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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 64 66 73
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 49 42 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.05% 2.92% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 3.53% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 46 36 41
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £35,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £70,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
1313 1190 1271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.71% 82.75% 72.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1017 990 1062
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,900 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 January 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 51 (57.95%) Python
2 48 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (43.18%) Degree
4 35 (39.77%) QA
5 33 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 28 (31.82%) Test Scripting
6 28 (31.82%) Scrum
6 28 (31.82%) SQL
7 26 (29.55%) Java
7 26 (29.55%) Automated Testing
8 25 (28.41%) Software Engineering
9 23 (26.14%) C++
10 22 (25.00%) Regression Testing
11 21 (23.86%) C#
11 21 (23.86%) JIRA
12 20 (22.73%) Windows
13 19 (21.59%) XML
13 19 (21.59%) ISEB
13 19 (21.59%) Manual Testing
13 19 (21.59%) Selenium
14 18 (20.45%) Linux
15 17 (19.32%) HTML
16 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
17 14 (15.91%) C
18 13 (14.77%) TDD
19 12 (13.64%) Computer Science
19 12 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
19 12 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
19 12 (13.64%) Finance
19 12 (13.64%) TCP/IP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (5.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.50%) Internet
3 6 (6.82%) VLAN
4 5 (5.68%) HTTP
4 5 (5.68%) ICMP
5 4 (4.55%) Wireless
5 4 (4.55%) IPv6
5 4 (4.55%) iSCSI
5 4 (4.55%) NAS
6 3 (3.41%) SAN
7 2 (2.27%) VPN
7 2 (2.27%) DNS
7 2 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (23.86%) JIRA
2 19 (21.59%) Selenium
3 8 (9.09%) JUnit
4 6 (6.82%) Bugzilla
4 6 (6.82%) TestComplete
4 6 (6.82%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.82%) eggPlant
5 5 (5.68%) TestNG
5 5 (5.68%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.41%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (3.41%) NUnit
6 3 (3.41%) Fiddler
6 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (3.41%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.27%) Gerrit
7 2 (2.27%) GCC
7 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.27%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.14%) PHPUnit
General
1 12 (13.64%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.68%) Banking
4 4 (4.55%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 37 (42.05%) Software Engineer
3 33 (37.50%) Software Test Engineer
4 19 (21.59%) Automation Engineer
5 18 (20.45%) Tester
6 16 (18.18%) Test Automation Engineer
7 14 (15.91%) Developer
8 12 (13.64%) Software Developer
9 9 (10.23%) Test Team Leader
9 9 (10.23%) Software Tester
9 9 (10.23%) Analyst
9 9 (10.23%) Test Analyst
9 9 (10.23%) Team Leader
9 9 (10.23%) Automation Tester
10 8 (9.09%) Lead Tester
10 8 (9.09%) Automation Team Leader
10 8 (9.09%) Software Programmer
10 8 (9.09%) Programmer
11 7 (7.95%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (7.95%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.59%) XML
2 17 (19.32%) HTML
3 8 (9.09%) Web Services
4 6 (6.82%) .NET
5 5 (5.68%) CSS
6 3 (3.41%) JSON
6 3 (3.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.95%) Open Source
3 5 (5.68%) User Experience
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.41%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.41%) Internet of Things
4 3 (3.41%) Life Science
4 3 (3.41%) iPhone
4 3 (3.41%) IPTV
4 3 (3.41%) Chemistry
4 3 (3.41%) Biology
5 2 (2.27%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.27%) PKI
5 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) PMI
6 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.73%) Windows
2 18 (20.45%) Linux
3 12 (13.64%) UNIX
4 2 (2.27%) Android
4 2 (2.27%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.14%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 28 (31.82%) Scrum
3 28 (31.82%) Test Scripting
4 26 (29.55%) Automated Testing
5 25 (28.41%) Software Engineering
6 22 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 19 (21.59%) Manual Testing
8 13 (14.77%) TDD
9 12 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (12.50%) OO
11 9 (10.23%) Load Testing
11 9 (10.23%) Unit Testing
12 8 (9.09%) Test Management
12 8 (9.09%) Agile Testing
13 7 (7.95%) Test Strategy
13 7 (7.95%) BDD
13 7 (7.95%) OOP
14 6 (6.82%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (57.95%) Python
2 28 (31.82%) SQL
3 26 (29.55%) Java
4 23 (26.14%) C++
5 21 (23.86%) C#
6 14 (15.91%) C
7 11 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 9 (10.23%) Perl
9 7 (7.95%) PowerShell
10 6 (6.82%) Bash Shell
11 4 (4.55%) Scala
11 4 (4.55%) PHP
11 4 (4.55%) Delphi
12 2 (2.27%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (43.18%) Degree
2 19 (21.59%) ISEB
3 10 (11.36%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (39.77%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) KVM
2 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.41%) Puppet
1 3 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.82%) HP
3 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.55%) Perforce
3 4 (4.55%) VMware
4 3 (3.41%) Hitachi
4 3 (3.41%) NetApp
4 3 (3.41%) Sun
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Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus fantastic benefits.
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