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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 83 106 82
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -24
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 32 6 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.80% 0.39% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 0.49% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 28 5 37
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,800 £48,600
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
1456 1219 1516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.03% 79.10% 75.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1117 1069 1325
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 16 September 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 69 (66.99%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (56.31%) Java
3 45 (43.69%) Degree
4 44 (42.72%) Python
5 37 (35.92%) Scrum
5 37 (35.92%) C#
6 35 (33.98%) Selenium
7 34 (33.01%) C++
8 33 (32.04%) QA
9 29 (28.16%) SQL
10 26 (25.24%) TDD
10 26 (25.24%) Manual Testing
11 24 (23.30%) Test Scripting
12 22 (21.36%) UNIX
13 20 (19.42%) OO
14 18 (17.48%) Linux
14 18 (17.48%) Perl
15 17 (16.50%) Software Engineering
15 17 (16.50%) Computer Science
16 16 (15.53%) .NET
17 15 (14.56%) Windows
17 15 (14.56%) Software Testing
17 15 (14.56%) Performance Testing
18 14 (13.59%) Finance
18 14 (13.59%) XML
18 14 (13.59%) HTML
19 13 (12.62%) Regression Testing
19 13 (12.62%) Ruby
19 13 (12.62%) Mathematics
20 12 (11.65%) JavaScript

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (0.97%) MediaWiki
1 1 (0.97%) GlassFish
Applications
1 12 (11.65%) MS Office
2 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.97%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.71%) Internet
2 7 (6.80%) SAN
2 7 (6.80%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.85%) Wireless
4 4 (3.88%) IPv6
4 4 (3.88%) VPN
4 4 (3.88%) VLAN
4 4 (3.88%) Firewall
4 4 (3.88%) HTTP
4 4 (3.88%) iSCSI
4 4 (3.88%) NAS
5 2 (1.94%) 3G
5 2 (1.94%) DNS
5 2 (1.94%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.94%) 2G
5 2 (1.94%) LTE
6 1 (0.97%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.97%) RNC
6 1 (0.97%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.97%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
1 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.97%) Big Data
2 1 (0.97%) Text Mining
2 1 (0.97%) MySQL
2 1 (0.97%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 35 (33.98%) Selenium
2 11 (10.68%) Bugzilla
3 9 (8.74%) Cucumber
4 8 (7.77%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (7.77%) Jenkins
5 7 (6.80%) Git (software)
5 7 (6.80%) WinRunner
5 7 (6.80%) JUnit
5 7 (6.80%) JIRA
6 6 (5.83%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.85%) FitNesse
7 5 (4.85%) Subversion
8 4 (3.88%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.91%) TestComplete
9 3 (2.91%) eggPlant
9 3 (2.91%) NUnit
10 2 (1.94%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.94%) Fiddler
10 2 (1.94%) TestNG
General
1 14 (13.59%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Automotive
3 6 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.85%) Marketing
5 4 (3.88%) Banking
5 4 (3.88%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (40.78%) Test Engineer
2 35 (33.98%) Tester
3 28 (27.18%) Software Engineer
4 21 (20.39%) Developer
4 21 (20.39%) Software Test Engineer
5 17 (16.50%) Automation Engineer
6 15 (14.56%) Analyst
7 11 (10.68%) Automation Tester
7 11 (10.68%) Software Tester
7 11 (10.68%) QA Tester
8 10 (9.71%) Lead Tester
9 9 (8.74%) Automation Analyst
10 8 (7.77%) Test Analyst
11 7 (6.80%) QA Automation Engineer
11 7 (6.80%) Capacity Planning Engineer
11 7 (6.80%) QA Engineer
11 7 (6.80%) Performance Engineer
11 7 (6.80%) QA Analyst
12 6 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (5.83%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.53%) .NET
2 14 (13.59%) XML
2 14 (13.59%) HTML
3 10 (9.71%) Web Services
4 2 (1.94%) CSS
4 2 (1.94%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.94%) REST
5 1 (0.97%) Java EE
5 1 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.50%) Computer Science
2 13 (12.62%) Mathematics
3 10 (9.71%) User Experience
3 10 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.85%) Visualisation
4 5 (4.85%) Grid Computing
4 5 (4.85%) Firmware
5 4 (3.88%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.91%) iPhone
6 3 (2.91%) IPTV
7 2 (1.94%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.94%) Chemistry
7 2 (1.94%) Biology
7 2 (1.94%) Life Science
7 2 (1.94%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.94%) Open Source
8 1 (0.97%) Social Media
8 1 (0.97%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.97%) Handset
8 1 (0.97%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.36%) UNIX
2 18 (17.48%) Linux
3 15 (14.56%) Windows
4 7 (6.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (66.99%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (35.92%) Scrum
3 26 (25.24%) TDD
3 26 (25.24%) Manual Testing
4 24 (23.30%) Test Scripting
5 20 (19.42%) OO
6 17 (16.50%) Software Engineering
7 15 (14.56%) Software Testing
7 15 (14.56%) Performance Testing
8 13 (12.62%) Regression Testing
9 12 (11.65%) BDD
10 11 (10.68%) Test Strategy
10 11 (10.68%) OOP
11 8 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (6.80%) Analytics
12 7 (6.80%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (6.80%) Migration
12 7 (6.80%) Automated Testing
13 6 (5.83%) Validation
13 6 (5.83%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 58 (56.31%) Java
2 44 (42.72%) Python
3 37 (35.92%) C#
4 34 (33.01%) C++
5 29 (28.16%) SQL
6 18 (17.48%) Perl
7 13 (12.62%) Ruby
8 12 (11.65%) JavaScript
9 10 (9.71%) C
10 7 (6.80%) PowerShell
10 7 (6.80%) Bash Shell
10 7 (6.80%) Delphi
11 3 (2.91%) Scala
11 3 (2.91%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.91%) PHP
12 1 (0.97%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 45 (43.69%) Degree
2 9 (8.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (8.74%) ISEB
3 5 (4.85%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.97%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (32.04%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (6.80%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (6.80%) Puppet
1 7 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (10.68%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.71%) HP
3 7 (6.80%) NetApp
3 7 (6.80%) Red Hat
3 7 (6.80%) Hitachi
3 7 (6.80%) Sun
3 7 (6.80%) Oracle
3 7 (6.80%) Sybase
3 7 (6.80%) VMware
4 1 (0.97%) MKS
4 1 (0.97%) Google
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