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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 55 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 55 72 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.97% 4.89% 4.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.64% 5.96% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 44 56 73
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,750 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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
1186 1208 1492
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 85.69% 82.12% 82.66%
Number of salaries quoted 951 1017 1262
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 April 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 54 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (45.83%) Java
3 41 (42.71%) Degree
4 37 (38.54%) QA
5 35 (36.46%) Selenium
5 35 (36.46%) Scrum
6 33 (34.38%) Python
7 27 (28.13%) Software Engineering
8 26 (27.08%) Software Testing
8 26 (27.08%) C#
9 25 (26.04%) SQL
10 21 (21.88%) Web Services
11 20 (20.83%) JavaScript
11 20 (20.83%) Performance Testing
11 20 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (19.79%) BDD
13 18 (18.75%) Perl
14 17 (17.71%) Microsoft
14 17 (17.71%) Unit Testing
15 15 (15.63%) Computer Science
15 15 (15.63%) JIRA
16 14 (14.58%) HTML
16 14 (14.58%) Cucumber
17 13 (13.54%) Defect Tracking
17 13 (13.54%) OOP
18 12 (12.50%) .NET
18 12 (12.50%) Finance
18 12 (12.50%) Bugzilla
18 12 (12.50%) API Testing
18 12 (12.50%) Mobile App

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (11.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.33%) GitHub
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) HTTP
2 1 (1.04%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.04%) Firewall
2 1 (1.04%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) VPN
2 1 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.04%) Big Data
3 1 (1.04%) MySQL
3 1 (1.04%) Redis
Development Applications
1 35 (36.46%) Selenium
2 15 (15.63%) JIRA
3 14 (14.58%) Cucumber
4 12 (12.50%) Bugzilla
5 11 (11.46%) Git (software)
5 11 (11.46%) Subversion
6 10 (10.42%) HP UFT
7 8 (8.33%) JBehave
7 8 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 8 (8.33%) Ranorex
7 8 (8.33%) RSpec
8 7 (7.29%) Fiddler
8 7 (7.29%) NUnit
9 6 (6.25%) WebDriver
10 4 (4.17%) JUnit
11 3 (3.13%) SonarQube
11 3 (3.13%) TeamCity
11 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
12 2 (2.08%) JMeter
13 1 (1.04%) Robot Framework
General
1 12 (12.50%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.33%) Banking
3 8 (8.33%) Games
3 8 (8.33%) Retail
4 4 (4.17%) Electronics
4 4 (4.17%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 55 (57.29%) Test Engineer
2 44 (45.83%) Test Automation Engineer
3 29 (30.21%) Software Test Engineer
4 18 (18.75%) Developer
4 18 (18.75%) QA Automation Engineer
4 18 (18.75%) QA Engineer
4 18 (18.75%) QA Test Engineer
5 14 (14.58%) Senior Test Engineer
6 13 (13.54%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 11 (11.46%) Software Engineer
8 10 (10.42%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 9 (9.38%) Analyst
9 9 (9.38%) Test Analyst
9 9 (9.38%) Test Automation Developer
10 8 (8.33%) Python Developer
10 8 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
11 7 (7.29%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (7.29%) Senior Developer
11 7 (7.29%) Senior Software Engineer
11 7 (7.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.88%) Web Services
2 14 (14.58%) HTML
3 12 (12.50%) .NET
4 9 (9.38%) CSS
4 9 (9.38%) XML
5 8 (8.33%) Ajax
5 8 (8.33%) REST
6 7 (7.29%) WPF
7 6 (6.25%) AngularJS
7 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 6 (6.25%) Natural Language Processing
7 6 (6.25%) WinForms
8 4 (4.17%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.17%) Gherkin
8 4 (4.17%) MyBatis
8 4 (4.17%) RESTful
9 3 (3.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 12 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.29%) Mathematics
5 6 (6.25%) Fintech
5 6 (6.25%) iPad
5 6 (6.25%) Life Science
6 4 (4.17%) Biology
6 4 (4.17%) Informatics
6 4 (4.17%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.08%) User Experience
8 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.04%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.04%) Statistics
8 1 (1.04%) STB
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.46%) Linux
2 5 (5.21%) Unix
3 3 (3.13%) Windows
4 1 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (36.46%) Scrum
3 27 (28.13%) Software Engineering
4 26 (27.08%) Software Testing
5 20 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (20.83%) Performance Testing
6 19 (19.79%) BDD
7 17 (17.71%) Unit Testing
8 13 (13.54%) Defect Tracking
8 13 (13.54%) OOP
9 12 (12.50%) API Testing
10 11 (11.46%) Automated Testing
10 11 (11.46%) SDLC
10 11 (11.46%) TDD
11 10 (10.42%) Functional Testing
11 10 (10.42%) Test Scripting
12 9 (9.38%) Automation Testing
12 9 (9.38%) Manual Testing
12 9 (9.38%) Open Source
13 8 (8.33%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 44 (45.83%) Java
2 33 (34.38%) Python
3 26 (27.08%) C#
4 25 (26.04%) SQL
5 20 (20.83%) JavaScript
6 18 (18.75%) Perl
7 7 (7.29%) C++
8 6 (6.25%) Ruby
9 2 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (42.71%) Degree
2 8 (8.33%) ISEB
3 6 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (38.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (17.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.29%) WorldPay
3 4 (4.17%) Perforce
4 3 (3.13%) Coverity
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle
6 1 (1.04%) DoubleClick
6 1 (1.04%) Google
6 1 (1.04%) New Relic
6 1 (1.04%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.04%) Zend
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