The median annual salary for a Tester was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 96 93 64
Rank change year-on-year -3 -29  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 9 22 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.75% 1.50% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.53% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 37
Median salary £57,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £41,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1146 1435 1408
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 95.42% 97.55% 97.91%
Number of salaries quoted 858 1128 1147
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Cambridge

Tester
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Tester in Cambridge

Tester
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Cambridge over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Cambridge

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 8 (53.33%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Finance
3 6 (40.00%) Selenium
4 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 4 (26.67%) QA
5 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (26.67%) System Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 4 (26.67%) TDD
5 4 (26.67%) Python
6 3 (20.00%) C
6 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Software Architecture
7 2 (13.33%) QA Automation
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
7 2 (13.33%) JIRA
7 2 (13.33%) Ruby
7 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 2 (13.33%) Perl
7 2 (13.33%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (13.33%) ISEB
7 2 (13.33%) CREST Certified

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) Burp Suite
4 1 (6.67%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) System Testing
3 4 (26.67%) TDD
3 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) QA Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Software Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Business Development
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.67%) Low Latency
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) C
4 2 (13.33%) Perl
4 2 (13.33%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.67%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CREST Certified
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) OSCP
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nessus
1 1 (6.67%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
2 1 (6.67%) Juniper
2 1 (6.67%) Nokia
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