The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 72 80
Rank change year-on-year -27 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 41 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.81% 2.75% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 3.05% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 9 29 23
Median salary £42,500 £35,791 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.74% -10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,700 £30,000 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £47,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1129 1346 1243
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 91.49% 90.27% 83.99%
Number of salaries quoted 835 1028 1019
Median salary £46,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Cambridge

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Cambridge

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Cambridge over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) Degree
3 14 (58.33%) Python
4 12 (50.00%) Scrum
4 12 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 11 (45.83%) Test Scripting
6 10 (41.67%) Bugzilla
7 9 (37.50%) QA
7 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
7 9 (37.50%) Mobile App
7 9 (37.50%) Defect Tracking
8 8 (33.33%) Selenium
9 7 (29.17%) C#
10 5 (20.83%) C++
10 5 (20.83%) C
10 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
10 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
11 4 (16.67%) .NET
11 4 (16.67%) ISEB
11 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
12 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
12 3 (12.50%) JIRA
12 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
13 2 (8.33%) Ajax
13 2 (8.33%) Retail
13 2 (8.33%) Subversion
13 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (8.33%) VMware
13 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
13 2 (8.33%) OO

Software 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
1 1 (4.17%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
1 1 (4.17%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (4.17%) GIS
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Bugzilla
2 8 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 2 (8.33%) JBehave
4 2 (8.33%) Ranorex
4 2 (8.33%) RSpec
4 2 (8.33%) Subversion
4 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.33%) TestComplete
5 1 (4.17%) Ant
5 1 (4.17%) FitNesse
5 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.17%) JUnit
5 1 (4.17%) NUnit
5 1 (4.17%) Robot Framework
5 1 (4.17%) TestLink
5 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Software Test Engineer
1 15 (62.50%) Test Engineer
2 9 (37.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Manual Tester
3 2 (8.33%) QA Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Automation Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Manual Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) Ajax
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) Qt
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Scrum
2 12 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (45.83%) Test Scripting
4 9 (37.50%) Defect Tracking
4 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.33%) API Testing
7 2 (8.33%) BDD
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) DevOps
7 2 (8.33%) Open Source
7 2 (8.33%) People Management
7 2 (8.33%) Presales
7 2 (8.33%) Product Management
7 2 (8.33%) QA Automation
7 2 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Python
2 7 (29.17%) C#
3 5 (20.83%) C
3 5 (20.83%) C++
4 2 (8.33%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 4 (16.67%) ISEB
4 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) KVM
2 1 (4.17%) VirtualBox
2 1 (4.17%) Xen
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) Brocade
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Excellent company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £32k + top benefits
Posted: 12 days ago