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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 116 129 130
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 16 13 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.75% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.55% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 11
Average salary £35,500 £33,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.97% +3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £22,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,700 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,375 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.95% +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
2024 2354 2232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 94.98% 95.23% 93.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1695 1899 1925
Average salary £43,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.87% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 August 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 August 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 +16 11 £40,000 +19.40% 3
Peterborough - 2 £30,625 -
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Software Testing
3 17 (36.96%) QA
4 15 (32.61%) Degree
4 15 (32.61%) Manual Testing
5 14 (30.43%) Test Automation
6 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
7 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
7 9 (19.57%) Scrum
7 9 (19.57%) C#
7 9 (19.57%) User Stories
8 8 (17.39%) Kanban
8 8 (17.39%) Automation Testing
8 8 (17.39%) C++
8 8 (17.39%) SQL
8 8 (17.39%) Computer Science
9 7 (15.22%) Finance
9 7 (15.22%) Regression Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Mobile App
10 6 (13.04%) JMeter
10 6 (13.04%) ISEB
10 6 (13.04%) Java
11 5 (10.87%) Windows
11 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
11 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
11 5 (10.87%) Selenium
11 5 (10.87%) VMware
11 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (10.87%) Test Planning
11 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) JMeter
2 5 (10.87%) Selenium
3 3 (6.52%) Subversion
3 3 (6.52%) JIRA
3 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.52%) Hudson
4 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.17%) Calabash
5 1 (2.17%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.17%) NUnit
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.35%) Automotive
4 1 (2.17%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) CSS
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.04%) Mobile App
3 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.70%) Mathematics
5 3 (6.52%) Replication
6 2 (4.35%) Physics
7 1 (2.17%) Statistics
7 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Android
3 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Software Testing
3 15 (32.61%) Manual Testing
4 14 (30.43%) Test Automation
5 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
6 9 (19.57%) User Stories
6 9 (19.57%) Scrum
6 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
7 8 (17.39%) Automation Testing
7 8 (17.39%) Kanban
8 7 (15.22%) Regression Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.52%) BDD
10 3 (6.52%) Web Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Security Testing
10 3 (6.52%) OO
11 2 (4.35%) OOP
11 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) C#
2 8 (17.39%) C++
2 8 (17.39%) SQL
3 6 (13.04%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) Degree
2 6 (13.04%) ISEB
3 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (36.96%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.35%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) VMware
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Xamarin
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