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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 70 85 108
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 40 44 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.91% 2.44% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 2.91% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 30 28 13
Average salary £46,250 £40,750 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.49% -5.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,700 £38,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,750 £70,000
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 1512 1322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 84.80% 83.77% 79.54%
Number of salaries quoted 973 1187 1139
Average salary £44,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.22% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 August 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 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 63 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (45.87%) Degree
3 48 (44.04%) QA
4 47 (43.12%) Selenium
5 46 (42.20%) Scrum
6 45 (41.28%) SQL
7 44 (40.37%) Python
8 42 (38.53%) Java
9 41 (37.61%) C#
10 36 (33.03%) C++
11 35 (32.11%) Software Testing
12 30 (27.52%) Software Engineering
13 25 (22.94%) TDD
13 25 (22.94%) OO
13 25 (22.94%) JIRA
14 24 (22.02%) Linux
15 23 (21.10%) Finance
16 22 (20.18%) Test Scripting
17 21 (19.27%) XML
18 18 (16.51%) HTML
18 18 (16.51%) Manual Testing
19 16 (14.68%) Regression Testing
20 15 (13.76%) JMeter
20 15 (13.76%) Windows
20 15 (13.76%) BDD
20 15 (13.76%) SoapUI
20 15 (13.76%) Test Strategy
21 14 (12.84%) NUnit
21 14 (12.84%) Perforce
22 13 (11.93%) OOP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 7 (6.42%) MS Office
2 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.26%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.34%) ICMP
3 6 (5.50%) Internet
4 4 (3.67%) Wireless
5 2 (1.83%) 2G
5 2 (1.83%) 3G
5 2 (1.83%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.83%) LTE
5 2 (1.83%) Intranet
6 1 (0.92%) RNC
6 1 (0.92%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.92%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.92%) DHCP
6 1 (0.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.34%) Big Data
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 47 (43.12%) Selenium
2 25 (22.94%) JIRA
3 15 (13.76%) SoapUI
3 15 (13.76%) JMeter
4 14 (12.84%) NUnit
5 12 (11.01%) Cucumber
6 8 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (7.34%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.59%) HP UFT
8 4 (3.67%) JUnit
8 4 (3.67%) Bugzilla
9 3 (2.75%) CruiseControl
9 3 (2.75%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.83%) SCons
11 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.92%) Subversion
11 1 (0.92%) TestNG
11 1 (0.92%) PhantomJS
General
1 23 (21.10%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Electronics
3 7 (6.42%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.50%) Marketing
5 3 (2.75%) Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.92%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 47 (43.12%) Developer
2 35 (32.11%) Test Engineer
3 32 (29.36%) Tester
4 30 (27.52%) Software Developer
4 30 (27.52%) Software Engineer
5 25 (22.94%) Software Test Engineer
6 22 (20.18%) Automation Tester
7 17 (15.60%) Programmer
7 17 (15.60%) Software Programmer
8 12 (11.01%) Analyst
8 12 (11.01%) Test Analyst
9 8 (7.34%) Software Tester
10 7 (6.42%) Senior Developer
11 6 (5.50%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (5.50%) Senior Software Developer
11 6 (5.50%) Senior Test Engineer
11 6 (5.50%) Senior Programmer
11 6 (5.50%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (5.50%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (5.50%) Senior Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.27%) XML
2 18 (16.51%) HTML
3 11 (10.09%) SOAP
4 8 (7.34%) WPF
5 5 (4.59%) Web Services
6 4 (3.67%) .NET
6 4 (3.67%) RESTful
7 3 (2.75%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.83%) CSS
8 2 (1.83%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.92%) Java EE
9 1 (0.92%) Ajax
9 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.92%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.17%) User Experience
3 9 (8.26%) Mobile App
4 8 (7.34%) Statistics
4 8 (7.34%) Mathematics
4 8 (7.34%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.75%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.02%) Linux
2 15 (13.76%) Windows
3 12 (11.01%) UNIX
4 7 (6.42%) Android
5 2 (1.83%) VMS
6 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (42.20%) Scrum
3 35 (32.11%) Software Testing
4 30 (27.52%) Software Engineering
5 25 (22.94%) TDD
5 25 (22.94%) OO
6 22 (20.18%) Test Scripting
7 18 (16.51%) Manual Testing
8 16 (14.68%) Regression Testing
9 15 (13.76%) BDD
9 15 (13.76%) Test Strategy
10 13 (11.93%) Kanban
10 13 (11.93%) Unit Testing
10 13 (11.93%) OOP
11 12 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (11.01%) Agile Testing
11 12 (11.01%) SDLC
12 11 (10.09%) Web Testing
13 10 (9.17%) Performance Testing
14 9 (8.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 45 (41.28%) SQL
2 44 (40.37%) Python
3 42 (38.53%) Java
4 41 (37.61%) C#
5 36 (33.03%) C++
6 13 (11.93%) Perl
6 13 (11.93%) C
7 6 (5.50%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.67%) Ruby
9 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.92%) PHP
10 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.92%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 50 (45.87%) Degree
2 10 (9.17%) ISEB
3 6 (5.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (44.04%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) WAI
Vendors
1 14 (12.84%) Perforce
2 11 (10.09%) WorldPay
3 9 (8.26%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.42%) TOWER Software
5 4 (3.67%) Oracle
6 2 (1.83%) Coverity
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