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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 73 73 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -41
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 60 55 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.67% 2.61% 7.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 3.20% 9.63%
Number of salaries quoted 59 54 166
Average salary £40,000 £40,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.84% +25.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
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
1838 1719 1952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 81.69% 81.55% 74.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1445 1411 1670
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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 +15 57 £40,000 -3.61% 4
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 50 (42.74%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (41.88%) Automated Testing
3 44 (37.61%) QA
4 43 (36.75%) ISEB
5 39 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 36 (30.77%) Python
7 33 (28.21%) Test Automation
8 29 (24.79%) SQL
9 27 (23.08%) C++
9 27 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 27 (23.08%) Scrum
9 27 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 26 (22.22%) Regression Testing
11 25 (21.37%) C#
12 21 (17.95%) ISTQB
12 21 (17.95%) Degree
13 20 (17.09%) JIRA
13 20 (17.09%) Finance
14 19 (16.24%) Test Scripting
15 18 (15.38%) Selenium
15 18 (15.38%) Test Management
16 17 (14.53%) Unit Testing
17 16 (13.68%) Java
17 16 (13.68%) Windows
18 15 (12.82%) Agile Testing
19 14 (11.97%) Linux
20 13 (11.11%) UNIX
21 11 (9.40%) WebDriver
22 10 (8.55%) MS Excel
22 10 (8.55%) JavaScript

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (8.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.27%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) TETRA
2 1 (0.85%) NFC
2 1 (0.85%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.71%) DB2
2 2 (1.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (17.09%) JIRA
2 18 (15.38%) Selenium
3 11 (9.40%) WebDriver
4 8 (6.84%) JUnit
5 6 (5.13%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (5.13%) NUnit
6 5 (4.27%) TestNG
6 5 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.56%) WatiN
7 3 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.56%) Calabash
8 2 (1.71%) MSTest
9 1 (0.85%) PHPUnit
General
1 20 (17.09%) Finance
2 9 (7.69%) Marketing
3 6 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.27%) Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (29.06%) Test Engineer
2 31 (26.50%) Software Engineer
3 27 (23.08%) Software Test Engineer
4 25 (21.37%) Tester
5 16 (13.68%) Team Leader
5 16 (13.68%) Test Team Leader
5 16 (13.68%) Software Tester
6 9 (7.69%) Programme Manager
6 9 (7.69%) Analyst
6 9 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 9 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 9 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Automation Team Leader
7 8 (6.84%) Test Consultant
7 8 (6.84%) Consultant
8 7 (5.98%) Software Team Leader
9 5 (4.27%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Software Manager
9 5 (4.27%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.55%) HTML
2 6 (5.13%) CSS
2 6 (5.13%) XML
3 4 (3.42%) .NET
4 3 (2.56%) Web Services
5 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.85%) STL
5 1 (0.85%) JSON
5 1 (0.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.85%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.84%) Mathematics
2 6 (5.13%) Smart Meter
3 5 (4.27%) Open Source
3 5 (4.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (3.42%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.56%) iPhone
6 2 (1.71%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.85%) User Experience
7 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.68%) Windows
2 14 (11.97%) Linux
3 13 (11.11%) UNIX
4 4 (3.42%) Android
5 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.85%) Tizen
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.85%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (42.74%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (41.88%) Automated Testing
3 39 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 33 (28.21%) Test Automation
5 27 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (23.08%) Scrum
6 26 (22.22%) Regression Testing
7 19 (16.24%) Test Scripting
8 18 (15.38%) Test Management
9 17 (14.53%) Unit Testing
10 15 (12.82%) Agile Testing
11 9 (7.69%) Load Testing
11 9 (7.69%) Resource Management
11 9 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (7.69%) Test Strategy
11 9 (7.69%) Programme Management
11 9 (7.69%) Quality Management
11 9 (7.69%) TDD
12 7 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.98%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 36 (30.77%) Python
2 29 (24.79%) SQL
3 27 (23.08%) C++
4 25 (21.37%) C#
5 16 (13.68%) Java
6 10 (8.55%) JavaScript
7 9 (7.69%) C
8 4 (3.42%) PHP
9 3 (2.56%) Scala
10 2 (1.71%) Perl
11 1 (0.85%) Ruby
11 1 (0.85%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 43 (36.75%) ISEB
2 21 (17.95%) ISTQB
2 21 (17.95%) Degree
3 5 (4.27%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (37.61%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.27%) Oracle
3 3 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (0.85%) Quark
4 1 (0.85%) VMware
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