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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 83 112 104
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 33 3 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.79% 0.19% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 0.20% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 33 3 22
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,618 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,000 £35,950
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
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
1733 1485 1841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.13% 93.28% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1351 1298 1611
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 55 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (57.95%) QA
3 41 (46.59%) C#
4 36 (40.91%) Java
5 35 (39.77%) Selenium
6 33 (37.50%) Test Automation
6 33 (37.50%) SQL
7 31 (35.23%) Microsoft
8 29 (32.95%) .NET
8 29 (32.95%) Automated Testing
9 28 (31.82%) Degree
10 26 (29.55%) Software Testing
10 26 (29.55%) Manual Testing
10 26 (29.55%) Regression Testing
11 22 (25.00%) Scrum
12 20 (22.73%) Test Scripting
13 19 (21.59%) C++
13 19 (21.59%) OO
14 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
14 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
15 14 (15.91%) TDD
16 13 (14.77%) Finance
16 13 (14.77%) HTML
16 13 (14.77%) Test Strategy
17 11 (12.50%) ISTQB
17 11 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (12.50%) Mathematics
17 11 (12.50%) ISEB
18 10 (11.36%) NUnit
19 9 (10.23%) Ruby

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) SMS
1 1 (1.14%) SMPP
1 1 (1.14%) Internet
1 1 (1.14%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (7.95%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.41%) DB2
3 3 (3.41%) MySQL
4 2 (2.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (39.77%) Selenium
2 10 (11.36%) NUnit
3 9 (10.23%) Cucumber
3 9 (10.23%) Visual Studio
4 7 (7.95%) WinRunner
4 7 (7.95%) WebDriver
4 7 (7.95%) TeamCity
5 6 (6.82%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (5.68%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (5.68%) FitNesse
7 4 (4.55%) JIRA
8 3 (3.41%) JUnit
8 3 (3.41%) Bugzilla
8 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.27%) TestComplete
9 2 (2.27%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.27%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.14%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (1.14%) MSBuild
General
1 13 (14.77%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.55%) Banking
4 3 (3.41%) Automotive
5 1 (1.14%) Electronics
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Publishing
5 1 (1.14%) Games
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (32.95%) .NET
2 13 (14.77%) HTML
3 8 (9.09%) CSS
4 7 (7.95%) jQuery
5 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.55%) Web Services
7 2 (2.27%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 9 (10.23%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.95%) Thin Client
3 7 (7.95%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.41%) iPhone
5 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) GIS
6 1 (1.14%) DTV
6 1 (1.14%) Physics
6 1 (1.14%) Online Games
6 1 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.23%) Windows
2 3 (3.41%) Linux
2 3 (3.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 29 (32.95%) Automated Testing
4 26 (29.55%) Software Testing
4 26 (29.55%) Manual Testing
4 26 (29.55%) Regression Testing
5 22 (25.00%) Scrum
6 20 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 19 (21.59%) OO
8 14 (15.91%) TDD
9 13 (14.77%) Test Strategy
10 11 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (7.95%) OOP
11 7 (7.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (7.95%) Analytics
12 5 (5.68%) RAD
12 5 (5.68%) Financial Modelling
12 5 (5.68%) BDD
12 5 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (5.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 41 (46.59%) C#
2 36 (40.91%) Java
3 33 (37.50%) SQL
4 19 (21.59%) C++
5 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 9 (10.23%) Ruby
7 7 (7.95%) Delphi
8 6 (6.82%) Python
9 3 (3.41%) C
9 3 (3.41%) Perl
9 3 (3.41%) PHP
9 3 (3.41%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.41%) Scala
10 1 (1.14%) XAML
Qualifications
1 28 (31.82%) Degree
2 11 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 11 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (57.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (35.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.95%) Oracle
3 3 (3.41%) HP
4 1 (1.14%) SAP
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