The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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 Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 85 98 104
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 35 15 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.01% 0.91% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 0.98% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 34 15 20
Average salary £36,250 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £32,500 £35,550
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +1.51%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1643 1535 1804
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.15% 93.31% 97.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1356 1376 1548
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
Tester
Cambridgeshire

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 11 July 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 57 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (55.56%) QA
3 39 (43.33%) C#
4 38 (42.22%) SQL
5 37 (41.11%) Degree
6 35 (38.89%) Java
7 33 (36.67%) .NET
8 29 (32.22%) Selenium
9 27 (30.00%) Test Automation
10 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
11 24 (26.67%) OO
11 24 (26.67%) Automated Testing
12 22 (24.44%) Manual Testing
13 21 (23.33%) Software Testing
13 21 (23.33%) Regression Testing
14 20 (22.22%) C++
15 19 (21.11%) Scrum
15 19 (21.11%) Test Scripting
16 18 (20.00%) Finance
17 17 (18.89%) TDD
18 15 (16.67%) JavaScript
18 15 (16.67%) Computer Science
19 13 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
19 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
20 12 (13.33%) HTML
20 12 (13.33%) ISEB
20 12 (13.33%) Test Strategy
21 11 (12.22%) ISTQB
21 11 (12.22%) Mathematics
22 10 (11.11%) Ruby

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 3 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) SMS
1 1 (1.11%) Internet
1 1 (1.11%) SMPP
1 1 (1.11%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (7.78%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.22%) Big Data
4 1 (1.11%) DB2
4 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (32.22%) Selenium
2 9 (10.00%) NUnit
2 9 (10.00%) TeamCity
3 8 (8.89%) Cucumber
4 7 (7.78%) WebDriver
4 7 (7.78%) WinRunner
5 5 (5.56%) JIRA
5 5 (5.56%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.44%) FitNesse
7 3 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.33%) Bugzilla
7 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.22%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.11%) MSBuild
General
1 18 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Automotive
2 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
4 1 (1.11%) Electronics
4 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.11%) Publishing
4 1 (1.11%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (36.67%) .NET
2 12 (13.33%) HTML
3 8 (8.89%) CSS
4 7 (7.78%) jQuery
5 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.11%) Web Services
6 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 11 (12.22%) Mathematics
3 7 (7.78%) Thin Client
3 7 (7.78%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) Online Games
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) DTV
5 1 (1.11%) GIS
5 1 (1.11%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.67%) Windows
2 3 (3.33%) Linux
2 3 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 24 (26.67%) OO
3 24 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 22 (24.44%) Manual Testing
5 21 (23.33%) Software Testing
5 21 (23.33%) Regression Testing
6 19 (21.11%) Scrum
6 19 (21.11%) Test Scripting
7 17 (18.89%) TDD
8 13 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (13.33%) Test Strategy
10 9 (10.00%) RAD
11 8 (8.89%) BDD
12 7 (7.78%) Test Management
12 7 (7.78%) Financial Modelling
12 7 (7.78%) Analytics
12 7 (7.78%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (6.67%) OOP
13 6 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 39 (43.33%) C#
2 38 (42.22%) SQL
3 35 (38.89%) Java
4 20 (22.22%) C++
5 15 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 10 (11.11%) Ruby
7 7 (7.78%) Delphi
8 5 (5.56%) Python
9 3 (3.33%) C
9 3 (3.33%) Perl
10 2 (2.22%) PHP
10 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.11%) XAML
Qualifications
1 37 (41.11%) Degree
2 12 (13.33%) ISEB
3 11 (12.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (1.11%) SAP
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