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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 90 81 81
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 27 36 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.79% 2.17% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 2.24% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 22 33 31
Average salary £39,250 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £25,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
1460 1607 1416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.95% 96.87% 97.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1279 1204
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 39 (58.21%) QA
2 32 (47.76%) Python
3 27 (40.30%) Selenium
4 23 (34.33%) Java
5 22 (32.84%) Manual Testing
6 20 (29.85%) Electronics
7 17 (25.37%) Software Testing
8 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (22.39%) Degree
9 15 (22.39%) Automation Testing
10 14 (20.90%) Automated Testing
10 14 (20.90%) JMeter
11 13 (19.40%) C#
11 13 (19.40%) Web Testing
11 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
12 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
12 10 (14.93%) SQL
13 9 (13.43%) JIRA
13 9 (13.43%) C++
13 9 (13.43%) WebDriver
14 8 (11.94%) Performance Testing
14 8 (11.94%) Hudson
14 8 (11.94%) Mobile App
14 8 (11.94%) Windows
14 8 (11.94%) Linux
14 8 (11.94%) Regression Testing
14 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
14 8 (11.94%) Replication
15 7 (10.45%) ISEB
15 7 (10.45%) Selenium IDE

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) Firewall
2 1 (1.49%) DHCP
2 1 (1.49%) DNS
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (40.30%) Selenium
2 14 (20.90%) JMeter
3 9 (13.43%) JIRA
3 9 (13.43%) WebDriver
4 8 (11.94%) Hudson
5 7 (10.45%) Appium
5 7 (10.45%) Selenium IDE
5 7 (10.45%) SoapUI
6 5 (7.46%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.49%) Protractor
7 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.49%) Subversion
7 1 (1.49%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (29.85%) Electronics
2 4 (5.97%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) .NET
2 5 (7.46%) J2EE
2 5 (7.46%) SOAP
2 5 (7.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Mobile App
1 8 (11.94%) Replication
2 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) User Experience
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.99%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Linux
1 8 (11.94%) Windows
2 7 (10.45%) Android
3 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.48%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) Manual Testing
2 17 (25.37%) Software Testing
3 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (22.39%) Automation Testing
5 14 (20.90%) Automated Testing
6 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
6 13 (19.40%) Web Testing
7 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
8 8 (11.94%) Performance Testing
8 8 (11.94%) Regression Testing
8 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
9 7 (10.45%) User Stories
10 5 (7.46%) Functional Testing
10 5 (7.46%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (7.46%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (7.46%) Scrum
10 5 (7.46%) SOA
10 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (7.46%) V-Model
11 4 (5.97%) OO
Programming Languages
1 32 (47.76%) Python
2 23 (34.33%) Java
3 13 (19.40%) C#
4 10 (14.93%) SQL
5 9 (13.43%) C++
6 2 (2.99%) Perl
6 2 (2.99%) Ruby
7 1 (1.49%) C
7 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (22.39%) Degree
2 7 (10.45%) ISEB
3 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (58.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.49%) IBM
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