The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation 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
Test Automation
Rank 107 123 113
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 30 10 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.23% 0.44% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 0.56% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 28 8 43
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,600 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Test Automation
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%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation 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
(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 +18 30 £42,500 - 7
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 63 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (56.25%) Java
3 40 (41.67%) Degree
4 38 (39.58%) Python
5 36 (37.50%) Selenium
6 34 (35.42%) Scrum
6 34 (35.42%) C#
7 32 (33.33%) QA
8 31 (32.29%) C++
9 29 (30.21%) SQL
10 24 (25.00%) Test Scripting
11 23 (23.96%) Manual Testing
12 22 (22.92%) UNIX
12 22 (22.92%) TDD
13 19 (19.79%) OO
14 18 (18.75%) Software Engineering
15 17 (17.71%) .NET
16 14 (14.58%) HTML
16 14 (14.58%) Perl
16 14 (14.58%) Windows
16 14 (14.58%) Linux
16 14 (14.58%) XML
16 14 (14.58%) Finance
16 14 (14.58%) Software Testing
16 14 (14.58%) Computer Science
16 14 (14.58%) Performance Testing
17 13 (13.54%) Regression Testing
18 12 (12.50%) MS Office
18 12 (12.50%) BDD
18 12 (12.50%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.04%) GlassFish
1 1 (1.04%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 12 (12.50%) MS Office
2 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.04%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.42%) Internet
2 7 (7.29%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.21%) SAN
3 5 (5.21%) Wireless
4 4 (4.17%) VLAN
4 4 (4.17%) IPv6
4 4 (4.17%) HTTP
4 4 (4.17%) iSCSI
4 4 (4.17%) NAS
5 2 (2.08%) LTE
5 2 (2.08%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.08%) VPN
5 2 (2.08%) DNS
5 2 (2.08%) 3G
5 2 (2.08%) Firewall
5 2 (2.08%) 2G
6 1 (1.04%) RNC
6 1 (1.04%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.04%) ZigBee
6 1 (1.04%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.04%) Text Mining
2 1 (1.04%) Big Data
2 1 (1.04%) MySQL
2 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 36 (37.50%) Selenium
2 10 (10.42%) Bugzilla
3 9 (9.38%) Cucumber
4 8 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 8 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (7.29%) WinRunner
5 7 (7.29%) JUnit
5 7 (7.29%) JIRA
5 7 (7.29%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.25%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.21%) FitNesse
7 5 (5.21%) Subversion
8 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.17%) TestComplete
8 4 (4.17%) eggPlant
9 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (3.13%) NUnit
10 2 (2.08%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.08%) Fiddler
10 2 (2.08%) TestNG
General
1 14 (14.58%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.21%) Automotive
4 4 (4.17%) Banking
4 4 (4.17%) Multimedia
5 3 (3.13%) Marketing
6 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (38.54%) Test Engineer
2 34 (35.42%) Tester
3 25 (26.04%) Software Engineer
4 19 (19.79%) Developer
5 18 (18.75%) Software Test Engineer
6 17 (17.71%) Automation Engineer
7 15 (15.63%) Analyst
8 12 (12.50%) Automation Tester
9 11 (11.46%) Lead Tester
9 11 (11.46%) QA Tester
10 10 (10.42%) Software Tester
11 9 (9.38%) Automation Analyst
12 8 (8.33%) Test Analyst
13 7 (7.29%) QA Automation Engineer
13 7 (7.29%) Capacity Planning Engineer
13 7 (7.29%) QA Engineer
13 7 (7.29%) Performance Engineer
13 7 (7.29%) QA Analyst
14 6 (6.25%) Development Engineer
14 6 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.71%) .NET
2 14 (14.58%) HTML
2 14 (14.58%) XML
3 8 (8.33%) Web Services
4 2 (2.08%) CSS
4 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.08%) REST
5 1 (1.04%) Java EE
5 1 (1.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.58%) Computer Science
2 11 (11.46%) Mathematics
3 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.38%) User Experience
5 4 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (3.13%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.13%) iPhone
6 3 (3.13%) Visualisation
6 3 (3.13%) Grid Computing
6 3 (3.13%) IPTV
7 2 (2.08%) Web 2.0
7 2 (2.08%) Chemistry
7 2 (2.08%) Biology
7 2 (2.08%) Life Science
7 2 (2.08%) Open Source
7 2 (2.08%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.04%) Semantic Web
8 1 (1.04%) DTV
8 1 (1.04%) GIS
8 1 (1.04%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.92%) UNIX
2 14 (14.58%) Windows
2 14 (14.58%) Linux
3 5 (5.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (35.42%) Scrum
3 24 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 23 (23.96%) Manual Testing
5 22 (22.92%) TDD
6 19 (19.79%) OO
7 18 (18.75%) Software Engineering
8 14 (14.58%) Software Testing
8 14 (14.58%) Performance Testing
9 13 (13.54%) Regression Testing
10 12 (12.50%) BDD
10 12 (12.50%) Test Strategy
11 11 (11.46%) OOP
12 8 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (7.29%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (7.29%) Analytics
14 6 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (6.25%) Automated Testing
14 6 (6.25%) Validation
15 5 (5.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 54 (56.25%) Java
2 38 (39.58%) Python
3 34 (35.42%) C#
4 31 (32.29%) C++
5 29 (30.21%) SQL
6 14 (14.58%) Perl
7 11 (11.46%) Ruby
8 10 (10.42%) C
8 10 (10.42%) JavaScript
9 8 (8.33%) Delphi
10 7 (7.29%) PowerShell
11 5 (5.21%) Bash Shell
12 3 (3.13%) Scala
12 3 (3.13%) PHP
12 3 (3.13%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.04%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 40 (41.67%) Degree
2 9 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (9.38%) ISEB
3 3 (3.13%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (5.21%) KVM
2 3 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) Puppet
1 5 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.33%) HP
3 7 (7.29%) Oracle
3 7 (7.29%) Sybase
4 5 (5.21%) Sun
4 5 (5.21%) Hitachi
4 5 (5.21%) NetApp
4 5 (5.21%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.21%) VMware
5 1 (1.04%) Google
5 1 (1.04%) MKS
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