Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 24 17
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 359 202 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 11.29% 9.11% 12.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.04% 10.09% 14.06%
Number of salaries quoted 269 186 340
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £34,750 £32,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £60,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +6.25%

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 2,982 2,001 2,639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 93.80% 90.22% 89.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,194 1,697 2,200
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £29,488
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +3.53%

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 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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.

1 205 (57.10%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (41.50%) Software Engineering
3 134 (37.33%) C#
4 132 (36.77%) Python
5 107 (29.81%) Java
6 105 (29.25%) JavaScript
7 90 (25.07%) Finance
8 85 (23.68%) OO
9 80 (22.28%) Degree
10 79 (22.01%) C++
11 77 (21.45%) Scrum
12 68 (18.94%) Software Testing
13 66 (18.38%) SDLC
14 65 (18.11%) SQL
14 65 (18.11%) Mathematics
15 63 (17.55%) QA
16 60 (16.71%) Computer Science
17 59 (16.43%) Selenium
18 55 (15.32%) AngularJS
19 54 (15.04%) Unit Testing
20 51 (14.21%) Manual Testing
20 51 (14.21%) JIRA
21 48 (13.37%) NUnit
21 48 (13.37%) Linux
22 47 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
23 43 (11.98%) WPF
23 43 (11.98%) C
24 42 (11.70%) Analytics
25 37 (10.31%) Statistics
25 37 (10.31%) Git (software)

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 10 (2.79%) Confluence
2 4 (1.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.11%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.28%) JBoss
4 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 37 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (6.96%) GitHub
3 11 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.11%) Yammer
5 3 (0.84%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.69%) Wireless
2 14 (3.90%) Internet
3 11 (3.06%) Bluetooth
4 10 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (2.23%) HTTP
6 6 (1.67%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.39%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.11%) Broadband
8 4 (1.11%) WAN
8 4 (1.11%) WebEx
9 1 (0.28%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.64%) NoSQL
2 22 (6.13%) Relational Database
2 22 (6.13%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.90%) Big Data
4 7 (1.95%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.67%) Data Mining
5 6 (1.67%) Text Mining
6 2 (0.56%) MySQL
7 1 (0.28%) DB2
7 1 (0.28%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 59 (16.43%) Selenium
2 51 (14.21%) JIRA
3 48 (13.37%) NUnit
4 37 (10.31%) Git (software)
5 35 (9.75%) TeamCity
6 29 (8.08%) Cucumber
7 28 (7.80%) Jenkins
8 19 (5.29%) Protractor
9 17 (4.74%) Visual Studio
10 16 (4.46%) Appium
11 13 (3.62%) JUnit
11 13 (3.62%) WebDriver
12 12 (3.34%) JMeter
12 12 (3.34%) LoadRunner
13 10 (2.79%) eggPlant
13 10 (2.79%) Jasmine
14 9 (2.51%) HP UFT
15 8 (2.23%) Gerrit
15 8 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (2.23%) YouTrack
General
1 90 (25.07%) Finance
2 17 (4.74%) Games
3 16 (4.46%) Electronics
4 13 (3.62%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.23%) Marketing
6 8 (2.23%) Retail
7 4 (1.11%) Automotive
7 4 (1.11%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.56%) Advertising
9 2 (0.56%) Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 131 (36.49%) Developer
2 123 (34.26%) Test Engineer
3 78 (21.73%) Software Test Engineer
4 66 (18.38%) Software Engineer
5 53 (14.76%) Test Automation Engineer
6 48 (13.37%) Software Developer
7 39 (10.86%) C# Developer
8 38 (10.58%) JavaScript Developer
8 38 (10.58%) QA Engineer
9 35 (9.75%) Full Stack Developer
10 32 (8.91%) Developer in Test
11 27 (7.52%) Senior Test Engineer
12 25 (6.96%) Embedded Engineer
13 24 (6.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 23 (6.41%) Senior Software Test Engineer
15 20 (5.57%) Senior Developer
16 19 (5.29%) .NET Developer
16 19 (5.29%) Tester
17 17 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
18 16 (4.46%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (15.32%) AngularJS
2 43 (11.98%) WPF
3 37 (10.31%) Node.js
4 35 (9.75%) Web Services
5 33 (9.19%) HTML
6 32 (8.91%) CSS
7 27 (7.52%) .NET
7 27 (7.52%) React
8 25 (6.96%) jQuery
9 21 (5.85%) Reactive Extensions
10 18 (5.01%) RESTful
11 15 (4.18%) Ajax
12 14 (3.90%) WCF
12 14 (3.90%) WinForms
13 13 (3.62%) ASP.NET
13 13 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (3.34%) Apache Flex
14 12 (3.34%) LESS
15 11 (3.06%) Ehcache
16 9 (2.51%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 60 (16.71%) Computer Science
2 34 (9.47%) Algorithms
3 30 (8.36%) Mobile App
4 20 (5.57%) Embedded Systems
5 18 (5.01%) Fintech
6 17 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (4.46%) Client/Server
8 13 (3.62%) User Experience
9 12 (3.34%) Mobile Payment
9 12 (3.34%) Smartphone
10 11 (3.06%) Data Structures
11 9 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.95%) Life Science
13 6 (1.67%) Smart City
14 5 (1.39%) Internet of Things
14 5 (1.39%) Reinsurance
14 5 (1.39%) Smart Home
15 3 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 2 (0.56%) N-Tier
16 2 (0.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.37%) Linux
2 24 (6.69%) Windows
3 14 (3.90%) Android
4 10 (2.79%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (1.67%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.56%) Unix
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (57.10%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (41.50%) Software Engineering
3 85 (23.68%) OO
4 77 (21.45%) Scrum
5 68 (18.94%) Software Testing
6 66 (18.38%) SDLC
7 65 (18.11%) Mathematics
8 54 (15.04%) Unit Testing
9 51 (14.21%) Manual Testing
10 47 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (11.70%) Analytics
12 37 (10.31%) Statistics
13 36 (10.03%) Exploratory Testing
13 36 (10.03%) Web Development
14 35 (9.75%) TDD
15 34 (9.47%) SDET
16 32 (8.91%) Capital Modelling
16 32 (8.91%) Financial Modelling
16 32 (8.91%) Mentoring
17 30 (8.36%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 134 (37.33%) C#
2 132 (36.77%) Python
3 107 (29.81%) Java
4 105 (29.25%) JavaScript
5 79 (22.01%) C++
6 65 (18.11%) SQL
7 43 (11.98%) C
8 30 (8.36%) Bash Shell
9 23 (6.41%) Ruby
10 20 (5.57%) VB
11 19 (5.29%) F#
12 18 (5.01%) VB6
13 17 (4.74%) Perl
14 14 (3.90%) Embedded C
15 10 (2.79%) TypeScript
16 8 (2.23%) PowerShell
17 7 (1.95%) Assembly Language
17 7 (1.95%) Embedded C++
17 7 (1.95%) PHP
17 7 (1.95%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 80 (22.28%) Degree
2 18 (5.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (3.62%) ISTQB
4 12 (3.34%) ISEB
5 6 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (17.55%) QA
2 2 (0.56%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (1.95%) Docker
2 5 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (3.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (9.75%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.52%) Google
3 25 (6.96%) Oracle
4 18 (5.01%) HP
5 13 (3.62%) Samsung
5 13 (3.62%) WorldPay
6 11 (3.06%) Terracotta
7 9 (2.51%) TOWER Software
8 5 (1.39%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.56%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.28%) Huawei
10 1 (0.28%) IBM