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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 74 80 47
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -33
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 29 49 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.04% 2.62% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 3.27% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 16 39 92
Average salary £44,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £27,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,000 £45,000
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
1170 1500 1425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.11% 80.13% 78.90%
Number of salaries quoted 986 1217 1231
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 26 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 41 (56.16%) Test Automation
2 30 (41.10%) SQL
2 30 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (36.99%) C++
3 27 (36.99%) ISEB
4 25 (34.25%) Python
5 24 (32.88%) C#
5 24 (32.88%) Selenium
6 22 (30.14%) Automated Testing
7 21 (28.77%) Java
8 20 (27.40%) Manual Testing
9 18 (24.66%) Scrum
9 18 (24.66%) Windows
10 17 (23.29%) Linux
11 15 (20.55%) UNIX
11 15 (20.55%) Agile Testing
12 14 (19.18%) Test Scripting
12 14 (19.18%) Regression Testing
13 13 (17.81%) QA
13 13 (17.81%) JIRA
13 13 (17.81%) Degree
14 12 (16.44%) Test Management
15 11 (15.07%) Web Testing
15 11 (15.07%) ISTQB
15 11 (15.07%) SoapUI
15 11 (15.07%) JMeter
15 11 (15.07%) User Experience
16 10 (13.70%) Finance
16 10 (13.70%) SOAP
17 9 (12.33%) TDD

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (2.74%) IIS
2 1 (1.37%) Smallworld
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) MS Office
2 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) Internet
1 3 (4.11%) Network Security
2 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.74%) Wireless
3 1 (1.37%) 2G
3 1 (1.37%) Intranet
3 1 (1.37%) 3G
3 1 (1.37%) LTE
3 1 (1.37%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (32.88%) Selenium
2 13 (17.81%) JIRA
3 11 (15.07%) SoapUI
3 11 (15.07%) JMeter
4 4 (5.48%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (4.11%) NUnit
5 3 (4.11%) FitNesse
5 3 (4.11%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.74%) Calabash
6 2 (2.74%) WatiN
6 2 (2.74%) MSTest
6 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.37%) Subversion
7 1 (1.37%) JUnit
7 1 (1.37%) TestNG
7 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.37%) PHPUnit
General
1 10 (13.70%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.48%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (39.73%) Tester
2 21 (28.77%) Test Engineer
3 14 (19.18%) Software Tester
4 13 (17.81%) Software Engineer
4 13 (17.81%) Software Test Engineer
5 11 (15.07%) Developer
6 10 (13.70%) Team Leader
6 10 (13.70%) Test Team Leader
6 10 (13.70%) Automation Tester
7 7 (9.59%) Test Consultant
7 7 (9.59%) Analyst
7 7 (9.59%) Test Analyst
7 7 (9.59%) Consultant
7 7 (9.59%) Automation Team Leader
7 7 (9.59%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (9.59%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Junior
9 3 (4.11%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) SOAP
2 7 (9.59%) HTML
2 7 (9.59%) XML
3 2 (2.74%) .NET
4 1 (1.37%) CSS
4 1 (1.37%) Web Services
4 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.37%) JSON
4 1 (1.37%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) User Experience
2 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.11%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.66%) Windows
2 17 (23.29%) Linux
3 15 (20.55%) UNIX
4 4 (5.48%) Android
5 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.74%) VMS
6 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.37%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.16%) Test Automation
2 30 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (30.14%) Automated Testing
4 20 (27.40%) Manual Testing
5 18 (24.66%) Scrum
6 15 (20.55%) Agile Testing
7 14 (19.18%) Test Scripting
7 14 (19.18%) Regression Testing
8 12 (16.44%) Test Management
9 11 (15.07%) Web Testing
10 9 (12.33%) TDD
11 7 (9.59%) BDD
11 7 (9.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (8.22%) Unit Testing
13 5 (6.85%) Load Testing
13 5 (6.85%) Kanban
13 5 (6.85%) SDLC
14 4 (5.48%) Test Strategy
14 4 (5.48%) Functional Testing
14 4 (5.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (41.10%) SQL
2 27 (36.99%) C++
3 25 (34.25%) Python
4 24 (32.88%) C#
5 21 (28.77%) Java
6 6 (8.22%) C
7 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.11%) Perl
9 1 (1.37%) Magik
9 1 (1.37%) PHP
9 1 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (36.99%) ISEB
2 13 (17.81%) Degree
3 11 (15.07%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (8.22%) WorldPay
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle
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