The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 90 112 99
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 30 9 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.66% 0.55% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 0.59% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 30 9 21
Average salary £36,250 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,755 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £36,000 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1707 1535 1773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.47% 93.03% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1370 1349 1534
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
Cambridgeshire

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 31 July 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 56 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (57.14%) QA
3 39 (46.43%) C#
4 35 (41.67%) SQL
5 34 (40.48%) Degree
6 32 (38.10%) Java
7 30 (35.71%) .NET
8 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
8 27 (32.14%) Selenium
9 26 (30.95%) Test Automation
10 25 (29.76%) Automated Testing
11 23 (27.38%) Software Testing
11 23 (27.38%) Manual Testing
12 20 (23.81%) OO
13 19 (22.62%) C++
14 18 (21.43%) Scrum
15 16 (19.05%) Regression Testing
16 15 (17.86%) Finance
16 15 (17.86%) JavaScript
16 15 (17.86%) SQL Server
16 15 (17.86%) Test Scripting
17 14 (16.67%) TDD
18 12 (14.29%) HTML
19 11 (13.10%) Mathematics
19 11 (13.10%) Computer Science
19 11 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
19 11 (13.10%) Test Strategy
19 11 (13.10%) ISEB
20 10 (11.90%) ISTQB
21 8 (9.52%) Ruby

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) Internet
1 1 (1.19%) SMS
1 1 (1.19%) SMPP
1 1 (1.19%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.38%) DB2
3 2 (2.38%) MySQL
3 2 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 27 (32.14%) Selenium
2 8 (9.52%) Cucumber
3 7 (8.33%) WinRunner
3 7 (8.33%) TeamCity
3 7 (8.33%) NUnit
4 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
4 5 (5.95%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.95%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.76%) FitNesse
6 3 (3.57%) Bugzilla
6 3 (3.57%) JIRA
7 2 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.38%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.19%) MSBuild
General
1 15 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.57%) Automotive
3 2 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Games
4 1 (1.19%) Electronics
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Publishing
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (35.71%) .NET
2 12 (14.29%) HTML
3 8 (9.52%) CSS
4 7 (8.33%) jQuery
5 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.19%) Web Services
7 1 (1.19%) WPF
7 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Mathematics
1 11 (13.10%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.33%) Thin Client
2 7 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.19%) DTV
4 1 (1.19%) GIS
4 1 (1.19%) Physics
4 1 (1.19%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.14%) Windows
2 3 (3.57%) Mac OS X
2 3 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.95%) Test Automation
3 25 (29.76%) Automated Testing
4 23 (27.38%) Software Testing
4 23 (27.38%) Manual Testing
5 20 (23.81%) OO
6 18 (21.43%) Scrum
7 16 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 15 (17.86%) Test Scripting
9 14 (16.67%) TDD
10 11 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (13.10%) Test Strategy
11 8 (9.52%) RAD
12 7 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
12 7 (8.33%) Analytics
13 6 (7.14%) Test Management
13 6 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (5.95%) BDD
14 5 (5.95%) Software Engineering
14 5 (5.95%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (46.43%) C#
2 35 (41.67%) SQL
3 32 (38.10%) Java
4 19 (22.62%) C++
5 15 (17.86%) JavaScript
6 8 (9.52%) Ruby
7 7 (8.33%) Delphi
8 3 (3.57%) Python
8 3 (3.57%) C
8 3 (3.57%) Perl
9 2 (2.38%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.19%) XAML
Qualifications
1 34 (40.48%) Degree
2 11 (13.10%) ISEB
3 10 (11.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (1.19%) SAP
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