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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 68 77 76
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 52 34 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.96% 2.17% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 2.74% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 49 31 43
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
1445 1242 1511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.20% 79.41% 75.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1099 1087 1319
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 74 (70.48%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (55.24%) QA
3 40 (38.10%) Automated Testing
3 40 (38.10%) Java
3 40 (38.10%) Manual Testing
4 38 (36.19%) ISEB
5 36 (34.29%) Degree
6 33 (31.43%) Scrum
7 30 (28.57%) Regression Testing
7 30 (28.57%) C#
8 28 (26.67%) C++
9 26 (24.76%) Selenium
10 24 (22.86%) ISTQB
10 24 (22.86%) HTML
10 24 (22.86%) SQL
11 23 (21.90%) Test Scripting
12 20 (19.05%) Microsoft
13 19 (18.10%) JavaScript
14 15 (14.29%) .NET
14 15 (14.29%) C
14 15 (14.29%) Internet
14 15 (14.29%) Test Automation
15 14 (13.33%) Agile Testing
15 14 (13.33%) Python
15 14 (13.33%) Finance
16 12 (11.43%) Oracle
16 12 (11.43%) CSS
16 12 (11.43%) UNIX
16 12 (11.43%) WebDriver
17 11 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (6.67%) MS Office
2 3 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.29%) Internet
2 4 (3.81%) HTTP
3 3 (2.86%) Wireless
4 1 (0.95%) TETRA
4 1 (0.95%) LTE
4 1 (0.95%) 4G
4 1 (0.95%) 3G
4 1 (0.95%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.95%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) MySQL
3 2 (1.90%) DB2
4 1 (0.95%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.95%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 26 (24.76%) Selenium
2 12 (11.43%) WebDriver
3 10 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (8.57%) JIRA
5 8 (7.62%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.76%) FitNesse
6 5 (4.76%) JUnit
6 5 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.86%) JMeter
7 3 (2.86%) NUnit
7 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.90%) TestNG
8 2 (1.90%) WATIR
8 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.90%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.95%) CMake
9 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.95%) Hudson
9 1 (0.95%) QALoad
9 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (13.33%) Finance
2 10 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.76%) Banking
4 4 (3.81%) Games
5 2 (1.90%) Publishing
6 1 (0.95%) French Language
6 1 (0.95%) German Language
6 1 (0.95%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.95%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.95%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.95%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (30.48%) Software Engineer
2 28 (26.67%) Tester
3 22 (20.95%) Analyst
3 22 (20.95%) Test Analyst
4 20 (19.05%) Software Tester
5 18 (17.14%) Test Engineer
6 14 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
7 13 (12.38%) QA Engineer
8 9 (8.57%) QA Manager
9 8 (7.62%) Software Test Analyst
10 6 (5.71%) Graduate
11 4 (3.81%) Junior
11 4 (3.81%) Consultant
11 4 (3.81%) Test Consultant
12 3 (2.86%) Junior Analyst
12 3 (2.86%) QA Tester
12 3 (2.86%) Junior Test Analyst
13 2 (1.90%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 2 (1.90%) Automation Analyst
13 2 (1.90%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.86%) HTML
2 15 (14.29%) .NET
3 12 (11.43%) CSS
4 7 (6.67%) XML
5 6 (5.71%) Web Services
6 4 (3.81%) STL
6 4 (3.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.90%) Middleware
8 2 (1.90%) REST
9 1 (0.95%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.95%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.67%) iPhone
2 7 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.81%) iPad
4 3 (2.86%) Open Source
5 2 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.90%) Online Games
5 2 (1.90%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.95%) Physics
6 1 (0.95%) GIS
6 1 (0.95%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.95%) Handset
6 1 (0.95%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.43%) UNIX
2 9 (8.57%) Linux
3 8 (7.62%) Windows
4 4 (3.81%) Android
5 1 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (70.48%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (38.10%) Automated Testing
2 40 (38.10%) Manual Testing
3 33 (31.43%) Scrum
4 30 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 23 (21.90%) Test Scripting
6 15 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 14 (13.33%) Agile Testing
8 11 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (9.52%) Test Management
9 10 (9.52%) Automation Testing
10 9 (8.57%) Software Engineering
11 8 (7.62%) Configuration Management
12 7 (6.67%) UML
12 7 (6.67%) TDD
12 7 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (6.67%) Performance Testing
12 7 (6.67%) BDD
12 7 (6.67%) User Stories
13 5 (4.76%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 40 (38.10%) Java
2 30 (28.57%) C#
3 28 (26.67%) C++
4 24 (22.86%) SQL
5 19 (18.10%) JavaScript
6 15 (14.29%) C
7 14 (13.33%) Python
8 8 (7.62%) Perl
9 5 (4.76%) PHP
10 3 (2.86%) Scala
11 2 (1.90%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.95%) Ruby
12 1 (0.95%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 38 (36.19%) ISEB
2 36 (34.29%) Degree
3 24 (22.86%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.95%) PhD
6 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (55.24%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.43%) Oracle
3 4 (3.81%) HP
4 2 (1.90%) Perforce
5 1 (0.95%) SAP
5 1 (0.95%) Quark
5 1 (0.95%) MKS
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum excellent package and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago