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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 128 121 131
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 15 12 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.60% 0.56% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.58% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 20
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £29,700 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £36,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
2391 2070 2668
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 94.96% 96.55% 94.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1929 1656 2286
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -1 13 £42,500 +30.76% 3
Peterborough -4 2 £45,250 +39.23% 4
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 20 (58.82%) Software Testing
2 16 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (38.24%) Manual Testing
4 13 (38.24%) Selenium
5 12 (35.29%) Degree
6 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
6 11 (32.35%) Automated Testing
7 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
8 7 (20.59%) ISEB
8 7 (20.59%) QA
8 7 (20.59%) Finance
8 7 (20.59%) Scrum
9 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Java
9 6 (17.65%) eggPlant
9 6 (17.65%) Smart Meter
9 6 (17.65%) TestComplete
10 5 (14.71%) HTML
10 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
10 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
10 5 (14.71%) Banking
10 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
10 5 (14.71%) C#
10 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
10 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
11 4 (11.76%) .NET
11 4 (11.76%) SQL
11 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) ATM
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) DB2
2 2 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Selenium
2 6 (17.65%) TestComplete
2 6 (17.65%) eggPlant
3 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
4 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (5.88%) JIRA
6 1 (2.94%) JMeter
6 1 (2.94%) Hudson
6 1 (2.94%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) HTML
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Smart Meter
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) Replication
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Software Testing
2 16 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (38.24%) Manual Testing
5 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
5 11 (32.35%) Automated Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Scrum
7 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.88%) Automation Testing
9 2 (5.88%) OOP
9 2 (5.88%) OO
9 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.88%) Stress Testing
10 1 (2.94%) Web Testing
10 1 (2.94%) Performance Testing
10 1 (2.94%) User Stories
10 1 (2.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) Java
2 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (14.71%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (2.94%) Delphi
5 1 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Degree
2 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 7 (20.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
Peterborough
Volt
Salary: £29000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
ACL Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus 10% bonus and excellent benefit
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge
The People Network
Salary: £30000 per annum + numerous benefits
Posted: 27 days ago