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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 55 67 109
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +42
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 79 78 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.81% 3.28% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.65% 4.00% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 66 69 36
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £33,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,000 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1699 1948 1971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 81.92% 81.81% 73.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1399 1633 1665
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 £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +1 68 £45,000 +8.43% 4
Peterborough -5 3 £51,250 +36.66%
Huntingdon +1 1 £62,500 +38.88%
St Neots -3 1 £62,500 +38.88%
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 73 (57.48%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (49.61%) Degree
2 63 (49.61%) Python
3 53 (41.73%) QA
4 48 (37.80%) Software Testing
5 42 (33.07%) C++
6 41 (32.28%) SQL
7 39 (30.71%) C#
7 39 (30.71%) Scrum
8 35 (27.56%) Software Engineering
9 33 (25.98%) Java
10 30 (23.62%) Selenium
11 28 (22.05%) JIRA
11 28 (22.05%) Automated Testing
12 26 (20.47%) Test Scripting
13 25 (19.69%) Linux
14 23 (18.11%) ISEB
15 22 (17.32%) OO
16 21 (16.54%) Regression Testing
16 21 (16.54%) Manual Testing
17 19 (14.96%) Microsoft
17 19 (14.96%) Windows
18 18 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
19 17 (13.39%) Computer Science
19 17 (13.39%) C
20 16 (12.60%) TDD
21 15 (11.81%) Unit Testing
21 15 (11.81%) XML
22 14 (11.02%) HTML
22 14 (11.02%) Finance

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 5 (3.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.24%) Internet
2 10 (7.87%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.30%) ICMP
4 7 (5.51%) HTTP
5 6 (4.72%) Wireless
6 3 (2.36%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.57%) LTE
7 2 (1.57%) VLAN
7 2 (1.57%) 2G
7 2 (1.57%) VPN
7 2 (1.57%) DNS
7 2 (1.57%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.57%) SSL
7 2 (1.57%) Intranet
7 2 (1.57%) 3G
8 1 (0.79%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.79%) DHCP
8 1 (0.79%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.15%) Big Data
2 2 (1.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (23.62%) Selenium
2 28 (22.05%) JIRA
3 12 (9.45%) Bugzilla
4 9 (7.09%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.30%) SoapUI
5 8 (6.30%) Jenkins
5 8 (6.30%) JMeter
6 5 (3.94%) JUnit
6 5 (3.94%) TestNG
6 5 (3.94%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.15%) GCC
7 4 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.15%) NUnit
8 3 (2.36%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.36%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.57%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.57%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.57%) Gerrit
General
1 14 (11.02%) Finance
2 8 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.94%) Marketing
4 3 (2.36%) Banking
4 3 (2.36%) Electronics
5 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.79%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 52 (40.94%) Test Engineer
2 51 (40.16%) Software Engineer
3 42 (33.07%) Software Test Engineer
4 37 (29.13%) Developer
5 32 (25.20%) Tester
6 25 (19.69%) Software Developer
7 20 (15.75%) Automation Tester
8 14 (11.02%) Programmer
8 14 (11.02%) Software Programmer
9 13 (10.24%) Automation Engineer
9 13 (10.24%) Test Automation Engineer
10 12 (9.45%) Team Leader
10 12 (9.45%) Test Team Leader
10 12 (9.45%) Software Tester
11 11 (8.66%) Automation Team Leader
12 10 (7.87%) Test Analyst
12 10 (7.87%) Analyst
13 7 (5.51%) Automation Test Analyst
13 7 (5.51%) Lead Tester
13 7 (5.51%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.81%) XML
2 14 (11.02%) HTML
3 8 (6.30%) SOAP
3 8 (6.30%) Web Services
4 6 (4.72%) CSS
5 4 (3.15%) .NET
5 4 (3.15%) WPF
6 3 (2.36%) REST
6 3 (2.36%) JSON
7 1 (0.79%) JMS
7 1 (0.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.39%) Computer Science
2 12 (9.45%) User Experience
3 8 (6.30%) Open Source
3 8 (6.30%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.72%) Internet of Things
5 4 (3.15%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.15%) Statistics
5 4 (3.15%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.36%) Chemistry
6 3 (2.36%) Biology
6 3 (2.36%) Life Science
6 3 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.57%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.57%) PKI
8 1 (0.79%) PMI
8 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.69%) Linux
2 19 (14.96%) Windows
3 8 (6.30%) UNIX
4 5 (3.94%) Android
5 2 (1.57%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.57%) VMS
5 2 (1.57%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.79%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (57.48%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (37.80%) Software Testing
3 39 (30.71%) Scrum
4 35 (27.56%) Software Engineering
5 28 (22.05%) Automated Testing
6 26 (20.47%) Test Scripting
7 22 (17.32%) OO
8 21 (16.54%) Regression Testing
8 21 (16.54%) Manual Testing
9 18 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (12.60%) TDD
11 15 (11.81%) Unit Testing
12 11 (8.66%) Test Management
12 11 (8.66%) OOP
12 11 (8.66%) Agile Testing
13 10 (7.87%) Kanban
13 10 (7.87%) Web Testing
13 10 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (7.09%) Load Testing
14 9 (7.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 63 (49.61%) Python
2 42 (33.07%) C++
3 41 (32.28%) SQL
4 39 (30.71%) C#
5 33 (25.98%) Java
6 17 (13.39%) C
7 12 (9.45%) JavaScript
8 11 (8.66%) Perl
9 8 (6.30%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.15%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.36%) Delphi
12 2 (1.57%) PHP
13 1 (0.79%) Ruby
13 1 (0.79%) TTCN
13 1 (0.79%) Scala
13 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (49.61%) Degree
2 23 (18.11%) ISEB
3 11 (8.66%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (41.73%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) KVM
1 1 (0.79%) GlusterFS
Vendors
1 19 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.87%) Perforce
3 3 (2.36%) TOWER Software
4 2 (1.57%) Coverity
5 1 (0.79%) VMware
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
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