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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 63 67 53
Rank change year-on-year +4 -14  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 43 49 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.58% 3.33% 4.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.92% 3.68% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 42 36 54
Median salary £55,000 £38,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.85% -14.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,250 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £47,500 £49,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1098 1330 1210
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 91.42% 90.41% 84.14%
Number of salaries quoted 822 1025 978
Median salary £46,000 £43,821 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.97% -2.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 64 (78.05%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (65.85%) Python
3 52 (63.41%) Degree
4 35 (42.68%) Test Scripting
5 26 (31.71%) C#
6 24 (29.27%) Scrum
6 24 (29.27%) Mathematics
7 23 (28.05%) Automated Testing
7 23 (28.05%) Linux
8 19 (23.17%) Exploratory Testing
9 18 (21.95%) Test Strategy
9 18 (21.95%) SQL
9 18 (21.95%) QA
10 17 (20.73%) Software Engineering
11 16 (19.51%) Selenium
11 16 (19.51%) Computer Science
11 16 (19.51%) Java
11 16 (19.51%) Windows
12 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
12 15 (18.29%) Firmware
12 15 (18.29%) Regression Testing
12 15 (18.29%) Wireless
12 15 (18.29%) Finance
13 14 (17.07%) Electronics
13 14 (17.07%) Telecoms
13 14 (17.07%) Configuration Management
13 14 (17.07%) Embedded Systems
13 14 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (15.85%) Jenkins
14 13 (15.85%) Mobile App

Test Automation
Top Related 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 5 (6.10%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.44%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.44%) Confluence
3 1 (1.22%) JBoss
3 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.29%) Wireless
2 3 (3.66%) Internet
3 1 (1.22%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.22%) ICMP
3 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) Big Data
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.88%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (19.51%) Selenium
2 13 (15.85%) Jenkins
2 13 (15.85%) NUnit
3 10 (12.20%) Bugzilla
4 8 (9.76%) JUnit
4 8 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (8.54%) Subversion
6 6 (7.32%) Eclipse
6 6 (7.32%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
7 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
7 5 (6.10%) HP UFT
8 4 (4.88%) Cucumber
8 4 (4.88%) JIRA
9 2 (2.44%) AppVeyor
9 2 (2.44%) JBehave
9 2 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.44%) Ranorex
9 2 (2.44%) RSpec
9 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (18.29%) Finance
2 14 (17.07%) Electronics
2 14 (17.07%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.44%) Automotive
4 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.22%) Games
4 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (62.20%) Test Engineer
2 30 (36.59%) Test Automation Engineer
3 28 (34.15%) Development Engineer
3 28 (34.15%) Test Development Engineer
4 24 (29.27%) Developer
5 23 (28.05%) Software Test Engineer
6 14 (17.07%) Embedded Engineer
6 14 (17.07%) Linux Engineer
6 14 (17.07%) Systems Test Engineer
7 12 (14.63%) Developer in Test
8 11 (13.41%) C# Developer
9 10 (12.20%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 10 (12.20%) Senior Test Engineer
10 9 (10.98%) Java Developer
10 9 (10.98%) Network Engineer
10 9 (10.98%) Senior Development Engineer
10 9 (10.98%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 9 (10.98%) Software Developer
11 8 (9.76%) C++ Developer
11 8 (9.76%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) Angular 2
1 6 (7.32%) AngularJS
1 6 (7.32%) WPF
2 4 (4.88%) HTML
2 4 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (3.66%) .NET
3 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (3.66%) CSS
3 3 (3.66%) RESTful
3 3 (3.66%) Web Services
4 2 (2.44%) Ajax
4 2 (2.44%) Lucene
4 2 (2.44%) REST
5 1 (1.22%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.22%) jQuery
5 1 (1.22%) Spring
5 1 (1.22%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.22%) Spring Security
5 1 (1.22%) XML
5 1 (1.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Computer Science
2 14 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (17.07%) Embedded Systems
3 13 (15.85%) Mobile App
4 6 (7.32%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.05%) Linux
2 16 (19.51%) Windows
3 3 (3.66%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.22%) Android
4 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (78.05%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (42.68%) Test Scripting
3 24 (29.27%) Mathematics
3 24 (29.27%) Scrum
4 23 (28.05%) Automated Testing
5 19 (23.17%) Exploratory Testing
6 18 (21.95%) Test Strategy
7 17 (20.73%) Software Engineering
8 15 (18.29%) Regression Testing
9 14 (17.07%) Configuration Management
10 13 (15.85%) Unit Testing
11 12 (14.63%) Code Coverage
11 12 (14.63%) Financial Modelling
11 12 (14.63%) Performance Testing
11 12 (14.63%) Software Testing
11 12 (14.63%) User Stories
12 11 (13.41%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (13.41%) OO
13 8 (9.76%) Analytics
13 8 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 54 (65.85%) Python
2 26 (31.71%) C#
3 18 (21.95%) SQL
4 16 (19.51%) Java
5 13 (15.85%) C++
6 8 (9.76%) Perl
7 6 (7.32%) C
8 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.66%) Ruby
10 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.22%) Tcl
11 1 (1.22%) XAML
Qualifications
1 52 (63.41%) Degree
2 4 (4.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.22%) ISEB
3 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.95%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.29%) Firmware
2 6 (7.32%) Docker
2 6 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.22%) KVM
3 1 (1.22%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.32%) VMware
3 5 (6.10%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.22%) IBM
4 1 (1.22%) Intel
4 1 (1.22%) Xamarin
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