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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 80 87 91
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 60 46 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.45% 2.03% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 2.59% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 58 41 59
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £31,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,125
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.64%
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
1993 1775 2309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 81.55% 78.51% 76.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1548 1510 1976
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
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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 +5 53 £34,000 -12.25% 9
Huntingdon - 4 £43,500 -
Peterborough +4 1 £40,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 71 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (53.39%) QA
3 47 (39.83%) Automated Testing
4 43 (36.44%) Manual Testing
5 39 (33.05%) ISEB
6 38 (32.20%) Degree
7 37 (31.36%) Java
8 31 (26.27%) Regression Testing
9 30 (25.42%) Scrum
10 28 (23.73%) C#
11 27 (22.88%) SQL
12 26 (22.03%) C++
13 25 (21.19%) Test Scripting
13 25 (21.19%) Selenium
14 24 (20.34%) Microsoft
15 23 (19.49%) HTML
15 23 (19.49%) ISTQB
16 18 (15.25%) JavaScript
17 16 (13.56%) .NET
17 16 (13.56%) Finance
18 15 (12.71%) Internet
19 14 (11.86%) Test Automation
20 13 (11.02%) Agile Testing
20 13 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
20 13 (11.02%) C
21 12 (10.17%) Oracle
21 12 (10.17%) CSS
21 12 (10.17%) Python
21 12 (10.17%) UNIX
22 11 (9.32%) WebDriver

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.93%) MS Office
1 7 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.71%) Internet
2 4 (3.39%) HTTP
2 4 (3.39%) Wireless
3 1 (0.85%) TETRA
3 1 (0.85%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.85%) LTE
3 1 (0.85%) 4G
3 1 (0.85%) DECT
3 1 (0.85%) 3G
3 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) MySQL
3 2 (1.69%) DB2
4 1 (0.85%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.85%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (21.19%) Selenium
2 11 (9.32%) WebDriver
3 10 (8.47%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (7.63%) JIRA
5 8 (6.78%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.24%) FitNesse
6 5 (4.24%) JUnit
6 5 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.54%) NUnit
7 3 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.69%) TestNG
8 2 (1.69%) WATIR
8 2 (1.69%) JMeter
8 2 (1.69%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.69%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.85%) CMake
9 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.85%) Hudson
9 1 (0.85%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 16 (13.56%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.24%) Banking
4 4 (3.39%) Games
5 2 (1.69%) Publishing
5 2 (1.69%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) French Language
6 1 (0.85%) German Language
6 1 (0.85%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.85%) Electronics
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (28.81%) Software Engineer
2 29 (24.58%) Tester
3 23 (19.49%) Test Engineer
4 22 (18.64%) Analyst
4 22 (18.64%) Test Analyst
5 19 (16.10%) Software Tester
6 18 (15.25%) Software Test Engineer
7 12 (10.17%) QA Engineer
8 8 (6.78%) QA Manager
8 8 (6.78%) Software Test Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) QA Tester
10 5 (4.24%) Graduate
11 4 (3.39%) Test Manager
11 4 (3.39%) Junior
11 4 (3.39%) Consultant
11 4 (3.39%) Test Consultant
12 3 (2.54%) Senior Software Engineer
12 3 (2.54%) Team Leader
12 3 (2.54%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.49%) HTML
2 16 (13.56%) .NET
3 12 (10.17%) CSS
4 7 (5.93%) XML
5 6 (5.08%) Web Services
6 5 (4.24%) STL
6 5 (4.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (2.54%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.69%) Middleware
8 2 (1.69%) REST
9 1 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.93%) iPhone
2 7 (5.93%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.08%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.39%) iPad
5 3 (2.54%) Open Source
6 2 (1.69%) Online Games
7 1 (0.85%) Physics
7 1 (0.85%) GIS
7 1 (0.85%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.85%) Handset
7 1 (0.85%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.85%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.17%) UNIX
2 10 (8.47%) Linux
3 9 (7.63%) Windows
4 5 (4.24%) Android
5 1 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (39.83%) Automated Testing
3 43 (36.44%) Manual Testing
4 31 (26.27%) Regression Testing
5 30 (25.42%) Scrum
6 25 (21.19%) Test Scripting
7 14 (11.86%) Test Automation
8 13 (11.02%) Agile Testing
8 13 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (8.47%) Test Management
9 10 (8.47%) Automation Testing
10 9 (7.63%) Test Strategy
10 9 (7.63%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.63%) Configuration Management
11 8 (6.78%) UML
12 7 (5.93%) Performance Testing
12 7 (5.93%) TDD
12 7 (5.93%) BDD
13 6 (5.08%) Mentoring
13 6 (5.08%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.36%) Java
2 28 (23.73%) C#
3 27 (22.88%) SQL
4 26 (22.03%) C++
5 18 (15.25%) JavaScript
6 13 (11.02%) C
7 12 (10.17%) Python
8 7 (5.93%) Perl
9 5 (4.24%) PHP
10 3 (2.54%) Scala
11 1 (0.85%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.85%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.85%) Ruby
11 1 (0.85%) TTCN
11 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (33.05%) ISEB
2 38 (32.20%) Degree
3 23 (19.49%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.78%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) PhD
6 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (53.39%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.17%) Oracle
3 4 (3.39%) HP
4 2 (1.69%) Perforce
5 1 (0.85%) Atmel
5 1 (0.85%) SAP
5 1 (0.85%) Quark
5 1 (0.85%) MKS
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Eurotime Solutions
Salary: depending on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Eurotime Solutions
Salary: depending on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £50,000 plus bonus, allowance and excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 20 days ago