The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 73 93 78
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 49 18 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.76% 1.09% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 1.42% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 32 15 35
Average salary £40,000 £43,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +19.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £70,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1440 1268 1352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.22% 76.52% 75.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1155 1089 1160
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
Cambridgeshire

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 24 July 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 69 (53.49%) Java
2 61 (47.29%) Degree
3 60 (46.51%) Python
4 56 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (34.11%) Scrum
6 42 (32.56%) C#
7 39 (30.23%) Perl
7 39 (30.23%) QA
8 36 (27.91%) Manual Testing
8 36 (27.91%) SQL
9 34 (26.36%) TDD
10 31 (24.03%) C++
10 31 (24.03%) Selenium
11 30 (23.26%) Linux
11 30 (23.26%) OO
12 25 (19.38%) Test Scripting
13 23 (17.83%) UNIX
14 22 (17.05%) Ruby
15 20 (15.50%) Finance
15 20 (15.50%) JavaScript
15 20 (15.50%) Performance Testing
16 19 (14.73%) .NET
17 17 (13.18%) Mathematics
17 17 (13.18%) Computer Science
18 15 (11.63%) BDD
19 14 (10.85%) Mac OS X
19 14 (10.85%) Firmware
19 14 (10.85%) Automotive
19 14 (10.85%) Bugzilla
20 13 (10.08%) Regression Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 3 (2.33%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.78%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.78%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 13 (10.08%) MS Office
2 5 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.08%) Wireless
2 11 (8.53%) Internet
3 9 (6.98%) SAN
3 9 (6.98%) VPN
3 9 (6.98%) Firewall
4 4 (3.10%) HTTP
5 3 (2.33%) Bluetooth
5 3 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.55%) 3G
6 2 (1.55%) 2G
6 2 (1.55%) DNS
6 2 (1.55%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.55%) LTE
7 1 (0.78%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.78%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.78%) GPRS
7 1 (0.78%) GSM
7 1 (0.78%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.78%) DHCP
7 1 (0.78%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.33%) TKPROF
2 2 (1.55%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.78%) Big Data
3 1 (0.78%) MySQL
3 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.78%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (24.03%) Selenium
2 14 (10.85%) Bugzilla
3 10 (7.75%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.20%) Cucumber
4 8 (6.20%) WebDriver
4 8 (6.20%) JIRA
5 7 (5.43%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.43%) WinRunner
6 6 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (3.88%) JMeter
7 5 (3.88%) Subversion
8 4 (3.10%) JUnit
8 4 (3.10%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.55%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.55%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.55%) TestNG
10 1 (0.78%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.78%) Hudson
10 1 (0.78%) GCC
General
1 20 (15.50%) Finance
2 14 (10.85%) Automotive
3 6 (4.65%) Marketing
4 3 (2.33%) Electronics
5 2 (1.55%) Law
5 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 68 (52.71%) Test Engineer
2 46 (35.66%) Software Engineer
3 39 (30.23%) Software Test Engineer
4 26 (20.16%) Tester
5 21 (16.28%) Developer
6 20 (15.50%) Analyst
7 13 (10.08%) Test Analyst
8 10 (7.75%) Automation Engineer
8 10 (7.75%) Capacity Planning Engineer
9 9 (6.98%) Automation Analyst
10 7 (5.43%) QA Automation Engineer
10 7 (5.43%) Automation Tester
10 7 (5.43%) QA Analyst
10 7 (5.43%) Performance Engineer
10 7 (5.43%) QA Tester
10 7 (5.43%) QA Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Senior Test Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.65%) Software Tester
11 6 (4.65%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.73%) .NET
2 8 (6.20%) Web Services
2 8 (6.20%) XML
2 8 (6.20%) HTML
3 4 (3.10%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.33%) J2EE
5 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.55%) CSS
5 2 (1.55%) REST
6 1 (0.78%) Middleware
6 1 (0.78%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.18%) Mathematics
1 17 (13.18%) Computer Science
2 14 (10.85%) Firmware
3 6 (4.65%) Grid Computing
3 6 (4.65%) Visualisation
4 5 (3.88%) Social Media
5 4 (3.10%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.33%) Clustering
7 2 (1.55%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.55%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.55%) Open Source
7 2 (1.55%) Life Science
7 2 (1.55%) Chemistry
7 2 (1.55%) Biology
8 1 (0.78%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.78%) DTV
8 1 (0.78%) GIS
8 1 (0.78%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 30 (23.26%) Linux
2 23 (17.83%) UNIX
3 14 (10.85%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.88%) Windows
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (34.11%) Scrum
3 36 (27.91%) Manual Testing
4 34 (26.36%) TDD
5 30 (23.26%) OO
6 25 (19.38%) Test Scripting
7 20 (15.50%) Performance Testing
8 15 (11.63%) BDD
9 13 (10.08%) Regression Testing
9 13 (10.08%) Software Testing
9 13 (10.08%) Requirements Analysis
10 12 (9.30%) Test Strategy
11 11 (8.53%) Automated Testing
11 11 (8.53%) Validation
12 10 (7.75%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (7.75%) Refactoring
13 9 (6.98%) Network Management
13 9 (6.98%) RAD
13 9 (6.98%) OOP
13 9 (6.98%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 69 (53.49%) Java
2 60 (46.51%) Python
3 42 (32.56%) C#
4 39 (30.23%) Perl
5 36 (27.91%) SQL
6 31 (24.03%) C++
7 22 (17.05%) Ruby
8 20 (15.50%) JavaScript
9 9 (6.98%) Bash Shell
10 8 (6.20%) C
11 7 (5.43%) Delphi
12 6 (4.65%) TTCN
13 3 (2.33%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.78%) VBScript
14 1 (0.78%) VB
14 1 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (47.29%) Degree
2 11 (8.53%) ISEB
3 10 (7.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.65%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.78%) HND
5 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (30.23%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.98%) KVM
1 9 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (6.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (9.30%) Sun
2 10 (7.75%) Oracle
2 10 (7.75%) Sybase
3 9 (6.98%) NetApp
3 9 (6.98%) Red Hat
3 9 (6.98%) HP
3 9 (6.98%) Hitachi
3 9 (6.98%) VMware
4 8 (6.20%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.33%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.78%) Google
6 1 (0.78%) MKS
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