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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 59 51 41
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 59 65 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.48% 4.34% 5.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 5.38% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 58 60 86
Average salary £36,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1466 1208 1547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 86.44% 80.69% 74.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1133 967 1300
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 24 November 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 67 (59.29%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (44.25%) Automated Testing
3 45 (39.82%) ISEB
4 44 (38.94%) QA
5 39 (34.51%) Manual Testing
6 36 (31.86%) Java
7 31 (27.43%) Scrum
7 31 (27.43%) Degree
8 28 (24.78%) Selenium
9 27 (23.89%) Test Scripting
9 27 (23.89%) C++
9 27 (23.89%) SQL
10 26 (23.01%) Microsoft
10 26 (23.01%) C#
10 26 (23.01%) Test Automation
11 25 (22.12%) Python
11 25 (22.12%) Regression Testing
12 24 (21.24%) ISTQB
13 22 (19.47%) HTML
14 21 (18.58%) JavaScript
15 19 (16.81%) JIRA
16 16 (14.16%) Finance
16 16 (14.16%) WebDriver
17 14 (12.39%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (12.39%) UNIX
18 13 (11.50%) CSS
19 12 (10.62%) Internet
19 12 (10.62%) Unit Testing
19 12 (10.62%) TDD
19 12 (10.62%) Agile Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Applications
1 10 (8.85%) MS Office
1 10 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) Internet
2 4 (3.54%) HTTP
3 1 (0.88%) DECT
3 1 (0.88%) 3G
3 1 (0.88%) Wireless
3 1 (0.88%) TETRA
3 1 (0.88%) LTE
3 1 (0.88%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.77%) DB2
2 2 (1.77%) MySQL
3 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.88%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 28 (24.78%) Selenium
2 19 (16.81%) JIRA
3 16 (14.16%) WebDriver
4 10 (8.85%) JUnit
4 10 (8.85%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (6.19%) Visual Studio
5 7 (6.19%) TestNG
6 5 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.54%) NUnit
8 3 (2.65%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (2.65%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.77%) WATIR
9 2 (1.77%) JMeter
10 1 (0.88%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.88%) Subversion
10 1 (0.88%) Maven
10 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.88%) Ant
10 1 (0.88%) QALoad
General
1 16 (14.16%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.42%) Banking
4 2 (1.77%) Advertising
4 2 (1.77%) Games
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (35.40%) Software Engineer
2 32 (28.32%) Test Engineer
3 27 (23.89%) Software Test Engineer
3 27 (23.89%) Tester
4 19 (16.81%) Software Tester
5 18 (15.93%) Test Analyst
5 18 (15.93%) Analyst
6 10 (8.85%) Team Leader
6 10 (8.85%) QA Engineer
7 9 (7.96%) Test Team Leader
8 7 (6.19%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) Automation Analyst
9 6 (5.31%) Software Test Analyst
9 6 (5.31%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Software Manager
11 4 (3.54%) Software Team Leader
11 4 (3.54%) Automation Team Leader
11 4 (3.54%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (3.54%) Junior
11 4 (3.54%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.47%) HTML
2 13 (11.50%) CSS
3 10 (8.85%) XML
4 9 (7.96%) .NET
5 6 (5.31%) Web Services
6 4 (3.54%) STL
6 4 (3.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (1.77%) REST
7 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.88%) Middleware
8 1 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Mathematics
2 7 (6.19%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.19%) Open Source
2 7 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (3.54%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.65%) iPhone
6 1 (0.88%) Physics
6 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.39%) UNIX
2 9 (7.96%) Windows
2 9 (7.96%) Linux
3 1 (0.88%) Windows CE
3 1 (0.88%) Android
3 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (59.29%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (44.25%) Automated Testing
3 39 (34.51%) Manual Testing
4 31 (27.43%) Scrum
5 27 (23.89%) Test Scripting
6 26 (23.01%) Test Automation
7 25 (22.12%) Regression Testing
8 14 (12.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (10.62%) Unit Testing
9 12 (10.62%) TDD
9 12 (10.62%) User Stories
9 12 (10.62%) Agile Testing
10 11 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (9.73%) Test Management
11 10 (8.85%) BDD
12 8 (7.08%) Software Engineering
12 8 (7.08%) Mentoring
12 8 (7.08%) Automation Testing
13 6 (5.31%) Performance Testing
13 6 (5.31%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (31.86%) Java
2 27 (23.89%) SQL
2 27 (23.89%) C++
3 26 (23.01%) C#
4 25 (22.12%) Python
5 21 (18.58%) JavaScript
6 11 (9.73%) C
7 7 (6.19%) Perl
8 4 (3.54%) PHP
9 3 (2.65%) Scala
10 1 (0.88%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.88%) Ruby
10 1 (0.88%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 45 (39.82%) ISEB
2 31 (27.43%) Degree
3 24 (21.24%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.77%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) PhD
6 1 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (38.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (23.01%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.08%) Oracle
3 4 (3.54%) HP
4 1 (0.88%) Quark
4 1 (0.88%) MKS
4 1 (0.88%) Perforce
4 1 (0.88%) VMware
4 1 (0.88%) SAP
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