Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 105 77
Rank change year-on-year +4 -28 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 80 42 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.64% 1.84% 3.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.06% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68 39 75
Cambridge median annual salary £49,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.29% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,050 £26,850 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £62,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +7.14%

Software 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 2820 2039 2537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 93.04% 89.31% 88.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2148 1674 2178
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 74 (92.50%) Test Automation
2 51 (63.75%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (35.00%) Degree
3 28 (35.00%) Mathematics
4 25 (31.25%) Manual Testing
5 23 (28.75%) Computer Science
6 20 (25.00%) C#
7 19 (23.75%) Software Engineering
8 18 (22.50%) Python
9 17 (21.25%) JavaScript
10 16 (20.00%) Scrum
10 16 (20.00%) Selenium
11 15 (18.75%) Finance
11 15 (18.75%) OO
12 14 (17.50%) .NET
12 14 (17.50%) Java
12 14 (17.50%) JIRA
13 13 (16.25%) Reactive Extensions
13 13 (16.25%) Capital Modelling
13 13 (16.25%) Statistics
13 13 (16.25%) WPF
13 13 (16.25%) Usability Testing
13 13 (16.25%) C++
14 12 (15.00%) QA
15 11 (13.75%) TDD
16 10 (12.50%) Kanban
17 9 (11.25%) TeamCity
17 9 (11.25%) Physics
17 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET
17 9 (11.25%) OOP

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) GitHub
2 4 (5.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) HTTP
2 4 (5.00%) WebEx
2 4 (5.00%) Wireless
3 1 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) Data Mining
1 6 (7.50%) Text Mining
2 5 (6.25%) Big Data
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.50%) DB2
4 2 (2.50%) MySQL
5 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (20.00%) Selenium
2 14 (17.50%) JIRA
3 9 (11.25%) AppVeyor
3 9 (11.25%) Jenkins
3 9 (11.25%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (11.25%) TeamCity
4 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.75%) Gerrit
5 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.75%) NUnit
6 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.50%) Fiddler
6 2 (2.50%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.50%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.25%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.25%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.25%) TestComplete
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Retail
3 2 (2.50%) Publishing
3 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (32.50%) Test Engineer
2 18 (22.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 16 (20.00%) Developer
4 15 (18.75%) Senior Test Engineer
5 14 (17.50%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 14 (17.50%) Tester
6 9 (11.25%) Automation Tester
6 9 (11.25%) Developer in Test
6 9 (11.25%) Software Tester
7 8 (10.00%) QA Engineer
8 7 (8.75%) Senior Developer
9 6 (7.50%) Junior
9 6 (7.50%) Junior Developer
9 6 (7.50%) Software Developer
9 6 (7.50%) Software Engineer
9 6 (7.50%) Test Leader
10 5 (6.25%) Architect
10 5 (6.25%) C# Architect
10 5 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
10 5 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.50%) .NET
2 13 (16.25%) Reactive Extensions
2 13 (16.25%) WPF
3 9 (11.25%) AngularJS
3 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET
3 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (11.25%) RESTful
4 6 (7.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (6.25%) STL
6 3 (3.75%) CSS
6 3 (3.75%) HTML
6 3 (3.75%) REST
6 3 (3.75%) Web Services
7 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.25%) Qt
7 1 (1.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.75%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.25%) iPad
3 7 (8.75%) Life Science
4 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.50%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.50%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.25%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.25%) Linux
2 4 (5.00%) Windows
3 2 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (92.50%) Test Automation
2 51 (63.75%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (35.00%) Mathematics
4 25 (31.25%) Manual Testing
5 19 (23.75%) Software Engineering
6 16 (20.00%) Scrum
7 15 (18.75%) OO
8 13 (16.25%) Capital Modelling
8 13 (16.25%) Statistics
8 13 (16.25%) Usability Testing
9 11 (13.75%) TDD
10 10 (12.50%) Kanban
11 9 (11.25%) MVC
11 9 (11.25%) OOP
11 9 (11.25%) Physics
11 9 (11.25%) Software Architecture
12 8 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (10.00%) Financial Modelling
12 8 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (8.75%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) C#
2 18 (22.50%) Python
3 17 (21.25%) JavaScript
4 14 (17.50%) Java
5 13 (16.25%) C++
6 8 (10.00%) Perl
6 8 (10.00%) SQL
7 4 (5.00%) C
8 2 (2.50%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 28 (35.00%) Degree
2 7 (8.75%) ISEB
3 5 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.00%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) JTAG
System Software
1 9 (11.25%) Docker
2 6 (7.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (6.25%) TOWER Software
2 4 (5.00%) HP
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle