The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridgeshire region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 96 121 101
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -20
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 47 19 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.92% 0.80% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.05% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 31 16 41
Average salary £40,000 £43,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +14.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1967 1803 2101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 80.29% 75.72% 76.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1576 1532 1807
Average salary £44,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.95% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,660 £32,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
East of England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +26 46 £40,000 -6.97% 3
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 70 (53.44%) Java
2 62 (47.33%) Degree
3 60 (45.80%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (45.04%) Python
5 46 (35.11%) Scrum
6 43 (32.82%) C#
6 43 (32.82%) QA
7 38 (29.01%) Perl
8 36 (27.48%) Manual Testing
9 35 (26.72%) SQL
10 34 (25.95%) TDD
11 33 (25.19%) Selenium
12 32 (24.43%) C++
13 30 (22.90%) Linux
13 30 (22.90%) OO
14 27 (20.61%) Test Scripting
15 23 (17.56%) UNIX
16 22 (16.79%) Ruby
17 20 (15.27%) JavaScript
17 20 (15.27%) Performance Testing
18 19 (14.50%) .NET
18 19 (14.50%) Finance
19 18 (13.74%) Computer Science
20 17 (12.98%) Mathematics
21 15 (11.45%) BDD
22 14 (10.69%) Automotive
22 14 (10.69%) Bugzilla
22 14 (10.69%) Mac OS X
22 14 (10.69%) Firmware
23 13 (9.92%) ISEB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (2.29%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.76%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.76%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 13 (9.92%) MS Office
2 5 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.76%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.16%) Wireless
2 11 (8.40%) Internet
3 9 (6.87%) VPN
3 9 (6.87%) SAN
3 9 (6.87%) Firewall
4 4 (3.05%) HTTP
5 3 (2.29%) Bluetooth
5 3 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.53%) 2G
6 2 (1.53%) DNS
6 2 (1.53%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.53%) 3G
6 2 (1.53%) LTE
7 1 (0.76%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.76%) GPRS
7 1 (0.76%) GSM
7 1 (0.76%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.76%) DHCP
7 1 (0.76%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.29%) TKPROF
2 2 (1.53%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.76%) Big Data
3 1 (0.76%) MySQL
3 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.76%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 33 (25.19%) Selenium
2 14 (10.69%) Bugzilla
3 10 (7.63%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.63%) Cucumber
4 8 (6.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (6.11%) WebDriver
4 8 (6.11%) JIRA
5 7 (5.34%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.34%) WinRunner
6 5 (3.82%) JMeter
6 5 (3.82%) Subversion
7 4 (3.05%) JUnit
7 4 (3.05%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.53%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.53%) TestNG
8 2 (1.53%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.76%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.76%) Valgrind
General
1 19 (14.50%) Finance
2 14 (10.69%) Automotive
3 6 (4.58%) Marketing
4 3 (2.29%) Electronics
5 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.53%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 67 (51.15%) Test Engineer
2 45 (34.35%) Software Engineer
3 38 (29.01%) Software Test Engineer
4 27 (20.61%) Tester
5 21 (16.03%) Developer
6 20 (15.27%) Analyst
7 13 (9.92%) Test Analyst
8 10 (7.63%) Automation Engineer
8 10 (7.63%) Capacity Planning Engineer
9 9 (6.87%) Automation Analyst
9 9 (6.87%) QA Engineer
10 8 (6.11%) QA Tester
11 7 (5.34%) QA Automation Engineer
11 7 (5.34%) Automation Tester
11 7 (5.34%) Performance Engineer
11 7 (5.34%) Software Tester
11 7 (5.34%) QA Analyst
12 6 (4.58%) Senior Test Engineer
12 6 (4.58%) Senior Developer
12 6 (4.58%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.50%) .NET
2 8 (6.11%) HTML
2 8 (6.11%) Web Services
2 8 (6.11%) XML
3 4 (3.05%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.29%) J2EE
5 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.53%) CSS
5 2 (1.53%) REST
6 1 (0.76%) Java EE
6 1 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.74%) Computer Science
2 17 (12.98%) Mathematics
3 14 (10.69%) Firmware
4 6 (4.58%) Grid Computing
4 6 (4.58%) Visualisation
5 5 (3.82%) Social Media
6 4 (3.05%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (2.29%) Clustering
8 2 (1.53%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.53%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.53%) Open Source
8 2 (1.53%) Chemistry
8 2 (1.53%) Biology
8 2 (1.53%) Life Science
9 1 (0.76%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.76%) DTV
9 1 (0.76%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.76%) Handset
9 1 (0.76%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.90%) Linux
2 23 (17.56%) UNIX
3 14 (10.69%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.82%) Windows
5 3 (2.29%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (2.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (45.80%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (35.11%) Scrum
3 36 (27.48%) Manual Testing
4 34 (25.95%) TDD
5 30 (22.90%) OO
6 27 (20.61%) Test Scripting
7 20 (15.27%) Performance Testing
8 15 (11.45%) BDD
9 13 (9.92%) Regression Testing
9 13 (9.92%) Software Testing
9 13 (9.92%) Requirements Analysis
10 12 (9.16%) Automated Testing
10 12 (9.16%) Test Strategy
11 11 (8.40%) Software Engineering
12 10 (7.63%) Validation
12 10 (7.63%) OOP
12 10 (7.63%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (7.63%) Refactoring
12 10 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (6.87%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (53.44%) Java
2 59 (45.04%) Python
3 43 (32.82%) C#
4 38 (29.01%) Perl
5 35 (26.72%) SQL
6 32 (24.43%) C++
7 22 (16.79%) Ruby
8 20 (15.27%) JavaScript
9 9 (6.87%) Bash Shell
10 7 (5.34%) C
10 7 (5.34%) Delphi
11 5 (3.82%) TTCN
12 3 (2.29%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.76%) VBScript
13 1 (0.76%) VB
13 1 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (47.33%) Degree
2 13 (9.92%) ISEB
3 10 (7.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.58%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.53%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.76%) HND
6 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (32.82%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.87%) KVM
1 9 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.87%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (6.87%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (9.16%) Sun
2 10 (7.63%) Oracle
2 10 (7.63%) Sybase
3 9 (6.87%) HP
3 9 (6.87%) Hitachi
3 9 (6.87%) NetApp
3 9 (6.87%) Red Hat
3 9 (6.87%) VMware
4 8 (6.11%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.29%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.76%) Google
6 1 (0.76%) MKS
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