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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 108 109 92
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 30 25 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.19% 1.15% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.19% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 28 21 63
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 £30,000 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £44,000 £50,000
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
2383 2093 2648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 94.90% 96.54% 94.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1913 1674 2273
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +1 24 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Peterborough 0 5 £45,250 +39.23% 5
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 28 (42.42%) Automated Testing
1 28 (42.42%) Software Testing
1 28 (42.42%) Manual Testing
2 27 (40.91%) Test Scripting
2 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (39.39%) QA
4 24 (36.36%) Selenium
5 19 (28.79%) Test Automation
6 15 (22.73%) C#
6 15 (22.73%) Java
6 15 (22.73%) .NET
7 14 (21.21%) Degree
8 13 (19.70%) Scrum
8 13 (19.70%) Finance
9 12 (18.18%) Regression Testing
9 12 (18.18%) ISEB
9 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
10 11 (16.67%) SQL
11 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
12 9 (13.64%) Telecoms
13 8 (12.12%) Banking
13 8 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
14 7 (10.61%) HTML
14 7 (10.61%) Visual Studio
15 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
15 6 (9.09%) Web Services
15 6 (9.09%) Python
15 6 (9.09%) eggPlant
15 6 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
15 6 (9.09%) Smart Meter

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 2 (3.03%) MS Office
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) ATM
1 2 (3.03%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) DB2
2 2 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (1.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (36.36%) Selenium
2 8 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (10.61%) Visual Studio
4 6 (9.09%) TestComplete
4 6 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 6 (9.09%) eggPlant
5 4 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.55%) JUnit
6 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.55%) NUnit
7 2 (3.03%) JIRA
7 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.52%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.52%) JMeter
8 1 (1.52%) Hudson
8 1 (1.52%) Selenium IDE
General
1 13 (19.70%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 8 (12.12%) Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Games
5 2 (3.03%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.73%) .NET
2 7 (10.61%) HTML
3 6 (9.09%) Web Services
4 2 (3.03%) XML
4 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Smart Meter
2 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.55%) User Experience
3 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) iPhone
4 1 (1.52%) Life Science
4 1 (1.52%) Replication
4 1 (1.52%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.52%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) Linux
3 2 (3.03%) UNIX
4 1 (1.52%) Android
4 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (42.42%) Automated Testing
1 28 (42.42%) Software Testing
1 28 (42.42%) Manual Testing
2 27 (40.91%) Test Scripting
2 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (28.79%) Test Automation
4 13 (19.70%) Scrum
5 12 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 6 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
7 5 (7.58%) Automation Testing
7 5 (7.58%) OOP
8 4 (6.06%) Performance Testing
8 4 (6.06%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.55%) User Stories
9 3 (4.55%) Test Strategy
9 3 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.55%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.55%) OO
9 3 (4.55%) Code Coverage
10 2 (3.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) C#
1 15 (22.73%) Java
2 11 (16.67%) SQL
3 6 (9.09%) Python
4 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.58%) C++
4 5 (7.58%) PHP
5 3 (4.55%) Scala
6 2 (3.03%) Perl
6 2 (3.03%) Ruby
7 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.52%) Delphi
7 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) Degree
2 12 (18.18%) ISEB
2 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (39.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.06%) HP
3 2 (3.03%) VMware
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle
Peterborough
Volt
Salary: £29000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
ACL Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus 10% bonus and excellent benefit
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago