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

Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 10 22
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 146 287 364
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cambridge 13.21% 15.58% 10.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.90% 16.42% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 68 211 242
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £62,375
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 1,050 1,748 3,237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 95.02% 94.90% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 630 1,260 2,246
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,625 £73,750 £70,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.06% +2.11% +5.56%

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 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 April 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 95 (65.07%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (46.58%) Java
2 68 (46.58%) WorldPay
3 59 (40.41%) Software Engineering
4 57 (39.04%) Scrum
5 54 (36.99%) Banking
5 54 (36.99%) FIS
6 49 (33.56%) Linux
7 45 (30.82%) Oracle
8 41 (28.08%) TDD
8 41 (28.08%) Selenium
8 41 (28.08%) Jenkins
9 39 (26.71%) Python
9 39 (26.71%) Continuous Delivery
10 38 (26.03%) Spring
10 38 (26.03%) Kanban
11 36 (24.66%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (23.29%) QA
13 31 (21.23%) Git (software)
14 30 (20.55%) BDD
15 29 (19.86%) JIRA
15 29 (19.86%) Technical Leadership
16 28 (19.18%) Degree
17 23 (15.75%) Software Testing
17 23 (15.75%) AWS
18 20 (13.70%) Non-Functional Testing
18 20 (13.70%) SQL
18 20 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
19 18 (12.33%) JavaScript
19 18 (12.33%) AngularJS

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 4 (2.74%) Confluence
2 3 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.37%) nginx
4 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (8.22%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.75%) AWS
2 12 (8.22%) OpenShift
3 11 (7.53%) Azure
4 3 (2.05%) BlazeMeter
4 3 (2.05%) SaaS
5 2 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.37%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.37%) GCP
5 2 (1.37%) Loggly
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.68%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.90%) Wireless
2 1 (0.68%) Ethereal
2 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.05%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.37%) MySQL
3 2 (1.37%) Redis
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.68%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 41 (28.08%) Jenkins
1 41 (28.08%) Selenium
2 31 (21.23%) Git (software)
3 29 (19.86%) JIRA
4 17 (11.64%) Cucumber
5 15 (10.27%) TeamCity
6 14 (9.59%) Hudson
7 13 (8.90%) SoapUI
7 13 (8.90%) Visual Studio
8 10 (6.85%) Maven
8 10 (6.85%) REST Assured
9 8 (5.48%) Gradle
9 8 (5.48%) JUnit
10 7 (4.79%) TestNG
11 6 (4.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (3.42%) CMake
12 5 (3.42%) CruiseControl
12 5 (3.42%) GCC
12 5 (3.42%) JMeter
12 5 (3.42%) Subversion
General
1 54 (36.99%) Banking
2 6 (4.11%) Finance
3 5 (3.42%) Aerospace
3 5 (3.42%) Automotive
3 5 (3.42%) Games
3 5 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.74%) Electronics
5 3 (2.05%) Publishing
6 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (32.19%) Software Engineer
2 33 (22.60%) Java Engineer
2 33 (22.60%) Java Software Engineer
3 27 (18.49%) Test Engineer
4 23 (15.75%) Senior Software Engineer
5 19 (13.01%) Developer
6 15 (10.27%) Senior Java Engineer
6 15 (10.27%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 13 (8.90%) Software Test Engineer
8 12 (8.22%) Test Automation Engineer
9 11 (7.53%) QA Engineer
10 10 (6.85%) Tester
11 8 (5.48%) Team Leader
11 8 (5.48%) Test Leader
11 8 (5.48%) Test Team Leader
12 7 (4.79%) Analyst
12 7 (4.79%) Automation Test Analyst
12 7 (4.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 7 (4.79%) Senior Developer
12 7 (4.79%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (26.03%) Spring
2 18 (12.33%) AngularJS
3 15 (10.27%) REST
4 11 (7.53%) Gherkin
5 9 (6.16%) CSS
5 9 (6.16%) HTML
5 9 (6.16%) SOAP
6 8 (5.48%) React
7 6 (4.11%) RESTful
7 6 (4.11%) Web Services
8 5 (3.42%) CSS3
8 5 (3.42%) Node.js
9 4 (2.74%) .NET
9 4 (2.74%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.74%) GraphQL
9 4 (2.74%) JSON
9 4 (2.74%) pytest
10 3 (2.05%) Flask
10 3 (2.05%) PyQt
10 3 (2.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.22%) Public Cloud
1 12 (8.22%) Robotics
2 8 (5.48%) Algorithms
2 8 (5.48%) Data Structures
2 8 (5.48%) Virtual Team
3 7 (4.79%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.79%) User Experience
4 5 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.05%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.37%) BBC
7 1 (0.68%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.68%) iPad
7 1 (0.68%) Kindle
7 1 (0.68%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.68%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 49 (33.56%) Linux
2 10 (6.85%) Windows
3 9 (6.16%) Android
3 9 (6.16%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.42%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.42%) Unix
5 3 (2.05%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (65.07%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (40.41%) Software Engineering
3 57 (39.04%) Scrum
4 41 (28.08%) TDD
5 39 (26.71%) Continuous Delivery
6 38 (26.03%) Kanban
7 36 (24.66%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (20.55%) BDD
9 29 (19.86%) Technical Leadership
10 23 (15.75%) Software Testing
11 20 (13.70%) Non-Functional Testing
11 20 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (11.64%) Computer Science
12 17 (11.64%) Defect Tracking
12 17 (11.64%) Functional Testing
13 14 (9.59%) E-Commerce
14 13 (8.90%) API Testing
14 13 (8.90%) DevOps
14 13 (8.90%) Performance Testing
15 12 (8.22%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (46.58%) Java
2 39 (26.71%) Python
3 20 (13.70%) SQL
4 18 (12.33%) JavaScript
5 17 (11.64%) C#
6 8 (5.48%) C++
7 6 (4.11%) Lua
7 6 (4.11%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.05%) PyPy
9 2 (1.37%) Groovy
9 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.37%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.68%) ES6
10 1 (0.68%) Java 8
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 28 (19.18%) Degree
2 7 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.42%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.74%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.37%) ISEB
5 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.68%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (23.29%) QA
System Software
1 13 (8.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (8.90%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.74%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.37%) Terraform
4 1 (0.68%) Istio
4 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 68 (46.58%) WorldPay
2 54 (36.99%) FIS
3 45 (30.82%) Oracle
4 11 (7.53%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.42%) New Relic
6 4 (2.74%) HP
6 4 (2.74%) Xamarin
7 3 (2.05%) Citrix
7 3 (2.05%) SAP
8 1 (0.68%) Apple
8 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.68%) Canon
8 1 (0.68%) Samsung