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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 101 125 113
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 35 10 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.44% 0.45% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 0.47% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 35 10 43
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £32,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
2334 2131 2887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 95.85% 95.47% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1856 1851 2538
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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 +26 31 £37,500 +11.11% 6
Peterborough +8 2 £50,000 +66.66%
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 64 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (61.70%) QA
3 42 (44.68%) Selenium
4 40 (42.55%) C#
5 38 (40.43%) Manual Testing
6 37 (39.36%) Automated Testing
6 37 (39.36%) Java
7 35 (37.23%) Test Automation
8 31 (32.98%) Software Testing
9 29 (30.85%) SQL
9 29 (30.85%) .NET
10 28 (29.79%) Microsoft
11 26 (27.66%) Test Scripting
12 25 (26.60%) Regression Testing
13 24 (25.53%) Scrum
13 24 (25.53%) Degree
14 19 (20.21%) ISTQB
14 19 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (19.15%) C++
16 16 (17.02%) JavaScript
16 16 (17.02%) TDD
17 15 (15.96%) WebDriver
17 15 (15.96%) ISEB
17 15 (15.96%) OO
18 14 (14.89%) Ruby
19 13 (13.83%) HTML
19 13 (13.83%) Test Strategy
20 12 (12.77%) SQL Server
20 12 (12.77%) Finance
21 11 (11.70%) Python

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.19%) DB2
3 3 (3.19%) MySQL
4 1 (1.06%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 42 (44.68%) Selenium
2 15 (15.96%) WebDriver
3 10 (10.64%) Cucumber
4 9 (9.57%) Visual Studio
5 7 (7.45%) NUnit
5 7 (7.45%) WinRunner
5 7 (7.45%) Selenium IDE
5 7 (7.45%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.38%) Jasmine
6 6 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (6.38%) Sahi
6 6 (6.38%) WATIR
7 5 (5.32%) FitNesse
8 4 (4.26%) TeamCity
8 4 (4.26%) JIRA
8 4 (4.26%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (3.19%) eggPlant
9 3 (3.19%) Bugzilla
9 3 (3.19%) JUnit
9 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (12.77%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Banking
2 5 (5.32%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.19%) Automotive
4 2 (2.13%) Games
5 1 (1.06%) Advertising
5 1 (1.06%) Publishing
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (30.85%) .NET
2 13 (13.83%) HTML
3 6 (6.38%) CSS
4 4 (4.26%) jQuery
4 4 (4.26%) Web Services
4 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.06%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.57%) Mathematics
2 9 (9.57%) User Experience
3 8 (8.51%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.26%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.26%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.19%) iPhone
6 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.06%) GIS
7 1 (1.06%) Replication
7 1 (1.06%) Physics
7 1 (1.06%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.57%) Windows
2 3 (3.19%) Mac OS X
2 3 (3.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.43%) Manual Testing
3 37 (39.36%) Automated Testing
4 35 (37.23%) Test Automation
5 31 (32.98%) Software Testing
6 26 (27.66%) Test Scripting
7 25 (26.60%) Regression Testing
8 24 (25.53%) Scrum
9 16 (17.02%) TDD
10 15 (15.96%) OO
11 13 (13.83%) Test Strategy
12 11 (11.70%) BDD
12 11 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (10.64%) Automation Testing
14 7 (7.45%) OOP
14 7 (7.45%) Mentoring
14 7 (7.45%) Analytics
14 7 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (6.38%) E-Commerce
16 5 (5.32%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (42.55%) C#
2 37 (39.36%) Java
3 29 (30.85%) SQL
4 18 (19.15%) C++
5 16 (17.02%) JavaScript
6 14 (14.89%) Ruby
7 11 (11.70%) Python
8 7 (7.45%) Delphi
9 4 (4.26%) F#
9 4 (4.26%) PHP
10 3 (3.19%) C
10 3 (3.19%) Perl
10 3 (3.19%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (25.53%) Degree
2 19 (20.21%) ISTQB
3 15 (15.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (61.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.45%) Oracle
3 3 (3.19%) HP
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