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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 81 91 102
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 31 32 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.21% 1.80% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 1.91% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 31 32 11
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,000 £35,000
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
1333 1674 1550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.15% 94.42% 93.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1128 1359 1366
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 28 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 51 (52.58%) Selenium
2 41 (42.27%) Java
2 41 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (41.24%) C++
4 37 (38.14%) Manual Testing
5 35 (36.08%) C#
6 34 (35.05%) QA
7 32 (32.99%) Test Scripting
8 31 (31.96%) Degree
8 31 (31.96%) Test Automation
9 30 (30.93%) Python
10 29 (29.90%) JMeter
10 29 (29.90%) Software Testing
11 25 (25.77%) Automated Testing
11 25 (25.77%) SQL
12 22 (22.68%) Scrum
13 20 (20.62%) Kanban
14 19 (19.59%) Linux
15 17 (17.53%) SoapUI
15 17 (17.53%) Web Testing
16 14 (14.43%) OO
16 14 (14.43%) Windows
16 14 (14.43%) SOAP
16 14 (14.43%) JavaScript
16 14 (14.43%) User Experience
17 13 (13.40%) OOP
17 13 (13.40%) Performance Testing
18 12 (12.37%) TDD
18 12 (12.37%) Perl
18 12 (12.37%) Mobile App

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.09%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.09%) JBoss
2 2 (2.06%) Apache
2 2 (2.06%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.09%) Internet
1 3 (3.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.03%) Big Data
1 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (52.58%) Selenium
2 29 (29.90%) JMeter
3 17 (17.53%) SoapUI
4 10 (10.31%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.22%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.19%) LoadUI
6 6 (6.19%) HP UFT
7 4 (4.12%) Appium
8 3 (3.09%) LoadRunner
8 3 (3.09%) Hudson
8 3 (3.09%) JProfiler
8 3 (3.09%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.09%) JIRA
8 3 (3.09%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.06%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.03%) NUnit
10 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.03%) Subversion
10 1 (1.03%) Android Studio
General
1 8 (8.25%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Banking
2 4 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.06%) Electronics
4 1 (1.03%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.03%) Automotive
4 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.43%) SOAP
2 5 (5.15%) .NET
3 4 (4.12%) HTML
4 1 (1.03%) CSS
4 1 (1.03%) XML
4 1 (1.03%) REST
4 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.03%) WPF
4 1 (1.03%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) User Experience
2 12 (12.37%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.19%) Visualisation
4 5 (5.15%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.12%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.09%) Replication
7 2 (2.06%) Physics
8 1 (1.03%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.03%) Statistics
8 1 (1.03%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.59%) Linux
2 14 (14.43%) Windows
3 9 (9.28%) Android
4 8 (8.25%) UNIX
5 4 (4.12%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (38.14%) Manual Testing
3 32 (32.99%) Test Scripting
4 31 (31.96%) Test Automation
5 29 (29.90%) Software Testing
6 25 (25.77%) Automated Testing
7 22 (22.68%) Scrum
8 20 (20.62%) Kanban
9 17 (17.53%) Web Testing
10 14 (14.43%) OO
11 13 (13.40%) OOP
11 13 (13.40%) Performance Testing
12 12 (12.37%) TDD
13 9 (9.28%) User Stories
13 9 (9.28%) Software Engineering
14 8 (8.25%) Regression Testing
15 7 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (7.22%) Automation Testing
16 6 (6.19%) Mentoring
17 5 (5.15%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 41 (42.27%) Java
2 40 (41.24%) C++
3 35 (36.08%) C#
4 30 (30.93%) Python
5 25 (25.77%) SQL
6 14 (14.43%) JavaScript
7 12 (12.37%) Perl
8 9 (9.28%) C
9 6 (6.19%) PHP
10 3 (3.09%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.09%) Ruby
11 2 (2.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (31.96%) Degree
2 4 (4.12%) ISEB
3 3 (3.09%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (35.05%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.06%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (5.15%) VMware
2 3 (3.09%) Oracle
2 3 (3.09%) Microsoft
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