The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 88 71
Rank change year-on-year -17 -17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 17 20 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.26% 1.72% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.77% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 14 20 35
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £38,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

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 1322 1133 1412
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.78% 97.25% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1009 957 1190
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 20 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (61.54%) QA
4 15 (57.69%) Selenium
5 12 (46.15%) C#
6 10 (38.46%) ISEB
7 9 (34.62%) .NET
8 8 (30.77%) Software Testing
8 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
9 6 (23.08%) SQL
9 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 6 (23.08%) TDD
9 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
10 5 (19.23%) QA Automation
10 5 (19.23%) Scrum
10 5 (19.23%) Degree
10 5 (19.23%) JIRA
10 5 (19.23%) System Testing
10 5 (19.23%) Finance
11 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
11 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
12 3 (11.54%) Open Source
12 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
12 3 (11.54%) SDLC
12 3 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
12 3 (11.54%) Mathematics
12 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (57.69%) Selenium
2 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 5 (19.23%) JIRA
4 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.69%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.85%) Appium
6 1 (3.85%) Burp Suite
6 1 (3.85%) Calabash
6 1 (3.85%) Metasploit
6 1 (3.85%) Ranorex
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Publishing
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
1 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Android
1 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 6 (23.08%) TDD
5 5 (19.23%) QA Automation
5 5 (19.23%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) System Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (11.54%) Mathematics
7 3 (11.54%) Open Source
7 3 (11.54%) SDLC
7 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.69%) OO
8 2 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) C#
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) C++
3 2 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) ISEB
2 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 5 (19.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.85%) CREST Certified
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (61.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Nessus
1 1 (3.85%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
3 1 (3.85%) Juniper
3 1 (3.85%) Nokia
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