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

Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 25 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 381 208 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 12.57% 9.11% 12.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.51% 10.20% 13.87%
Number of salaries quoted 295 190 309
Cambridge median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +9.20% +8.75%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year +3.16% +6.74% +11.25%

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 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%

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 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 (57.48%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (44.36%) Software Engineering
3 161 (42.26%) C#
4 128 (33.60%) Python
5 127 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 125 (32.81%) Java
7 108 (28.35%) OO
8 102 (26.77%) Degree
9 95 (24.93%) Finance
10 80 (21.00%) SQL
10 80 (21.00%) SDLC
11 76 (19.95%) C++
12 75 (19.69%) Mathematics
13 74 (19.42%) Computer Science
13 74 (19.42%) Software Testing
14 73 (19.16%) Scrum
15 72 (18.90%) AngularJS
16 62 (16.27%) Unit Testing
17 60 (15.75%) .NET
18 59 (15.49%) QA
19 58 (15.22%) Selenium
20 50 (13.12%) TeamCity
20 50 (13.12%) TDD
21 48 (12.60%) NUnit
22 46 (12.07%) JIRA
23 45 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
23 45 (11.81%) MVC
23 45 (11.81%) Linux
23 45 (11.81%) Analytics
24 43 (11.29%) GitHub

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 (11.29%) GitHub
2 42 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.10%) 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 (8.14%) Wireless
2 15 (3.94%) Internet
3 13 (3.41%) Bluetooth
3 13 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (2.36%) HTTP
5 6 (1.57%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.05%) SAN
6 4 (1.05%) WAN
6 4 (1.05%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.24%) NoSQL
2 31 (8.14%) Relational Database
3 26 (6.82%) SQL Server
4 14 (3.67%) Big Data
5 11 (2.89%) 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 58 (15.22%) Selenium
2 50 (13.12%) TeamCity
3 48 (12.60%) NUnit
4 46 (12.07%) JIRA
5 30 (7.87%) Git (software)
6 29 (7.61%) Jenkins
7 27 (7.09%) Cucumber
8 18 (4.72%) Visual Studio
9 15 (3.94%) Protractor
10 13 (3.41%) JUnit
11 12 (3.15%) JMeter
11 12 (3.15%) LoadRunner
12 11 (2.89%) Jasmine
12 11 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (2.89%) WebDriver
13 10 (2.62%) YouTrack
14 9 (2.36%) AppVeyor
14 9 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (1.84%) HP UFT
15 7 (1.84%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 95 (24.93%) Finance
2 23 (6.04%) Electronics
3 16 (4.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 14 (3.67%) Games
4 14 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.10%) 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 (45.41%) Developer
2 99 (25.98%) Test Engineer
3 63 (16.54%) Software Engineer
4 56 (14.70%) C# Developer
5 55 (14.44%) Software Developer
6 54 (14.17%) Full Stack Developer
6 54 (14.17%) Software Test Engineer
7 50 (13.12%) Developer in Test
8 46 (12.07%) JavaScript Developer
9 35 (9.19%) Test Automation Engineer
10 33 (8.66%) Senior Developer
11 29 (7.61%) QA Engineer
12 28 (7.35%) .NET Developer
12 28 (7.35%) Tester
13 27 (7.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 26 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
15 23 (6.04%) Embedded Engineer
16 22 (5.77%) Java Developer
16 22 (5.77%) Senior Full Stack Developer
17 18 (4.72%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (18.90%) AngularJS
2 60 (15.75%) .NET
3 41 (10.76%) Node.js
4 39 (10.24%) Web Services
5 38 (9.97%) HTML
6 37 (9.71%) CSS
7 31 (8.14%) WPF
8 30 (7.87%) jQuery
8 30 (7.87%) React
9 29 (7.61%) RESTful
10 27 (7.09%) ASP.NET
11 25 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (5.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (5.25%) Ajax
14 14 (3.67%) LESS
14 14 (3.67%) WCF
15 13 (3.41%) Ehcache
15 13 (3.41%) Reactive Extensions
16 12 (3.15%) Apache Flex
17 10 (2.62%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 74 (19.42%) Computer Science
2 42 (11.02%) Algorithms
3 26 (6.82%) Mobile App
4 23 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (5.25%) Client/Server
6 18 (4.72%) Embedded Systems
7 16 (4.20%) User Experience
8 13 (3.41%) Data Structures
9 12 (3.15%) Mobile Payment
9 12 (3.15%) Smartphone
10 9 (2.36%) Fintech
10 9 (2.36%) iPad
11 8 (2.10%) Life Science
12 6 (1.57%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.57%) Smart City
13 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.31%) Reinsurance
14 4 (1.05%) Internet of Things
14 4 (1.05%) Smart Energy
15 3 (0.79%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 45 (11.81%) Linux
2 18 (4.72%) Windows
3 15 (3.94%) Android
4 7 (1.84%) 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 (57.48%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (44.36%) Software Engineering
3 108 (28.35%) OO
4 80 (21.00%) SDLC
5 75 (19.69%) Mathematics
6 74 (19.42%) Software Testing
7 73 (19.16%) Scrum
8 62 (16.27%) Unit Testing
9 50 (13.12%) TDD
10 45 (11.81%) Analytics
10 45 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (11.81%) MVC
11 43 (11.29%) Manual Testing
11 43 (11.29%) Mentoring
12 42 (11.02%) Regression Testing
12 42 (11.02%) Web Development
13 39 (10.24%) Exploratory Testing
14 37 (9.71%) SDET
15 35 (9.19%) Front End Development
16 34 (8.92%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 161 (42.26%) C#
2 128 (33.60%) Python
3 127 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 125 (32.81%) Java
5 80 (21.00%) SQL
6 76 (19.95%) C++
7 35 (9.19%) C
8 26 (6.82%) Bash Shell
9 23 (6.04%) F#
10 22 (5.77%) VB
11 20 (5.25%) Ruby
11 20 (5.25%) VB6
12 16 (4.20%) Perl
13 14 (3.67%) Embedded C
14 11 (2.89%) TypeScript
15 10 (2.62%) Assembly Language
15 10 (2.62%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.84%) Tcl
17 5 (1.31%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 102 (26.77%) Degree
2 17 (4.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (3.15%) ISEB
3 12 (3.15%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (2.62%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (15.49%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) JTAG
System Software
1 15 (3.94%) Docker
2 9 (2.36%) Firmware
3 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.05%) Puppet
3 2 (0.52%) Ansible
3 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.14%) Google
3 25 (6.56%) Oracle
4 13 (3.41%) Samsung
4 13 (3.41%) Terracotta
5 9 (2.36%) TOWER Software
6 8 (2.10%) 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