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

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 65 83 109
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 66 64 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.14% 2.58% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.25% 2.72% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 57 59 37
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £27,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
2029 2354 2431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.44% 94.96% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1683 1960 2172
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,644 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 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 +18 52 £45,000 +24.13% 7
Peterborough - 5 £36,000 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 61 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (41.13%) Selenium
3 47 (37.90%) Test Scripting
4 40 (32.26%) Test Automation
5 38 (30.65%) Manual Testing
5 38 (30.65%) Software Testing
6 37 (29.84%) QA
6 37 (29.84%) C++
7 36 (29.03%) Java
7 36 (29.03%) Degree
8 35 (28.23%) Automated Testing
9 31 (25.00%) C#
9 31 (25.00%) SQL
10 27 (21.77%) Scrum
11 24 (19.35%) ISEB
12 23 (18.55%) Kanban
13 22 (17.74%) Python
14 20 (16.13%) JMeter
14 20 (16.13%) ISTQB
15 19 (15.32%) Windows
16 17 (13.71%) Linux
17 15 (12.10%) JavaScript
17 15 (12.10%) Web Testing
18 14 (11.29%) Performance Testing
18 14 (11.29%) OO
18 14 (11.29%) Regression Testing
19 13 (10.48%) Perl
19 13 (10.48%) Cucumber
19 13 (10.48%) TDD
20 12 (9.68%) OOP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.42%) JBoss
1 3 (2.42%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.61%) IIS
2 2 (1.61%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.03%) ATM
1 5 (4.03%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.23%) Internet
3 3 (2.42%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.61%) Big Data
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 51 (41.13%) Selenium
2 20 (16.13%) JMeter
3 13 (10.48%) Cucumber
4 11 (8.87%) SoapUI
4 11 (8.87%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (6.45%) Jenkins
5 8 (6.45%) JIRA
6 6 (4.84%) LoadUI
7 4 (3.23%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.42%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.42%) JProfiler
9 2 (1.61%) Subversion
10 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.81%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.81%) Appium
10 1 (0.81%) NUnit
10 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (8.06%) Finance
2 8 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.65%) Banking
4 2 (1.61%) Electronics
4 2 (1.61%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.61%) Automotive
4 2 (1.61%) Games
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.06%) SOAP
2 9 (7.26%) HTML
3 8 (6.45%) .NET
4 5 (4.03%) Web Services
5 4 (3.23%) CSS
6 2 (1.61%) XML
7 1 (0.81%) JMS
7 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.81%) WPF
7 1 (0.81%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.81%) REST
7 1 (0.81%) Android SDK
7 1 (0.81%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 11 (8.87%) User Experience
3 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.84%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.42%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.42%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.61%) Physics
7 1 (0.81%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.81%) Biology
7 1 (0.81%) Statistics
7 1 (0.81%) Life Science
7 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.81%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.32%) Windows
2 17 (13.71%) Linux
3 9 (7.26%) UNIX
4 6 (4.84%) Android
5 5 (4.03%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (37.90%) Test Scripting
3 40 (32.26%) Test Automation
4 38 (30.65%) Manual Testing
4 38 (30.65%) Software Testing
5 35 (28.23%) Automated Testing
6 27 (21.77%) Scrum
7 23 (18.55%) Kanban
8 15 (12.10%) Web Testing
9 14 (11.29%) Regression Testing
9 14 (11.29%) OO
9 14 (11.29%) Performance Testing
10 13 (10.48%) TDD
11 12 (9.68%) OOP
11 12 (9.68%) User Stories
12 11 (8.87%) Mentoring
13 9 (7.26%) Software Engineering
14 7 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (4.84%) Automation Testing
15 6 (4.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (29.84%) C++
2 36 (29.03%) Java
3 31 (25.00%) C#
3 31 (25.00%) SQL
4 22 (17.74%) Python
5 15 (12.10%) JavaScript
6 13 (10.48%) Perl
7 9 (7.26%) C
8 7 (5.65%) PHP
9 4 (3.23%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.42%) Ruby
10 3 (2.42%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.81%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 36 (29.03%) Degree
2 24 (19.35%) ISEB
3 20 (16.13%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (29.84%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (5.65%) VMware
2 5 (4.03%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.42%) Oracle
4 1 (0.81%) HP
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