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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 88 78 70
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 52 58 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.08% 2.63% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 3.37% 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 52 54 82
Average salary £36,250 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,517 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
2062 1720 2290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 82.32% 78.04% 75.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1563 1436 1948
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -10 43 £35,000 -10.25% 6
Huntingdon - 4 £43,500 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 67 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (48.74%) QA
3 46 (38.66%) Automated Testing
4 43 (36.13%) Manual Testing
5 39 (32.77%) Java
6 35 (29.41%) Degree
7 34 (28.57%) ISEB
8 30 (25.21%) Scrum
9 27 (22.69%) Selenium
10 26 (21.85%) Microsoft
10 26 (21.85%) Test Scripting
11 25 (21.01%) Regression Testing
11 25 (21.01%) HTML
11 25 (21.01%) SQL
12 24 (20.17%) C++
13 23 (19.33%) C#
14 22 (18.49%) Finance
15 21 (17.65%) JavaScript
16 20 (16.81%) ISTQB
17 18 (15.13%) Internet
18 17 (14.29%) Test Automation
19 15 (12.61%) User Acceptance Testing
20 14 (11.76%) CSS
20 14 (11.76%) UNIX
20 14 (11.76%) WebDriver
21 13 (10.92%) C
21 13 (10.92%) .NET
22 12 (10.08%) JIRA
23 11 (9.24%) Python
23 11 (9.24%) MS Excel

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (9.24%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.13%) Internet
2 4 (3.36%) HTTP
3 3 (2.52%) Wireless
4 1 (0.84%) TETRA
4 1 (0.84%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.84%) LTE
4 1 (0.84%) 4G
4 1 (0.84%) DECT
4 1 (0.84%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) DB2
2 2 (1.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.84%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.84%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 27 (22.69%) Selenium
2 14 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 12 (10.08%) JIRA
4 10 (8.40%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (6.72%) JUnit
6 7 (5.88%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.20%) TestNG
8 4 (3.36%) FitNesse
8 4 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.52%) NUnit
10 2 (1.68%) JMeter
10 2 (1.68%) WATIR
10 2 (1.68%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.68%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.84%) CMake
11 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.84%) Hudson
11 1 (0.84%) Ant
11 1 (0.84%) QALoad
General
1 22 (18.49%) Finance
2 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.20%) Banking
3 5 (4.20%) Marketing
4 4 (3.36%) Games
5 2 (1.68%) Publishing
6 1 (0.84%) Electronics
6 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.84%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (30.25%) Software Engineer
2 27 (22.69%) Tester
3 25 (21.01%) Test Engineer
4 24 (20.17%) Test Analyst
4 24 (20.17%) Analyst
5 21 (17.65%) Software Test Engineer
6 18 (15.13%) Software Tester
7 11 (9.24%) QA Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) QA Manager
10 5 (4.20%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Programme Manager
10 5 (4.20%) Graduate
10 5 (4.20%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (4.20%) Senior Software Test Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (3.36%) Software Manager
11 4 (3.36%) Test Consultant
11 4 (3.36%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.01%) HTML
2 14 (11.76%) CSS
3 13 (10.92%) .NET
4 10 (8.40%) XML
5 6 (5.04%) Web Services
6 5 (4.20%) STL
6 5 (4.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (1.68%) REST
7 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.68%) Middleware
8 1 (0.84%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.84%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.40%) Mathematics
2 8 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.88%) iPhone
4 6 (5.04%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.04%) Open Source
5 4 (3.36%) iPad
5 4 (3.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.68%) Online Games
7 1 (0.84%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.84%) Physics
7 1 (0.84%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.84%) Handset
7 1 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.84%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.76%) UNIX
2 7 (5.88%) Windows
2 7 (5.88%) Linux
3 4 (3.36%) Android
4 1 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (38.66%) Automated Testing
3 43 (36.13%) Manual Testing
4 30 (25.21%) Scrum
5 26 (21.85%) Test Scripting
6 25 (21.01%) Regression Testing
7 17 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 15 (12.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (9.24%) Agile Testing
10 10 (8.40%) TDD
10 10 (8.40%) BDD
11 9 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (7.56%) Software Engineering
11 9 (7.56%) Configuration Management
11 9 (7.56%) Test Strategy
11 9 (7.56%) User Stories
12 8 (6.72%) Automation Testing
12 8 (6.72%) Test Management
12 8 (6.72%) UML
12 8 (6.72%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (32.77%) Java
2 25 (21.01%) SQL
3 24 (20.17%) C++
4 23 (19.33%) C#
5 21 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 13 (10.92%) C
7 11 (9.24%) Python
8 7 (5.88%) Perl
9 4 (3.36%) PHP
10 3 (2.52%) Scala
11 1 (0.84%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.84%) Ruby
11 1 (0.84%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 35 (29.41%) Degree
2 34 (28.57%) ISEB
3 20 (16.81%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.72%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.84%) PhD
6 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (48.74%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (21.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.40%) Oracle
3 4 (3.36%) HP
4 2 (1.68%) Perforce
5 1 (0.84%) SAP
5 1 (0.84%) Quark
5 1 (0.84%) MKS
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Collabora Ltd
Salary: Unspecified DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k DOE + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k DOE + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Next Ventures Limited
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago