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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 44 50 100
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +50
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 72 79 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.86% 4.38% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.02% 5.54% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 56 71 25
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £33,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
1196 1425 1522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 80.65% 79.08% 76.37%
Number of salaries quoted 999 1211 1289
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 67 (54.47%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (52.85%) Python
3 58 (47.15%) Degree
3 58 (47.15%) QA
4 47 (38.21%) Software Testing
5 46 (37.40%) SQL
6 45 (36.59%) C++
7 44 (35.77%) C#
8 43 (34.96%) Scrum
9 36 (29.27%) Java
10 33 (26.83%) Software Engineering
10 33 (26.83%) Selenium
11 30 (24.39%) JIRA
12 28 (22.76%) Test Scripting
13 27 (21.95%) Linux
14 26 (21.14%) ISEB
15 25 (20.33%) Automated Testing
16 22 (17.89%) Manual Testing
17 21 (17.07%) OO
18 20 (16.26%) Windows
19 19 (15.45%) XML
19 19 (15.45%) Regression Testing
20 17 (13.82%) TDD
20 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
20 17 (13.82%) HTML
21 16 (13.01%) C
21 16 (13.01%) Unit Testing
22 15 (12.20%) Finance
23 14 (11.38%) Perl
23 14 (11.38%) Agile Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (4.88%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.94%) TCP/IP
2 10 (8.13%) Internet
3 9 (7.32%) ICMP
4 6 (4.88%) Wireless
4 6 (4.88%) HTTP
5 3 (2.44%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.63%) LTE
6 2 (1.63%) 3G
6 2 (1.63%) 2G
6 2 (1.63%) Intranet
6 2 (1.63%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.81%) SSL
7 1 (0.81%) VPN
7 1 (0.81%) DNS
7 1 (0.81%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.81%) DHCP
7 1 (0.81%) RNC
7 1 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.07%) Big Data
2 2 (1.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (26.83%) Selenium
2 30 (24.39%) JIRA
3 12 (9.76%) Cucumber
4 10 (8.13%) JMeter
4 10 (8.13%) Bugzilla
4 10 (8.13%) SoapUI
5 9 (7.32%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.88%) NUnit
7 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.25%) JUnit
9 3 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (2.44%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.44%) Fiddler
9 3 (2.44%) TestNG
9 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.63%) SCons
10 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.63%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.63%) GCC
10 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (12.20%) Finance
2 9 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.88%) Marketing
4 4 (3.25%) Electronics
5 3 (2.44%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.81%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 50 (40.65%) Test Engineer
2 49 (39.84%) Software Engineer
3 45 (36.59%) Developer
4 42 (34.15%) Software Test Engineer
5 31 (25.20%) Software Developer
6 29 (23.58%) Tester
7 21 (17.07%) Automation Tester
8 18 (14.63%) Software Programmer
8 18 (14.63%) Programmer
9 12 (9.76%) Team Leader
9 12 (9.76%) Test Team Leader
9 12 (9.76%) Automation Engineer
9 12 (9.76%) Test Automation Engineer
10 11 (8.94%) Automation Team Leader
11 9 (7.32%) Analyst
11 9 (7.32%) Test Analyst
12 6 (4.88%) Software Tester
13 5 (4.07%) Automation Analyst
13 5 (4.07%) Lead Tester
14 4 (3.25%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.45%) XML
2 17 (13.82%) HTML
3 10 (8.13%) SOAP
4 8 (6.50%) Web Services
5 5 (4.07%) WPF
6 4 (3.25%) CSS
7 3 (2.44%) JSON
7 3 (2.44%) .NET
7 3 (2.44%) REST
8 1 (0.81%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.81%) RESTful
8 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.57%) User Experience
2 11 (8.94%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.07%) Open Source
4 5 (4.07%) Algorithms
4 5 (4.07%) Statistics
4 5 (4.07%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.25%) Internet of Things
6 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.44%) Chemistry
6 3 (2.44%) Biology
6 3 (2.44%) Life Science
7 1 (0.81%) PMI
7 1 (0.81%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.95%) Linux
2 20 (16.26%) Windows
3 9 (7.32%) UNIX
4 6 (4.88%) Android
5 2 (1.63%) VMS
5 2 (1.63%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.81%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (54.47%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (38.21%) Software Testing
3 43 (34.96%) Scrum
4 33 (26.83%) Software Engineering
5 28 (22.76%) Test Scripting
6 25 (20.33%) Automated Testing
7 22 (17.89%) Manual Testing
8 21 (17.07%) OO
9 19 (15.45%) Regression Testing
10 17 (13.82%) TDD
11 16 (13.01%) Unit Testing
12 14 (11.38%) Agile Testing
13 13 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (9.76%) Kanban
14 12 (9.76%) Web Testing
14 12 (9.76%) OOP
15 11 (8.94%) Test Management
16 9 (7.32%) Load Testing
16 9 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
17 8 (6.50%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (52.85%) Python
2 46 (37.40%) SQL
3 45 (36.59%) C++
4 44 (35.77%) C#
5 36 (29.27%) Java
6 16 (13.01%) C
7 14 (11.38%) Perl
8 11 (8.94%) JavaScript
9 5 (4.07%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.63%) Ruby
10 2 (1.63%) PHP
11 1 (0.81%) Delphi
11 1 (0.81%) TTCN
11 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 58 (47.15%) Degree
2 26 (21.14%) ISEB
3 11 (8.94%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (47.15%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) WAI
Vendors
1 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.57%) Perforce
3 5 (4.07%) WorldPay
4 4 (3.25%) TOWER Software
5 2 (1.63%) Coverity
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