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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 105 124 97
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -27
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 37 10 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.48% 0.44% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 0.58% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 30 9 50
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,155 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,400 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
1999 1736 2232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 79.96% 77.16% 76.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 1475 1937
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,532 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +21 37 £42,500 +1.19% 7
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (55.75%) Java
2 53 (46.90%) Degree
3 52 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (45.13%) Python
5 41 (36.28%) Scrum
6 40 (35.40%) C#
7 38 (33.63%) QA
8 37 (32.74%) C++
9 35 (30.97%) Selenium
10 31 (27.43%) SQL
11 29 (25.66%) TDD
12 28 (24.78%) Manual Testing
13 25 (22.12%) Perl
14 24 (21.24%) Test Scripting
15 23 (20.35%) UNIX
16 22 (19.47%) OO
17 21 (18.58%) Linux
17 21 (18.58%) Computer Science
18 18 (15.93%) Software Engineering
19 17 (15.04%) Ruby
19 17 (15.04%) .NET
20 16 (14.16%) Mathematics
21 15 (13.27%) JavaScript
21 15 (13.27%) HTML
21 15 (13.27%) Windows
21 15 (13.27%) XML
21 15 (13.27%) Software Testing
21 15 (13.27%) Finance
21 15 (13.27%) Performance Testing
22 14 (12.39%) Regression Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (0.88%) GlassFish
1 1 (0.88%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 13 (11.50%) MS Office
2 5 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.42%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.73%) Internet
2 8 (7.08%) SAN
2 8 (7.08%) Wireless
3 7 (6.19%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.42%) VPN
4 5 (4.42%) Firewall
5 4 (3.54%) IPv6
5 4 (3.54%) HTTP
5 4 (3.54%) VLAN
5 4 (3.54%) iSCSI
5 4 (3.54%) NAS
6 2 (1.77%) LTE
6 2 (1.77%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.77%) DNS
6 2 (1.77%) Bluetooth
6 2 (1.77%) 3G
6 2 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.77%) 2G
7 1 (0.88%) RNC
7 1 (0.88%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
1 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.88%) Text Mining
2 1 (0.88%) Big Data
2 1 (0.88%) MySQL
2 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 35 (30.97%) Selenium
2 11 (9.73%) Bugzilla
3 9 (7.96%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (7.96%) Cucumber
4 8 (7.08%) Jenkins
4 8 (7.08%) JIRA
5 7 (6.19%) WinRunner
5 7 (6.19%) Git (software)
5 7 (6.19%) JUnit
6 6 (5.31%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.42%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.42%) Subversion
7 5 (4.42%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (2.65%) NUnit
9 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.77%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.77%) TestNG
9 2 (1.77%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.77%) eggPlant
General
1 15 (13.27%) Finance
2 9 (7.96%) Automotive
3 6 (5.31%) Marketing
4 5 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.54%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.65%) Banking
7 2 (1.77%) Electronics
8 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (44.25%) Test Engineer
2 33 (29.20%) Tester
3 31 (27.43%) Software Engineer
4 24 (21.24%) Software Test Engineer
5 22 (19.47%) Developer
6 17 (15.04%) Automation Engineer
7 16 (14.16%) Analyst
8 11 (9.73%) QA Tester
9 10 (8.85%) Automation Tester
10 9 (7.96%) Automation Analyst
10 9 (7.96%) Lead Tester
10 9 (7.96%) Test Analyst
10 9 (7.96%) Software Tester
11 7 (6.19%) QA Engineer
11 7 (6.19%) QA Automation Engineer
11 7 (6.19%) Capacity Planning Engineer
11 7 (6.19%) Performance Engineer
11 7 (6.19%) QA Analyst
12 6 (5.31%) Development Engineer
12 6 (5.31%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.04%) .NET
2 15 (13.27%) HTML
2 15 (13.27%) XML
3 11 (9.73%) Web Services
4 2 (1.77%) CSS
4 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.77%) REST
5 1 (0.88%) Java EE
5 1 (0.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.58%) Computer Science
2 16 (14.16%) Mathematics
3 8 (7.08%) Firmware
4 6 (5.31%) Grid Computing
4 6 (5.31%) Visualisation
5 4 (3.54%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.65%) iPhone
6 3 (2.65%) IPTV
7 2 (1.77%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.77%) Chemistry
7 2 (1.77%) Biology
7 2 (1.77%) Life Science
7 2 (1.77%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.77%) Open Source
8 1 (0.88%) Social Media
8 1 (0.88%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.88%) DTV
8 1 (0.88%) GIS
8 1 (0.88%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.35%) UNIX
2 21 (18.58%) Linux
3 15 (13.27%) Windows
4 9 (7.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (36.28%) Scrum
3 29 (25.66%) TDD
4 28 (24.78%) Manual Testing
5 24 (21.24%) Test Scripting
6 22 (19.47%) OO
7 18 (15.93%) Software Engineering
8 15 (13.27%) Software Testing
8 15 (13.27%) Performance Testing
9 14 (12.39%) Regression Testing
10 13 (11.50%) BDD
11 11 (9.73%) Test Strategy
11 11 (9.73%) OOP
12 9 (7.96%) Automated Testing
12 9 (7.96%) Validation
13 8 (7.08%) Migration
13 8 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (6.19%) Capacity Planning
14 7 (6.19%) Analytics
14 7 (6.19%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 63 (55.75%) Java
2 51 (45.13%) Python
3 40 (35.40%) C#
4 37 (32.74%) C++
5 31 (27.43%) SQL
6 25 (22.12%) Perl
7 17 (15.04%) Ruby
8 15 (13.27%) JavaScript
9 11 (9.73%) C
10 8 (7.08%) Bash Shell
11 7 (6.19%) PowerShell
11 7 (6.19%) Delphi
12 4 (3.54%) PHP
12 4 (3.54%) VB.NET
13 3 (2.65%) Scala
14 2 (1.77%) TTCN
15 1 (0.88%) VBScript
15 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (46.90%) Degree
2 11 (9.73%) ISEB
3 10 (8.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.31%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.88%) HND
5 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (33.63%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (7.08%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (7.08%) Puppet
1 8 (7.08%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
1 11 (9.73%) HP
2 8 (7.08%) Hitachi
2 8 (7.08%) NetApp
2 8 (7.08%) Red Hat
2 8 (7.08%) Sun
2 8 (7.08%) VMware
3 7 (6.19%) Oracle
3 7 (6.19%) Sybase
4 1 (0.88%) MKS
4 1 (0.88%) Google
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