Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 11 18
Rank change year-on-year -21 +7 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 47 263 382
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cambridge 6.61% 16.64% 12.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.16% 17.34% 13.54%
Number of salaries quoted 27 158 233
Median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £40,350 £33,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £69,000 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% -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 656 1,517 2,821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 92.26% 95.95% 95.43%
Number of salaries quoted 416 1,047 1,922
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,400 £28,525
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Cambridge

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Cambridge

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Cambridge

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Cambridge over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (42.55%) Jenkins
4 17 (36.17%) Java
5 16 (34.04%) Selenium
6 14 (29.79%) Windows
7 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
7 13 (27.66%) Degree
8 12 (25.53%) Computer Science
8 12 (25.53%) Python
8 12 (25.53%) C#
9 11 (23.40%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (21.28%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (21.28%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (21.28%) C++
10 10 (21.28%) Performance Testing
10 10 (21.28%) Azure
11 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
11 9 (19.15%) OO
11 9 (19.15%) REST Assured
11 9 (19.15%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (17.02%) Clang
12 8 (17.02%) CMake
12 8 (17.02%) GCC
12 8 (17.02%) Buildbot
12 8 (17.02%) Mac OS X
12 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
12 8 (17.02%) CruiseControl
12 8 (17.02%) Subversion
12 8 (17.02%) Scrum

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 3 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.26%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.28%) Azure
2 7 (14.89%) AWS
3 3 (6.38%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (4.26%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (4.26%) GCP
4 2 (4.26%) Loggly
5 1 (2.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) Wireless
2 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (4.26%) Redis
2 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (42.55%) Jenkins
2 16 (34.04%) Selenium
3 9 (19.15%) REST Assured
3 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
4 8 (17.02%) Buildbot
4 8 (17.02%) Clang
4 8 (17.02%) CMake
4 8 (17.02%) CruiseControl
4 8 (17.02%) GCC
4 8 (17.02%) Subversion
4 8 (17.02%) Xcode
5 7 (14.89%) Gradle
5 7 (14.89%) JUnit
5 7 (14.89%) Maven
5 7 (14.89%) SoapUI
6 6 (12.77%) Hudson
6 6 (12.77%) TeamCity
6 6 (12.77%) TestNG
7 5 (10.64%) JIRA
8 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (17.02%) Games
2 7 (14.89%) Finance
3 5 (10.64%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Build Engineer
1 8 (17.02%) Test Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Automation Tester
3 6 (12.77%) Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Tester
4 5 (10.64%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (8.51%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) UI Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Java Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) REST
2 6 (12.77%) AngularJS
3 5 (10.64%) CSS
3 5 (10.64%) HTML
4 4 (8.51%) CSS3
4 4 (8.51%) GraphQL
4 4 (8.51%) React
5 3 (6.38%) Spring
6 2 (4.26%) Express
6 2 (4.26%) Jest
6 2 (4.26%) Node.js
6 2 (4.26%) pytest
6 2 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (4.26%) Redux
6 2 (4.26%) Sass
6 2 (4.26%) XML
7 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.13%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.13%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (10.64%) Robotics
3 4 (8.51%) User Experience
4 2 (4.26%) BBC
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Life Science
5 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.79%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) Mac OS X
3 7 (14.89%) Linux
4 5 (10.64%) Android
4 5 (10.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (25.53%) Computer Science
4 11 (23.40%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (21.28%) Performance Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (19.15%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (19.15%) OO
7 8 (17.02%) Scrum
7 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
7 8 (17.02%) Software Testing
7 8 (17.02%) Validation
8 7 (14.89%) DevOps
9 6 (12.77%) BDD
9 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Automation
9 6 (12.77%) Security Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) Java
2 12 (25.53%) C#
2 12 (25.53%) Python
3 10 (21.28%) C++
4 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
4 8 (17.02%) Lua
5 3 (6.38%) SQL
6 1 (2.13%) Java 8
6 1 (2.13%) Perl
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (8.51%) Master's Degree
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) FIS
2 5 (10.64%) WorldPay
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle
4 3 (6.38%) SAP
4 3 (6.38%) Xamarin
5 2 (4.26%) New Relic