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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 67 82 86
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 47 28 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.67% 1.92% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 2.39% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 45 22 28
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £35,000 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
1483 1170 1397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 84.26% 80.36% 73.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1144 919 1142
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 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 December 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 45 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (52.56%) Python
3 32 (41.03%) Degree
4 31 (39.74%) QA
5 29 (37.18%) Software Testing
5 29 (37.18%) Scrum
6 28 (35.90%) Test Scripting
7 26 (33.33%) SQL
8 25 (32.05%) Java
9 22 (28.21%) Software Engineering
9 22 (28.21%) Selenium
10 19 (24.36%) HTML
10 19 (24.36%) XML
10 19 (24.36%) Manual Testing
10 19 (24.36%) Regression Testing
11 18 (23.08%) Automated Testing
11 18 (23.08%) C#
11 18 (23.08%) JIRA
12 17 (21.79%) C++
12 17 (21.79%) Windows
13 15 (19.23%) UNIX
13 15 (19.23%) TDD
13 15 (19.23%) Finance
14 14 (17.95%) ISEB
14 14 (17.95%) Linux
15 12 (15.38%) C
16 11 (14.10%) JavaScript
16 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
16 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
16 11 (14.10%) Internet

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 8 (10.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
1 11 (14.10%) Internet
2 6 (7.69%) VLAN
3 5 (6.41%) HTTP
4 4 (5.13%) iSCSI
4 4 (5.13%) NAS
4 4 (5.13%) ICMP
4 4 (5.13%) IPv6
5 3 (3.85%) SAN
6 2 (2.56%) VPN
6 2 (2.56%) DNS
6 2 (2.56%) SSL
7 1 (1.28%) GPRS
7 1 (1.28%) GSM
7 1 (1.28%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 22 (28.21%) Selenium
2 18 (23.08%) JIRA
3 10 (12.82%) JUnit
4 7 (8.97%) TestNG
4 7 (8.97%) WebDriver
5 6 (7.69%) TestComplete
5 6 (7.69%) eggPlant
6 4 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (5.13%) Bugzilla
7 3 (3.85%) NUnit
7 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.85%) Fiddler
7 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.28%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.28%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (19.23%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Banking
2 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.13%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 29 (37.18%) Software Engineer
3 28 (35.90%) Software Test Engineer
4 19 (24.36%) Tester
5 16 (20.51%) Automation Engineer
6 13 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
7 12 (15.38%) Developer
8 11 (14.10%) Analyst
8 11 (14.10%) Test Analyst
8 11 (14.10%) Software Tester
9 9 (11.54%) Software Developer
9 9 (11.54%) Automation Test Analyst
9 9 (11.54%) Automation Tester
9 9 (11.54%) Automation Analyst
10 7 (8.97%) Lead Tester
11 6 (7.69%) Software Programmer
11 6 (7.69%) Test Team Leader
11 6 (7.69%) Team Leader
11 6 (7.69%) Programmer
12 5 (6.41%) Automation Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.36%) HTML
1 19 (24.36%) XML
2 7 (8.97%) .NET
2 7 (8.97%) CSS
3 6 (7.69%) Web Services
4 3 (3.85%) REST
5 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.54%) Open Source
3 4 (5.13%) User Experience
4 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.85%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.85%) Life Science
4 3 (3.85%) iPhone
4 3 (3.85%) IPTV
4 3 (3.85%) Chemistry
4 3 (3.85%) Biology
5 2 (2.56%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.56%) PKI
5 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.79%) Windows
2 15 (19.23%) UNIX
3 14 (17.95%) Linux
4 2 (2.56%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.28%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (37.18%) Scrum
2 29 (37.18%) Software Testing
3 28 (35.90%) Test Scripting
4 22 (28.21%) Software Engineering
5 19 (24.36%) Manual Testing
5 19 (24.36%) Regression Testing
6 18 (23.08%) Automated Testing
7 15 (19.23%) TDD
8 10 (12.82%) OO
8 10 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (12.82%) BDD
9 9 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (8.97%) Test Strategy
10 7 (8.97%) User Stories
11 6 (7.69%) Agile Testing
11 6 (7.69%) Performance Testing
11 6 (7.69%) Load Testing
11 6 (7.69%) Unit Testing
11 6 (7.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 41 (52.56%) Python
2 26 (33.33%) SQL
3 25 (32.05%) Java
4 18 (23.08%) C#
5 17 (21.79%) C++
6 12 (15.38%) C
7 11 (14.10%) JavaScript
8 8 (10.26%) Perl
9 7 (8.97%) PowerShell
10 4 (5.13%) Scala
10 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
10 4 (5.13%) PHP
10 4 (5.13%) Delphi
11 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (41.03%) Degree
2 14 (17.95%) ISEB
3 7 (8.97%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (39.74%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) KVM
2 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.85%) Puppet
1 3 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.69%) HP
3 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.13%) VMware
4 3 (3.85%) Perforce
4 3 (3.85%) Hitachi
4 3 (3.85%) NetApp
4 3 (3.85%) Sun
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