The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 104 93 97
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 30 49 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.44% 2.12% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 2.19% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 23 46 39
Average salary £38,500 £37,750 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.98% +4.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2014 2234 2046
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.50% 96.88% 97.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1583 1808 1702
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Cambridgeshire region.

Tester Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Tester
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
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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 -9 27 £39,250 +4.66% 6
Huntingdon - 1 £20,000 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 47 (61.04%) QA
2 33 (42.86%) Python
3 31 (40.26%) Selenium
4 24 (31.17%) Java
5 23 (29.87%) Manual Testing
6 20 (25.97%) Software Testing
6 20 (25.97%) Electronics
7 19 (24.68%) Test Scripting
8 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (20.78%) Automated Testing
10 15 (19.48%) Automation Testing
10 15 (19.48%) Degree
11 14 (18.18%) JMeter
11 14 (18.18%) C#
12 13 (16.88%) Web Testing
13 11 (14.29%) Regression Testing
14 10 (12.99%) SQL
14 10 (12.99%) Performance Testing
14 10 (12.99%) Test Automation
15 9 (11.69%) JIRA
15 9 (11.69%) WebDriver
15 9 (11.69%) .NET
15 9 (11.69%) C++
15 9 (11.69%) ISEB
16 8 (10.39%) Windows
16 8 (10.39%) Linux
16 8 (10.39%) Software Engineering
16 8 (10.39%) Replication
16 8 (10.39%) Hudson
16 8 (10.39%) Mobile App

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) Firewall
2 1 (1.30%) DHCP
2 1 (1.30%) DNS
2 1 (1.30%) HTTP
2 1 (1.30%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (40.26%) Selenium
2 14 (18.18%) JMeter
3 9 (11.69%) JIRA
3 9 (11.69%) WebDriver
4 8 (10.39%) Hudson
5 7 (9.09%) Appium
5 7 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
5 7 (9.09%) SoapUI
6 5 (6.49%) HP UFT
7 3 (3.90%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.30%) Protractor
8 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.30%) Subversion
8 1 (1.30%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (25.97%) Electronics
2 4 (5.19%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) .NET
2 5 (6.49%) J2EE
2 5 (6.49%) SOAP
2 5 (6.49%) Web Services
3 4 (5.19%) CSS
3 4 (5.19%) HTML
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Mobile App
1 8 (10.39%) Replication
2 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.49%) User Experience
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.60%) STB
5 1 (1.30%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.39%) Linux
1 8 (10.39%) Windows
2 7 (9.09%) Android
3 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.90%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) Manual Testing
2 20 (25.97%) Software Testing
3 19 (24.68%) Test Scripting
4 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (20.78%) Automated Testing
6 15 (19.48%) Automation Testing
7 13 (16.88%) Web Testing
8 11 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 10 (12.99%) Performance Testing
9 10 (12.99%) Test Automation
10 8 (10.39%) Software Engineering
11 7 (9.09%) Functional Testing
11 7 (9.09%) User Stories
12 5 (6.49%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 5 (6.49%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (6.49%) Scrum
12 5 (6.49%) SOA
12 5 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (6.49%) V-Model
13 4 (5.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.86%) Python
2 24 (31.17%) Java
3 14 (18.18%) C#
4 10 (12.99%) SQL
5 9 (11.69%) C++
6 2 (2.60%) Perl
6 2 (2.60%) Ruby
7 1 (1.30%) C
7 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (19.48%) Degree
2 9 (11.69%) ISEB
3 4 (5.19%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.30%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (61.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.30%) IBM
2 1 (1.30%) SAP
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