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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 57 66 74
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 47 41 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.01% 2.93% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.72% 3.37% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 41 31 33
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
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
995 1217 1501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 84.97% 86.99% 84.80%
Number of salaries quoted 821 1024 1207
Median salary £47,500 £44,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.74% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of job ads across the Cambridge region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 51 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (46.46%) Degree
3 43 (43.43%) Java
4 35 (35.35%) Scrum
5 33 (33.33%) QA
6 31 (31.31%) Selenium
6 31 (31.31%) Software Engineering
6 31 (31.31%) Python
7 30 (30.30%) Web Services
7 30 (30.30%) Computer Science
8 26 (26.26%) Microsoft
8 26 (26.26%) C#
8 26 (26.26%) SQL
9 20 (20.20%) JavaScript
9 20 (20.20%) Cucumber
10 19 (19.19%) BDD
10 19 (19.19%) Software Testing
11 18 (18.18%) .NET
12 17 (17.17%) SQL Server
12 17 (17.17%) MS Excel
12 17 (17.17%) Performance Testing
12 17 (17.17%) Unit Testing
12 17 (17.17%) API Testing
13 16 (16.16%) Perl
14 15 (15.15%) Jenkins
14 15 (15.15%) Open Source
15 14 (14.14%) RESTful
15 14 (14.14%) Test Scripting
15 14 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (14.14%) GitHub

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.04%) Apache Solr
1 4 (4.04%) Confluence
2 3 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.01%) IIS
3 1 (1.01%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 17 (17.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) MS Office
2 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.14%) GitHub
2 4 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.07%) HTTP
2 1 (1.01%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.01%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.01%) Firewall
2 1 (1.01%) LTE
2 1 (1.01%) OpenFlow
2 1 (1.01%) SNMP
2 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.01%) VPN
2 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.02%) Redis
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.01%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (31.31%) Selenium
2 20 (20.20%) Cucumber
3 15 (15.15%) Jenkins
4 14 (14.14%) JIRA
5 13 (13.13%) NUnit
6 12 (12.12%) Git (software)
6 12 (12.12%) Subversion
7 11 (11.11%) Ranorex
8 10 (10.10%) Visual Studio
9 9 (9.09%) JUnit
10 8 (8.08%) Bugzilla
10 8 (8.08%) HP UFT
10 8 (8.08%) JBehave
10 8 (8.08%) RSpec
10 8 (8.08%) TeamCity
11 6 (6.06%) Fiddler
12 5 (5.05%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (4.04%) Rhino Mocks
13 4 (4.04%) WebDriver
14 3 (3.03%) SonarQube
General
1 14 (14.14%) Finance
2 12 (12.12%) Retail
3 11 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 9 (9.09%) Banking
5 8 (8.08%) Games
6 4 (4.04%) Marketing
7 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (51.52%) Test Engineer
2 40 (40.40%) Software Test Engineer
3 38 (38.38%) Test Automation Engineer
4 26 (26.26%) Developer
5 16 (16.16%) Software Engineer
6 12 (12.12%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 12 (12.12%) Senior Test Engineer
7 11 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
7 11 (11.11%) QA Engineer
8 10 (10.10%) QA Test Engineer
8 10 (10.10%) Senior QA Engineer
9 9 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 9 (9.09%) Software QA Engineer
10 8 (8.08%) Java Engineer
10 8 (8.08%) Java Software Engineer
10 8 (8.08%) Senior Java Engineer
10 8 (8.08%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 8 (8.08%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (8.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 8 (8.08%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.30%) Web Services
2 18 (18.18%) .NET
3 14 (14.14%) RESTful
4 13 (13.13%) XML
5 12 (12.12%) HTML
6 10 (10.10%) AngularJS
6 10 (10.10%) Gherkin
7 9 (9.09%) Ajax
7 9 (9.09%) CSS
8 6 (6.06%) Natural Language Processing
8 6 (6.06%) REST
9 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET
9 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (5.05%) WinForms
9 5 (5.05%) WPF
10 4 (4.04%) Lucene
10 4 (4.04%) MyBatis
10 4 (4.04%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 30 (30.30%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 7 (7.07%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.06%) iPad
4 6 (6.06%) Life Science
5 5 (5.05%) Informatics
5 5 (5.05%) Visualisation
6 4 (4.04%) Biology
7 2 (2.02%) Fintech
8 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.01%) Statistics
8 1 (1.01%) User Experience
8 1 (1.01%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.13%) Linux
2 8 (8.08%) Windows
3 3 (3.03%) Unix
4 2 (2.02%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (35.35%) Scrum
3 31 (31.31%) Software Engineering
4 19 (19.19%) BDD
4 19 (19.19%) Software Testing
5 17 (17.17%) API Testing
5 17 (17.17%) Performance Testing
5 17 (17.17%) Unit Testing
6 15 (15.15%) Open Source
7 14 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (14.14%) Test Scripting
8 13 (13.13%) Automated Testing
9 12 (12.12%) Exploratory Testing
10 10 (10.10%) DevOps
11 9 (9.09%) Manual Testing
12 8 (8.08%) Logistics
12 8 (8.08%) Multithreading
12 8 (8.08%) OOP
13 7 (7.07%) TDD
13 7 (7.07%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (43.43%) Java
2 31 (31.31%) Python
3 26 (26.26%) C#
3 26 (26.26%) SQL
4 20 (20.20%) JavaScript
5 16 (16.16%) Perl
6 12 (12.12%) C++
7 11 (11.11%) Ruby
8 2 (2.02%) PHP
9 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.01%) C
9 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (46.46%) Degree
2 6 (6.06%) ISEB
2 6 (6.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (4.04%) Docker
2 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.01%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.01%) Xen
2 1 (1.01%) XenApp
2 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.01%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (26.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.04%) Apple
3 3 (3.03%) Coverity
4 2 (2.02%) New Relic
4 2 (2.02%) Rackspace
4 2 (2.02%) WorldPay
4 2 (2.02%) Zend
5 1 (1.01%) BT
5 1 (1.01%) Cisco
5 1 (1.01%) Dell
5 1 (1.01%) NetApp
5 1 (1.01%) Perforce
5 1 (1.01%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.01%) VMware
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