The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 74 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 43 50 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.86% 3.01% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 3.60% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 26 48 46
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,350 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Software Testing
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1308 1390 1220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 86.85% 83.79% 84.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1011 1083 1028
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £66,000 £56,400
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 12 February 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 44 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (32.63%) Scrum
3 30 (31.58%) Java
3 30 (31.58%) Selenium
4 29 (30.53%) QA
5 25 (26.32%) SQL
5 25 (26.32%) Python
5 25 (26.32%) Test Automation
6 23 (24.21%) ISEB
6 23 (24.21%) C#
6 23 (24.21%) Degree
7 21 (22.11%) Linux
8 19 (20.00%) TDD
9 18 (18.95%) JavaScript
9 18 (18.95%) .NET
9 18 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (18.95%) SDLC
10 17 (17.89%) Functional Testing
10 17 (17.89%) Perl
11 15 (15.79%) Wireless
11 15 (15.79%) C
11 15 (15.79%) Unix
12 14 (14.74%) C++
12 14 (14.74%) Telecoms
12 14 (14.74%) Configuration Management
12 14 (14.74%) Integration Testing
13 13 (13.68%) Web Services
14 12 (12.63%) UML
14 12 (12.63%) Regression Testing
15 11 (11.58%) BDD

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (4.21%) Apache
2 2 (2.11%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) MS Office
2 2 (2.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.79%) Wireless
2 8 (8.42%) HTTP
3 4 (4.21%) Firewall
4 2 (2.11%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) MySQL
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (31.58%) Selenium
2 9 (9.47%) HP UFT
3 7 (7.37%) JMeter
3 7 (7.37%) SoapUI
4 6 (6.32%) JIRA
4 6 (6.32%) NUnit
5 5 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.11%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.05%) Protractor
7 1 (1.05%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.05%) Subversion
7 1 (1.05%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (14.74%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.47%) Finance
3 2 (2.11%) Electronics
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (32.63%) Test Engineer
2 19 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 17 (17.89%) Automation Engineer
3 17 (17.89%) Test Automation Engineer
3 17 (17.89%) Tester
4 14 (14.74%) Developer
5 13 (13.68%) Analyst
6 12 (12.63%) Test Analyst
7 7 (7.37%) Automation Analyst
7 7 (7.37%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (7.37%) Developer in Test
7 7 (7.37%) Junior
7 7 (7.37%) Senior Software Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Software Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Java Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Principal Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) QA Tester
8 6 (6.32%) UI Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.95%) .NET
2 13 (13.68%) Web Services
3 9 (9.47%) HTML
4 6 (6.32%) REST
5 5 (5.26%) J2EE
5 5 (5.26%) SOAP
6 4 (4.21%) CSS
6 4 (4.21%) LAMP
6 4 (4.21%) XML
7 1 (1.05%) mod_perl
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.53%) Device Driver
3 9 (9.47%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.26%) User Experience
5 4 (4.21%) Biology
5 4 (4.21%) Fintech
5 4 (4.21%) Mathematics
5 4 (4.21%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.11%) Life Science
6 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.05%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.05%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.11%) Linux
2 15 (15.79%) Unix
3 10 (10.53%) Windows
4 8 (8.42%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (4.21%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.11%) Android
6 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (32.63%) Scrum
3 25 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 19 (20.00%) TDD
5 18 (18.95%) SDLC
6 17 (17.89%) Functional Testing
7 14 (14.74%) Configuration Management
7 14 (14.74%) Integration Testing
8 12 (12.63%) Regression Testing
8 12 (12.63%) UML
9 11 (11.58%) Agile Testing
9 11 (11.58%) BDD
10 10 (10.53%) Code Coverage
10 10 (10.53%) Multithreading
10 10 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (10.53%) Unit Testing
10 10 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (9.47%) Automated Testing
11 9 (9.47%) Manual Testing
11 9 (9.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.58%) Java
2 25 (26.32%) Python
2 25 (26.32%) SQL
3 23 (24.21%) C#
4 18 (18.95%) JavaScript
5 17 (17.89%) Perl
6 15 (15.79%) C
7 14 (14.74%) C++
8 6 (6.32%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.21%) Embedded C
9 4 (4.21%) PHP
10 2 (2.11%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.05%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.05%) Ruby
11 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (24.21%) Degree
1 23 (24.21%) ISEB
2 7 (7.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (4.21%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (30.53%) QA
2 10 (10.53%) JTAG
3 1 (1.05%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.47%) WorldPay
2 8 (8.42%) Lauterbach
3 6 (6.32%) Oracle
4 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.05%) IBM
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