Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Software Tester
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 173 167
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 21 9 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.51% 0.26% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.26% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 19 9 25
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -9.72% -0.69%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,100 £26,250
90th Percentile £52,600 £57,500 £55,000
East of England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year +7.69% -2.26% +2.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 4004 3399 4004
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.07% 97.17% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3079 2823 3450
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £27,450 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,200 £65,000 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Cambridgeshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Cambridgeshire

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Cambridgeshire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -25 12 £37,500 +7.14%
Peterborough -8 2 £30,000 -7.69%
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Software 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Software Testing
3 11 (52.38%) C#
4 10 (47.62%) Manual Testing
5 8 (38.10%) .NET
6 7 (33.33%) Mathematics
6 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 6 (28.57%) SpecFlow
7 6 (28.57%) SDET
7 6 (28.57%) Degree
7 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
7 6 (28.57%) Java
8 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
8 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
9 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
9 4 (19.05%) ISEB
9 4 (19.05%) OO
9 4 (19.05%) HTML
9 4 (19.05%) CSS
10 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 3 (14.29%) QA
10 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
11 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (9.52%) Gerrit
11 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
11 2 (9.52%) Scrum
11 2 (9.52%) Selenium
11 2 (9.52%) Python

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) DB2
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 6 (28.57%) SpecFlow
3 2 (9.52%) Gerrit
3 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.52%) Selenium
3 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) CSS
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Software Testing
4 10 (47.62%) Manual Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Mathematics
6 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 6 (28.57%) SDET
7 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
8 4 (19.05%) OO
9 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Scrum
11 1 (4.76%) Defect Tracking
11 1 (4.76%) Exploratory Testing
11 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
11 1 (4.76%) SDLC
11 1 (4.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle