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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 54 68 118
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +50
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 82 83 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.85% 3.29% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.72% 4.08% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 64 75 31
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +23.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £34,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
1738 2032 2105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 81.67% 80.51% 75.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1438 1685 1796
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 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 -3 73 £45,000 +8.43% 4
Peterborough +1 1 - - 1
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 76 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (50.38%) Python
3 65 (48.87%) Degree
4 59 (44.36%) QA
5 53 (39.85%) Software Testing
6 47 (35.34%) C++
6 47 (35.34%) SQL
7 44 (33.08%) C#
7 44 (33.08%) Scrum
8 37 (27.82%) Java
9 35 (26.32%) Selenium
10 34 (25.56%) Software Engineering
11 32 (24.06%) JIRA
12 28 (21.05%) Linux
12 28 (21.05%) Automated Testing
13 27 (20.30%) ISEB
14 26 (19.55%) Test Scripting
15 22 (16.54%) Manual Testing
16 21 (15.79%) Windows
16 21 (15.79%) OO
17 20 (15.04%) Microsoft
18 19 (14.29%) Regression Testing
18 19 (14.29%) XML
19 18 (13.53%) C
19 18 (13.53%) TDD
20 17 (12.78%) Finance
20 17 (12.78%) Computer Science
20 17 (12.78%) HTML
21 16 (12.03%) Unit Testing
22 15 (11.28%) Continuous Integration

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 6 (4.51%) MS Office
2 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.02%) Internet
2 11 (8.27%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.77%) ICMP
4 6 (4.51%) Wireless
4 6 (4.51%) HTTP
5 3 (2.26%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.50%) LTE
6 2 (1.50%) 3G
6 2 (1.50%) 2G
6 2 (1.50%) Intranet
6 2 (1.50%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.75%) SSL
7 1 (0.75%) VPN
7 1 (0.75%) DNS
7 1 (0.75%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.75%) DHCP
7 1 (0.75%) RNC
7 1 (0.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.76%) Big Data
2 2 (1.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (26.32%) Selenium
2 32 (24.06%) JIRA
3 12 (9.02%) Bugzilla
3 12 (9.02%) Cucumber
4 10 (7.52%) JMeter
4 10 (7.52%) SoapUI
5 9 (6.77%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.51%) NUnit
7 5 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.01%) JUnit
8 4 (3.01%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.01%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (3.01%) Git (software)
8 4 (3.01%) GCC
9 3 (2.26%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.26%) Fiddler
9 3 (2.26%) TestNG
10 2 (1.50%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.50%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.50%) CruiseControl
General
1 17 (12.78%) Finance
2 9 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.51%) Marketing
4 4 (3.01%) Banking
4 4 (3.01%) Electronics
5 2 (1.50%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.50%) Automotive
6 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 51 (38.35%) Software Engineer
2 50 (37.59%) Test Engineer
3 45 (33.83%) Developer
4 42 (31.58%) Software Test Engineer
5 36 (27.07%) Tester
6 31 (23.31%) Software Developer
7 22 (16.54%) Automation Tester
8 18 (13.53%) Software Programmer
8 18 (13.53%) Programmer
9 12 (9.02%) Test Team Leader
9 12 (9.02%) Software Tester
9 12 (9.02%) Team Leader
9 12 (9.02%) Automation Engineer
9 12 (9.02%) Test Automation Engineer
10 11 (8.27%) Automation Team Leader
11 10 (7.52%) Test Analyst
11 10 (7.52%) Analyst
12 6 (4.51%) Automation Analyst
12 6 (4.51%) Release Engineer
13 5 (3.76%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.29%) XML
2 17 (12.78%) HTML
3 10 (7.52%) SOAP
3 10 (7.52%) Web Services
4 5 (3.76%) WPF
5 4 (3.01%) CSS
6 3 (2.26%) JSON
6 3 (2.26%) .NET
6 3 (2.26%) REST
7 1 (0.75%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.75%) RESTful
7 1 (0.75%) J2EE
7 1 (0.75%) JMS
7 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.78%) Computer Science
2 13 (9.77%) User Experience
3 8 (6.02%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.51%) Internet of Things
4 6 (4.51%) Open Source
5 5 (3.76%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.76%) Statistics
5 5 (3.76%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.26%) Chemistry
6 3 (2.26%) Biology
6 3 (2.26%) Life Science
6 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.75%) PMI
7 1 (0.75%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (21.05%) Linux
2 21 (15.79%) Windows
3 9 (6.77%) UNIX
4 6 (4.51%) Android
5 2 (1.50%) VMS
5 2 (1.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.75%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (39.85%) Software Testing
3 44 (33.08%) Scrum
4 34 (25.56%) Software Engineering
5 28 (21.05%) Automated Testing
6 26 (19.55%) Test Scripting
7 22 (16.54%) Manual Testing
8 21 (15.79%) OO
9 19 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 18 (13.53%) TDD
11 16 (12.03%) Unit Testing
12 15 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (10.53%) Agile Testing
14 13 (9.77%) Kanban
15 12 (9.02%) Web Testing
15 12 (9.02%) OOP
16 11 (8.27%) Test Management
17 10 (7.52%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (7.52%) BDD
18 9 (6.77%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 67 (50.38%) Python
2 47 (35.34%) SQL
2 47 (35.34%) C++
3 44 (33.08%) C#
4 37 (27.82%) Java
5 18 (13.53%) C
6 14 (10.53%) Perl
7 11 (8.27%) JavaScript
8 7 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.01%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.50%) Ruby
10 2 (1.50%) PHP
11 1 (0.75%) Delphi
11 1 (0.75%) TTCN
11 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 65 (48.87%) Degree
2 27 (20.30%) ISEB
3 12 (9.02%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (44.36%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) WAI
Vendors
1 20 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.77%) Perforce
3 5 (3.76%) WorldPay
4 4 (3.01%) TOWER Software
5 2 (1.50%) Coverity
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