Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 123 135
Rank change year-on-year -28 +12 -17
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 28 23 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.89% 1.05% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.16% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 26 23 31
Cambridge median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +20.25% -16.84%
10th Percentile £41,800 £38,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,250 £53,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year +10.53% +8.57% -7.89%

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 2,957 1,979 2,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 93.81% 90.20% 89.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,178 1,676 2,212
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 £29,388
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 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 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Strategy.

1 22 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (35.71%) OO
3 10 (35.71%) Python
3 10 (35.71%) QA
4 9 (32.14%) Unit Testing
4 9 (32.14%) SDET
4 9 (32.14%) Finance
4 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
5 8 (28.57%) NUnit
5 8 (28.57%) C#
5 8 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 7 (25.00%) WPF
6 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Mathematics
6 7 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
6 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (25.00%) MVVM
6 7 (25.00%) Algorithms
6 7 (25.00%) Big Data
6 7 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 7 (25.00%) Statistics
7 6 (21.43%) Scrum
7 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
7 6 (21.43%) C++
7 6 (21.43%) Code Coverage
7 6 (21.43%) Firmware
7 6 (21.43%) Capital Modelling

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP FI
1 2 (7.14%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.57%) SSL
2 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) Big Data
2 2 (7.14%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) NUnit
2 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.14%) JIRA
5 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.57%) Selenium
5 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.57%) xUnit.net
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Electronics
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 11 (39.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) QA Engineer
4 8 (28.57%) Developer
4 8 (28.57%) Developer in Test
4 8 (28.57%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) FPGA Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Product Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Product Test Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Real Time Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior FPGA Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior QA Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) WPF
2 3 (10.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (10.71%) STL
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.57%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (35.71%) OO
4 9 (32.14%) SDET
4 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
4 9 (32.14%) Unit Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
6 7 (25.00%) Mathematics
6 7 (25.00%) MVVM
6 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Statistics
7 6 (21.43%) Analytics
7 6 (21.43%) Capital Modelling
7 6 (21.43%) Code Coverage
7 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Scrum
7 6 (21.43%) User Stories
8 5 (17.86%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Python
2 8 (28.57%) C#
3 7 (25.00%) SQL
4 6 (21.43%) C++
5 5 (17.86%) Java
5 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 5 (17.86%) PHP
5 5 (17.86%) Ruby
6 3 (10.71%) C
7 2 (7.14%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) TOWER Software
3 3 (10.71%) Dell
3 3 (10.71%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) SAP