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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 80 80 64
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 31 30 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.92% 2.09% 3.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 2.16% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 29 27 53
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,000 £35,000
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
1541 1388 1661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.42% 96.59% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1228 1172 1432
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 £27,500 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
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 28 January 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (47.46%) Test Scripting
2 24 (40.68%) Selenium
2 24 (40.68%) Software Testing
3 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (37.29%) Manual Testing
5 21 (35.59%) Automated Testing
6 19 (32.20%) QA
7 18 (30.51%) Test Automation
8 14 (23.73%) SQL
8 14 (23.73%) ISEB
9 13 (22.03%) Java
9 13 (22.03%) Regression Testing
9 13 (22.03%) Degree
10 12 (20.34%) Scrum
11 11 (18.64%) Finance
11 11 (18.64%) ISTQB
12 10 (16.95%) C#
12 10 (16.95%) .NET
13 9 (15.25%) Linux
14 8 (13.56%) Python
14 8 (13.56%) Windows
14 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
14 8 (13.56%) C++
14 8 (13.56%) HTML
14 8 (13.56%) Telecoms
15 7 (11.86%) Web Services
15 7 (11.86%) Black-Box Testing
16 6 (10.17%) eggPlant
16 6 (10.17%) TestComplete
16 6 (10.17%) Smart Meter

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Internet
2 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) DB2
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.69%) Big Data
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (40.68%) Selenium
2 6 (10.17%) TestComplete
2 6 (10.17%) eggPlant
3 5 (8.47%) WebDriver
3 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.47%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.08%) JUnit
5 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (5.08%) NUnit
6 2 (3.39%) FitNesse
6 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.69%) Hudson
7 1 (1.69%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.69%) JIRA
7 1 (1.69%) JMeter
7 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.17%) Banking
4 4 (6.78%) Games
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Electronics
5 1 (1.69%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) .NET
2 8 (13.56%) HTML
3 7 (11.86%) Web Services
4 3 (5.08%) XML
5 1 (1.69%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.69%) Android SDK
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Smart Meter
2 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) iPhone
3 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.39%) User Experience
4 2 (3.39%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.69%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.69%) Life Science
5 1 (1.69%) Replication
5 1 (1.69%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.69%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Linux
2 8 (13.56%) Windows
3 5 (8.47%) UNIX
4 3 (5.08%) Android
4 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (47.46%) Test Scripting
2 24 (40.68%) Software Testing
3 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (37.29%) Manual Testing
5 21 (35.59%) Automated Testing
6 18 (30.51%) Test Automation
7 13 (22.03%) Regression Testing
8 12 (20.34%) Scrum
9 7 (11.86%) Black-Box Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Performance Testing
10 4 (6.78%) TDD
10 4 (6.78%) OOP
10 4 (6.78%) Kanban
11 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.08%) OO
11 3 (5.08%) Code Coverage
11 3 (5.08%) Web Testing
11 3 (5.08%) Test Strategy
11 3 (5.08%) User Stories
11 3 (5.08%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) SQL
2 13 (22.03%) Java
3 10 (16.95%) C#
4 8 (13.56%) C++
4 8 (13.56%) Python
5 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.78%) Perl
6 4 (6.78%) PHP
7 3 (5.08%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.08%) Scala
8 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.39%) Ruby
8 2 (3.39%) C
9 1 (1.69%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) ISEB
2 13 (22.03%) Degree
3 11 (18.64%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (32.20%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) HP
3 2 (3.39%) VMware
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle
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