Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 141 141
Rank change year-on-year -23 0 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 12 6 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.39% 0.27% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.27% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 15
Cambridge median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +23.08% -9.72% -0.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 2979 2205 2767
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.35% 97.39% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2270 1836 2393
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Cambridge

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 5 (41.67%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (33.33%) OO
5 4 (33.33%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) ISEB
7 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) Python
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) MySQL
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) DB2
7 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (16.67%) Gerrit
8 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
8 1 (8.33%) Relational Database

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Gerrit
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 4 (33.33%) OO
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 1 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle