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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 37 60 89
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +29
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 69 46 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.81% 3.16% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.84% 3.67% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 62 38 29
Median salary £50,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,600 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
1009 1252 1522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 84.93% 85.93% 85.03%
Number of salaries quoted 823 1110 1164
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of job ads across the Cambridge region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 75 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (55.45%) Scrum
3 53 (48.18%) Degree
4 48 (43.64%) Python
5 40 (36.36%) QA
6 37 (33.64%) Computer Science
7 35 (31.82%) Java
7 35 (31.82%) Software Engineering
8 33 (30.00%) C#
9 28 (25.45%) Microsoft
10 25 (22.73%) NUnit
10 25 (22.73%) JIRA
11 23 (20.91%) SQL Server
12 22 (20.00%) Web Services
12 22 (20.00%) Selenium
13 21 (19.09%) Unit Testing
13 21 (19.09%) Linux
14 20 (18.18%) C++
14 20 (18.18%) RESTful
14 20 (18.18%) Defect Management
15 19 (17.27%) .NET
16 18 (16.36%) SQL
16 18 (16.36%) JavaScript
17 17 (15.45%) Windows
17 17 (15.45%) Test Scripting
18 16 (14.55%) Perl
19 15 (13.64%) Finance
19 15 (13.64%) Automated Testing
19 15 (13.64%) Software Testing
19 15 (13.64%) Jenkins

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.27%) Apache Solr
1 8 (7.27%) Confluence
2 3 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.91%) IIS
3 1 (0.91%) JBoss
3 1 (0.91%) MediaWiki
3 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.91%) GitHub
2 4 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.82%) SaaS
5 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) HTTP
1 5 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.64%) Bluetooth
2 4 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (3.64%) Wireless
3 3 (2.73%) 3GPP
3 3 (2.73%) LTE
4 1 (0.91%) Internet
4 1 (0.91%) OpenFlow
4 1 (0.91%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.45%) Big Data
3 2 (1.82%) Redis
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (22.73%) JIRA
1 25 (22.73%) NUnit
2 22 (20.00%) Selenium
3 15 (13.64%) Jenkins
4 13 (11.82%) Rhino Mocks
5 12 (10.91%) JUnit
5 12 (10.91%) Visual Studio
6 11 (10.00%) Bugzilla
6 11 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 10 (9.09%) Ranorex
7 10 (9.09%) TeamCity
8 9 (8.18%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.64%) Fiddler
10 4 (3.64%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.82%) JMeter
11 2 (1.82%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.82%) Subversion
11 2 (1.82%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.82%) YouTrack
General
1 15 (13.64%) Finance
2 8 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.45%) Retail
4 2 (1.82%) Banking
4 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (0.91%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 66 (60.00%) Test Engineer
2 48 (43.64%) Software Test Engineer
3 45 (40.91%) Test Automation Engineer
4 32 (29.09%) Developer
5 18 (16.36%) Software Engineer
6 15 (13.64%) QA Engineer
7 14 (12.73%) QA Test Engineer
8 13 (11.82%) C# Developer
9 12 (10.91%) Developer in Test
9 12 (10.91%) QA Automation Engineer
10 10 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
10 10 (9.09%) Systems Test Engineer
11 9 (8.18%) Software QA Engineer
12 8 (7.27%) Full Stack Developer
12 8 (7.27%) Java Engineer
12 8 (7.27%) Node.js Developer
12 8 (7.27%) Senior Software Test Engineer
13 7 (6.36%) Development Engineer
13 7 (6.36%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.00%) Web Services
2 20 (18.18%) RESTful
3 19 (17.27%) .NET
4 14 (12.73%) XML
5 11 (10.00%) Gherkin
6 10 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 8 (7.27%) Angular 2
7 8 (7.27%) Lucene
7 8 (7.27%) Node.js
8 5 (4.55%) REST
9 4 (3.64%) HTML
9 4 (3.64%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (2.73%) HTML5
10 3 (2.73%) JSON
11 2 (1.82%) Velocity
11 2 (1.82%) WPF
12 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.91%) jQuery
12 1 (0.91%) Spring MVC
12 1 (0.91%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 37 (33.64%) Computer Science
2 14 (12.73%) Mathematics
3 12 (10.91%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.45%) Algorithms
4 6 (5.45%) Statistics
5 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.64%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (3.64%) iPad
5 4 (3.64%) Life Science
5 4 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.91%) Informatics
6 1 (0.91%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.91%) User Experience
6 1 (0.91%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.91%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.09%) Linux
2 17 (15.45%) Windows
3 4 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.82%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.91%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (55.45%) Scrum
3 35 (31.82%) Software Engineering
4 21 (19.09%) Unit Testing
5 20 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 17 (15.45%) Test Scripting
7 15 (13.64%) Automated Testing
7 15 (13.64%) Exploratory Testing
7 15 (13.64%) Software Testing
8 14 (12.73%) Manual Testing
8 14 (12.73%) Performance Testing
8 14 (12.73%) User Stories
9 11 (10.00%) Open Source
10 10 (9.09%) API Testing
10 10 (9.09%) BDD
11 9 (8.18%) DevOps
11 9 (8.18%) OO
11 9 (8.18%) Regression Testing
12 8 (7.27%) High Availability
12 8 (7.27%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 48 (43.64%) Python
2 35 (31.82%) Java
3 33 (30.00%) C#
4 20 (18.18%) C++
5 18 (16.36%) JavaScript
5 18 (16.36%) SQL
6 16 (14.55%) Perl
7 13 (11.82%) Ruby
8 4 (3.64%) Tcl
9 3 (2.73%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.82%) C
10 2 (1.82%) PHP
10 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (48.18%) Degree
2 9 (8.18%) ISEB
3 7 (6.36%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (36.36%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (7.27%) Docker
2 4 (3.64%) Firmware
3 3 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.91%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.91%) Xen
4 1 (0.91%) XenApp
4 1 (0.91%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.91%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (12.73%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (25.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.64%) Apple
3 2 (1.82%) New Relic
3 2 (1.82%) Rackspace
3 2 (1.82%) TOWER Software
3 2 (1.82%) Zend
4 1 (0.91%) BT
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco
4 1 (0.91%) Dell
4 1 (0.91%) NetApp
4 1 (0.91%) VMware
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