Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 24 17
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 381 298 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 13.53% 10.96% 11.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.32% 12.07% 13.10%
Number of salaries quoted 229 262 277
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £59,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -11.11%

Test Automation 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 2,660 2,469 2,335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 94.43% 90.77% 90.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,805 1,862 1,860
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £66,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Cambridge

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Cambridge

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Cambridge over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 233 (61.15%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (37.53%) Python
3 120 (31.50%) QA
4 117 (30.71%) Linux
5 111 (29.13%) Degree
6 104 (27.30%) C#
7 102 (26.77%) Software Engineering
7 102 (26.77%) Continuous Integration
8 93 (24.41%) Selenium
9 89 (23.36%) WorldPay
10 84 (22.05%) Scrum
11 83 (21.78%) Jenkins
12 81 (21.26%) Java
13 79 (20.73%) JavaScript
14 74 (19.42%) Manual Testing
15 68 (17.85%) Software Testing
16 65 (17.06%) Computer Science
17 64 (16.80%) C++
18 61 (16.01%) Git (software)
19 59 (15.49%) JIRA
20 58 (15.22%) Windows
21 56 (14.70%) Finance
22 52 (13.65%) Mathematics
23 51 (13.39%) Bash Shell
24 50 (13.12%) DevOps
24 50 (13.12%) Unix
25 49 (12.86%) SQL
25 49 (12.86%) TDD
25 49 (12.86%) Microsoft Azure
25 49 (12.86%) Unit Testing

Test Automation
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 15 (3.94%) Confluence
2 5 (1.31%) Apache
3 2 (0.52%) IIS
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.26%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 49 (12.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.89%) GitHub
4 8 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.31%) SaaS
6 3 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.79%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.79%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.26%) Firebase
7 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.87%) DNS
1 30 (7.87%) Firewall
2 16 (4.20%) Wireless
3 10 (2.62%) Internet
4 4 (1.05%) Broadband
4 4 (1.05%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.52%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.52%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.52%) ICMP
5 2 (0.52%) SMS
5 2 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.26%) 802.11
6 1 (0.26%) HTTP
6 1 (0.26%) Network Security
6 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.99%) Big Data
3 13 (3.41%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.57%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.57%) MySQL
5 5 (1.31%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 93 (24.41%) Selenium
2 83 (21.78%) Jenkins
3 61 (16.01%) Git (software)
4 59 (15.49%) JIRA
5 45 (11.81%) Cucumber
6 28 (7.35%) Appium
6 28 (7.35%) NUnit
7 25 (6.56%) eggPlant
8 21 (5.51%) TeamCity
9 20 (5.25%) SpecFlow
10 19 (4.99%) Maven
11 18 (4.72%) Sonatype Nexus
12 17 (4.46%) Subversion
12 17 (4.46%) Visual Studio
13 15 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (2.89%) WebDriver
15 10 (2.62%) Ranorex
16 9 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (2.36%) HP UFT
17 8 (2.10%) JMeter
General
1 56 (14.70%) Finance
2 23 (6.04%) Electronics
3 12 (3.15%) Aerospace
3 12 (3.15%) Automotive
3 12 (3.15%) Retail
4 10 (2.62%) Marketing
5 8 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.05%) Games
6 4 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.79%) Banking
7 3 (0.79%) Military
8 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 134 (35.17%) Test Engineer
2 73 (19.16%) Developer
3 63 (16.54%) Software Engineer
4 60 (15.75%) Test Automation Engineer
5 58 (15.22%) Software Test Engineer
6 49 (12.86%) Software Developer
7 43 (11.29%) QA Engineer
8 33 (8.66%) Senior Test Engineer
9 30 (7.87%) Graduate
9 30 (7.87%) Tester
10 26 (6.82%) Java Engineer
10 26 (6.82%) QA Test Engineer
11 25 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (6.30%) Python Engineer
13 22 (5.77%) Automation Engineer
13 22 (5.77%) Graduate Developer
13 22 (5.77%) Graduate Software Developer
14 21 (5.51%) Java Software Engineer
14 21 (5.51%) Test Leader
15 20 (5.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.45%) .NET
2 35 (9.19%) Web Services
3 32 (8.40%) WPF
4 30 (7.87%) Middleware
5 29 (7.61%) Gherkin
6 27 (7.09%) RESTful
7 18 (4.72%) AngularJS
7 18 (4.72%) jQuery
8 16 (4.20%) Node.js
9 13 (3.41%) CSS
9 13 (3.41%) HTML
9 13 (3.41%) REST
10 12 (3.15%) .NET Framework
11 11 (2.89%) ASP.NET
11 11 (2.89%) Reactive Extensions
11 11 (2.89%) WCF
11 11 (2.89%) WinForms
12 10 (2.62%) SOAP
13 9 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (2.10%) React
Miscellaneous
1 65 (17.06%) Computer Science
2 36 (9.45%) Linux Command Line
3 32 (8.40%) Data Centre
4 30 (7.87%) Mobile App
4 30 (7.87%) Public Cloud
5 23 (6.04%) Algorithms
6 16 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.62%) Virtual Team
8 9 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.36%) Internet of Things
9 8 (2.10%) Fintech
10 7 (1.84%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.57%) Life Science
11 6 (1.57%) Replication
11 6 (1.57%) User Experience
12 3 (0.79%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.79%) W3C
13 2 (0.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 117 (30.71%) Linux
2 58 (15.22%) Windows
3 50 (13.12%) Unix
4 33 (8.66%) Android
5 27 (7.09%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.57%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (61.15%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (26.77%) Continuous Integration
2 102 (26.77%) Software Engineering
3 84 (22.05%) Scrum
4 74 (19.42%) Manual Testing
5 68 (17.85%) Software Testing
6 52 (13.65%) Mathematics
7 50 (13.12%) DevOps
8 49 (12.86%) TDD
8 49 (12.86%) Unit Testing
9 45 (11.81%) BDD
9 45 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (11.55%) SDLC
11 43 (11.29%) OO
12 33 (8.66%) Configuration Management
13 32 (8.40%) Continuous Deployment
14 30 (7.87%) Load Balancing
14 30 (7.87%) Mentoring
15 28 (7.35%) Test Strategy
16 26 (6.82%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 143 (37.53%) Python
2 104 (27.30%) C#
3 81 (21.26%) Java
4 79 (20.73%) JavaScript
5 64 (16.80%) C++
6 51 (13.39%) Bash Shell
7 49 (12.86%) SQL
8 33 (8.66%) PowerShell
9 30 (7.87%) Ruby
10 23 (6.04%) C
11 11 (2.89%) PHP
11 11 (2.89%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.31%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.79%) Go
14 2 (0.52%) VB
15 1 (0.26%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 111 (29.13%) Degree
2 24 (6.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (3.67%) ISEB
4 12 (3.15%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (31.50%) QA
2 4 (1.05%) WAI
3 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 33 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 30 (7.87%) Virtual Desktop
2 30 (7.87%) Virtual Servers
2 30 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (7.87%) vSphere
3 12 (3.15%) Firmware
4 6 (1.57%) Docker
5 2 (0.52%) KVM
5 2 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (8.66%) Ansible
2 30 (7.87%) vCenter Server
2 30 (7.87%) vRealize
3 19 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (4.99%) Puppet
3 19 (4.99%) Terraform
4 12 (3.15%) HP ALM
5 8 (2.10%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 89 (23.36%) WorldPay
2 32 (8.40%) Oracle
3 30 (7.87%) AppDynamics
3 30 (7.87%) BMC
3 30 (7.87%) Cisco
3 30 (7.87%) Citrix
3 30 (7.87%) F5
3 30 (7.87%) Fortinet
3 30 (7.87%) Splunk
3 30 (7.87%) VMware
4 29 (7.61%) Microsoft
5 19 (4.99%) ServiceNow
6 13 (3.41%) HP
7 5 (1.31%) TOWER Software
8 3 (0.79%) SAP
9 2 (0.52%) Capita
10 1 (0.26%) Google
10 1 (0.26%) Xamarin