Period
to 20 November 2017

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

Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 25 18
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 382 204 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 12.31% 9.06% 12.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.23% 10.15% 13.90%
Number of salaries quoted 296 186 310
Cambridge median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +9.20% +10.13%
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +7.95% +10.00%

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 2887 2009 2533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 93.07% 89.25% 88.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2196 1650 2180
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%

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 219 (57.33%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (43.98%) Software Engineering
3 160 (41.88%) C#
4 130 (34.03%) Python
5 128 (33.51%) JavaScript
6 127 (33.25%) Java
7 107 (28.01%) OO
8 101 (26.44%) Degree
9 94 (24.61%) Finance
10 80 (20.94%) SQL
11 79 (20.68%) SDLC
12 77 (20.16%) C++
13 75 (19.63%) Software Testing
14 74 (19.37%) Mathematics
14 74 (19.37%) Scrum
15 73 (19.11%) Computer Science
16 72 (18.85%) AngularJS
17 62 (16.23%) Unit Testing
18 61 (15.97%) QA
19 59 (15.45%) Selenium
19 59 (15.45%) .NET
20 50 (13.09%) TDD
21 49 (12.83%) TeamCity
22 47 (12.30%) NUnit
22 47 (12.30%) JIRA
23 46 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
24 45 (11.78%) Manual Testing
24 45 (11.78%) MVC
24 45 (11.78%) Analytics
25 44 (11.52%) Linux

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 4 (1.05%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.05%) Skype for Business
2 3 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (0.79%) NServiceBus
3 2 (0.52%) IIS
4 1 (0.26%) Confluence
4 1 (0.26%) JBoss
4 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 43 (11.26%) GitHub
2 42 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.05%) SaaS
4 4 (1.05%) Yammer
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.26%) Google Play
6 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.12%) Wireless
2 15 (3.93%) Internet
3 13 (3.40%) Bluetooth
3 13 (3.40%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (2.36%) HTTP
5 6 (1.57%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.05%) WAN
6 4 (1.05%) WebEx
7 3 (0.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.21%) NoSQL
2 31 (8.12%) Relational Database
3 26 (6.81%) SQL Server
4 14 (3.66%) Big Data
5 11 (2.88%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.57%) Data Mining
6 6 (1.57%) Text Mining
7 5 (1.31%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.79%) MySQL
8 3 (0.79%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.52%) DB2
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 59 (15.45%) Selenium
2 49 (12.83%) TeamCity
3 47 (12.30%) JIRA
3 47 (12.30%) NUnit
4 29 (7.59%) Git (software)
5 28 (7.33%) Cucumber
5 28 (7.33%) Jenkins
6 18 (4.71%) Visual Studio
7 15 (3.93%) Protractor
8 13 (3.40%) JUnit
9 12 (3.14%) JMeter
9 12 (3.14%) LoadRunner
10 11 (2.88%) Jasmine
10 11 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (2.88%) WebDriver
11 10 (2.62%) YouTrack
12 9 (2.36%) AppVeyor
12 9 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (1.83%) HP UFT
13 7 (1.83%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 94 (24.61%) Finance
2 23 (6.02%) Electronics
3 16 (4.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 14 (3.66%) Games
4 14 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.09%) Marketing
6 6 (1.57%) Retail
7 5 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.05%) Automotive
8 4 (1.05%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.52%) Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 173 (45.29%) Developer
2 98 (25.65%) Test Engineer
3 63 (16.49%) Software Engineer
4 55 (14.40%) C# Developer
4 55 (14.40%) Software Developer
5 54 (14.14%) Full Stack Developer
6 53 (13.87%) Software Test Engineer
7 51 (13.35%) Developer in Test
8 46 (12.04%) JavaScript Developer
9 35 (9.16%) Test Automation Engineer
10 32 (8.38%) Senior Developer
11 31 (8.12%) QA Engineer
12 28 (7.33%) .NET Developer
12 28 (7.33%) Tester
13 27 (7.07%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 26 (6.81%) C# .NET Developer
15 23 (6.02%) Embedded Engineer
16 22 (5.76%) Java Developer
16 22 (5.76%) Senior Full Stack Developer
17 18 (4.71%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (18.85%) AngularJS
2 59 (15.45%) .NET
3 41 (10.73%) Node.js
4 39 (10.21%) Web Services
5 38 (9.95%) HTML
6 37 (9.69%) CSS
7 31 (8.12%) WPF
8 30 (7.85%) jQuery
8 30 (7.85%) React
9 29 (7.59%) RESTful
10 27 (7.07%) ASP.NET
11 25 (6.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (5.50%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (5.24%) Ajax
14 14 (3.66%) LESS
14 14 (3.66%) WCF
15 13 (3.40%) Ehcache
15 13 (3.40%) Reactive Extensions
16 12 (3.14%) Apache Flex
17 9 (2.36%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 73 (19.11%) Computer Science
2 41 (10.73%) Algorithms
3 26 (6.81%) Mobile App
4 23 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (5.24%) Client/Server
6 18 (4.71%) Embedded Systems
7 16 (4.19%) User Experience
8 13 (3.40%) Data Structures
9 12 (3.14%) Mobile Payment
9 12 (3.14%) Smartphone
10 9 (2.36%) Fintech
10 9 (2.36%) iPad
11 8 (2.09%) Life Science
12 7 (1.83%) Smart City
13 6 (1.57%) N-Tier
14 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.31%) Reinsurance
15 4 (1.05%) Internet of Things
15 4 (1.05%) Smart Energy
16 3 (0.79%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.52%) Linux
2 17 (4.45%) Windows
3 15 (3.93%) Android
4 7 (1.83%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.31%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (1.31%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.31%) Unix
6 2 (0.52%) CentOS
6 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (57.33%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (43.98%) Software Engineering
3 107 (28.01%) OO
4 79 (20.68%) SDLC
5 75 (19.63%) Software Testing
6 74 (19.37%) Mathematics
6 74 (19.37%) Scrum
7 62 (16.23%) Unit Testing
8 50 (13.09%) TDD
9 46 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (11.78%) Analytics
10 45 (11.78%) Manual Testing
10 45 (11.78%) MVC
11 42 (10.99%) Mentoring
11 42 (10.99%) Web Development
12 41 (10.73%) Regression Testing
13 40 (10.47%) Exploratory Testing
14 38 (9.95%) SDET
15 35 (9.16%) Front End Development
16 33 (8.64%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 160 (41.88%) C#
2 130 (34.03%) Python
3 128 (33.51%) JavaScript
4 127 (33.25%) Java
5 80 (20.94%) SQL
6 77 (20.16%) C++
7 34 (8.90%) C
8 26 (6.81%) Bash Shell
9 23 (6.02%) F#
10 22 (5.76%) Ruby
10 22 (5.76%) VB
11 20 (5.24%) VB6
12 16 (4.19%) Perl
13 14 (3.66%) Embedded C
14 11 (2.88%) TypeScript
15 10 (2.62%) Assembly Language
15 10 (2.62%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.83%) Tcl
17 5 (1.31%) VB.NET
18 4 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 101 (26.44%) Degree
2 17 (4.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (3.14%) ISEB
3 12 (3.14%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (2.62%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (15.97%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) JTAG
System Software
1 15 (3.93%) Docker
2 9 (2.36%) Firmware
3 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.05%) Puppet
3 2 (0.52%) Ansible
3 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (9.42%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.12%) Google
3 25 (6.54%) Oracle
4 13 (3.40%) Samsung
4 13 (3.40%) Terracotta
5 9 (2.36%) TOWER Software
6 8 (2.09%) HP
7 3 (0.79%) SAP
7 3 (0.79%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.52%) Perforce
8 2 (0.52%) VMware
9 1 (0.26%) Huawei
9 1 (0.26%) IBM