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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 52 45 74
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +29
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 63 68 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.23% 4.50% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.19% 5.44% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 54 59 37
Average salary £42,750 £41,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.01% +27.69%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
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
1214 1250 1306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.53% 82.78% 73.54%
Number of salaries quoted 951 1080 1096
Average salary £43,900 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.39% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,400 £55,000 £60,000
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 5 March 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 5 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 58 (55.24%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (53.33%) Python
3 50 (47.62%) Degree
4 44 (41.90%) QA
5 38 (36.19%) Software Testing
6 34 (32.38%) SQL
7 33 (31.43%) C++
8 32 (30.48%) Scrum
9 30 (28.57%) C#
10 28 (26.67%) Software Engineering
11 26 (24.76%) Automated Testing
12 25 (23.81%) Test Scripting
12 25 (23.81%) Java
13 24 (22.86%) JIRA
13 24 (22.86%) Selenium
14 22 (20.95%) ISEB
15 21 (20.00%) Regression Testing
15 21 (20.00%) Linux
16 17 (16.19%) OO
16 17 (16.19%) Manual Testing
17 15 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (14.29%) Microsoft
17 15 (14.29%) Windows
18 14 (13.33%) XML
19 13 (12.38%) HTML
19 13 (12.38%) C
19 13 (12.38%) TDD
20 12 (11.43%) Unit Testing
20 12 (11.43%) JavaScript
20 12 (11.43%) Finance

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 5 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.48%) Internet
2 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.67%) HTTP
3 7 (6.67%) ICMP
4 6 (5.71%) Wireless
5 3 (2.86%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.90%) LTE
6 2 (1.90%) VLAN
6 2 (1.90%) 2G
6 2 (1.90%) 3G
6 2 (1.90%) VPN
6 2 (1.90%) DNS
6 2 (1.90%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.90%) SSL
7 1 (0.95%) Intranet
7 1 (0.95%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.95%) DHCP
7 1 (0.95%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.90%) Big Data
1 2 (1.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (22.86%) JIRA
1 24 (22.86%) Selenium
2 9 (8.57%) Bugzilla
3 7 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.71%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.76%) JUnit
5 5 (4.76%) JMeter
5 5 (4.76%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 5 (4.76%) TestNG
6 4 (3.81%) eggPlant
6 4 (3.81%) TestComplete
7 3 (2.86%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.90%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.90%) GCC
8 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.90%) NUnit
8 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.95%) CruiseControl
General
1 12 (11.43%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.81%) Marketing
4 2 (1.90%) Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Electronics
5 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 50 (47.62%) Test Engineer
2 46 (43.81%) Software Engineer
3 40 (38.10%) Software Test Engineer
4 28 (26.67%) Developer
5 20 (19.05%) Software Developer
5 20 (19.05%) Tester
6 15 (14.29%) Automation Tester
7 13 (12.38%) Automation Engineer
7 13 (12.38%) Test Automation Engineer
8 12 (11.43%) Team Leader
8 12 (11.43%) Test Team Leader
8 12 (11.43%) Software Programmer
8 12 (11.43%) Programmer
9 11 (10.48%) Automation Team Leader
10 10 (9.52%) Analyst
10 10 (9.52%) Test Analyst
11 7 (6.67%) Software Tester
11 7 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (6.67%) Lead Tester
11 7 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.33%) XML
2 13 (12.38%) HTML
3 6 (5.71%) CSS
4 5 (4.76%) SOAP
4 5 (4.76%) Web Services
4 5 (4.76%) .NET
5 3 (2.86%) JSON
5 3 (2.86%) REST
6 2 (1.90%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.57%) User Experience
3 8 (7.62%) Open Source
4 5 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.81%) Internet of Things
6 3 (2.86%) Chemistry
6 3 (2.86%) Biology
6 3 (2.86%) Life Science
6 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.90%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.90%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.90%) PKI
7 2 (1.90%) Statistics
7 2 (1.90%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.95%) PMI
8 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.00%) Linux
2 15 (14.29%) Windows
3 7 (6.67%) UNIX
4 4 (3.81%) Android
5 2 (1.90%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.90%) VMS
5 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.95%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (55.24%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (36.19%) Software Testing
3 32 (30.48%) Scrum
4 28 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 26 (24.76%) Automated Testing
6 25 (23.81%) Test Scripting
7 21 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 17 (16.19%) OO
8 17 (16.19%) Manual Testing
9 15 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (12.38%) TDD
11 12 (11.43%) Unit Testing
12 11 (10.48%) Test Management
12 11 (10.48%) Agile Testing
13 9 (8.57%) Load Testing
13 9 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (7.62%) OOP
15 7 (6.67%) Web Testing
15 7 (6.67%) BDD
15 7 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 56 (53.33%) Python
2 34 (32.38%) SQL
3 33 (31.43%) C++
4 30 (28.57%) C#
5 25 (23.81%) Java
6 13 (12.38%) C
7 12 (11.43%) JavaScript
8 9 (8.57%) Perl
9 5 (4.76%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.81%) Delphi
11 2 (1.90%) PHP
11 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.95%) Ruby
12 1 (0.95%) TTCN
12 1 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (47.62%) Degree
2 22 (20.95%) ISEB
3 10 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.76%) VCP4
5 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (41.90%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) KVM
Vendors
1 15 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.62%) Perforce
3 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.95%) TOWER Software
3 1 (0.95%) VMware
3 1 (0.95%) Coverity
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