The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software 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
Software Tester
Rank 101 117 114
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 26 20 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.25% 0.82% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 0.86% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 23 18 28
Average salary £32,000 £33,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +2.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £40,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
Software Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1998 2320 2483
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.38% 95.04% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1662 1934 2219
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,644 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Cambridgeshire region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +23 19 £42,500 +27.81% 3
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 27 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (42.59%) Software Testing
3 19 (35.19%) Degree
4 14 (25.93%) Test Scripting
4 14 (25.93%) Test Automation
5 13 (24.07%) Manual Testing
5 13 (24.07%) ISTQB
5 13 (24.07%) Scrum
6 12 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 11 (20.37%) Windows
8 10 (18.52%) ISEB
9 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
9 9 (16.67%) QA
9 9 (16.67%) Kanban
10 8 (14.81%) Regression Testing
10 8 (14.81%) SQL
11 7 (12.96%) C#
11 7 (12.96%) Finance
11 7 (12.96%) Mobile App
12 6 (11.11%) User Stories
12 6 (11.11%) C++
13 5 (9.26%) .NET
13 5 (9.26%) Linux
13 5 (9.26%) ATM
13 5 (9.26%) VMware
13 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
13 5 (9.26%) Banking
13 5 (9.26%) Test Planning
13 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
13 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) ATM
2 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) JIRA
2 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.70%) Subversion
2 2 (3.70%) Selenium
2 2 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.85%) NUnit
3 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.26%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.70%) Automotive
3 2 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) HTML
3 2 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (1.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.85%) WPF
4 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.96%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.56%) Smart Meter
5 2 (3.70%) Physics
6 1 (1.85%) Statistics
6 1 (1.85%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Linux
3 2 (3.70%) Android
3 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.70%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (42.59%) Software Testing
3 14 (25.93%) Test Scripting
3 14 (25.93%) Test Automation
4 13 (24.07%) Manual Testing
4 13 (24.07%) Scrum
5 12 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 9 (16.67%) Kanban
7 8 (14.81%) Regression Testing
8 6 (11.11%) User Stories
9 5 (9.26%) Test Planning
9 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.41%) Security Testing
10 4 (7.41%) BDD
10 4 (7.41%) Automation Testing
11 1 (1.85%) OO
11 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
11 1 (1.85%) Code Coverage
11 1 (1.85%) Software Engineering
11 1 (1.85%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) SQL
2 7 (12.96%) C#
3 6 (11.11%) C++
4 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.70%) C
5 2 (3.70%) Python
5 2 (3.70%) Perl
6 1 (1.85%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) Java
6 1 (1.85%) Delphi
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (35.19%) Degree
2 13 (24.07%) ISTQB
3 10 (18.52%) ISEB
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) VMware
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) HP
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