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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 64 83 71
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 55 33 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.08% 1.99% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 2.60% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 45 32 40
Average salary £33,500 £35,750 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.29% +12.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £42,500 £42,300
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
1447 1268 1365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.16% 76.48% 75.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1149 1091 1173
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
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 29 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 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 54 (50.47%) QA
2 48 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (38.32%) Degree
4 39 (36.45%) Automated Testing
5 36 (33.64%) ISEB
6 35 (32.71%) Java
7 30 (28.04%) Scrum
8 24 (22.43%) SQL
8 24 (22.43%) Manual Testing
9 23 (21.50%) ISTQB
10 22 (20.56%) Selenium
10 22 (20.56%) Python
10 22 (20.56%) Test Scripting
11 21 (19.63%) C#
11 21 (19.63%) HTML
12 20 (18.69%) C++
13 18 (16.82%) UNIX
14 17 (15.89%) .NET
15 16 (14.95%) Linux
15 16 (14.95%) Internet
16 15 (14.02%) Microsoft
16 15 (14.02%) JavaScript
16 15 (14.02%) Regression Testing
16 15 (14.02%) Agile Testing
17 14 (13.08%) Finance
17 14 (13.08%) Perl
18 13 (12.15%) Test Management
18 13 (12.15%) Test Automation
19 12 (11.21%) Automation Testing
19 12 (11.21%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) MS Office
2 4 (3.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.87%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.95%) Internet
2 7 (6.54%) Wireless
3 4 (3.74%) HTTP
3 4 (3.74%) Bluetooth
4 3 (2.80%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.80%) UWB
5 1 (0.93%) LTE
5 1 (0.93%) 4G
5 1 (0.93%) TDMA
5 1 (0.93%) TETRA
5 1 (0.93%) GSM
5 1 (0.93%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.80%) MySQL
3 2 (1.87%) DB2
4 1 (0.93%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.93%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 22 (20.56%) Selenium
2 11 (10.28%) JIRA
3 9 (8.41%) WebDriver
4 7 (6.54%) FitNesse
4 7 (6.54%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (6.54%) JMeter
5 5 (4.67%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.87%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.87%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (1.87%) WATIR
6 2 (1.87%) TestNG
6 2 (1.87%) JUnit
7 1 (0.93%) Ant
7 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.93%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.93%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.93%) Subversion
7 1 (0.93%) Maven
7 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Electronics
2 5 (4.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.74%) Games
4 2 (1.87%) Publishing
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) French Language
5 1 (0.93%) German Language
5 1 (0.93%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (31.78%) Software Engineer
2 24 (22.43%) Test Engineer
3 23 (21.50%) Tester
4 20 (18.69%) Analyst
4 20 (18.69%) Test Analyst
5 19 (17.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 19 (17.76%) Software Tester
6 13 (12.15%) QA Engineer
7 9 (8.41%) QA Manager
8 6 (5.61%) Graduate
9 5 (4.67%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (3.74%) Junior
10 4 (3.74%) Consultant
10 4 (3.74%) Test Consultant
11 3 (2.80%) Junior Analyst
11 3 (2.80%) Junior Test Analyst
12 2 (1.87%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 2 (1.87%) Automation Analyst
12 2 (1.87%) Middleware Engineer
12 2 (1.87%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.63%) HTML
2 17 (15.89%) .NET
3 11 (10.28%) CSS
4 8 (7.48%) XML
5 4 (3.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (3.74%) STL
6 3 (2.80%) Web Services
6 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.87%) REST
7 2 (1.87%) Middleware
8 1 (0.93%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.61%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.67%) Mathematics
2 5 (4.67%) Social Media
3 4 (3.74%) iPad
3 4 (3.74%) iPhone
3 4 (3.74%) E-Learning
4 3 (2.80%) Open Source
4 3 (2.80%) Firmware
5 2 (1.87%) Online Games
6 1 (0.93%) Physics
6 1 (0.93%) GIS
6 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.93%) Handset
6 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.82%) UNIX
2 16 (14.95%) Linux
3 12 (11.21%) Windows
4 4 (3.74%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (36.45%) Automated Testing
3 30 (28.04%) Scrum
4 24 (22.43%) Manual Testing
5 22 (20.56%) Test Scripting
6 15 (14.02%) Regression Testing
6 15 (14.02%) Agile Testing
7 13 (12.15%) Test Management
7 13 (12.15%) Test Automation
8 12 (11.21%) Automation Testing
9 10 (9.35%) Configuration Management
10 8 (7.48%) TDD
10 8 (7.48%) Performance Testing
10 8 (7.48%) BDD
11 7 (6.54%) Multithreading
11 7 (6.54%) UML
12 6 (5.61%) PRINCE2
12 6 (5.61%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (5.61%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 35 (32.71%) Java
2 24 (22.43%) SQL
3 22 (20.56%) Python
4 21 (19.63%) C#
5 20 (18.69%) C++
6 15 (14.02%) JavaScript
7 14 (13.08%) Perl
8 10 (9.35%) C
9 4 (3.74%) Ruby
9 4 (3.74%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.87%) PHP
10 2 (1.87%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.93%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 41 (38.32%) Degree
2 36 (33.64%) ISEB
3 23 (21.50%) ISTQB
4 9 (8.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.93%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (50.47%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (14.02%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.35%) Oracle
3 3 (2.80%) Perforce
4 2 (1.87%) Adobe
5 1 (0.93%) HP
5 1 (0.93%) MKS
5 1 (0.93%) SAP
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Salary: 30k-40k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects
Posted: 6 days ago
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ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
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TRG
Salary: 35000-45000 Per Annum Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago