Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 23 22
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 326 354 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 14.91% 13.01% 10.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.95% 13.98% 11.07%
Number of salaries quoted 275 282 212
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,050
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £59,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 2,044 2,533 2,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 93.46% 93.06% 90.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,549 1,977 1,717
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,950 £71,250 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 208 (63.80%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (39.88%) C#
3 127 (38.96%) Python
4 109 (33.44%) QA
5 102 (31.29%) Selenium
6 100 (30.67%) Scrum
7 86 (26.38%) Software Engineering
8 79 (24.23%) Java
9 78 (23.93%) JavaScript
10 77 (23.62%) Continuous Integration
11 75 (23.01%) Linux
12 74 (22.70%) Manual Testing
13 66 (20.25%) Jenkins
14 63 (19.33%) Degree
14 63 (19.33%) C++
15 57 (17.48%) Software Testing
16 56 (17.18%) JIRA
17 53 (16.26%) Finance
18 52 (15.95%) SQL
18 52 (15.95%) Computer Science
18 52 (15.95%) Git (software)
19 45 (13.80%) Mathematics
20 44 (13.50%) .NET
20 44 (13.50%) SDLC
21 39 (11.96%) Cucumber
21 39 (11.96%) BDD
22 38 (11.66%) Unit Testing
23 37 (11.35%) TDD
24 36 (11.04%) Windows
25 34 (10.43%) Mentoring

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 7 (2.15%) Confluence
2 6 (1.84%) Apache
3 5 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.61%) IIS
5 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Odoo
2 1 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.60%) GitHub
3 10 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.15%) SaaS
6 3 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.92%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.92%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.44%) Wireless
2 8 (2.45%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.15%) DNS
3 7 (2.15%) Internet
4 6 (1.84%) 802.11
4 6 (1.84%) Firewall
5 5 (1.53%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.61%) BGP
6 2 (0.61%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.61%) Network Security
6 2 (0.61%) OSPF
6 2 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.31%) HTTP
7 1 (0.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (2.76%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.45%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.84%) Big Data
5 6 (1.84%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.84%) MySQL
6 5 (1.53%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 102 (31.29%) Selenium
2 66 (20.25%) Jenkins
3 56 (17.18%) JIRA
4 52 (15.95%) Git (software)
5 39 (11.96%) Cucumber
6 30 (9.20%) Visual Studio
7 22 (6.75%) NUnit
7 22 (6.75%) SpecFlow
8 18 (5.52%) TeamCity
8 18 (5.52%) WebDriver
9 16 (4.91%) Maven
10 15 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (4.29%) Ranorex
11 14 (4.29%) Subversion
12 11 (3.37%) Appium
13 10 (3.07%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (2.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (2.45%) eggPlant
14 8 (2.45%) NCrunch
14 8 (2.45%) ReSharper
General
1 53 (16.26%) Finance
2 10 (3.07%) Electronics
2 10 (3.07%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.15%) Banking
4 6 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.23%) Games
5 4 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.92%) Automotive
6 3 (0.92%) Military
7 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.61%) Retail
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 124 (38.04%) Test Engineer
2 60 (18.40%) Developer
3 56 (17.18%) Software Test Engineer
4 52 (15.95%) Software Engineer
4 52 (15.95%) Test Automation Engineer
5 50 (15.34%) QA Engineer
6 30 (9.20%) Tester
7 29 (8.90%) C# Developer
8 27 (8.28%) Senior Test Engineer
9 25 (7.67%) Software Developer
10 24 (7.36%) Python Engineer
11 22 (6.75%) QA Automation Engineer
12 21 (6.44%) QA Test Engineer
13 19 (5.83%) C# Software Developer
14 18 (5.52%) .NET Developer
14 18 (5.52%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (5.52%) Java Engineer
14 18 (5.52%) Senior Software Test Engineer
15 16 (4.91%) Automation Engineer
16 14 (4.29%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (13.50%) .NET
2 32 (9.82%) Gherkin
2 32 (9.82%) Web Services
2 32 (9.82%) WPF
3 25 (7.67%) CSS
3 25 (7.67%) HTML
4 23 (7.06%) WCF
5 22 (6.75%) Node.js
6 20 (6.13%) REST
6 20 (6.13%) RESTful
7 18 (5.52%) ASP.NET
7 18 (5.52%) jQuery
8 17 (5.21%) WinForms
9 16 (4.91%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (4.60%) Reactive Extensions
11 14 (4.29%) HTML5
12 12 (3.68%) SOAP
12 12 (3.68%) Spring
12 12 (3.68%) Velocity
13 11 (3.37%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 52 (15.95%) Computer Science
2 32 (9.82%) Algorithms
3 19 (5.83%) User Experience
4 18 (5.52%) Reinsurance
5 17 (5.21%) Mobile App
6 14 (4.29%) Data Structures
7 12 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (3.07%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (2.76%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.84%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.84%) Fintech
10 6 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.84%) Internet of Things
10 6 (1.84%) Life Science
10 6 (1.84%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.53%) Device Driver
11 5 (1.53%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 75 (23.01%) Linux
2 36 (11.04%) Windows
3 26 (7.98%) Android
4 21 (6.44%) Unix
5 18 (5.52%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.84%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.23%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.23%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (63.80%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (30.67%) Scrum
3 86 (26.38%) Software Engineering
4 77 (23.62%) Continuous Integration
5 74 (22.70%) Manual Testing
6 57 (17.48%) Software Testing
7 45 (13.80%) Mathematics
8 44 (13.50%) SDLC
9 39 (11.96%) BDD
10 38 (11.66%) Unit Testing
11 37 (11.35%) TDD
12 34 (10.43%) Mentoring
13 33 (10.12%) OO
14 32 (9.82%) Risk Management
15 29 (8.90%) Collaborative Working
16 27 (8.28%) MVC
16 27 (8.28%) Open Source
17 26 (7.98%) Statistics
18 25 (7.67%) OOP
19 24 (7.36%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 130 (39.88%) C#
2 127 (38.96%) Python
3 79 (24.23%) Java
4 78 (23.93%) JavaScript
5 63 (19.33%) C++
6 52 (15.95%) SQL
7 24 (7.36%) C
8 23 (7.06%) Bash Shell
8 23 (7.06%) VB.NET
9 18 (5.52%) Ruby
10 9 (2.76%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.84%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.53%) Perl
13 3 (0.92%) Go
13 3 (0.92%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.61%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.61%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.61%) R
14 2 (0.61%) VB
14 2 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (19.33%) Degree
2 19 (5.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (3.37%) ISTQB
4 10 (3.07%) ISEB
5 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (33.44%) QA
2 6 (1.84%) PSD2
3 1 (0.31%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (3.68%) Firmware
2 9 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.15%) Docker
4 6 (1.84%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (1.84%) vSphere
5 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) KVM
5 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (3.37%) Ansible
2 6 (1.84%) HP ALM
2 6 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.84%) Puppet
2 6 (1.84%) vCenter Server
2 6 (1.84%) vRealize
3 4 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.23%) Terraform
4 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 32 (9.82%) WorldPay
2 28 (8.59%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.21%) Oracle
4 9 (2.76%) VMware
5 7 (2.15%) Citrix
6 6 (1.84%) AppDynamics
6 6 (1.84%) BMC
6 6 (1.84%) Cisco
6 6 (1.84%) F5
6 6 (1.84%) Fortinet
6 6 (1.84%) HP
6 6 (1.84%) Splunk
7 4 (1.23%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.31%) Perforce