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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 73 41 69
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +28
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 48 113 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.69% 5.76% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 7.67% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 44 105 48
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,400 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1398 1474 1500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 78.28% 75.17% 71.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1184 1252 1255
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
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 24 April 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 37 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (38.89%) QA
3 34 (37.78%) Automated Testing
4 27 (30.00%) Degree
5 26 (28.89%) Python
6 23 (25.56%) Java
7 22 (24.44%) Manual Testing
7 22 (24.44%) Linux
8 21 (23.33%) UNIX
8 21 (23.33%) C#
9 20 (22.22%) C++
9 20 (22.22%) SQL
9 20 (22.22%) ISEB
10 19 (21.11%) Test Automation
11 18 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 18 (20.00%) Scrum
11 18 (20.00%) .NET
12 15 (16.67%) Test Management
13 14 (15.56%) Finance
13 14 (15.56%) C
14 13 (14.44%) Perl
14 13 (14.44%) Windows
15 12 (13.33%) Regression Testing
15 12 (13.33%) ISTQB
16 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
17 9 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
17 9 (10.00%) Device Driver
17 9 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
17 9 (10.00%) Open Source
17 9 (10.00%) Agile Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.33%) MS Project
1 3 (3.33%) MS Office
2 2 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.22%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.11%) S-PLUS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.78%) Wireless
2 4 (4.44%) Internet
2 4 (4.44%) Bluetooth
3 3 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (3.33%) UWB
4 1 (1.11%) GSM
4 1 (1.11%) DHCP
4 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.11%) DNS
4 1 (1.11%) TETRA
4 1 (1.11%) TDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Selenium
2 7 (7.78%) JMeter
3 4 (4.44%) JIRA
3 4 (4.44%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.33%) FitNesse
4 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.22%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.11%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.11%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.11%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.11%) QALoad
6 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.11%) SCons
6 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (15.56%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Electronics
3 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.22%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Games
4 2 (2.22%) Publishing
5 1 (1.11%) Automotive
5 1 (1.11%) French Language
5 1 (1.11%) German Language
5 1 (1.11%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (27.78%) Tester
2 23 (25.56%) Software Engineer
2 23 (25.56%) Test Engineer
3 19 (21.11%) Software Tester
4 16 (17.78%) Software Test Engineer
5 8 (8.89%) Developer
6 7 (7.78%) Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) QA Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) QA Manager
8 4 (4.44%) Release Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (2.22%) Senior Software Test Engineer
9 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 2 (2.22%) Web Manager
9 2 (2.22%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.22%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (2.22%) Senior Test Engineer
9 2 (2.22%) Project Manager
10 1 (1.11%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.00%) .NET
2 7 (7.78%) HTML
3 4 (4.44%) CSS
4 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.22%) Web Services
4 2 (2.22%) XML
5 1 (1.11%) J2SE
5 1 (1.11%) J2EE
5 1 (1.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Device Driver
1 9 (10.00%) Open Source
2 8 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.67%) Social Media
4 5 (5.56%) Mathematics
5 4 (4.44%) E-Learning
5 4 (4.44%) Firmware
6 2 (2.22%) Online Games
7 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.11%) GIS
7 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.44%) Linux
2 21 (23.33%) UNIX
3 13 (14.44%) Windows
4 9 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.11%) AIX
5 1 (1.11%) HPUX
5 1 (1.11%) Solaris
5 1 (1.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (37.78%) Automated Testing
3 22 (24.44%) Manual Testing
4 19 (21.11%) Test Automation
5 18 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 18 (20.00%) Scrum
6 15 (16.67%) Test Management
7 12 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 9 (10.00%) Agile Testing
9 7 (7.78%) PRINCE2
9 7 (7.78%) Performance Testing
9 7 (7.78%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.67%) Automation Testing
11 4 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (4.44%) Supplier Management
11 4 (4.44%) Quality Management
11 4 (4.44%) Configuration Management
12 3 (3.33%) Project Management
12 3 (3.33%) TDD
12 3 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.89%) Python
2 23 (25.56%) Java
3 21 (23.33%) C#
4 20 (22.22%) C++
4 20 (22.22%) SQL
5 14 (15.56%) C
6 13 (14.44%) Perl
7 7 (7.78%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.56%) Ruby
9 4 (4.44%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.22%) VBA
11 1 (1.11%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.11%) Tcl
11 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.11%) PowerHouse
11 1 (1.11%) PHP
11 1 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (30.00%) Degree
2 20 (22.22%) ISEB
3 12 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (38.89%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle
3 5 (5.56%) Red Gate
4 2 (2.22%) Perforce
4 2 (2.22%) Adobe
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