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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 47 57 31
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -26
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 67 54 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.83% 3.66% 7.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.54% 4.54% 10.01%
Number of salaries quoted 66 52 117
Average salary £39,500 £41,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.81% +25.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,550 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.98%
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
1475 1189 1388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 84.33% 80.50% 73.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1127 934 1136
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 December 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 62 (52.10%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (41.18%) Automated Testing
3 42 (35.29%) Manual Testing
3 42 (35.29%) ISEB
4 36 (30.25%) QA
5 32 (26.89%) SQL
5 32 (26.89%) Python
6 30 (25.21%) Scrum
6 30 (25.21%) Degree
6 30 (25.21%) Test Automation
7 28 (23.53%) C++
7 28 (23.53%) Java
8 27 (22.69%) Test Scripting
9 26 (21.85%) Microsoft
9 26 (21.85%) C#
10 25 (21.01%) Regression Testing
11 24 (20.17%) Selenium
12 21 (17.65%) JIRA
12 21 (17.65%) ISTQB
13 17 (14.29%) HTML
13 17 (14.29%) JavaScript
13 17 (14.29%) UNIX
14 16 (13.45%) Test Management
15 15 (12.61%) WebDriver
15 15 (12.61%) Windows
15 15 (12.61%) Linux
15 15 (12.61%) Finance
15 15 (12.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (11.76%) Unit Testing
16 14 (11.76%) Agile Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Applications
1 10 (8.40%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) Internet
2 3 (2.52%) HTTP
3 1 (0.84%) DECT
3 1 (0.84%) 3G
3 1 (0.84%) Wireless
3 1 (0.84%) TETRA
3 1 (0.84%) NFC
3 1 (0.84%) LTE
3 1 (0.84%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) DB2
2 2 (1.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.84%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.84%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 24 (20.17%) Selenium
2 21 (17.65%) JIRA
3 15 (12.61%) WebDriver
4 10 (8.40%) JUnit
5 8 (6.72%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (5.88%) Visual Studio
6 7 (5.88%) TestNG
7 5 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.20%) NUnit
8 4 (3.36%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.68%) Calabash
10 2 (1.68%) JMeter
10 2 (1.68%) WatiN
10 2 (1.68%) WATIR
11 1 (0.84%) Ant
11 1 (0.84%) QALoad
11 1 (0.84%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.84%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.84%) Subversion
General
1 15 (12.61%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.04%) Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Advertising
4 2 (1.68%) Games
5 1 (0.84%) Electronics
5 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (30.25%) Software Engineer
2 35 (29.41%) Test Engineer
3 28 (23.53%) Tester
4 27 (22.69%) Software Test Engineer
5 20 (16.81%) Software Tester
6 15 (12.61%) Test Analyst
6 15 (12.61%) Analyst
7 14 (11.76%) Test Team Leader
7 14 (11.76%) Team Leader
8 8 (6.72%) Consultant
8 8 (6.72%) Test Consultant
9 7 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (5.88%) Software Team Leader
9 7 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
10 6 (5.04%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Automation Team Leader
10 6 (5.04%) QA Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Senior Test Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.29%) HTML
2 11 (9.24%) CSS
3 9 (7.56%) XML
4 7 (5.88%) .NET
5 5 (4.20%) Web Services
6 3 (2.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (2.52%) STL
7 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.84%) REST
8 1 (0.84%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.84%) J2EE
8 1 (0.84%) Middleware
8 1 (0.84%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) Mathematics
2 7 (5.88%) Open Source
3 6 (5.04%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.04%) Smart Meter
3 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (2.52%) iPhone
6 2 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.84%) User Experience
7 1 (0.84%) Physics
7 1 (0.84%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.29%) UNIX
2 15 (12.61%) Windows
2 15 (12.61%) Linux
3 3 (2.52%) Android
4 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.84%) Tizen
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.84%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (52.10%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (41.18%) Automated Testing
3 42 (35.29%) Manual Testing
4 30 (25.21%) Test Automation
4 30 (25.21%) Scrum
5 27 (22.69%) Test Scripting
6 25 (21.01%) Regression Testing
7 16 (13.45%) Test Management
8 15 (12.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (11.76%) Unit Testing
9 14 (11.76%) Agile Testing
10 11 (9.24%) TDD
11 10 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (8.40%) User Stories
12 8 (6.72%) Mentoring
12 8 (6.72%) BDD
12 8 (6.72%) Software Engineering
13 7 (5.88%) Load Testing
14 6 (5.04%) Performance Testing
14 6 (5.04%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.89%) SQL
1 32 (26.89%) Python
2 28 (23.53%) C++
2 28 (23.53%) Java
3 26 (21.85%) C#
4 17 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.40%) C
6 6 (5.04%) Perl
7 5 (4.20%) PHP
8 3 (2.52%) Scala
9 2 (1.68%) Ruby
10 1 (0.84%) TTCN
10 1 (0.84%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 42 (35.29%) ISEB
2 30 (25.21%) Degree
3 21 (17.65%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.84%) PhD
5 1 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (30.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (21.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.04%) Oracle
3 4 (3.36%) HP
4 1 (0.84%) Quark
4 1 (0.84%) MKS
4 1 (0.84%) Perforce
4 1 (0.84%) VMware
4 1 (0.84%) SAP
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £43,000 to £60,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 18 days ago