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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 55 71 73
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 59 49 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.05% 2.92% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 3.06% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 43 44 42
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £34,000
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
1415 1602 1863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 97.18% 95.53% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1164 1406 1612
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
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 27 March 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 36 (43.90%) Selenium
2 35 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (37.80%) Test Scripting
4 26 (31.71%) Software Testing
4 26 (31.71%) C++
5 23 (28.05%) Test Automation
6 22 (26.83%) Degree
6 22 (26.83%) QA
6 22 (26.83%) SQL
7 21 (25.61%) C#
8 20 (24.39%) Java
9 18 (21.95%) Manual Testing
10 17 (20.73%) Linux
10 17 (20.73%) Scrum
11 16 (19.51%) Python
11 16 (19.51%) Automated Testing
12 15 (18.29%) Kanban
13 14 (17.07%) Windows
13 14 (17.07%) JMeter
14 12 (14.63%) Regression Testing
15 11 (13.41%) ISEB
15 11 (13.41%) JavaScript
16 10 (12.20%) Perl
16 10 (12.20%) Web Testing
17 9 (10.98%) Cucumber
17 9 (10.98%) Finance
17 9 (10.98%) TDD
17 9 (10.98%) OO
17 9 (10.98%) Mobile App
17 9 (10.98%) User Experience

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (2.44%) IIS
1 2 (2.44%) JBoss
1 2 (2.44%) Apache
1 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) TCP/IP
1 5 (6.10%) Internet
2 1 (1.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (43.90%) Selenium
2 14 (17.07%) JMeter
3 9 (10.98%) Cucumber
4 8 (9.76%) SoapUI
5 6 (7.32%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (6.10%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.88%) LoadUI
8 2 (2.44%) JProfiler
8 2 (2.44%) eggPlant
8 2 (2.44%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.44%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.44%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.22%) NUnit
9 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (10.98%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.88%) Games
3 4 (4.88%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
4 1 (1.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) SOAP
1 8 (9.76%) HTML
2 6 (7.32%) .NET
3 4 (4.88%) Web Services
4 3 (3.66%) XML
5 2 (2.44%) CSS
6 1 (1.22%) WPF
6 1 (1.22%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.22%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Mobile App
1 9 (10.98%) User Experience
2 7 (8.54%) Smart Meter
3 5 (6.10%) Visualisation
4 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.44%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.22%) Physics
7 1 (1.22%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.22%) Biology
7 1 (1.22%) Life Science
7 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.22%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.73%) Linux
2 14 (17.07%) Windows
3 8 (9.76%) UNIX
4 4 (4.88%) Android
4 4 (4.88%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (37.80%) Test Scripting
3 26 (31.71%) Software Testing
4 23 (28.05%) Test Automation
5 18 (21.95%) Manual Testing
6 17 (20.73%) Scrum
7 16 (19.51%) Automated Testing
8 15 (18.29%) Kanban
9 12 (14.63%) Regression Testing
10 10 (12.20%) Web Testing
11 9 (10.98%) OO
11 9 (10.98%) TDD
12 8 (9.76%) Software Engineering
12 8 (9.76%) User Stories
13 7 (8.54%) OOP
13 7 (8.54%) Performance Testing
14 5 (6.10%) Test Planning
14 5 (6.10%) Mentoring
15 4 (4.88%) Black-Box Testing
15 4 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.71%) C++
2 22 (26.83%) SQL
3 21 (25.61%) C#
4 20 (24.39%) Java
5 16 (19.51%) Python
6 11 (13.41%) JavaScript
7 10 (12.20%) Perl
8 6 (7.32%) C
9 5 (6.10%) PHP
10 4 (4.88%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.66%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.44%) Ruby
13 1 (1.22%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 22 (26.83%) Degree
2 11 (13.41%) ISEB
3 7 (8.54%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.83%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.44%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (8.54%) VMware
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle
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