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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 73 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 37 51 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.46% 3.15% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 3.77% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 29 46 45
Average salary £38,500 £40,750 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.52% -1.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £32,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1303 1352 1187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 86.69% 83.61% 84.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 1057 1012
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £66,000 £56,400
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 63 (68.48%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (51.09%) QA
3 45 (48.91%) Scrum
4 39 (42.39%) Java
5 38 (41.30%) Degree
6 35 (38.04%) Python
7 33 (35.87%) Selenium
8 31 (33.70%) C#
9 30 (32.61%) Software Engineering
10 26 (28.26%) SQL
11 25 (27.17%) Software Testing
12 21 (22.83%) OO
13 20 (21.74%) Perl
14 18 (19.57%) JIRA
15 16 (17.39%) TDD
15 16 (17.39%) Automation Testing
16 15 (16.30%) SDLC
16 15 (16.30%) Performance Testing
17 14 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (15.22%) JavaScript
17 14 (15.22%) Defect Tracking
18 13 (14.13%) C++
18 13 (14.13%) Unit Testing
19 12 (13.04%) OOP
19 12 (13.04%) Finance
19 12 (13.04%) Functional Testing
20 11 (11.96%) Non-Functional Testing
20 11 (11.96%) Test Strategy
20 11 (11.96%) Agile Testing
20 11 (11.96%) WorldPay

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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.

Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) HTTP
2 2 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (1.09%) DHCP
3 1 (1.09%) DNS
3 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) Big Data
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (35.87%) Selenium
2 18 (19.57%) JIRA
3 10 (10.87%) NUnit
4 9 (9.78%) Bugzilla
5 7 (7.61%) HP UFT
6 6 (6.52%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.35%) Fiddler
8 4 (4.35%) JMeter
8 4 (4.35%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.09%) Appium
9 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.09%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (13.04%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Electronics
3 3 (3.26%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Advertising
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (64.13%) Test Engineer
2 42 (45.65%) Automation Engineer
3 41 (44.57%) Test Automation Engineer
4 26 (28.26%) Developer
5 20 (21.74%) QA Automation Engineer
5 20 (21.74%) QA Engineer
5 20 (21.74%) QA Test Engineer
6 18 (19.57%) Senior Test Engineer
7 17 (18.48%) Software Test Engineer
8 16 (17.39%) Python Developer
9 14 (15.22%) Developer in Test
9 14 (15.22%) Software Developer
10 13 (14.13%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 13 (14.13%) Test Automation Developer
11 11 (11.96%) Analyst
11 11 (11.96%) Senior Software Test Engineer
11 11 (11.96%) Test Analyst
12 10 (10.87%) Automation Analyst
12 10 (10.87%) Automation Test Analyst
12 10 (10.87%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.96%) HTML
2 10 (10.87%) REST
2 10 (10.87%) Web Services
2 10 (10.87%) XML
3 8 (8.70%) .NET
4 7 (7.61%) WPF
5 6 (6.52%) SOAP
6 4 (4.35%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (2.17%) WinForms
8 1 (1.09%) CSS
8 1 (1.09%) HTML5
8 1 (1.09%) jQuery
8 1 (1.09%) LAMP
8 1 (1.09%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.61%) Mathematics
3 6 (6.52%) Fintech
3 6 (6.52%) User Experience
4 5 (5.43%) Algorithms
4 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.43%) Statistics
5 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.35%) Life Science
6 2 (2.17%) STB
7 1 (1.09%) Biology
7 1 (1.09%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.09%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.09%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.87%) Linux
2 6 (6.52%) Unix
3 2 (2.17%) Android
3 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (68.48%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (48.91%) Scrum
3 30 (32.61%) Software Engineering
4 25 (27.17%) Software Testing
5 21 (22.83%) OO
6 16 (17.39%) Automation Testing
6 16 (17.39%) TDD
7 15 (16.30%) Performance Testing
7 15 (16.30%) SDLC
8 14 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (15.22%) Defect Tracking
9 13 (14.13%) Unit Testing
10 12 (13.04%) Functional Testing
10 12 (13.04%) OOP
11 11 (11.96%) Agile Testing
11 11 (11.96%) BDD
11 11 (11.96%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (11.96%) Test Strategy
12 10 (10.87%) Manual Testing
13 9 (9.78%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (42.39%) Java
2 35 (38.04%) Python
3 31 (33.70%) C#
4 26 (28.26%) SQL
5 20 (21.74%) Perl
6 14 (15.22%) JavaScript
7 13 (14.13%) C++
8 2 (2.17%) PHP
8 2 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (41.30%) Degree
2 7 (7.61%) ISEB
3 4 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (51.09%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) WorldPay
2 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.61%) Perforce
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle
4 4 (4.35%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.09%) DoubleClick
5 1 (1.09%) Google
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