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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 75 80 103
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 54 49 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.35% 2.37% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 2.92% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 51 43 45
Average salary £40,750 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.87% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £56,500 £52,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1880 1679 1925
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 81.92% 81.23% 73.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1486 1384 1654
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 January 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 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 +5 51 £40,000 -3.61% 14
Peterborough +2 2 £51,250 +57.69%
St Neots - 1 £62,500 -
Huntingdon - 1 £62,500 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 51 (56.04%) Python
1 51 (56.04%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (42.86%) Degree
3 36 (39.56%) QA
4 34 (37.36%) Software Testing
5 28 (30.77%) Scrum
5 28 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 28 (30.77%) SQL
6 26 (28.57%) Automated Testing
7 25 (27.47%) Java
8 23 (25.27%) C++
8 23 (25.27%) Software Engineering
9 22 (24.18%) JIRA
10 21 (23.08%) C#
10 21 (23.08%) Regression Testing
11 20 (21.98%) Windows
11 20 (21.98%) Selenium
12 19 (20.88%) Manual Testing
12 19 (20.88%) Linux
12 19 (20.88%) ISEB
13 17 (18.68%) Microsoft
13 17 (18.68%) XML
14 15 (16.48%) HTML
15 14 (15.38%) C
16 13 (14.29%) Finance
16 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (14.29%) TDD
17 12 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
17 12 (13.19%) Computer Science
17 12 (13.19%) Internet

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.19%) Internet
2 11 (12.09%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.59%) HTTP
4 5 (5.49%) VLAN
4 5 (5.49%) ICMP
5 4 (4.40%) Wireless
6 3 (3.30%) NAS
6 3 (3.30%) iSCSI
6 3 (3.30%) SAN
6 3 (3.30%) IPv6
7 2 (2.20%) SSL
7 2 (2.20%) VPN
7 2 (2.20%) DNS
8 1 (1.10%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.10%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (24.18%) JIRA
2 20 (21.98%) Selenium
3 8 (8.79%) JUnit
4 7 (7.69%) Bugzilla
5 6 (6.59%) Visual Studio
5 6 (6.59%) TestComplete
5 6 (6.59%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.59%) eggPlant
6 5 (5.49%) WebDriver
6 5 (5.49%) TestNG
7 4 (4.40%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (3.30%) GCC
8 3 (3.30%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (3.30%) Fiddler
8 3 (3.30%) NUnit
9 2 (2.20%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.20%) Gerrit
10 1 (1.10%) PHPUnit
General
1 13 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.59%) Banking
4 3 (3.30%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (46.15%) Test Engineer
2 37 (40.66%) Software Engineer
3 32 (35.16%) Software Test Engineer
4 20 (21.98%) Tester
5 17 (18.68%) Automation Engineer
6 15 (16.48%) Test Automation Engineer
7 14 (15.38%) Developer
8 12 (13.19%) Software Developer
9 10 (10.99%) Analyst
9 10 (10.99%) Test Analyst
9 10 (10.99%) Software Tester
9 10 (10.99%) Automation Tester
10 9 (9.89%) Team Leader
10 9 (9.89%) Test Team Leader
11 8 (8.79%) Programmer
11 8 (8.79%) Software Programmer
11 8 (8.79%) Automation Team Leader
11 8 (8.79%) Lead Tester
12 7 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
12 7 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.68%) XML
2 15 (16.48%) HTML
3 10 (10.99%) Web Services
4 6 (6.59%) .NET
5 5 (5.49%) CSS
6 3 (3.30%) REST
6 3 (3.30%) JSON
7 1 (1.10%) JMS
7 1 (1.10%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.69%) Open Source
3 5 (5.49%) User Experience
4 4 (4.40%) Internet of Things
5 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.30%) iPhone
5 3 (3.30%) Life Science
5 3 (3.30%) Chemistry
5 3 (3.30%) Biology
5 3 (3.30%) IPTV
6 2 (2.20%) Smartcard
6 2 (2.20%) PKI
6 2 (2.20%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.10%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.98%) Windows
2 19 (20.88%) Linux
3 10 (10.99%) UNIX
4 2 (2.20%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.20%) Android
5 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.10%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (56.04%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (37.36%) Software Testing
3 28 (30.77%) Scrum
3 28 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 26 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 23 (25.27%) Software Engineering
6 21 (23.08%) Regression Testing
7 19 (20.88%) Manual Testing
8 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (14.29%) TDD
9 12 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (12.09%) OO
11 9 (9.89%) Load Testing
11 9 (9.89%) Unit Testing
12 8 (8.79%) Test Management
12 8 (8.79%) Agile Testing
13 7 (7.69%) Test Strategy
13 7 (7.69%) BDD
13 7 (7.69%) OOP
14 6 (6.59%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (56.04%) Python
2 28 (30.77%) SQL
3 25 (27.47%) Java
4 23 (25.27%) C++
5 21 (23.08%) C#
6 14 (15.38%) C
7 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
8 9 (9.89%) Perl
9 7 (7.69%) Bash Shell
10 5 (5.49%) PowerShell
11 4 (4.40%) PHP
11 4 (4.40%) Delphi
11 4 (4.40%) Scala
12 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
13 2 (2.20%) VB.NET
13 2 (2.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (42.86%) Degree
2 19 (20.88%) ISEB
3 10 (10.99%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (39.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) KVM
2 3 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.30%) Puppet
1 3 (3.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (18.68%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.59%) HP
3 4 (4.40%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.40%) Perforce
3 4 (4.40%) VMware
4 3 (3.30%) NetApp
4 3 (3.30%) Hitachi
4 3 (3.30%) Sun
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