Period
to 26 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 138 122
Rank change year-on-year +23 -16 -31
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 74 24 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.15% 0.96% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 1.05% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 45 22 47
Cambridge median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £39,375 £31,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £56,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -11.76%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,259 2,295 2,605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 94.57% 91.43% 91.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2,170 1,798 2,034
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Cambridge over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 73 (98.65%) Test Automation
2 56 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (62.16%) QA
4 30 (40.54%) Python
5 28 (37.84%) Software Testing
6 20 (27.03%) Jenkins
7 19 (25.68%) BDD
7 19 (25.68%) Finance
8 18 (24.32%) Cucumber
9 17 (22.97%) Reactive Extensions
9 17 (22.97%) Test Strategy
9 17 (22.97%) Capital Modelling
9 17 (22.97%) Statistics
9 17 (22.97%) Degree
9 17 (22.97%) JIRA
9 17 (22.97%) Mathematics
9 17 (22.97%) WPF
9 17 (22.97%) Usability Testing
9 17 (22.97%) Test Management
10 16 (21.62%) Maven
10 16 (21.62%) HP
10 16 (21.62%) HP ALM
10 16 (21.62%) Sonatype Nexus
10 16 (21.62%) Confluence
10 16 (21.62%) Mobile App
10 16 (21.62%) eggPlant
10 16 (21.62%) Appium
10 16 (21.62%) WorldPay
11 15 (20.27%) Computer Science
12 12 (16.22%) SDLC

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (21.62%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (27.03%) Jenkins
2 18 (24.32%) Cucumber
3 17 (22.97%) JIRA
4 16 (21.62%) Appium
4 16 (21.62%) eggPlant
4 16 (21.62%) Maven
4 16 (21.62%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (14.86%) Selenium
6 9 (12.16%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.70%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.70%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.70%) TestLink
General
1 19 (25.68%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Banking
2 2 (2.70%) Electronics
2 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (64.86%) Test Engineer
2 28 (37.84%) Software Test Engineer
3 26 (35.14%) QA Engineer
4 21 (28.38%) Senior Test Engineer
5 20 (27.03%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 16 (21.62%) Quality Engineer
7 13 (17.57%) Automation Test Lead
8 12 (16.22%) QA Test Engineer
9 9 (12.16%) Test Leader
10 5 (6.76%) Applications Engineer
10 5 (6.76%) Integration Engineer
10 5 (6.76%) Lead Software Engineer
10 5 (6.76%) Python Engineer
10 5 (6.76%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 5 (6.76%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (5.41%) Senior QA Engineer
12 3 (4.05%) Software QA Engineer
13 2 (2.70%) Functional QA Engineer
13 2 (2.70%) Product Engineer
13 2 (2.70%) Product Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.97%) Reactive Extensions
1 17 (22.97%) WPF
2 5 (6.76%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Mobile App
2 15 (20.27%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.76%) Fintech
3 5 (6.76%) Replication
3 5 (6.76%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Android
1 11 (14.86%) Apple iOS
2 6 (8.11%) Linux
3 5 (6.76%) Mac OS X
3 5 (6.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (98.65%) Test Automation
2 56 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (37.84%) Software Testing
4 19 (25.68%) BDD
5 17 (22.97%) Capital Modelling
5 17 (22.97%) Mathematics
5 17 (22.97%) Statistics
5 17 (22.97%) Test Management
5 17 (22.97%) Test Strategy
5 17 (22.97%) Usability Testing
6 12 (16.22%) SDLC
7 10 (13.51%) Scrum
8 9 (12.16%) High Availability
9 7 (9.46%) TDD
10 6 (8.11%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (8.11%) System Testing
11 5 (6.76%) Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (6.76%) Collaborative Working
11 5 (6.76%) Financial Modelling
11 5 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) Python
2 11 (14.86%) Java
3 7 (9.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.76%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.76%) C#
4 5 (6.76%) PHP
4 5 (6.76%) Ruby
5 2 (2.70%) C
5 2 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (22.97%) Degree
2 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.35%) ISEB
2 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (62.16%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (21.62%) HP ALM
2 9 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) HP
1 16 (21.62%) WorldPay
2 2 (2.70%) TOWER Software