linux
3 12 (10.91%) Windows
4 4 (3.64%) Android
5 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (42.73%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (37.27%) Automated Testing
3 31 (28.18%) Scrum
4 25 (22.73%) Manual Testing
5 23 (20.91%) Test Scripting
6 16 (14.55%) Regression Testing
7 15 (13.64%) Agile Testing
8 14 (12.73%) Test Automation
9 13 (11.82%) Test Management
10 12 (10.91%) Automation Testing
11 10 (9.09%) Configuration Management
12 9 (8.18%) Performance Testing
13 8 (7.27%) TDD
13 8 (7.27%) BDD
14 7 (6.36%) PRINCE2
14 7 (6.36%) UML
14 7 (6.36%) Multithreading
14 7 (6.36%) Waterfall
15 6 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (32.73%) Java
2 24 (21.82%) SQL
3 23 (20.91%) Python
4 21 (19.09%) C#
5 20 (18.18%) C++
6 15 (13.64%) JavaScript
7 14 (12.73%) Perl
8 10 (9.09%) C
9 4 (3.64%) Ruby
9 4 (3.64%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.82%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.82%) PHP
11 1 (0.91%) VBA
11 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.91%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 42 (38.18%) Degree
2 38 (34.55%) ISEB
3 24 (21.82%) ISTQB
4 9 (8.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.64%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.91%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (50.91%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.18%) Oracle
3 3 (2.73%) Perforce
4 2 (1.82%) Adobe
5 1 (0.91%) HP
5 1 (0.91%) MKS
5 1 (0.91%) SAP
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