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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 73 92 84
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 63 46 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.81% 2.10% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 2.19% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 53 43 56
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £31,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,500 £34,000
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
2154 2102 2468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.20% 95.81% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1744 1770 2136
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £26,500
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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +10 48 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Peterborough +9 7 £43,000 -14.00%
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 38 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (39.53%) Test Scripting
3 29 (33.72%) Selenium
4 28 (32.56%) Software Testing
5 26 (30.23%) Test Automation
6 23 (26.74%) QA
6 23 (26.74%) Automated Testing
6 23 (26.74%) Degree
7 20 (23.26%) Manual Testing
8 18 (20.93%) C#
9 17 (19.77%) C++
9 17 (19.77%) Java
9 17 (19.77%) SQL
9 17 (19.77%) Scrum
10 15 (17.44%) ISEB
10 15 (17.44%) ISTQB
11 14 (16.28%) Linux
12 13 (15.12%) Windows
12 13 (15.12%) Python
12 13 (15.12%) Regression Testing
13 12 (13.95%) Finance
13 12 (13.95%) Kanban
14 9 (10.47%) Mobile App
14 9 (10.47%) QuickTest Pro
14 9 (10.47%) JavaScript
15 8 (9.30%) Perl
15 8 (9.30%) HTML
15 8 (9.30%) .NET
15 8 (9.30%) Telecoms
15 8 (9.30%) Mentoring

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1 (1.16%) IIS
1 1 (1.16%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) ATM
1 5 (5.81%) Internet
2 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.33%) Big Data
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (33.72%) Selenium
2 9 (10.47%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (8.14%) JMeter
3 7 (8.14%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.65%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.65%) eggPlant
4 4 (4.65%) JIRA
4 4 (4.65%) TestComplete
5 3 (3.49%) LoadUI
6 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.33%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.16%) NUnit
7 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (13.95%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.14%) Banking
4 4 (4.65%) Games
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
5 1 (1.16%) Electronics
5 1 (1.16%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) HTML
1 8 (9.30%) .NET
2 6 (6.98%) Web Services
3 4 (4.65%) SOAP
4 3 (3.49%) XML
5 2 (2.33%) CSS
6 1 (1.16%) JMS
6 1 (1.16%) WPF
6 1 (1.16%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.16%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.16%) J2EE
6 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.98%) Smart Meter
4 5 (5.81%) User Experience
5 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.49%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.16%) Life Science
7 1 (1.16%) Statistics
7 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.16%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.16%) Biology
7 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.16%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) Linux
2 13 (15.12%) Windows
3 7 (8.14%) UNIX
4 4 (4.65%) Android
4 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (39.53%) Test Scripting
3 28 (32.56%) Software Testing
4 26 (30.23%) Test Automation
5 23 (26.74%) Automated Testing
6 20 (23.26%) Manual Testing
7 17 (19.77%) Scrum
8 13 (15.12%) Regression Testing
9 12 (13.95%) Kanban
10 8 (9.30%) Mentoring
11 7 (8.14%) User Stories
11 7 (8.14%) OO
11 7 (8.14%) TDD
12 6 (6.98%) Software Engineering
12 6 (6.98%) Web Testing
13 5 (5.81%) OOP
13 5 (5.81%) Automation Testing
14 4 (4.65%) Black-Box Testing
14 4 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (4.65%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) C#
2 17 (19.77%) C++
2 17 (19.77%) SQL
2 17 (19.77%) Java
3 13 (15.12%) Python
4 9 (10.47%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.30%) Perl
6 5 (5.81%) C
7 4 (4.65%) PHP
8 3 (3.49%) Ruby
8 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.16%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 23 (26.74%) Degree
2 15 (17.44%) ISEB
2 15 (17.44%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.81%) VCP4
4 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (26.74%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.98%) VMware
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.16%) HP
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