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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 84 93 88
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 45 36 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.96% 1.74% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.81% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 43 33 62
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +18.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,600 £34,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
2186 1991 2478
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 95.25% 96.32% 94.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1769 1656 2155
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -1 33 £35,000 - 6
Peterborough +11 8 £43,000 +32.30% 1
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 34 (45.95%) Test Scripting
2 29 (39.19%) Automated Testing
3 27 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (33.78%) Software Testing
4 25 (33.78%) Manual Testing
4 25 (33.78%) Selenium
5 23 (31.08%) QA
6 20 (27.03%) Test Automation
7 17 (22.97%) ISTQB
7 17 (22.97%) ISEB
8 16 (21.62%) SQL
9 15 (20.27%) Degree
10 14 (18.92%) Java
10 14 (18.92%) Regression Testing
10 14 (18.92%) Finance
10 14 (18.92%) Scrum
11 13 (17.57%) C#
12 12 (16.22%) .NET
12 12 (16.22%) Windows
13 10 (13.51%) Telecoms
14 9 (12.16%) Banking
14 9 (12.16%) QuickTest Pro
14 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
14 9 (12.16%) Linux
14 9 (12.16%) Python
14 9 (12.16%) Web Services
15 8 (10.81%) C++
15 8 (10.81%) HTML
16 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
16 7 (9.46%) Black-Box Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Internet
1 5 (6.76%) ATM
2 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.35%) Big Data
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) DB2
3 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (33.78%) Selenium
2 9 (12.16%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (8.11%) eggPlant
3 6 (8.11%) TestComplete
4 5 (6.76%) WebDriver
4 5 (6.76%) JIRA
4 5 (6.76%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.41%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.05%) NUnit
6 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (4.05%) JUnit
7 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.70%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.35%) Hudson
8 1 (1.35%) JMeter
8 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.35%) Selenium IDE
General
1 14 (18.92%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 9 (12.16%) Banking
4 4 (5.41%) Games
5 1 (1.35%) Marketing
5 1 (1.35%) Advertising
5 1 (1.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.22%) .NET
2 9 (12.16%) Web Services
3 8 (10.81%) HTML
4 3 (4.05%) XML
5 1 (1.35%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.35%) J2EE
5 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.35%) CSS
5 1 (1.35%) JMS
5 1 (1.35%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Smart Meter
2 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.76%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.05%) iPhone
5 2 (2.70%) User Experience
5 2 (2.70%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.35%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.35%) Biology
6 1 (1.35%) Life Science
6 1 (1.35%) Replication
6 1 (1.35%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.22%) Windows
2 9 (12.16%) Linux
3 5 (6.76%) UNIX
4 4 (5.41%) Android
4 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.95%) Test Scripting
2 29 (39.19%) Automated Testing
3 27 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (33.78%) Software Testing
4 25 (33.78%) Manual Testing
5 20 (27.03%) Test Automation
6 14 (18.92%) Regression Testing
6 14 (18.92%) Scrum
7 7 (9.46%) Black-Box Testing
7 7 (9.46%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.76%) Automation Testing
9 4 (5.41%) OOP
9 4 (5.41%) TDD
9 4 (5.41%) Kanban
9 4 (5.41%) Performance Testing
10 3 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (4.05%) Test Strategy
10 3 (4.05%) Web Testing
10 3 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (4.05%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.62%) SQL
2 14 (18.92%) Java
3 13 (17.57%) C#
4 9 (12.16%) Python
5 8 (10.81%) C++
6 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.76%) Perl
8 4 (5.41%) PHP
8 4 (5.41%) Ruby
9 3 (4.05%) Scala
9 3 (4.05%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.70%) C
10 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.35%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 17 (22.97%) ISTQB
1 17 (22.97%) ISEB
2 15 (20.27%) Degree
3 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (31.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.41%) HP
3 2 (2.70%) VMware
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle
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