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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 58 87 109
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 46 32 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.30% 1.76% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.49% 1.87% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 45 32 3
Average salary £35,000 £36,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £27,618
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £44,750 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
1318 1715 1480
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.62% 94.49% 94.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1155 1334 1294
Average salary £43,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.87% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,450 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (50.55%) Selenium
2 42 (46.15%) QA
3 41 (45.05%) Java
4 38 (41.76%) C++
4 38 (41.76%) Manual Testing
5 36 (39.56%) C#
6 33 (36.26%) Degree
7 30 (32.97%) Python
7 30 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (31.87%) JMeter
9 28 (30.77%) Automated Testing
9 28 (30.77%) Software Testing
10 25 (27.47%) Test Automation
11 22 (24.18%) SQL
12 21 (23.08%) Test Scripting
13 20 (21.98%) SoapUI
14 18 (19.78%) Web Testing
15 15 (16.48%) SOAP
15 15 (16.48%) Linux
15 15 (16.48%) User Experience
16 14 (15.38%) Scrum
17 13 (14.29%) Kanban
18 11 (12.09%) OOP
18 11 (12.09%) OO
19 10 (10.99%) TDD
19 10 (10.99%) Android
19 10 (10.99%) Mobile App
20 9 (9.89%) Automation Testing
20 9 (9.89%) Performance Testing
20 9 (9.89%) Windows

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.30%) JBoss
1 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.10%) IIS
2 1 (1.10%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) Network Security
2 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.10%) Internet
Development Applications
1 46 (50.55%) Selenium
2 29 (31.87%) JMeter
3 20 (21.98%) SoapUI
4 6 (6.59%) Cucumber
4 6 (6.59%) Appium
5 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.30%) Hudson
6 3 (3.30%) JIRA
6 3 (3.30%) LoadUI
6 3 (3.30%) HP UFT
6 3 (3.30%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.30%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.30%) JProfiler
7 2 (2.20%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.20%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.10%) Android Studio
8 1 (1.10%) Calabash
8 1 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 6 (6.59%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Electronics
3 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.10%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.48%) SOAP
2 5 (5.49%) .NET
3 3 (3.30%) HTML
4 1 (1.10%) XML
4 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.10%) REST
4 1 (1.10%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.48%) User Experience
2 10 (10.99%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.40%) Mathematics
4 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.30%) Replication
5 3 (3.30%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.20%) Physics
7 1 (1.10%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.48%) Linux
2 10 (10.99%) Android
3 9 (9.89%) Windows
4 4 (4.40%) UNIX
5 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (41.76%) Manual Testing
2 30 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 28 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 25 (27.47%) Test Automation
5 21 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 18 (19.78%) Web Testing
7 14 (15.38%) Scrum
8 13 (14.29%) Kanban
9 11 (12.09%) OOP
9 11 (12.09%) OO
10 10 (10.99%) TDD
11 9 (9.89%) Performance Testing
11 9 (9.89%) Automation Testing
12 7 (7.69%) Software Engineering
13 5 (5.49%) Root Cause Analysis
14 4 (4.40%) User Stories
14 4 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
15 3 (3.30%) Performance Engineering
15 3 (3.30%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 41 (45.05%) Java
2 38 (41.76%) C++
3 36 (39.56%) C#
4 30 (32.97%) Python
5 22 (24.18%) SQL
6 8 (8.79%) JavaScript
6 8 (8.79%) Perl
7 7 (7.69%) C
8 4 (4.40%) Ruby
9 3 (3.30%) PHP
10 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (36.26%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) ISEB
2 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (46.15%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Firmware
1 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (3.30%) Oracle
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.10%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + .
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago