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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 85 52 77
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 23 63 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.66% 4.28% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 4.36% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 19 46 52
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £50,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
1333 1446 1766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.32% 98.30% 97.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1085 1219 1518
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 23 (48.94%) QA
2 19 (40.43%) Selenium
2 19 (40.43%) Python
3 18 (38.30%) Test Scripting
4 17 (36.17%) Software Testing
5 15 (31.91%) Automation Testing
6 14 (29.79%) Automated Testing
6 14 (29.79%) Linux
7 13 (27.66%) Manual Testing
8 12 (25.53%) Windows
8 12 (25.53%) Regression Testing
9 11 (23.40%) Java
10 10 (21.28%) Degree
10 10 (21.28%) JIRA
10 10 (21.28%) User Stories
11 9 (19.15%) Hudson
11 9 (19.15%) Performance Testing
11 9 (19.15%) Web Testing
11 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (19.15%) ISEB
11 9 (19.15%) Replication
12 8 (17.02%) Electronics
12 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
13 7 (14.89%) Firewall
13 7 (14.89%) JMeter
13 7 (14.89%) SQL
13 7 (14.89%) Requirements Analysis
13 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
13 7 (14.89%) Selenium IDE
13 7 (14.89%) Windows Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (40.43%) Selenium
2 10 (21.28%) JIRA
3 9 (19.15%) Hudson
4 7 (14.89%) JMeter
4 7 (14.89%) Selenium IDE
4 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
5 5 (10.64%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.13%) Appium
6 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.13%) Protractor
6 1 (2.13%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.13%) Subversion
6 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (17.02%) Electronics
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) J2EE
2 5 (10.64%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Replication
2 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Fintech
3 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.79%) Linux
2 12 (25.53%) Windows
3 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
4 6 (12.77%) Unix
5 4 (8.51%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.13%) Android
6 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Test Scripting
2 17 (36.17%) Software Testing
3 15 (31.91%) Automation Testing
4 14 (29.79%) Automated Testing
5 13 (27.66%) Manual Testing
6 12 (25.53%) Regression Testing
7 10 (21.28%) User Stories
8 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (19.15%) Performance Testing
8 9 (19.15%) Web Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.64%) SOA
10 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.64%) V-Model
11 4 (8.51%) Defect Management
11 4 (8.51%) Scrum
11 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
12 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) Python
2 11 (23.40%) Java
3 7 (14.89%) SQL
4 4 (8.51%) C
5 1 (2.13%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) C++
5 1 (2.13%) Perl
5 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Degree
2 9 (19.15%) ISEB
3 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (48.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle
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