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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 114 118 121
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 17 17 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.77% 0.71% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.76% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 17 16 21
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £22,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,750 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
2096 2250 2240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 95.53% 94.42% 94.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1733 1859 1983
Average salary £44,000 £40,150 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +0.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +15 12 £42,500 +30.76% 5
Peterborough - 1 £30,000 -
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.90%) Software Testing
3 14 (28.57%) Degree
3 14 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 13 (26.53%) Test Automation
5 12 (24.49%) Test Scripting
5 12 (24.49%) QA
5 12 (24.49%) Scrum
6 9 (18.37%) Automated Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Kanban
7 8 (16.33%) User Stories
7 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
7 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
7 8 (16.33%) SQL
7 8 (16.33%) Windows
8 7 (14.29%) C#
8 7 (14.29%) ISEB
8 7 (14.29%) ISTQB
8 7 (14.29%) Automation Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
9 6 (12.24%) Finance
9 6 (12.24%) C++
10 5 (10.20%) Linux
10 5 (10.20%) VMware
10 5 (10.20%) Test Planning
10 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (8.16%) BDD
11 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (8.16%) JIRA
11 4 (8.16%) Security Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (4.08%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) ATM
1 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) JMeter
2 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.08%) Hudson
2 2 (4.08%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.04%) NUnit
3 1 (2.04%) Selenium
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
3 2 (4.08%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.08%) Automotive
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) CSS
2 2 (4.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.04%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.12%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.08%) Physics
5 2 (4.08%) Replication
6 1 (2.04%) Statistics
6 1 (2.04%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.04%) Android
4 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.90%) Software Testing
3 14 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 13 (26.53%) Test Automation
5 12 (24.49%) Test Scripting
5 12 (24.49%) Scrum
6 9 (18.37%) Automated Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Kanban
7 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
7 8 (16.33%) User Stories
8 7 (14.29%) Automation Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Test Planning
10 4 (8.16%) BDD
10 4 (8.16%) Security Testing
11 3 (6.12%) Performance Testing
12 2 (4.08%) Web Testing
12 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
12 2 (4.08%) SDLC
13 1 (2.04%) Test Strategy
13 1 (2.04%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) C#
3 6 (12.24%) C++
4 3 (6.12%) Java
4 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.08%) C
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Degree
2 7 (14.29%) ISEB
2 7 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.08%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) VMware
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
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