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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 56 66 30
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -36
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 56 44 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.47% 3.06% 8.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.25% 3.70% 11.10%
Number of salaries quoted 55 43 130
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
1318 1190 1261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.61% 82.81% 72.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1022 994 1063
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,900 £55,000 £67,500
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 28 January 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 49 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (43.69%) Automated Testing
3 43 (41.75%) ISEB
4 36 (34.95%) Python
5 35 (33.98%) Manual Testing
6 33 (32.04%) Test Automation
7 31 (30.10%) QA
8 29 (28.16%) SQL
9 27 (26.21%) C++
9 27 (26.21%) Scrum
10 26 (25.24%) Regression Testing
10 26 (25.24%) Microsoft
11 25 (24.27%) C#
12 21 (20.39%) ISTQB
13 20 (19.42%) Degree
13 20 (19.42%) JIRA
14 19 (18.45%) Test Scripting
15 18 (17.48%) Selenium
15 18 (17.48%) User Acceptance Testing
15 18 (17.48%) Test Management
16 17 (16.50%) Unit Testing
17 16 (15.53%) Java
17 16 (15.53%) Windows
18 15 (14.56%) Agile Testing
19 14 (13.59%) Linux
20 13 (12.62%) UNIX
21 11 (10.68%) Finance
21 11 (10.68%) WebDriver
22 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
22 10 (9.71%) HTML

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Applications
1 9 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.85%) Internet
2 1 (0.97%) TETRA
2 1 (0.97%) NFC
2 1 (0.97%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.97%) DB2
2 1 (0.97%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (19.42%) JIRA
2 18 (17.48%) Selenium
3 11 (10.68%) WebDriver
4 8 (7.77%) JUnit
5 6 (5.83%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (5.83%) NUnit
6 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.85%) TestNG
7 4 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.91%) WatiN
8 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (2.91%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.91%) Calabash
9 2 (1.94%) MSTest
10 1 (0.97%) PHPUnit
General
1 11 (10.68%) Finance
2 6 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.85%) Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (33.01%) Test Engineer
2 31 (30.10%) Software Engineer
3 27 (26.21%) Software Test Engineer
4 24 (23.30%) Tester
5 16 (15.53%) Team Leader
5 16 (15.53%) Test Team Leader
6 15 (14.56%) Software Tester
7 9 (8.74%) Analyst
7 9 (8.74%) Test Analyst
7 9 (8.74%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (8.74%) Test Automation Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) Automation Team Leader
8 8 (7.77%) Test Consultant
8 8 (7.77%) Consultant
9 7 (6.80%) Software Team Leader
10 5 (4.85%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) Software Manager
10 5 (4.85%) Automation Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) Test Manager
10 5 (4.85%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.71%) HTML
2 6 (5.83%) CSS
2 6 (5.83%) XML
3 4 (3.88%) .NET
4 3 (2.91%) Web Services
5 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.97%) STL
5 1 (0.97%) JSON
5 1 (0.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.97%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Mathematics
2 6 (5.83%) Smart Meter
3 5 (4.85%) Open Source
3 5 (4.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.91%) iPhone
6 2 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.97%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.97%) User Experience
7 1 (0.97%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.53%) Windows
2 14 (13.59%) Linux
3 13 (12.62%) UNIX
4 4 (3.88%) Android
5 3 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.97%) Tizen
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.97%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (43.69%) Automated Testing
3 35 (33.98%) Manual Testing
4 33 (32.04%) Test Automation
5 27 (26.21%) Scrum
6 26 (25.24%) Regression Testing
7 19 (18.45%) Test Scripting
8 18 (17.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (17.48%) Test Management
9 17 (16.50%) Unit Testing
10 15 (14.56%) Agile Testing
11 9 (8.74%) Load Testing
11 9 (8.74%) TDD
12 7 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (6.80%) User Stories
13 6 (5.83%) Mentoring
13 6 (5.83%) Black-Box Testing
14 5 (4.85%) BDD
14 5 (4.85%) Test Strategy
14 5 (4.85%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 36 (34.95%) Python
2 29 (28.16%) SQL
3 27 (26.21%) C++
4 25 (24.27%) C#
5 16 (15.53%) Java
6 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
7 9 (8.74%) C
8 4 (3.88%) PHP
9 3 (2.91%) Scala
10 2 (1.94%) Perl
11 1 (0.97%) Ruby
11 1 (0.97%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 43 (41.75%) ISEB
2 21 (20.39%) ISTQB
3 20 (19.42%) Degree
4 2 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (30.10%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (25.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle
3 3 (2.91%) HP
4 1 (0.97%) Quark
4 1 (0.97%) VMware
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