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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 78 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 27 33 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.32% 2.35% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 2.71% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 26 26 48
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,750 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
989 1217 1519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 84.89% 86.62% 85.29%
Number of salaries quoted 815 1022 1211
Median salary £47,500 £44,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.74% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of job ads across the Cambridge region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 37 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (50.70%) Degree
3 26 (36.62%) Java
4 24 (33.80%) Computer Science
5 23 (32.39%) SQL
6 22 (30.99%) Web Services
7 20 (28.17%) Automated Testing
7 20 (28.17%) Test Automation
8 17 (23.94%) Scrum
8 17 (23.94%) JavaScript
9 16 (22.54%) Windows
9 16 (22.54%) Manual Testing
9 16 (22.54%) QA
10 15 (21.13%) Selenium
10 15 (21.13%) ISEB
10 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (16.90%) HTML
11 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
11 12 (16.90%) Unix
11 12 (16.90%) Test Scripting
12 11 (15.49%) ISTQB
12 11 (15.49%) Regression Testing
12 11 (15.49%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (14.08%) Telecoms
13 10 (14.08%) Finance
13 10 (14.08%) Python
13 10 (14.08%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (12.68%) Data Migration
14 9 (12.68%) TDD
14 9 (12.68%) Intranet

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (12.68%) Smallworld
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) Internet
1 9 (12.68%) Intranet
1 9 (12.68%) Wireless
2 7 (9.86%) HTTP
3 6 (8.45%) Firewall
4 1 (1.41%) DNS
4 1 (1.41%) SSL
4 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.41%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) GIS
2 5 (7.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.41%) Big Data
3 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Selenium
2 7 (9.86%) JIRA
3 5 (7.04%) Bugzilla
4 4 (5.63%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.82%) JUnit
5 2 (2.82%) TestNG
5 2 (2.82%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.41%) Gatling
6 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.41%) JMeter
6 1 (1.41%) Protractor
6 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 10 (14.08%) Finance
1 10 (14.08%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.27%) Billing
3 3 (4.23%) Electronics
3 3 (4.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Test Engineer
2 22 (30.99%) Software Test Engineer
3 19 (26.76%) Tester
4 17 (23.94%) Test Automation Engineer
5 15 (21.13%) Developer
6 10 (14.08%) Software Developer
6 10 (14.08%) Web Tester
7 9 (12.68%) Analyst
7 9 (12.68%) GIS Developer
7 9 (12.68%) Test Analyst
7 9 (12.68%) Web Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) Java Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Java Developer
9 5 (7.04%) Senior Developer
9 5 (7.04%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (5.63%) Senior Tester
11 3 (4.23%) Electronics Engineer
11 3 (4.23%) Mechanical Design Engineer
11 3 (4.23%) Mechanical Engineer
11 3 (4.23%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.99%) Web Services
2 12 (16.90%) HTML
3 7 (9.86%) REST
4 6 (8.45%) Reactive Extensions
4 6 (8.45%) WPF
5 5 (7.04%) .NET
6 4 (5.63%) J2EE
6 4 (5.63%) MyBatis
7 3 (4.23%) CSS
7 3 (4.23%) RESTful
7 3 (4.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (33.80%) Computer Science
2 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.86%) Mathematics
4 6 (8.45%) Fintech
4 6 (8.45%) iPad
5 5 (7.04%) Informatics
5 5 (7.04%) Mobile App
5 5 (7.04%) Statistics
5 5 (7.04%) Visualisation
6 4 (5.63%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.54%) Windows
2 12 (16.90%) Unix
3 9 (12.68%) Linux
4 6 (8.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (28.17%) Automated Testing
2 20 (28.17%) Test Automation
3 17 (23.94%) Scrum
4 16 (22.54%) Manual Testing
5 12 (16.90%) Test Scripting
6 11 (15.49%) Exploratory Testing
6 11 (15.49%) Regression Testing
7 10 (14.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (12.68%) Data Migration
8 9 (12.68%) Defect Management
8 9 (12.68%) Migration
8 9 (12.68%) OO
8 9 (12.68%) TDD
9 8 (11.27%) Automation Testing
9 8 (11.27%) CRM
9 8 (11.27%) Functional Testing
10 7 (9.86%) Performance Testing
11 6 (8.45%) Load Testing
11 6 (8.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (36.62%) Java
2 23 (32.39%) SQL
3 17 (23.94%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.08%) Python
5 9 (12.68%) Magik
6 6 (8.45%) Perl
7 2 (2.82%) C
7 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 36 (50.70%) Degree
2 15 (21.13%) ISEB
3 11 (15.49%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) WorldPay
3 3 (4.23%) EMC
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle
5 1 (1.41%) SAP
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