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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 55 58 94
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +36
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 56 75 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.97% 4.08% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.86% 5.15% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 41 64 25
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £76,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
1153 1455 1439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.83% 79.08% 77.91%
Number of salaries quoted 977 1189 1240
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 65 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (49.58%) Python
3 58 (48.74%) Degree
4 53 (44.54%) QA
5 46 (38.66%) C#
5 46 (38.66%) Scrum
6 44 (36.97%) C++
7 43 (36.13%) SQL
8 42 (35.29%) Software Testing
9 37 (31.09%) Selenium
10 36 (30.25%) Java
11 33 (27.73%) Software Engineering
12 27 (22.69%) Linux
13 26 (21.85%) Test Scripting
14 25 (21.01%) JIRA
15 22 (18.49%) Manual Testing
15 22 (18.49%) OO
16 19 (15.97%) Windows
16 19 (15.97%) XML
16 19 (15.97%) ISEB
16 19 (15.97%) TDD
17 17 (14.29%) Automated Testing
17 17 (14.29%) Finance
17 17 (14.29%) HTML
17 17 (14.29%) C
18 16 (13.45%) Regression Testing
19 15 (12.61%) Unit Testing
20 14 (11.76%) Perforce
20 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
21 13 (10.92%) Perl

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (4.20%) MS Office
2 1 (0.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.08%) TCP/IP
2 10 (8.40%) ICMP
3 9 (7.56%) Internet
4 7 (5.88%) Wireless
5 3 (2.52%) HTTP
5 3 (2.52%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.68%) LTE
6 2 (1.68%) 2G
6 2 (1.68%) Intranet
6 2 (1.68%) 3G
6 2 (1.68%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.84%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.84%) DHCP
7 1 (0.84%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) Big Data
2 2 (1.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 37 (31.09%) Selenium
2 25 (21.01%) JIRA
3 13 (10.92%) Cucumber
4 11 (9.24%) JMeter
4 11 (9.24%) SoapUI
5 10 (8.40%) Jenkins
6 9 (7.56%) Bugzilla
6 9 (7.56%) NUnit
7 6 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.36%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (2.52%) CruiseControl
9 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.68%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.68%) GCC
10 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.68%) SCons
10 2 (1.68%) JUnit
10 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.84%) Subversion
11 1 (0.84%) Fiddler
General
1 17 (14.29%) Finance
2 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.20%) Electronics
3 5 (4.20%) Marketing
4 4 (3.36%) Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.84%) Automotive
5 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (39.50%) Developer
2 43 (36.13%) Test Engineer
3 41 (34.45%) Software Engineer
4 33 (27.73%) Software Developer
4 33 (27.73%) Software Test Engineer
5 31 (26.05%) Tester
6 22 (18.49%) Automation Tester
7 19 (15.97%) Programmer
7 19 (15.97%) Software Programmer
8 9 (7.56%) Analyst
8 9 (7.56%) Test Analyst
8 9 (7.56%) Automation Engineer
8 9 (7.56%) Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (6.72%) Automation Team Leader
9 8 (6.72%) Test Team Leader
9 8 (6.72%) Team Leader
10 7 (5.88%) Software Tester
11 6 (5.04%) Lead Tester
12 5 (4.20%) Release Engineer
13 4 (3.36%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.97%) XML
2 17 (14.29%) HTML
3 10 (8.40%) SOAP
4 6 (5.04%) WPF
4 6 (5.04%) Web Services
5 4 (3.36%) .NET
6 3 (2.52%) JSON
7 2 (1.68%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.68%) CSS
8 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.84%) Ajax
8 1 (0.84%) REST
8 1 (0.84%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) Computer Science
1 13 (10.92%) User Experience
2 7 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.04%) Algorithms
3 6 (5.04%) Statistics
3 6 (5.04%) Mathematics
4 5 (4.20%) Internet of Things
5 3 (2.52%) Open Source
6 1 (0.84%) PMI
6 1 (0.84%) Chemistry
6 1 (0.84%) Biology
6 1 (0.84%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.69%) Linux
2 19 (15.97%) Windows
3 8 (6.72%) UNIX
4 7 (5.88%) Android
5 2 (1.68%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (38.66%) Scrum
3 42 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 33 (27.73%) Software Engineering
5 26 (21.85%) Test Scripting
6 22 (18.49%) Manual Testing
6 22 (18.49%) OO
7 19 (15.97%) TDD
8 17 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 16 (13.45%) Regression Testing
10 15 (12.61%) Unit Testing
11 13 (10.92%) OOP
11 13 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (10.92%) Kanban
11 13 (10.92%) Agile Testing
12 12 (10.08%) Web Testing
13 11 (9.24%) Test Strategy
14 8 (6.72%) BDD
14 8 (6.72%) Test Management
15 7 (5.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (49.58%) Python
2 46 (38.66%) C#
3 44 (36.97%) C++
4 43 (36.13%) SQL
5 36 (30.25%) Java
6 17 (14.29%) C
7 13 (10.92%) Perl
8 9 (7.56%) JavaScript
9 5 (4.20%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.68%) Ruby
10 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.68%) PHP
11 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.84%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 58 (48.74%) Degree
2 19 (15.97%) ISEB
3 7 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (44.54%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) WAI
Vendors
1 14 (11.76%) Perforce
1 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.04%) WorldPay
3 5 (4.20%) TOWER Software
4 2 (1.68%) Coverity
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle
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