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 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
Test Automation
Rank 65 81 103
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 39 38 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.80% 2.09% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.34% 2.51% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 30 30 8
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £37,250 £33,982
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £51,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
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%

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 28 August 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (46.81%) Selenium
3 43 (45.74%) SQL
4 42 (44.68%) Scrum
5 41 (43.62%) QA
6 40 (42.55%) Java
7 39 (41.49%) Degree
8 37 (39.36%) Python
9 34 (36.17%) C#
10 30 (31.91%) Software Testing
11 27 (28.72%) Software Engineering
11 27 (28.72%) JIRA
11 27 (28.72%) C++
12 26 (27.66%) TDD
13 23 (24.47%) Finance
13 23 (24.47%) XML
14 22 (23.40%) Linux
14 22 (23.40%) OO
15 19 (20.21%) Test Scripting
16 18 (19.15%) HTML
17 17 (18.09%) BDD
18 16 (17.02%) Test Strategy
18 16 (17.02%) NUnit
19 15 (15.96%) Perl
19 15 (15.96%) Manual Testing
20 14 (14.89%) Unit Testing
20 14 (14.89%) SoapUI
20 14 (14.89%) Perforce
20 14 (14.89%) JMeter
21 12 (12.77%) Regression Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (8.51%) MS Office
2 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.38%) TCP/IP
1 6 (6.38%) ICMP
2 5 (5.32%) Internet
3 3 (3.19%) Wireless
4 2 (2.13%) Intranet
5 1 (1.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) Big Data
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (46.81%) Selenium
2 27 (28.72%) JIRA
3 16 (17.02%) NUnit
4 14 (14.89%) JMeter
4 14 (14.89%) SoapUI
5 10 (10.64%) Cucumber
6 9 (9.57%) Jenkins
7 8 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (6.38%) HP UFT
9 5 (5.32%) JUnit
10 3 (3.19%) CruiseControl
10 3 (3.19%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.13%) SCons
12 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
12 1 (1.06%) Subversion
12 1 (1.06%) Fiddler
12 1 (1.06%) TestNG
12 1 (1.06%) Bugzilla
12 1 (1.06%) PhantomJS
General
1 23 (24.47%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Electronics
3 5 (5.32%) Marketing
4 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.19%) Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.06%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 39 (41.49%) Developer
2 31 (32.98%) Test Engineer
3 27 (28.72%) Software Developer
4 25 (26.60%) Tester
5 24 (25.53%) Software Engineer
6 19 (20.21%) Software Test Engineer
7 17 (18.09%) Automation Tester
8 15 (15.96%) Software Programmer
8 15 (15.96%) Programmer
9 13 (13.83%) Analyst
9 13 (13.83%) Test Analyst
10 9 (9.57%) Senior Developer
10 9 (9.57%) Senior Test Engineer
10 9 (9.57%) Senior Software Engineer
10 9 (9.57%) Automation Engineer
10 9 (9.57%) Senior Software Test Engineer
11 8 (8.51%) Test Automation Engineer
11 8 (8.51%) Senior Programmer
11 8 (8.51%) Senior Software Developer
11 8 (8.51%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.47%) XML
2 18 (19.15%) HTML
3 8 (8.51%) WPF
4 7 (7.45%) SOAP
4 7 (7.45%) Web Services
5 5 (5.32%) .NET
5 5 (5.32%) RESTful
6 4 (4.26%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.06%) Java EE
8 1 (1.06%) REST
8 1 (1.06%) Android SDK
8 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.06%) CSS
8 1 (1.06%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.51%) Statistics
2 8 (8.51%) Mathematics
2 8 (8.51%) Algorithms
3 6 (6.38%) User Experience
3 6 (6.38%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.19%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.06%) Life Science
5 1 (1.06%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.06%) Biology
5 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.40%) Linux
2 12 (12.77%) UNIX
2 12 (12.77%) Windows
3 5 (5.32%) Android
4 1 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (44.68%) Scrum
3 30 (31.91%) Software Testing
4 27 (28.72%) Software Engineering
5 26 (27.66%) TDD
6 22 (23.40%) OO
7 19 (20.21%) Test Scripting
8 17 (18.09%) BDD
9 16 (17.02%) Test Strategy
10 15 (15.96%) Manual Testing
11 14 (14.89%) Unit Testing
12 12 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (12.77%) Regression Testing
12 12 (12.77%) SDLC
13 11 (11.70%) Agile Testing
13 11 (11.70%) OOP
13 11 (11.70%) Performance Testing
13 11 (11.70%) Kanban
14 9 (9.57%) User Stories
15 8 (8.51%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 43 (45.74%) SQL
2 40 (42.55%) Java
3 37 (39.36%) Python
4 34 (36.17%) C#
5 27 (28.72%) C++
6 15 (15.96%) Perl
7 9 (9.57%) C
8 7 (7.45%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.32%) Ruby
10 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (41.49%) Degree
2 9 (9.57%) ISEB
3 7 (7.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (43.62%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (14.89%) Perforce
2 12 (12.77%) WorldPay
3 9 (9.57%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.51%) TOWER Software
5 5 (5.32%) Oracle
6 2 (2.13%) Coverity
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