Period
to 18 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 11 23
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 201 324 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 16.21% 15.81% 10.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.93% 16.74% 11.20%
Number of salaries quoted 90 220 257
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £61,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 1,187 1,936 3,080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 95.73% 94.49% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 711 1,429 2,249
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,782 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%

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 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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.

1 130 (64.68%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (53.73%) WorldPay
3 95 (47.26%) Java
4 87 (43.28%) Scrum
5 79 (39.30%) Software Engineering
6 70 (34.83%) Linux
7 69 (34.33%) TDD
8 65 (32.34%) Banking
9 63 (31.34%) Kanban
10 62 (30.85%) QA
11 60 (29.85%) Selenium
12 58 (28.86%) BDD
13 57 (28.36%) Continuous Delivery
14 56 (27.86%) FIS
15 55 (27.36%) Oracle
16 50 (24.88%) Python
17 49 (24.38%) Spring
18 47 (23.38%) Jenkins
19 43 (21.39%) JIRA
20 42 (20.90%) Cucumber
21 41 (20.40%) Git (software)
21 41 (20.40%) Technical Leadership
22 37 (18.41%) Continuous Integration
22 37 (18.41%) Degree
23 34 (16.92%) SQL
24 32 (15.92%) Software Testing
25 31 (15.42%) Defect Tracking
26 29 (14.43%) JavaScript
27 28 (13.93%) Gherkin
28 27 (13.43%) Computer Science

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 11 (5.47%) Confluence
2 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.50%) nginx
2 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (6.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 20 (9.95%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.94%) AWS
2 12 (5.97%) OpenShift
3 5 (2.49%) Azure
4 3 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.49%) SaaS
5 2 (1.00%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.50%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.50%) GCP
6 1 (0.50%) Loggly
6 1 (0.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.46%) Wireless
2 1 (0.50%) Ethereal
2 1 (0.50%) HTTP
2 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (1.99%) MySQL
3 4 (1.99%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.50%) Redis
4 1 (0.50%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 60 (29.85%) Selenium
2 47 (23.38%) Jenkins
3 43 (21.39%) JIRA
4 42 (20.90%) Cucumber
5 41 (20.40%) Git (software)
6 16 (7.96%) SoapUI
7 15 (7.46%) Hudson
7 15 (7.46%) Maven
8 14 (6.97%) JUnit
8 14 (6.97%) TeamCity
9 12 (5.97%) JBehave
9 12 (5.97%) Visual Studio
10 11 (5.47%) Appium
10 11 (5.47%) eggPlant
10 11 (5.47%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (4.48%) Gradle
11 9 (4.48%) REST Assured
11 9 (4.48%) TestNG
12 6 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (2.99%) Postman
General
1 65 (32.34%) Banking
2 8 (3.98%) Electronics
3 7 (3.48%) Finance
4 6 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.49%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.49%) Automotive
5 5 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.49%) Publishing
7 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (30.85%) Software Engineer
2 49 (24.38%) Test Engineer
3 44 (21.89%) Java Engineer
4 43 (21.39%) Java Software Engineer
5 31 (15.42%) Senior Software Engineer
6 26 (12.94%) Developer
6 26 (12.94%) QA Engineer
7 22 (10.95%) Senior Java Engineer
7 22 (10.95%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 22 (10.95%) Test Automation Engineer
8 17 (8.46%) Software Test Engineer
9 16 (7.96%) QA Test Engineer
9 16 (7.96%) Tester
10 14 (6.97%) Analyst
10 14 (6.97%) Test Analyst
11 12 (5.97%) Quality Engineer
11 12 (5.97%) Test Leader
12 11 (5.47%) Senior Software Tester
12 11 (5.47%) Senior Tester
12 11 (5.47%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (24.38%) Spring
2 28 (13.93%) Gherkin
3 26 (12.94%) REST
4 23 (11.44%) AngularJS
5 18 (8.96%) SOAP
6 16 (7.96%) RESTful
7 15 (7.46%) React
8 14 (6.97%) CSS
8 14 (6.97%) HTML
9 10 (4.98%) CSS3
9 10 (4.98%) Web Services
10 7 (3.48%) JSON
11 6 (2.99%) HTML5
11 6 (2.99%) Node.js
12 5 (2.49%) jOOQ
12 5 (2.49%) Kafka
12 5 (2.49%) Spring Boot
12 5 (2.49%) Vue.js
13 4 (1.99%) .NET Framework
13 4 (1.99%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.45%) Algorithms
2 18 (8.96%) Data Structures
2 18 (8.96%) Virtual Team
3 14 (6.97%) Mobile App
4 12 (5.97%) Public Cloud
4 12 (5.97%) Robotics
5 11 (5.47%) User Experience
6 10 (4.98%) Renewable Energy
7 5 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.00%) BBC
9 2 (1.00%) Life Science
10 1 (0.50%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.50%) iPad
10 1 (0.50%) Kindle
10 1 (0.50%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.50%) SystemC
10 1 (0.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 70 (34.83%) Linux
2 16 (7.96%) Android
2 16 (7.96%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.98%) Windows
4 5 (2.49%) Unix
5 3 (1.49%) Robot Operating System
6 1 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (64.68%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (43.28%) Scrum
3 79 (39.30%) Software Engineering
4 69 (34.33%) TDD
5 63 (31.34%) Kanban
6 58 (28.86%) BDD
7 57 (28.36%) Continuous Delivery
8 41 (20.40%) Technical Leadership
9 37 (18.41%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (15.92%) Software Testing
11 31 (15.42%) Defect Tracking
12 27 (13.43%) Computer Science
13 26 (12.94%) API Testing
14 25 (12.44%) Functional Testing
15 24 (11.94%) E-Commerce
15 24 (11.94%) Non-Functional Testing
16 21 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (10.45%) User Stories
17 18 (8.96%) SDLC
17 18 (8.96%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 95 (47.26%) Java
2 50 (24.88%) Python
3 34 (16.92%) SQL
4 29 (14.43%) JavaScript
5 14 (6.97%) C#
6 10 (4.98%) C++
7 7 (3.48%) C
8 6 (2.99%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.49%) Groovy
10 3 (1.49%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.49%) Embedded C
10 3 (1.49%) Embedded C++
10 3 (1.49%) ES6
10 3 (1.49%) PyPy
11 2 (1.00%) Perl
11 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.00%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.50%) Lua
12 1 (0.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 37 (18.41%) Degree
2 12 (5.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.49%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.99%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.00%) ISEB
5 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (30.85%) QA
2 4 (1.99%) PSD2
3 2 (1.00%) JTAG
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.50%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (9.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (7.46%) Kubernetes
2 11 (5.47%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.50%) Ansible
3 1 (0.50%) Istio
3 1 (0.50%) Puppet
3 1 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 108 (53.73%) WorldPay
2 56 (27.86%) FIS
3 55 (27.36%) Oracle
4 11 (5.47%) HP
5 4 (1.99%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.99%) New Relic
6 3 (1.49%) Citrix
7 2 (1.00%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.50%) Apple
8 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.50%) Canon
8 1 (0.50%) Perforce
8 1 (0.50%) QNX
8 1 (0.50%) Samsung