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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 74 71 118
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +47
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 63 79 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.97% 3.13% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 3.90% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 48 66 30
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £60,000 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1709 2024 1993
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 80.58% 80.16% 77.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1429 1636 1732
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 28 May 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 28 May 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 57 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Peterborough - 1 £40,000 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 74 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (49.24%) Degree
3 59 (44.70%) Python
4 55 (41.67%) QA
5 48 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 48 (36.36%) C#
6 47 (35.61%) Scrum
7 46 (34.85%) C++
8 44 (33.33%) SQL
9 41 (31.06%) Selenium
10 39 (29.55%) Java
11 33 (25.00%) Software Engineering
12 27 (20.45%) Linux
12 27 (20.45%) Test Scripting
13 26 (19.70%) JIRA
14 25 (18.94%) Manual Testing
15 24 (18.18%) OO
16 21 (15.91%) Computer Science
17 20 (15.15%) TDD
17 20 (15.15%) Finance
17 20 (15.15%) Windows
18 19 (14.39%) ISEB
19 18 (13.64%) XML
19 18 (13.64%) C
19 18 (13.64%) Automated Testing
20 17 (12.88%) Microsoft
21 16 (12.12%) Regression Testing
21 16 (12.12%) HTML
21 16 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
21 16 (12.12%) Unit Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (3.79%) MS Office
2 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) Internet
2 11 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.82%) Wireless
3 9 (6.82%) ICMP
4 3 (2.27%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.27%) HTTP
5 2 (1.52%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.52%) Intranet
5 2 (1.52%) 3G
5 2 (1.52%) 2G
5 2 (1.52%) LTE
6 1 (0.76%) RNC
6 1 (0.76%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.30%) Big Data
2 2 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 41 (31.06%) Selenium
2 26 (19.70%) JIRA
3 13 (9.85%) Cucumber
4 12 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 12 (9.09%) JMeter
5 11 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 10 (7.58%) Bugzilla
6 10 (7.58%) NUnit
7 7 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.79%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (3.03%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.03%) Git (software)
9 4 (3.03%) GCC
10 3 (2.27%) CruiseControl
11 2 (1.52%) JUnit
11 2 (1.52%) Subversion
11 2 (1.52%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.52%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.52%) Gerrit
11 2 (1.52%) SCons
General
1 20 (15.15%) Finance
2 10 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.55%) Electronics
4 5 (3.79%) Banking
4 5 (3.79%) Marketing
5 2 (1.52%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.52%) Automotive
6 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 46 (34.85%) Developer
2 42 (31.82%) Software Engineer
2 42 (31.82%) Test Engineer
3 40 (30.30%) Tester
4 31 (23.48%) Software Test Engineer
4 31 (23.48%) Software Developer
5 24 (18.18%) Automation Tester
6 17 (12.88%) Software Programmer
6 17 (12.88%) Programmer
7 14 (10.61%) Software Tester
8 10 (7.58%) Automation Engineer
8 10 (7.58%) Test Analyst
8 10 (7.58%) Analyst
9 9 (6.82%) Test Automation Engineer
10 8 (6.06%) Release Engineer
11 7 (5.30%) Test Team Leader
11 7 (5.30%) Team Leader
11 7 (5.30%) Automation Team Leader
12 6 (4.55%) Lead Tester
13 4 (3.03%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.64%) XML
2 16 (12.12%) HTML
3 10 (7.58%) SOAP
4 9 (6.82%) Web Services
5 7 (5.30%) WPF
6 4 (3.03%) .NET
7 3 (2.27%) JSON
8 2 (1.52%) CSS
8 2 (1.52%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.76%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.76%) REST
9 1 (0.76%) RESTful
9 1 (0.76%) Ajax
9 1 (0.76%) JMS
9 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.91%) Computer Science
2 13 (9.85%) User Experience
3 9 (6.82%) Mobile App
4 8 (6.06%) Internet of Things
5 7 (5.30%) Mathematics
5 7 (5.30%) Statistics
5 7 (5.30%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.76%) Chemistry
6 1 (0.76%) Biology
6 1 (0.76%) Life Science
6 1 (0.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.45%) Linux
2 20 (15.15%) Windows
3 8 (6.06%) Android
3 8 (6.06%) UNIX
4 2 (1.52%) VMS
4 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 47 (35.61%) Scrum
4 33 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 27 (20.45%) Test Scripting
6 25 (18.94%) Manual Testing
7 24 (18.18%) OO
8 20 (15.15%) TDD
9 18 (13.64%) Automated Testing
10 16 (12.12%) Regression Testing
10 16 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (12.12%) Unit Testing
11 15 (11.36%) Kanban
11 15 (11.36%) OOP
11 15 (11.36%) SDLC
12 13 (9.85%) Test Strategy
13 12 (9.09%) Agile Testing
13 12 (9.09%) Web Testing
14 10 (7.58%) Release Management
15 9 (6.82%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 59 (44.70%) Python
2 48 (36.36%) C#
3 46 (34.85%) C++
4 44 (33.33%) SQL
5 39 (29.55%) Java
6 18 (13.64%) C
7 12 (9.09%) Perl
8 9 (6.82%) JavaScript
9 7 (5.30%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.03%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.27%) Ruby
11 3 (2.27%) PHP
12 1 (0.76%) TTCN
12 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 65 (49.24%) Degree
2 19 (14.39%) ISEB
3 8 (6.06%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) WAI
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 17 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.85%) Perforce
3 6 (4.55%) WorldPay
3 6 (4.55%) TOWER Software
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle
4 2 (1.52%) Coverity
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