The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Tester
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 108 99
Rank change year-on-year -8 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 3 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.44% 0.25% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.26% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 14
Median salary £48,500 £37,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.33% -7.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £24,300 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £37,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1322 1149 1412
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.78% 97.21% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1009 967 1189
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Cambridge

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Cambridge

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Cambridge over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Cambridge

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
3 4 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) QA Automation
3 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking

Software Tester Skill Set
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:

Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
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