Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 23 16
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 381 247 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 11.12% 9.94% 12.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.76% 10.86% 13.60%
Number of salaries quoted 225 223 324
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +20.25% -7.06%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £59,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -5.88%

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 3,239 2,274 2,603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 94.54% 91.47% 91.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2,171 1,785 2,036
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £29,625
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%

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 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 219 (57.48%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (42.78%) Python
3 125 (32.81%) Linux
4 106 (27.82%) Software Engineering
5 102 (26.77%) Degree
6 98 (25.72%) C#
7 93 (24.41%) QA
7 93 (24.41%) Continuous Integration
8 90 (23.62%) Java
9 85 (22.31%) WorldPay
10 81 (21.26%) JavaScript
11 76 (19.95%) Scrum
12 74 (19.42%) Software Testing
13 73 (19.16%) Jenkins
14 72 (18.90%) Selenium
15 71 (18.64%) Manual Testing
15 71 (18.64%) JIRA
16 68 (17.85%) C++
17 66 (17.32%) Git (software)
18 64 (16.80%) Finance
18 64 (16.80%) Bash Shell
19 63 (16.54%) Computer Science
20 58 (15.22%) Mathematics
20 58 (15.22%) Windows
21 57 (14.96%) OO
22 53 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
23 52 (13.65%) Unit Testing
24 47 (12.34%) Ruby
25 43 (11.29%) Cucumber
26 42 (11.02%) WPF

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 23 (6.04%) Confluence
2 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.79%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 53 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (8.92%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.15%) GitHub
4 9 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.79%) Yammer
6 2 (0.52%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Firebase
7 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.09%) DNS
1 27 (7.09%) Firewall
2 12 (3.15%) Wireless
3 11 (2.89%) Internet
4 7 (1.84%) Broadband
4 7 (1.84%) Ethernet
4 7 (1.84%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.31%) Bluetooth
6 4 (1.05%) WAN
6 4 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.79%) WebEx
8 2 (0.52%) HTTP
8 2 (0.52%) ICMP
9 1 (0.26%) SMS
9 1 (0.26%) SSL
9 1 (0.26%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.20%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.94%) Big Data
4 7 (1.84%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.52%) Text Mining
7 1 (0.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 73 (19.16%) Jenkins
2 72 (18.90%) Selenium
3 71 (18.64%) JIRA
4 66 (17.32%) Git (software)
5 43 (11.29%) Cucumber
6 37 (9.71%) Appium
7 33 (8.66%) NUnit
8 32 (8.40%) eggPlant
9 28 (7.35%) TeamCity
10 17 (4.46%) Sonatype Nexus
11 15 (3.94%) Maven
12 14 (3.67%) Visual Studio
13 12 (3.15%) Protractor
14 10 (2.62%) HP UFT
14 10 (2.62%) Subversion
15 9 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (2.36%) WebDriver
16 8 (2.10%) Gerrit
16 8 (2.10%) SpecFlow
16 8 (2.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 64 (16.80%) Finance
2 17 (4.46%) Electronics
2 17 (4.46%) Retail
3 16 (4.20%) Marketing
4 12 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.89%) Automotive
6 10 (2.62%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.84%) Games
8 6 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.05%) Banking
10 4 (1.05%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.79%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 139 (36.48%) Test Engineer
2 87 (22.83%) Developer
3 83 (21.78%) Software Test Engineer
4 67 (17.59%) Test Automation Engineer
5 64 (16.80%) Software Engineer
6 58 (15.22%) Software Developer
7 47 (12.34%) QA Engineer
8 34 (8.92%) Python Engineer
9 33 (8.66%) Senior Test Engineer
10 23 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (6.04%) Java Engineer
10 23 (6.04%) QA Test Engineer
10 23 (6.04%) Tester
11 22 (5.77%) Developer in Test
11 22 (5.77%) Graduate
11 22 (5.77%) Senior Software Test Engineer
12 21 (5.51%) Java Software Engineer
12 21 (5.51%) Quality Engineer
12 21 (5.51%) Test Leader
13 20 (5.25%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.02%) WPF
2 32 (8.40%) Web Services
3 27 (7.09%) Middleware
4 25 (6.56%) Node.js
4 25 (6.56%) RESTful
5 23 (6.04%) AngularJS
6 21 (5.51%) .NET
7 17 (4.46%) Reactive Extensions
8 15 (3.94%) WinForms
9 14 (3.67%) React
10 10 (2.62%) .NET Framework
10 10 (2.62%) jQuery
11 9 (2.36%) ASP.NET
11 9 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (2.10%) Velocity
12 8 (2.10%) WCF
13 7 (1.84%) Django
13 7 (1.84%) MFC
14 5 (1.31%) CSS
14 5 (1.31%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.54%) Computer Science
2 41 (10.76%) Mobile App
3 29 (7.61%) Data Centre
3 29 (7.61%) Linux Command Line
4 27 (7.09%) Algorithms
4 27 (7.09%) Public Cloud
5 15 (3.94%) Fintech
6 12 (3.15%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.57%) Smart City
9 5 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.31%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.31%) Internet of Things
9 5 (1.31%) Life Science
9 5 (1.31%) Replication
9 5 (1.31%) User Experience
9 5 (1.31%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.05%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 125 (32.81%) Linux
2 58 (15.22%) Windows
3 41 (10.76%) Unix
4 34 (8.92%) Android
5 29 (7.61%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.36%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (57.48%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (27.82%) Software Engineering
3 93 (24.41%) Continuous Integration
4 76 (19.95%) Scrum
5 74 (19.42%) Software Testing
6 71 (18.64%) Manual Testing
7 58 (15.22%) Mathematics
8 57 (14.96%) OO
9 52 (13.65%) Unit Testing
10 41 (10.76%) DevOps
10 41 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
11 40 (10.50%) SDLC
12 37 (9.71%) TDD
13 34 (8.92%) Capital Modelling
13 34 (8.92%) Configuration Management
13 34 (8.92%) Statistics
14 33 (8.66%) Mentoring
15 28 (7.35%) BDD
16 27 (7.09%) Continuous Deployment
16 27 (7.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 163 (42.78%) Python
2 98 (25.72%) C#
3 90 (23.62%) Java
4 81 (21.26%) JavaScript
5 68 (17.85%) C++
6 64 (16.80%) Bash Shell
7 47 (12.34%) Ruby
8 36 (9.45%) C
9 34 (8.92%) SQL
10 30 (7.87%) PowerShell
11 18 (4.72%) PHP
12 6 (1.57%) F#
12 6 (1.57%) VB
12 6 (1.57%) VB6
13 5 (1.31%) Embedded C++
13 5 (1.31%) Perl
14 3 (0.79%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.26%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 102 (26.77%) Degree
2 22 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (4.99%) ISEB
4 17 (4.46%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.26%) PhD
5 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (24.41%) QA
2 3 (0.79%) WAI
3 1 (0.26%) JTAG
System Software
1 30 (7.87%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.09%) Virtual Desktop
2 27 (7.09%) Virtual Servers
2 27 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (7.09%) vSphere
3 7 (1.84%) Docker
3 7 (1.84%) Firmware
4 2 (0.52%) KVM
4 2 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (7.09%) Ansible
1 27 (7.09%) vCenter Server
1 27 (7.09%) vRealize
2 18 (4.72%) HP ALM
3 17 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (4.46%) Puppet
3 17 (4.46%) Terraform
4 9 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 85 (22.31%) WorldPay
2 30 (7.87%) Oracle
3 29 (7.61%) Microsoft
4 27 (7.09%) AppDynamics
4 27 (7.09%) BMC
4 27 (7.09%) Cisco
4 27 (7.09%) Citrix
4 27 (7.09%) F5
4 27 (7.09%) Fortinet
4 27 (7.09%) Splunk
4 27 (7.09%) VMware
5 24 (6.30%) HP
6 17 (4.46%) ServiceNow
7 7 (1.84%) Google
8 5 (1.31%) TOWER Software
9 4 (1.05%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.79%) Samsung
10 3 (0.79%) SAP
11 2 (0.52%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.52%) Terracotta