The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 83 99 94
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 29 8 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.66% 0.52% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 0.65% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 27 6 34
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Test Automation
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
1444 1232 1575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.70% 79.38% 75.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1082 1051 1365
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 £31,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Cambridge region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Cambridge

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 58 (63.74%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (57.14%) Java
3 35 (38.46%) Degree
3 35 (38.46%) Selenium
3 35 (38.46%) Python
4 33 (36.26%) C#
5 31 (34.07%) Scrum
6 30 (32.97%) QA
7 29 (31.87%) C++
7 29 (31.87%) SQL
8 24 (26.37%) Test Scripting
9 23 (25.27%) Manual Testing
10 22 (24.18%) UNIX
11 20 (21.98%) TDD
12 18 (19.78%) OO
13 16 (17.58%) Software Engineering
13 16 (17.58%) .NET
14 14 (15.38%) HTML
14 14 (15.38%) XML
14 14 (15.38%) Software Testing
14 14 (15.38%) Performance Testing
14 14 (15.38%) Finance
15 13 (14.29%) Regression Testing
15 13 (14.29%) Windows
16 12 (13.19%) Linux
16 12 (13.19%) Perl
16 12 (13.19%) BDD
17 11 (12.09%) Test Strategy
17 11 (12.09%) MS Office
17 11 (12.09%) Computer Science

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.10%) GlassFish
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) MS Office
2 4 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.99%) Internet
2 7 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.49%) Wireless
4 4 (4.40%) NAS
4 4 (4.40%) iSCSI
4 4 (4.40%) VLAN
4 4 (4.40%) SAN
4 4 (4.40%) IPv6
4 4 (4.40%) HTTP
5 2 (2.20%) LTE
5 2 (2.20%) 2G
5 2 (2.20%) 3G
5 2 (2.20%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.20%) DNS
6 1 (1.10%) GPRS
6 1 (1.10%) GSM
6 1 (1.10%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.10%) DHCP
6 1 (1.10%) VPN
6 1 (1.10%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.10%) MySQL
2 1 (1.10%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (38.46%) Selenium
2 9 (9.89%) Cucumber
3 8 (8.79%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.79%) Bugzilla
3 8 (8.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (7.69%) JIRA
4 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 6 (6.59%) WebDriver
5 6 (6.59%) JUnit
5 6 (6.59%) WinRunner
6 5 (5.49%) FitNesse
6 5 (5.49%) Subversion
7 4 (4.40%) eggPlant
7 4 (4.40%) TestComplete
8 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.30%) NUnit
8 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.20%) TestNG
9 2 (2.20%) Fiddler
10 1 (1.10%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (15.38%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.49%) Automotive
4 4 (4.40%) Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (39.56%) Test Engineer
2 33 (36.26%) Tester
3 24 (26.37%) Software Engineer
4 17 (18.68%) Developer
4 17 (18.68%) Software Test Engineer
5 16 (17.58%) Automation Engineer
6 14 (15.38%) Analyst
7 12 (13.19%) Automation Tester
8 11 (12.09%) Lead Tester
9 10 (10.99%) Software Tester
9 10 (10.99%) QA Tester
10 8 (8.79%) Automation Analyst
10 8 (8.79%) Test Analyst
11 7 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
11 7 (7.69%) Capacity Planning Engineer
12 6 (6.59%) QA Automation Engineer
12 6 (6.59%) Development Engineer
12 6 (6.59%) Test Automation Engineer
12 6 (6.59%) QA Engineer
12 6 (6.59%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.58%) .NET
2 14 (15.38%) HTML
2 14 (15.38%) XML
3 7 (7.69%) Web Services
4 2 (2.20%) REST
4 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.20%) CSS
5 1 (1.10%) Middleware
5 1 (1.10%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.89%) Mathematics
2 9 (9.89%) User Experience
2 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.40%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.30%) IPTV
4 3 (3.30%) iPhone
4 3 (3.30%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.20%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.20%) Open Source
5 2 (2.20%) Web 2.0
5 2 (2.20%) Chemistry
5 2 (2.20%) Biology
5 2 (2.20%) Life Science
5 2 (2.20%) Grid Computing
5 2 (2.20%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.10%) DTV
6 1 (1.10%) GIS
6 1 (1.10%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.18%) UNIX
2 13 (14.29%) Windows
3 12 (13.19%) Linux
4 5 (5.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (63.74%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.07%) Scrum
3 24 (26.37%) Test Scripting
4 23 (25.27%) Manual Testing
5 20 (21.98%) TDD
6 18 (19.78%) OO
7 16 (17.58%) Software Engineering
8 14 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 14 (15.38%) Performance Testing
9 13 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 12 (13.19%) BDD
11 11 (12.09%) Test Strategy
12 10 (10.99%) OOP
13 8 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
15 6 (6.59%) Analytics
15 6 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (6.59%) Validation
16 5 (5.49%) Automated Testing
16 5 (5.49%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (57.14%) Java
2 35 (38.46%) Python
3 33 (36.26%) C#
4 29 (31.87%) C++
4 29 (31.87%) SQL
5 12 (13.19%) Perl
6 11 (12.09%) Ruby
7 9 (9.89%) JavaScript
7 9 (9.89%) C
8 7 (7.69%) Delphi
8 7 (7.69%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.40%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.30%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.30%) PHP
10 3 (3.30%) Scala
11 1 (1.10%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 35 (38.46%) Degree
2 9 (9.89%) ISEB
2 9 (9.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.20%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.10%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (32.97%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) KVM
1 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.40%) Puppet
2 3 (3.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.69%) HP
2 7 (7.69%) Oracle
2 7 (7.69%) Sybase
3 4 (4.40%) VMware
3 4 (4.40%) NetApp
3 4 (4.40%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.40%) Hitachi
3 4 (4.40%) Sun
4 1 (1.10%) MKS
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