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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 82 115 87
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 33 3 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.87% 0.19% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 0.20% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 33 3 36
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £34,900 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +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
1684 1489 1946
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.25% 95.08% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1298 1298 1724
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £57,500
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 September 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 55 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (56.25%) QA
3 36 (45.00%) Selenium
4 35 (43.75%) Test Automation
4 35 (43.75%) C#
4 35 (43.75%) Java
5 34 (42.50%) Manual Testing
6 28 (35.00%) Software Testing
6 28 (35.00%) SQL
7 27 (33.75%) .NET
7 27 (33.75%) Microsoft
7 27 (33.75%) Automated Testing
8 24 (30.00%) Regression Testing
9 23 (28.75%) Scrum
9 23 (28.75%) Degree
10 22 (27.50%) Test Scripting
11 18 (22.50%) C++
12 17 (21.25%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (18.75%) OO
14 14 (17.50%) JavaScript
15 13 (16.25%) ISEB
15 13 (16.25%) ISTQB
16 12 (15.00%) Test Strategy
16 12 (15.00%) HTML
17 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
17 11 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
18 10 (12.50%) TDD
18 10 (12.50%) Finance
19 9 (11.25%) Mathematics
19 9 (11.25%) Cucumber

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (3.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.75%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.50%) MySQL
3 2 (2.50%) DB2
4 1 (1.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 36 (45.00%) Selenium
2 9 (11.25%) Cucumber
2 9 (11.25%) WebDriver
3 8 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (8.75%) WinRunner
4 7 (8.75%) NUnit
5 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
6 5 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (6.25%) FitNesse
7 4 (5.00%) JIRA
7 4 (5.00%) TestComplete
7 4 (5.00%) TeamCity
7 4 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (5.00%) eggPlant
8 3 (3.75%) JUnit
8 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (3.75%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.25%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.25%) JMeter
9 1 (1.25%) Hudson
General
1 10 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Automotive
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Publishing
4 1 (1.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (33.75%) .NET
2 12 (15.00%) HTML
3 5 (6.25%) CSS
4 4 (5.00%) jQuery
4 4 (5.00%) Web Services
4 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.25%) Mathematics
2 9 (11.25%) User Experience
3 6 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.00%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.00%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.75%) iPhone
6 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.25%) GIS
7 1 (1.25%) Replication
7 1 (1.25%) Online Games
7 1 (1.25%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
2 2 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (43.75%) Test Automation
3 34 (42.50%) Manual Testing
4 28 (35.00%) Software Testing
5 27 (33.75%) Automated Testing
6 24 (30.00%) Regression Testing
7 23 (28.75%) Scrum
8 22 (27.50%) Test Scripting
9 15 (18.75%) OO
10 12 (15.00%) Test Strategy
11 11 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (12.50%) TDD
13 7 (8.75%) OOP
13 7 (8.75%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (8.75%) Analytics
14 6 (7.50%) Mentoring
15 5 (6.25%) BDD
15 5 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
16 4 (5.00%) Performance Testing
16 4 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (43.75%) C#
1 35 (43.75%) Java
2 28 (35.00%) SQL
3 18 (22.50%) C++
4 14 (17.50%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.00%) Ruby
6 7 (8.75%) Delphi
7 5 (6.25%) Python
8 3 (3.75%) PHP
8 3 (3.75%) C
8 3 (3.75%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.75%) Scala
9 2 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (28.75%) Degree
2 13 (16.25%) ISEB
2 13 (16.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (56.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (33.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle
3 3 (3.75%) HP
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