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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 69 70 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -38
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 44 42 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.80% 2.88% 7.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 3.50% 9.59%
Number of salaries quoted 40 41 115
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £29,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
1279 1201 1324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.31% 82.49% 73.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 1032 1103
Average salary £43,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.87% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 February 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 42 (42.00%) ISEB
2 41 (41.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (41.00%) Automated Testing
3 38 (38.00%) Python
4 37 (37.00%) Test Automation
5 30 (30.00%) C++
6 28 (28.00%) SQL
7 26 (26.00%) Regression Testing
7 26 (26.00%) Manual Testing
8 25 (25.00%) C#
9 24 (24.00%) QA
10 23 (23.00%) Scrum
11 21 (21.00%) Test Management
12 20 (20.00%) JIRA
12 20 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 18 (18.00%) ISTQB
13 18 (18.00%) Degree
13 18 (18.00%) Agile Testing
14 17 (17.00%) Selenium
14 17 (17.00%) Unit Testing
15 16 (16.00%) Linux
16 15 (15.00%) Windows
17 14 (14.00%) Test Scripting
18 13 (13.00%) User Acceptance Testing
18 13 (13.00%) UNIX
18 13 (13.00%) Java
19 9 (9.00%) WebDriver
19 9 (9.00%) Load Testing
19 9 (9.00%) TDD
19 9 (9.00%) Finance

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 8 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.00%) 3G
2 1 (1.00%) Wireless
2 1 (1.00%) 2G
2 1 (1.00%) TETRA
2 1 (1.00%) NFC
2 1 (1.00%) LTE
2 1 (1.00%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (20.00%) JIRA
2 17 (17.00%) Selenium
3 9 (9.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.00%) TestNG
4 5 (5.00%) JUnit
5 4 (4.00%) JMeter
5 4 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.00%) Calabash
6 3 (3.00%) MSTest
6 3 (3.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (3.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.00%) WatiN
6 3 (3.00%) NUnit
7 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.00%) PHPUnit
General
1 9 (9.00%) Finance
2 5 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (36.00%) Test Engineer
2 30 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 28 (28.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 21 (21.00%) Tester
5 19 (19.00%) Team Leader
5 19 (19.00%) Test Team Leader
6 13 (13.00%) Software Tester
7 11 (11.00%) Automation Team Leader
8 9 (9.00%) Automation Engineer
8 9 (9.00%) Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (8.00%) Consultant
9 8 (8.00%) Test Consultant
10 7 (7.00%) Software Team Leader
10 7 (7.00%) Analyst
10 7 (7.00%) Test Analyst
11 6 (6.00%) Developer
12 5 (5.00%) Junior
12 5 (5.00%) Test Manager
12 5 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (5.00%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) HTML
2 6 (6.00%) XML
3 5 (5.00%) CSS
4 4 (4.00%) SOAP
5 2 (2.00%) .NET
6 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.00%) STL
6 1 (1.00%) JSON
6 1 (1.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (1.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (6.00%) Smart Meter
3 5 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.00%) Open Source
3 5 (5.00%) User Experience
3 5 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.00%) Linux
2 15 (15.00%) Windows
3 13 (13.00%) UNIX
4 5 (5.00%) Android
5 4 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.00%) Windows CE
7 1 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.00%) Tizen
7 1 (1.00%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (41.00%) Agile Software Development
1 41 (41.00%) Automated Testing
2 37 (37.00%) Test Automation
3 26 (26.00%) Manual Testing
3 26 (26.00%) Regression Testing
4 23 (23.00%) Scrum
5 21 (21.00%) Test Management
6 18 (18.00%) Agile Testing
7 17 (17.00%) Unit Testing
8 14 (14.00%) Test Scripting
9 13 (13.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (9.00%) Load Testing
10 9 (9.00%) TDD
11 7 (7.00%) Mentoring
12 6 (6.00%) User Stories
12 6 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.00%) Web Testing
12 6 (6.00%) Kanban
13 5 (5.00%) BDD
13 5 (5.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (38.00%) Python
2 30 (30.00%) C++
3 28 (28.00%) SQL
4 25 (25.00%) C#
5 13 (13.00%) Java
6 7 (7.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.00%) C
7 2 (2.00%) Perl
8 1 (1.00%) PHP
8 1 (1.00%) Ruby
8 1 (1.00%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 42 (42.00%) ISEB
2 18 (18.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (18.00%) Degree
3 2 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (24.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Firmware
1 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.00%) VMware
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle
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