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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 56 75 86
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 66 52 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.42% 2.92% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.55% 3.07% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 49 49 34
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,000 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
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
1450 1696 1884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 97.12% 95.12% 96.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1218 1469 1648
Average salary £44,750 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 April 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 45 (46.88%) Selenium
2 44 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (39.58%) Test Scripting
4 37 (38.54%) C++
5 31 (32.29%) Software Testing
6 29 (30.21%) Test Automation
6 29 (30.21%) Java
7 28 (29.17%) C#
8 27 (28.13%) SQL
8 27 (28.13%) Degree
8 27 (28.13%) Manual Testing
8 27 (28.13%) QA
9 22 (22.92%) Automated Testing
10 21 (21.88%) Python
10 21 (21.88%) Scrum
11 20 (20.83%) Linux
12 19 (19.79%) JMeter
12 19 (19.79%) Kanban
13 17 (17.71%) Windows
14 14 (14.58%) JavaScript
15 13 (13.54%) Perl
15 13 (13.54%) ISEB
16 12 (12.50%) Cucumber
16 12 (12.50%) Web Testing
16 12 (12.50%) TDD
16 12 (12.50%) OO
17 11 (11.46%) UNIX
17 11 (11.46%) User Experience
18 10 (10.42%) OOP
18 10 (10.42%) SOAP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (3.13%) JBoss
1 3 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.08%) IIS
2 2 (2.08%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) Internet
2 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 45 (46.88%) Selenium
2 19 (19.79%) JMeter
3 12 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 10 (10.42%) SoapUI
5 8 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (7.29%) Jenkins
7 6 (6.25%) LoadUI
8 4 (4.17%) FitNesse
9 3 (3.13%) LoadRunner
9 3 (3.13%) JProfiler
10 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.04%) NUnit
10 1 (1.04%) Subversion
10 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (10.42%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.21%) Banking
4 4 (4.17%) Games
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.04%) Automotive
5 1 (1.04%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.42%) SOAP
2 9 (9.38%) HTML
3 7 (7.29%) .NET
4 4 (4.17%) Web Services
4 4 (4.17%) XML
5 2 (2.08%) CSS
6 1 (1.04%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.04%) WPF
6 1 (1.04%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.04%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) User Experience
2 9 (9.38%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.25%) Visualisation
4 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.21%) Smart Meter
5 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.13%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.08%) Physics
8 1 (1.04%) Chemistry
8 1 (1.04%) Biology
8 1 (1.04%) Life Science
8 1 (1.04%) Statistics
8 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.04%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.83%) Linux
2 17 (17.71%) Windows
3 11 (11.46%) UNIX
4 4 (4.17%) Android
4 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (39.58%) Test Scripting
3 31 (32.29%) Software Testing
4 29 (30.21%) Test Automation
5 27 (28.13%) Manual Testing
6 22 (22.92%) Automated Testing
7 21 (21.88%) Scrum
8 19 (19.79%) Kanban
9 12 (12.50%) TDD
9 12 (12.50%) OO
9 12 (12.50%) Web Testing
10 10 (10.42%) OOP
10 10 (10.42%) Performance Testing
10 10 (10.42%) Regression Testing
11 9 (9.38%) Software Engineering
12 8 (8.33%) User Stories
13 6 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (6.25%) Mentoring
14 5 (5.21%) Test Planning
15 4 (4.17%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.54%) C++
2 29 (30.21%) Java
3 28 (29.17%) C#
4 27 (28.13%) SQL
5 21 (21.88%) Python
6 14 (14.58%) JavaScript
7 13 (13.54%) Perl
8 9 (9.38%) C
9 7 (7.29%) PHP
10 4 (4.17%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.13%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.08%) Ruby
13 1 (1.04%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 27 (28.13%) Degree
2 13 (13.54%) ISEB
3 9 (9.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (28.13%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.08%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (7.29%) VMware
2 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.13%) Oracle
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