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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 56 63 87
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 48 56 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.45% 3.09% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 3.71% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 42 51 25
Average salary £41,750 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.62% -10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1166 1511 1271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 83.70% 83.25% 80.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1015 1167 1094
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 August 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 42 (56.76%) Selenium
2 34 (45.95%) Java
3 30 (40.54%) SQL
3 30 (40.54%) Test Automation
4 29 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (36.49%) C++
6 26 (35.14%) C#
7 25 (33.78%) QA
8 19 (25.68%) Python
9 18 (24.32%) UNIX
9 18 (24.32%) JMeter
9 18 (24.32%) SoapUI
10 16 (21.62%) Manual Testing
10 16 (21.62%) Scrum
10 16 (21.62%) Linux
11 15 (20.27%) ISEB
11 15 (20.27%) SOAP
11 15 (20.27%) Finance
11 15 (20.27%) Web Testing
11 15 (20.27%) TDD
11 15 (20.27%) User Experience
12 14 (18.92%) Degree
12 14 (18.92%) C
13 13 (17.57%) .NET
13 13 (17.57%) BDD
14 12 (16.22%) Automated Testing
14 12 (16.22%) WorldPay
15 11 (14.86%) Agile Testing
16 10 (13.51%) Windows
16 10 (13.51%) JIRA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (1.35%) IIS
1 1 (1.35%) Smallworld
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Office
2 3 (4.05%) Simulink
3 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) Internet
1 7 (9.46%) Wireless
2 3 (4.05%) TETRA
2 3 (4.05%) WAN
3 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.70%) Network Security
4 1 (1.35%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 42 (56.76%) Selenium
2 18 (24.32%) JMeter
2 18 (24.32%) SoapUI
3 10 (13.51%) JIRA
4 7 (9.46%) Cucumber
5 6 (8.11%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.05%) NUnit
7 2 (2.70%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.70%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.35%) TestNG
8 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.35%) Subversion
8 1 (1.35%) JUnit
General
1 15 (20.27%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.05%) Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Automotive
4 2 (2.70%) Electronics
5 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (37.84%) Tester
2 16 (21.62%) Analyst
3 15 (20.27%) Test Analyst
4 13 (17.57%) Test Engineer
5 12 (16.22%) Junior
6 10 (13.51%) Software Tester
7 9 (12.16%) QA Tester
7 9 (12.16%) Junior Tester
7 9 (12.16%) Selenium Tester
8 8 (10.81%) Software Engineer
8 8 (10.81%) Developer
9 7 (9.46%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (9.46%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (8.11%) Automation Tester
10 6 (8.11%) Automation Analyst
10 6 (8.11%) Team Leader
10 6 (8.11%) Principal Engineer
10 6 (8.11%) QA Leader
11 5 (6.76%) Automation Test Analyst
12 4 (5.41%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.27%) SOAP
2 13 (17.57%) .NET
3 9 (12.16%) XML
3 9 (12.16%) HTML
4 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.35%) Android SDK
4 1 (1.35%) CSS
4 1 (1.35%) Servlets
4 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) User Experience
2 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.41%) Internet of Things
4 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.05%) GIS
4 3 (4.05%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.70%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.32%) UNIX
2 16 (21.62%) Linux
3 10 (13.51%) Windows
4 3 (4.05%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.70%) Android
6 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (40.54%) Test Automation
2 29 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (21.62%) Scrum
3 16 (21.62%) Manual Testing
4 15 (20.27%) Web Testing
4 15 (20.27%) TDD
5 13 (17.57%) BDD
6 12 (16.22%) Automated Testing
7 11 (14.86%) Agile Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Test Scripting
9 9 (12.16%) Regression Testing
10 6 (8.11%) Software Engineering
10 6 (8.11%) Unit Testing
10 6 (8.11%) Integration Testing
10 6 (8.11%) Configuration Management
10 6 (8.11%) SDLC
11 4 (5.41%) Automation Testing
11 4 (5.41%) DevOps
11 4 (5.41%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (5.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 34 (45.95%) Java
2 30 (40.54%) SQL
3 27 (36.49%) C++
4 26 (35.14%) C#
5 19 (25.68%) Python
6 14 (18.92%) C
7 7 (9.46%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.05%) Perl
8 3 (4.05%) Embedded C
8 3 (4.05%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.70%) PHP
9 2 (2.70%) Ruby
10 1 (1.35%) Magik
Qualifications
1 15 (20.27%) ISEB
2 14 (18.92%) Degree
3 7 (9.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (8.11%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (4.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (33.78%) QA
2 6 (8.11%) JTAG
Vendors
1 12 (16.22%) WorldPay
2 3 (4.05%) Lauterbach
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.35%) Apple
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