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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 76 65 90
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 34 55 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.45% 3.06% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 3.65% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 27 45 32
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -6.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £52,000 £42,500
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
1181 1505 1308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 85.03% 83.84% 79.32%
Number of salaries quoted 992 1195 1123
Average salary £44,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.22% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (53.73%) Test Automation
2 35 (52.24%) Selenium
3 31 (46.27%) Java
4 28 (41.79%) C++
4 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (40.30%) SQL
6 24 (35.82%) C#
7 20 (29.85%) Python
8 17 (25.37%) QA
9 16 (23.88%) ISEB
10 15 (22.39%) Linux
10 15 (22.39%) UNIX
10 15 (22.39%) JMeter
10 15 (22.39%) Degree
10 15 (22.39%) SoapUI
11 14 (20.90%) Web Testing
11 14 (20.90%) Finance
11 14 (20.90%) Scrum
11 14 (20.90%) SOAP
11 14 (20.90%) User Experience
12 13 (19.40%) Manual Testing
12 13 (19.40%) Agile Testing
13 12 (17.91%) BDD
13 12 (17.91%) Test Scripting
13 12 (17.91%) TDD
13 12 (17.91%) Automated Testing
14 11 (16.42%) Regression Testing
14 11 (16.42%) WorldPay
15 10 (14.93%) C
15 10 (14.93%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.99%) IIS
2 1 (1.49%) Smallworld
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) Internet
2 3 (4.48%) WAN
2 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.48%) Network Security
3 2 (2.99%) Wireless
4 1 (1.49%) 2G
4 1 (1.49%) LTE
4 1 (1.49%) Intranet
4 1 (1.49%) 3G
Development Applications
1 35 (52.24%) Selenium
2 15 (22.39%) JMeter
2 15 (22.39%) SoapUI
3 9 (13.43%) JIRA
4 5 (7.46%) HP UFT
5 4 (5.97%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.48%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.99%) NUnit
7 2 (2.99%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.49%) MSTest
8 1 (1.49%) Subversion
8 1 (1.49%) JUnit
8 1 (1.49%) TestNG
8 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.48%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Automotive
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 29 (43.28%) Tester
2 14 (20.90%) Analyst
2 14 (20.90%) Test Engineer
3 13 (19.40%) Test Analyst
4 12 (17.91%) Developer
5 11 (16.42%) Software Engineer
5 11 (16.42%) Software Tester
6 10 (14.93%) Automation Tester
7 7 (10.45%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (8.96%) Team Leader
9 5 (7.46%) Junior
9 5 (7.46%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (5.97%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (5.97%) Junior Tester
10 4 (5.97%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (5.97%) QA Tester
11 3 (4.48%) Release Analyst
11 3 (4.48%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.90%) SOAP
2 8 (11.94%) XML
2 8 (11.94%) HTML
2 8 (11.94%) .NET
3 1 (1.49%) CSS
3 1 (1.49%) Servlets
3 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.49%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) User Experience
2 9 (13.43%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.97%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.97%) Internet of Things
4 3 (4.48%) GIS
5 1 (1.49%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.49%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) UNIX
1 15 (22.39%) Linux
2 10 (14.93%) Windows
3 3 (4.48%) Android
4 2 (2.99%) VMS
4 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (53.73%) Test Automation
2 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.90%) Web Testing
3 14 (20.90%) Scrum
4 13 (19.40%) Manual Testing
4 13 (19.40%) Agile Testing
5 12 (17.91%) BDD
5 12 (17.91%) Test Scripting
5 12 (17.91%) TDD
5 12 (17.91%) Automated Testing
6 11 (16.42%) Regression Testing
7 6 (8.96%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.97%) Validation
8 4 (5.97%) Test Management
8 4 (5.97%) Test Strategy
9 3 (4.48%) Automation Testing
9 3 (4.48%) API Testing
9 3 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.99%) Network Planning
10 2 (2.99%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.27%) Java
2 28 (41.79%) C++
3 27 (40.30%) SQL
4 24 (35.82%) C#
5 20 (29.85%) Python
6 10 (14.93%) C
7 6 (8.96%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.97%) Perl
9 2 (2.99%) PHP
9 2 (2.99%) Ruby
10 1 (1.49%) Magik
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) ISEB
2 15 (22.39%) Degree
3 6 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.97%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.48%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.37%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) WorldPay
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.49%) Apple
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