Period
to 19 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 25 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 355 204 373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 11.29% 9.25% 12.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.05% 10.27% 14.16%
Number of salaries quoted 266 189 337
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £34,375 £32,450 £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 2,945 1,986 2,634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 93.67% 90.03% 89.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,169 1,683 2,205
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 £29,600
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 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 202 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (41.69%) Software Engineering
3 133 (37.46%) C#
4 131 (36.90%) Python
5 107 (30.14%) Java
6 106 (29.86%) JavaScript
7 88 (24.79%) Finance
8 85 (23.94%) OO
9 79 (22.25%) Degree
10 78 (21.97%) C++
11 75 (21.13%) Scrum
12 66 (18.59%) Software Testing
13 65 (18.31%) SQL
13 65 (18.31%) SDLC
14 62 (17.46%) Mathematics
14 62 (17.46%) QA
15 60 (16.90%) Selenium
16 59 (16.62%) Computer Science
17 55 (15.49%) AngularJS
18 52 (14.65%) Unit Testing
19 51 (14.37%) JIRA
20 49 (13.80%) Manual Testing
21 48 (13.52%) NUnit
22 47 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
22 47 (13.24%) Linux
23 42 (11.83%) C
23 42 (11.83%) Analytics
24 40 (11.27%) WPF
25 37 (10.42%) Web Development
25 37 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure

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 (2.82%) Confluence
2 4 (1.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.13%) 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 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (7.04%) GitHub
3 11 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.13%) Yammer
5 3 (0.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.76%) Wireless
2 14 (3.94%) Internet
3 11 (3.10%) Bluetooth
4 10 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (2.25%) HTTP
6 6 (1.69%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.41%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.13%) WAN
8 4 (1.13%) WebEx
9 3 (0.85%) Broadband
10 1 (0.28%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.73%) NoSQL
2 22 (6.20%) Relational Database
2 22 (6.20%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.66%) Big Data
4 7 (1.97%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.69%) Data Mining
5 6 (1.69%) Text Mining
6 2 (0.56%) MySQL
7 1 (0.28%) DB2
7 1 (0.28%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 60 (16.90%) Selenium
2 51 (14.37%) JIRA
3 48 (13.52%) NUnit
4 36 (10.14%) Git (software)
5 35 (9.86%) TeamCity
6 29 (8.17%) Cucumber
7 28 (7.89%) Jenkins
8 19 (5.35%) Protractor
9 17 (4.79%) Visual Studio
10 16 (4.51%) Appium
11 14 (3.94%) JUnit
12 13 (3.66%) JMeter
12 13 (3.66%) LoadRunner
12 13 (3.66%) WebDriver
13 10 (2.82%) eggPlant
13 10 (2.82%) Jasmine
14 9 (2.54%) HP UFT
14 9 (2.54%) YouTrack
15 8 (2.25%) Gerrit
16 7 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 88 (24.79%) Finance
2 17 (4.79%) Games
3 16 (4.51%) Electronics
4 13 (3.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (3.10%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.25%) Marketing
7 7 (1.97%) Retail
8 4 (1.13%) Automotive
8 4 (1.13%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.56%) Advertising
10 2 (0.56%) Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 132 (37.18%) Developer
2 120 (33.80%) Test Engineer
3 75 (21.13%) Software Test Engineer
4 65 (18.31%) Software Engineer
5 52 (14.65%) Test Automation Engineer
6 47 (13.24%) Software Developer
7 40 (11.27%) C# Developer
8 38 (10.70%) JavaScript Developer
8 38 (10.70%) QA Engineer
9 35 (9.86%) Full Stack Developer
10 32 (9.01%) Developer in Test
11 26 (7.32%) Senior Test Engineer
12 25 (7.04%) Embedded Engineer
13 24 (6.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 22 (6.20%) Senior Software Test Engineer
15 20 (5.63%) .NET Developer
15 20 (5.63%) Senior Developer
16 19 (5.35%) Tester
17 18 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
18 16 (4.51%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (15.49%) AngularJS
2 40 (11.27%) WPF
3 37 (10.42%) Node.js
4 35 (9.86%) Web Services
5 33 (9.30%) HTML
6 32 (9.01%) CSS
7 28 (7.89%) .NET
8 27 (7.61%) React
9 25 (7.04%) jQuery
10 20 (5.63%) Reactive Extensions
11 18 (5.07%) RESTful
12 16 (4.51%) Ajax
13 14 (3.94%) ASP.NET
13 14 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (3.94%) WCF
14 13 (3.66%) WinForms
15 12 (3.38%) Apache Flex
15 12 (3.38%) LESS
16 11 (3.10%) Ehcache
17 9 (2.54%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 59 (16.62%) Computer Science
2 33 (9.30%) Algorithms
3 30 (8.45%) Mobile App
4 20 (5.63%) Embedded Systems
5 18 (5.07%) Fintech
6 17 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (4.51%) Client/Server
8 13 (3.66%) User Experience
9 12 (3.38%) Mobile Payment
9 12 (3.38%) Smartphone
10 11 (3.10%) Data Structures
11 9 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.97%) Life Science
13 6 (1.69%) Smart City
14 5 (1.41%) Internet of Things
14 5 (1.41%) Reinsurance
14 5 (1.41%) Smart Home
15 3 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 3 (0.85%) N-Tier
16 2 (0.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.24%) Linux
2 23 (6.48%) Windows
3 14 (3.94%) Android
4 10 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (1.69%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.56%) Unix
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (41.69%) Software Engineering
3 85 (23.94%) OO
4 75 (21.13%) Scrum
5 66 (18.59%) Software Testing
6 65 (18.31%) SDLC
7 62 (17.46%) Mathematics
8 52 (14.65%) Unit Testing
9 49 (13.80%) Manual Testing
10 47 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (11.83%) Analytics
12 37 (10.42%) Web Development
13 36 (10.14%) Exploratory Testing
14 35 (9.86%) Statistics
15 34 (9.58%) SDET
16 33 (9.30%) TDD
17 32 (9.01%) Mentoring
18 31 (8.73%) Capital Modelling
18 31 (8.73%) Financial Modelling
19 30 (8.45%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 133 (37.46%) C#
2 131 (36.90%) Python
3 107 (30.14%) Java
4 106 (29.86%) JavaScript
5 78 (21.97%) C++
6 65 (18.31%) SQL
7 42 (11.83%) C
8 31 (8.73%) Bash Shell
9 23 (6.48%) Ruby
10 20 (5.63%) VB
11 19 (5.35%) F#
12 18 (5.07%) VB6
13 17 (4.79%) Perl
14 14 (3.94%) Embedded C
15 10 (2.82%) TypeScript
16 9 (2.54%) PowerShell
17 7 (1.97%) Assembly Language
17 7 (1.97%) Embedded C++
17 7 (1.97%) PHP
17 7 (1.97%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 79 (22.25%) Degree
2 18 (5.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (3.66%) ISTQB
4 12 (3.38%) ISEB
5 6 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (17.46%) QA
2 2 (0.56%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (1.97%) Docker
2 5 (1.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (3.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (9.58%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.61%) Google
3 24 (6.76%) Oracle
4 18 (5.07%) HP
5 13 (3.66%) Samsung
6 12 (3.38%) WorldPay
7 11 (3.10%) Terracotta
8 9 (2.54%) TOWER Software
9 5 (1.41%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.56%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.28%) Huawei
11 1 (0.28%) IBM