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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 43 48 88
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +40
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 70 74 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.79% 4.32% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.98% 5.34% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 56 65 29
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,700 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £60,000 £54,000
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
1171 1387 1473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 80.15% 81.02% 74.43%
Number of salaries quoted 963 1202 1240
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +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 31 March 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (51.69%) Python
3 56 (47.46%) Degree
4 51 (43.22%) QA
5 43 (36.44%) Software Testing
6 42 (35.59%) SQL
7 40 (33.90%) C++
7 40 (33.90%) Scrum
8 39 (33.05%) C#
9 35 (29.66%) Software Engineering
10 34 (28.81%) Java
11 31 (26.27%) Selenium
12 28 (23.73%) JIRA
13 27 (22.88%) Test Scripting
14 26 (22.03%) Automated Testing
15 23 (19.49%) ISEB
15 23 (19.49%) Linux
16 22 (18.64%) OO
17 21 (17.80%) Regression Testing
17 21 (17.80%) Manual Testing
18 18 (15.25%) TDD
19 17 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
19 17 (14.41%) Microsoft
19 17 (14.41%) Windows
19 17 (14.41%) XML
20 16 (13.56%) HTML
21 15 (12.71%) C
21 15 (12.71%) Unit Testing
21 15 (12.71%) Finance
22 13 (11.02%) Internet

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (5.93%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.02%) Internet
2 10 (8.47%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.78%) ICMP
4 7 (5.93%) HTTP
5 6 (5.08%) Wireless
6 3 (2.54%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.69%) LTE
7 2 (1.69%) VLAN
7 2 (1.69%) 2G
7 2 (1.69%) VPN
7 2 (1.69%) DNS
7 2 (1.69%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.69%) SSL
7 2 (1.69%) Intranet
7 2 (1.69%) 3G
8 1 (0.85%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.85%) DHCP
8 1 (0.85%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.39%) Big Data
2 2 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (26.27%) Selenium
2 28 (23.73%) JIRA
3 10 (8.47%) Bugzilla
4 9 (7.63%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.78%) JMeter
5 8 (6.78%) SoapUI
5 8 (6.78%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.08%) JUnit
6 6 (5.08%) WebDriver
6 6 (5.08%) TestNG
7 4 (3.39%) NUnit
7 4 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.54%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.69%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.69%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.69%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.69%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.69%) GCC
9 2 (1.69%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (12.71%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.24%) Marketing
4 3 (2.54%) Electronics
5 2 (1.69%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 52 (44.07%) Test Engineer
2 49 (41.53%) Software Engineer
3 42 (35.59%) Software Test Engineer
4 37 (31.36%) Developer
5 25 (21.19%) Software Developer
6 24 (20.34%) Tester
7 19 (16.10%) Automation Tester
8 14 (11.86%) Software Programmer
8 14 (11.86%) Programmer
9 13 (11.02%) Automation Engineer
9 13 (11.02%) Test Automation Engineer
10 12 (10.17%) Analyst
10 12 (10.17%) Test Analyst
10 12 (10.17%) Team Leader
10 12 (10.17%) Test Team Leader
11 11 (9.32%) Automation Team Leader
12 8 (6.78%) Automation Analyst
13 7 (5.93%) Lead Tester
13 7 (5.93%) Automation Test Analyst
14 5 (4.24%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.41%) XML
2 16 (13.56%) HTML
3 8 (6.78%) SOAP
4 7 (5.93%) CSS
5 5 (4.24%) Web Services
6 4 (3.39%) .NET
6 4 (3.39%) WPF
7 3 (2.54%) REST
7 3 (2.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) User Experience
2 11 (9.32%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.63%) Open Source
4 7 (5.93%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.39%) Internet of Things
5 4 (3.39%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.39%) Statistics
5 4 (3.39%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.54%) Chemistry
6 3 (2.54%) Biology
6 3 (2.54%) Life Science
6 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.69%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.69%) PKI
8 1 (0.85%) PMI
8 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.49%) Linux
2 17 (14.41%) Windows
3 10 (8.47%) UNIX
4 5 (4.24%) Android
5 2 (1.69%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.69%) VMS
5 2 (1.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.85%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (36.44%) Software Testing
3 40 (33.90%) Scrum
4 35 (29.66%) Software Engineering
5 27 (22.88%) Test Scripting
6 26 (22.03%) Automated Testing
7 22 (18.64%) OO
8 21 (17.80%) Regression Testing
8 21 (17.80%) Manual Testing
9 18 (15.25%) TDD
10 17 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (12.71%) Unit Testing
12 12 (10.17%) Agile Testing
13 11 (9.32%) Test Management
13 11 (9.32%) OOP
14 10 (8.47%) Web Testing
14 10 (8.47%) User Stories
15 9 (7.63%) BDD
15 9 (7.63%) Load Testing
15 9 (7.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (51.69%) Python
2 42 (35.59%) SQL
3 40 (33.90%) C++
4 39 (33.05%) C#
5 34 (28.81%) Java
6 15 (12.71%) C
7 13 (11.02%) JavaScript
8 11 (9.32%) Perl
9 6 (5.08%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.54%) Delphi
11 2 (1.69%) PHP
11 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.85%) Ruby
12 1 (0.85%) TTCN
12 1 (0.85%) Scala
12 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (47.46%) Degree
2 23 (19.49%) ISEB
3 10 (8.47%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (43.22%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) KVM
1 1 (0.85%) GlusterFS
Vendors
1 17 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.47%) Perforce
3 3 (2.54%) TOWER Software
4 2 (1.69%) Coverity
5 1 (0.85%) VMware
5 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
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