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

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 80 74 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -31
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 34 52 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.26% 2.80% 5.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 3.54% 7.01%
Number of salaries quoted 19 46 98
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1227 1469 1512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.58% 78.98% 77.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 1227 1285
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,625 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 7 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 46 (54.76%) Test Automation
2 38 (45.24%) ISEB
3 37 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (41.67%) SQL
5 34 (40.48%) C++
5 34 (40.48%) Python
6 30 (35.71%) C#
7 28 (33.33%) Automated Testing
8 24 (28.57%) Selenium
9 22 (26.19%) Scrum
10 21 (25.00%) Regression Testing
10 21 (25.00%) Java
10 21 (25.00%) Manual Testing
11 20 (23.81%) Agile Testing
11 20 (23.81%) Windows
12 19 (22.62%) Linux
13 18 (21.43%) Test Management
13 18 (21.43%) QA
14 17 (20.24%) JIRA
14 17 (20.24%) UNIX
15 14 (16.67%) ISTQB
16 13 (15.48%) Degree
16 13 (15.48%) Test Scripting
17 12 (14.29%) Web Testing
18 11 (13.10%) SoapUI
18 11 (13.10%) JMeter
18 11 (13.10%) User Experience
19 10 (11.90%) SOAP
19 10 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
20 9 (10.71%) Unit Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 2 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (1.19%) Smallworld
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Internet
2 3 (3.57%) Network Security
3 2 (2.38%) Wireless
3 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.19%) LTE
4 1 (1.19%) NFC
4 1 (1.19%) Intranet
4 1 (1.19%) 3G
4 1 (1.19%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (28.57%) Selenium
2 17 (20.24%) JIRA
3 11 (13.10%) SoapUI
3 11 (13.10%) JMeter
4 4 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (4.76%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.57%) FitNesse
5 3 (3.57%) MSTest
5 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.57%) NUnit
6 2 (2.38%) JUnit
6 2 (2.38%) Calabash
6 2 (2.38%) WatiN
6 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.38%) TestNG
7 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.19%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (34.52%) Tester
2 23 (27.38%) Test Engineer
3 16 (19.05%) Test Team Leader
3 16 (19.05%) Team Leader
4 15 (17.86%) Software Engineer
4 15 (17.86%) Software Test Engineer
5 13 (15.48%) Software Tester
6 11 (13.10%) Developer
7 10 (11.90%) Automation Tester
7 10 (11.90%) Automation Engineer
7 10 (11.90%) Test Automation Engineer
7 10 (11.90%) Automation Team Leader
8 8 (9.52%) Test Consultant
8 8 (9.52%) Consultant
9 7 (8.33%) Analyst
9 7 (8.33%) Test Analyst
10 6 (7.14%) Software Team Leader
11 5 (5.95%) Automation Analyst
11 5 (5.95%) Junior
12 4 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) SOAP
2 7 (8.33%) XML
2 7 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (2.38%) CSS
3 2 (2.38%) .NET
4 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.19%) JSON
4 1 (1.19%) Web Services
4 1 (1.19%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) User Experience
2 3 (3.57%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.38%) Open Source
3 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.19%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.81%) Windows
2 19 (22.62%) Linux
3 17 (20.24%) UNIX
4 4 (4.76%) Android
5 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.38%) VMS
7 1 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.19%) Tizen
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (54.76%) Test Automation
2 37 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 22 (26.19%) Scrum
5 21 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 21 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 20 (23.81%) Agile Testing
7 18 (21.43%) Test Management
8 13 (15.48%) Test Scripting
9 12 (14.29%) Web Testing
10 10 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (10.71%) Unit Testing
11 9 (10.71%) TDD
12 8 (9.52%) Load Testing
13 7 (8.33%) BDD
14 6 (7.14%) Kanban
15 5 (5.95%) Functional Testing
15 5 (5.95%) Test Strategy
16 4 (4.76%) Validation
16 4 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.67%) SQL
2 34 (40.48%) C++
2 34 (40.48%) Python
3 30 (35.71%) C#
4 21 (25.00%) Java
5 6 (7.14%) C
5 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.57%) Perl
7 1 (1.19%) Ruby
7 1 (1.19%) PHP
7 1 (1.19%) Magik
Qualifications
1 38 (45.24%) ISEB
2 14 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 13 (15.48%) Degree
4 6 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.19%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.14%) WorldPay
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle
3 1 (1.19%) VMware
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