Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Tester
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 125 86
Rank change year-on-year -23 -39 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 35 22 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.12% 0.97% 2.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.00% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 29 21 77
Cambridge median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £47,400 £51,250 £56,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £37,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.86% - -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 3048 2210 2742
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.29% 97.40% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2322 1842 2381
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Cambridge

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 28 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (48.57%) Degree
4 14 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 14 (40.00%) Java
5 12 (34.29%) Computer Science
6 11 (31.43%) QA
6 11 (31.43%) Mathematics
6 11 (31.43%) Python
7 10 (28.57%) C#
7 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (28.57%) Cucumber
8 8 (22.86%) Selenium
8 8 (22.86%) OO
8 8 (22.86%) Regression Testing
9 7 (20.00%) Scrum
10 6 (17.14%) SDLC
10 6 (17.14%) Fintech
11 5 (14.29%) API Integration
11 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 5 (14.29%) TDD
11 5 (14.29%) JIRA
11 5 (14.29%) BDD
11 5 (14.29%) WebDriver
11 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
12 4 (11.43%) Physics
12 4 (11.43%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (11.43%) C++
12 4 (11.43%) HTML
12 4 (11.43%) CSS

Tester Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) DB2
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 8 (22.86%) Selenium
3 5 (14.29%) JIRA
3 5 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.57%) JBehave
5 2 (5.71%) Gerrit
5 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.86%) Appium
6 1 (2.86%) Calabash
General
1 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) CSS
1 4 (11.43%) HTML
2 2 (5.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Computer Science
2 6 (17.14%) Fintech
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Internet of Things
3 3 (8.57%) Smart Energy
4 2 (5.71%) Digital Currency
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Android
1 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (31.43%) Mathematics
5 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (22.86%) OO
6 8 (22.86%) Regression Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Scrum
8 6 (17.14%) SDLC
9 5 (14.29%) API Integration
9 5 (14.29%) BDD
9 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 5 (14.29%) TDD
9 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 4 (11.43%) Collaborative Working
10 4 (11.43%) Physics
10 4 (11.43%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (8.57%) Exploratory Testing
11 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
11 3 (8.57%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) Java
2 11 (31.43%) Python
3 10 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (11.43%) C++
5 3 (8.57%) Ruby
6 2 (5.71%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) ISEB
2 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Adobe