Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 134 145
Rank change year-on-year -17 +11 -35
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 41 27 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.19% 1.09% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.19% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 32 26 21
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +20.25% -21.00%
10th Percentile £39,375 £34,375 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,875 £52,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +20.25% -16.84%

Test Strategy 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 3,252 2,267 2,597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 94.56% 91.45% 91.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2,173 1,782 2,031
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Cambridge

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Cambridge

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Cambridge over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Strategy.

1 27 (65.85%) Test Automation
2 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (43.90%) QA
4 17 (41.46%) Manual Testing
4 17 (41.46%) Python
5 15 (36.59%) Software Engineering
6 14 (34.15%) Finance
6 14 (34.15%) C#
6 14 (34.15%) Unit Testing
7 12 (29.27%) Linux
8 11 (26.83%) Windows
8 11 (26.83%) Scrum
9 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
9 10 (24.39%) Java
9 10 (24.39%) User Stories
10 9 (21.95%) Big Data
10 9 (21.95%) MVVM
10 9 (21.95%) Algorithms
10 9 (21.95%) SDET
10 9 (21.95%) Performance Testing
10 9 (21.95%) WPF
10 9 (21.95%) Financial Modelling
10 9 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (21.95%) C++
10 9 (21.95%) SQL
10 9 (21.95%) C
10 9 (21.95%) OO
10 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
10 9 (21.95%) NUnit
10 9 (21.95%) Statistics

Test Strategy
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) Big Data
2 3 (7.32%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (7.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 3 (7.32%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (7.32%) SAP BW
2 3 (7.32%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) NUnit
1 9 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.32%) Subversion
3 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Retail
3 3 (7.32%) Advertising
4 2 (4.88%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Test Engineer
2 11 (26.83%) Software Test Engineer
3 9 (21.95%) Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Developer in Test
3 9 (21.95%) Software Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Product Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Product Test Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) QA Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Applications Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Automation Test Lead
5 5 (12.20%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Lead Software Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Business Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Business Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) WPF
2 5 (12.20%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Algorithms
2 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
3 5 (12.20%) Replication
3 5 (12.20%) Virtual Team
4 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Linux
2 11 (26.83%) Windows
3 5 (12.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) Test Automation
2 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (41.46%) Manual Testing
4 15 (36.59%) Software Engineering
5 14 (34.15%) Unit Testing
6 11 (26.83%) Scrum
7 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
7 10 (24.39%) User Stories
8 9 (21.95%) Financial Modelling
8 9 (21.95%) Mathematics
8 9 (21.95%) MVVM
8 9 (21.95%) OO
8 9 (21.95%) Performance Testing
8 9 (21.95%) SDET
8 9 (21.95%) Statistics
9 8 (19.51%) Analytics
9 8 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (19.51%) Process Improvement
9 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
10 6 (14.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) Python
2 14 (34.15%) C#
3 10 (24.39%) Java
4 9 (21.95%) C
4 9 (21.95%) C++
4 9 (21.95%) SQL
5 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell
5 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.20%) PHP
5 5 (12.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) ISEB
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (43.90%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Dell
2 6 (14.63%) HP
3 3 (7.32%) SAP