The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 90 88 83
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 24 22 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.40% 1.49% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.55% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 23 18 44
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,425
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +15.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £48,000 £51,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1629 1419 1782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.04% 96.40% 94.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1288 1144 1501
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,367 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Tester
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Cambridge region.

Tester Salary Trend in Cambridge

Tester
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 28 (49.12%) Software Testing
2 26 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (43.86%) Test Scripting
4 24 (42.11%) Manual Testing
5 23 (40.35%) Selenium
6 22 (38.60%) QA
7 21 (36.84%) Automated Testing
8 19 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 14 (24.56%) Degree
9 14 (24.56%) Java
10 13 (22.81%) C#
11 11 (19.30%) .NET
11 11 (19.30%) ISEB
11 11 (19.30%) Regression Testing
11 11 (19.30%) Finance
11 11 (19.30%) Scrum
12 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
12 10 (17.54%) SQL
13 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
14 8 (14.04%) Telecoms
15 7 (12.28%) Banking
15 7 (12.28%) HTML
15 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
16 6 (10.53%) Smart Meter
16 6 (10.53%) eggPlant
16 6 (10.53%) Black-Box Testing
16 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
16 6 (10.53%) TestComplete
16 6 (10.53%) Web Services
16 6 (10.53%) SQL Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) DB2
2 2 (3.51%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (40.35%) Selenium
2 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
3 6 (10.53%) TestComplete
3 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
3 6 (10.53%) eggPlant
4 5 (8.77%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.26%) JUnit
6 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (5.26%) NUnit
7 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.75%) Hudson
8 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.75%) JIRA
8 1 (1.75%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.75%) JMeter
8 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.75%) Selenium IDE
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Telecoms
3 7 (12.28%) Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Games
5 2 (3.51%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) .NET
2 7 (12.28%) HTML
3 6 (10.53%) Web Services
4 2 (3.51%) XML
4 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Smart Meter
2 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.26%) User Experience
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.26%) iPhone
3 1 (1.75%) Life Science
3 1 (1.75%) Replication
3 1 (1.75%) Chemistry
3 1 (1.75%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
1 4 (7.02%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) UNIX
3 1 (1.75%) Android
3 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (49.12%) Software Testing
2 26 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (43.86%) Test Scripting
4 24 (42.11%) Manual Testing
5 21 (36.84%) Automated Testing
6 19 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 11 (19.30%) Scrum
7 11 (19.30%) Regression Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Black-Box Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Automation Testing
9 5 (8.77%) OOP
10 4 (7.02%) Performance Testing
11 3 (5.26%) User Stories
11 3 (5.26%) Test Strategy
11 3 (5.26%) OO
11 3 (5.26%) Code Coverage
11 3 (5.26%) Software Engineering
11 3 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (3.51%) TDD
12 2 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) Java
2 13 (22.81%) C#
3 10 (17.54%) SQL
4 5 (8.77%) Python
4 5 (8.77%) C++
4 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.02%) PHP
6 3 (5.26%) Scala
7 2 (3.51%) Perl
8 1 (1.75%) Delphi
8 1 (1.75%) Ruby
8 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) Degree
2 11 (19.30%) ISEB
3 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (38.60%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) HP
3 2 (3.51%) VMware
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle
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