The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing 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 Testing
Rank 71 71 40
Rank change year-on-year
0 -31
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 74 64 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.94% 2.99% 6.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 3.77% 8.52%
Number of salaries quoted 73 62 151
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,556 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
Software Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2079 1698 2113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 82.57% 79.20% 74.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1614 1343 1784
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
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 Testing 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 +6 66 £39,000 -6.02% 5
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 61 (46.21%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (39.39%) Automated Testing
3 49 (37.12%) QA
4 46 (34.85%) Manual Testing
5 41 (31.06%) ISEB
6 32 (24.24%) SQL
7 31 (23.48%) Python
7 31 (23.48%) Degree
8 30 (22.73%) Scrum
9 29 (21.97%) Test Automation
10 28 (21.21%) Test Scripting
10 28 (21.21%) Java
11 27 (20.45%) C++
12 26 (19.70%) Microsoft
13 25 (18.94%) C#
14 24 (18.18%) Selenium
14 24 (18.18%) Regression Testing
14 24 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
14 24 (18.18%) Finance
15 21 (15.91%) JIRA
15 21 (15.91%) ISTQB
16 17 (12.88%) JavaScript
16 17 (12.88%) HTML
16 17 (12.88%) UNIX
17 15 (11.36%) Windows
17 15 (11.36%) Linux
17 15 (11.36%) Test Management
17 15 (11.36%) WebDriver
18 14 (10.61%) Unit Testing
19 13 (9.85%) Agile Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 10 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.06%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.58%) Internet
2 3 (2.27%) HTTP
3 1 (0.76%) DECT
3 1 (0.76%) 3G
3 1 (0.76%) Wireless
3 1 (0.76%) TETRA
3 1 (0.76%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.76%) NFC
3 1 (0.76%) LTE
3 1 (0.76%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.52%) DB2
2 2 (1.52%) MySQL
3 1 (0.76%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.76%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 24 (18.18%) Selenium
2 21 (15.91%) JIRA
3 15 (11.36%) WebDriver
4 10 (7.58%) JUnit
5 8 (6.06%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (5.30%) Visual Studio
6 7 (5.30%) TestNG
7 5 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.79%) NUnit
8 4 (3.03%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.52%) Calabash
10 2 (1.52%) JMeter
10 2 (1.52%) WatiN
10 2 (1.52%) WATIR
11 1 (0.76%) Ant
11 1 (0.76%) QALoad
11 1 (0.76%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.76%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 24 (18.18%) Finance
2 9 (6.82%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.82%) Marketing
3 6 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (1.52%) Advertising
4 2 (1.52%) Games
5 1 (0.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (28.03%) Software Engineer
2 36 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 28 (21.21%) Software Test Engineer
3 28 (21.21%) Tester
4 20 (15.15%) Software Tester
5 15 (11.36%) Test Analyst
5 15 (11.36%) Analyst
6 13 (9.85%) Test Team Leader
6 13 (9.85%) Team Leader
7 9 (6.82%) Programme Manager
8 8 (6.06%) Consultant
8 8 (6.06%) Test Consultant
9 7 (5.30%) Senior Test Engineer
9 7 (5.30%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (5.30%) Software Team Leader
9 7 (5.30%) Automation Analyst
9 7 (5.30%) Test Manager
10 6 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) QA Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.88%) HTML
2 11 (8.33%) CSS
3 9 (6.82%) XML
4 7 (5.30%) .NET
5 5 (3.79%) Web Services
6 3 (2.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (2.27%) STL
7 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.76%) REST
8 1 (0.76%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.76%) J2EE
8 1 (0.76%) Middleware
8 1 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.82%) Mathematics
2 7 (5.30%) Open Source
2 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.55%) Smart Meter
3 6 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (2.27%) iPhone
6 2 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.76%) User Experience
7 1 (0.76%) Physics
7 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.88%) UNIX
2 15 (11.36%) Windows
2 15 (11.36%) Linux
3 3 (2.27%) Android
4 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.76%) Tizen
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.76%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (46.21%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (39.39%) Automated Testing
3 46 (34.85%) Manual Testing
4 30 (22.73%) Scrum
5 29 (21.97%) Test Automation
6 28 (21.21%) Test Scripting
7 24 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (18.18%) Regression Testing
8 15 (11.36%) Test Management
9 14 (10.61%) Unit Testing
10 13 (9.85%) Agile Testing
11 11 (8.33%) TDD
12 10 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (7.58%) User Stories
13 9 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (6.82%) Test Strategy
13 9 (6.82%) Resource Management
13 9 (6.82%) Programme Management
13 9 (6.82%) Quality Management
14 8 (6.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.24%) SQL
2 31 (23.48%) Python
3 28 (21.21%) Java
4 27 (20.45%) C++
5 25 (18.94%) C#
6 17 (12.88%) JavaScript
7 10 (7.58%) C
8 6 (4.55%) Perl
9 5 (3.79%) PHP
10 3 (2.27%) Scala
11 2 (1.52%) Ruby
12 1 (0.76%) TTCN
12 1 (0.76%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 41 (31.06%) ISEB
2 31 (23.48%) Degree
3 21 (15.91%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) PhD
6 1 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (37.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (19.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.55%) Oracle
3 4 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (0.76%) Quark
4 1 (0.76%) MKS
4 1 (0.76%) Perforce
4 1 (0.76%) VMware
4 1 (0.76%) SAP
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