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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 59 76 93
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 52 55 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.69% 2.99% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.85% 3.14% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 42 52 27
Average salary £45,000 £36,250 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.13% +13.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £28,650 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £33,100
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
1351 1752 1758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.88% 95.22% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1145 1474 1561
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 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 22 May 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 46 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
1 46 (47.92%) Selenium
2 38 (39.58%) Test Scripting
3 37 (38.54%) C++
4 32 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 31 (32.29%) Test Automation
6 30 (31.25%) Software Testing
6 30 (31.25%) Java
7 29 (30.21%) C#
8 27 (28.13%) SQL
8 27 (28.13%) Degree
9 26 (27.08%) QA
10 24 (25.00%) Automated Testing
11 23 (23.96%) Scrum
12 22 (22.92%) Python
13 21 (21.88%) Kanban
14 19 (19.79%) JMeter
15 18 (18.75%) Linux
16 17 (17.71%) Windows
17 15 (15.63%) JavaScript
18 13 (13.54%) Cucumber
18 13 (13.54%) Perl
18 13 (13.54%) OO
19 12 (12.50%) ISEB
19 12 (12.50%) TDD
19 12 (12.50%) Web Testing
20 11 (11.46%) OOP
20 11 (11.46%) Mobile App
20 11 (11.46%) User Experience
21 10 (10.42%) UNIX

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.13%) JBoss
2 2 (2.08%) IIS
2 2 (2.08%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) Internet
1 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
2 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 46 (47.92%) Selenium
2 19 (19.79%) JMeter
3 13 (13.54%) Cucumber
4 10 (10.42%) SoapUI
5 8 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.25%) LoadUI
7 4 (4.17%) FitNesse
8 3 (3.13%) JProfiler
8 3 (3.13%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.04%) Android Studio
10 1 (1.04%) Appium
10 1 (1.04%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.04%) Subversion
10 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.04%) NUnit
General
1 10 (10.42%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.25%) Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Games
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.04%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.42%) SOAP
2 8 (8.33%) HTML
3 7 (7.29%) .NET
4 3 (3.13%) Web Services
4 3 (3.13%) XML
5 2 (2.08%) CSS
6 1 (1.04%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.04%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.04%) REST
6 1 (1.04%) WPF
6 1 (1.04%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) Mobile App
1 11 (11.46%) User Experience
2 6 (6.25%) Visualisation
3 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.13%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.13%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.08%) Physics
7 1 (1.04%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.04%) Life Science
7 1 (1.04%) Statistics
7 1 (1.04%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.04%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.75%) Linux
2 17 (17.71%) Windows
3 10 (10.42%) UNIX
4 6 (6.25%) Android
5 5 (5.21%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (39.58%) Test Scripting
3 32 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 31 (32.29%) Test Automation
5 30 (31.25%) Software Testing
6 24 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 23 (23.96%) Scrum
8 21 (21.88%) Kanban
9 13 (13.54%) OO
10 12 (12.50%) TDD
10 12 (12.50%) Web Testing
11 11 (11.46%) OOP
12 10 (10.42%) Regression Testing
12 10 (10.42%) Performance Testing
13 9 (9.38%) Software Engineering
14 8 (8.33%) User Stories
15 7 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
16 6 (6.25%) Mentoring
17 5 (5.21%) Test Planning
18 4 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.54%) C++
2 30 (31.25%) Java
3 29 (30.21%) C#
4 27 (28.13%) SQL
5 22 (22.92%) Python
6 15 (15.63%) 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 12 (12.50%) ISEB
3 8 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.08%) 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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