Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 121 137
Rank change year-on-year +22 +16 -47
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 84 93 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.67% 2.21% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 2.36% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 53 80 36
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% +10.39%
10th Percentile £35,250 £27,350 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £51,875
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,250
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.81% -6.88%

Software Testing 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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,907 3,946 2,925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 92.43% 93.73% 90.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2,052 2,939 2,434
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,761 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.53% +8.89% +3.30%
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £64,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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 +43 79 £45,000 -10.00% 21
Huntingdon -1 1 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 69 (82.14%) Test Automation
2 50 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (46.43%) Manual Testing
4 27 (32.14%) Python
5 25 (29.76%) Selenium
6 24 (28.57%) BDD
6 24 (28.57%) C#
6 24 (28.57%) Java
7 23 (27.38%) Windows
7 23 (27.38%) Functional Testing
7 23 (27.38%) Non-Functional Testing
8 22 (26.19%) User Stories
8 22 (26.19%) WorldPay
9 21 (25.00%) Capital Modelling
9 21 (25.00%) Finance
9 21 (25.00%) Degree
9 21 (25.00%) Mathematics
9 21 (25.00%) Computer Science
10 18 (21.43%) JIRA
10 18 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (20.24%) Reactive Extensions
11 17 (20.24%) WPF
11 17 (20.24%) Usability Testing
11 17 (20.24%) Statistics
12 16 (19.05%) Cucumber
13 15 (17.86%) QA
13 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
14 14 (16.67%) JUnit
14 14 (16.67%) Risk Management
14 14 (16.67%) JBehave

Software Testing
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 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (9.52%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.38%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.19%) LAN
1 1 (1.19%) Network Security
1 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.19%) Wireless
1 1 (1.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (29.76%) Selenium
2 18 (21.43%) JIRA
3 16 (19.05%) Cucumber
4 14 (16.67%) JBehave
4 14 (16.67%) JUnit
5 11 (13.10%) TeamCity
6 9 (10.71%) Visual Studio
7 7 (8.33%) SpecFlow
7 7 (8.33%) WebDriver
8 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
9 5 (5.95%) NUnit
10 4 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
12 2 (2.38%) Maven
12 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 1 (1.19%) Gradle
13 1 (1.19%) HP UFT
13 1 (1.19%) Ranorex
13 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 21 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (52.38%) Test Engineer
2 26 (30.95%) Software Test Engineer
3 20 (23.81%) Analyst
3 20 (23.81%) Senior Test Engineer
4 19 (22.62%) Test Analyst
5 18 (21.43%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 17 (20.24%) Test Automation Engineer
7 14 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
8 10 (11.90%) Python Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) QA Engineer
10 5 (5.95%) Developer
10 5 (5.95%) Tester
11 4 (4.76%) Automation Tester
11 4 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (4.76%) QA Test Engineer
12 3 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
12 3 (3.57%) Python Developer
12 3 (3.57%) Real Time Engineer
12 3 (3.57%) Software Developer
12 3 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.24%) Reactive Extensions
1 17 (20.24%) WPF
2 7 (8.33%) .NET
3 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.38%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.38%) Jest
4 2 (2.38%) RESTful
4 2 (2.38%) Web Services
5 1 (1.19%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.19%) CSS
5 1 (1.19%) CSS3
5 1 (1.19%) HTML
5 1 (1.19%) HTML5
5 1 (1.19%) React
5 1 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.19%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.67%) Reinsurance
2 8 (9.52%) Animation
2 8 (9.52%) Photography
3 5 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.19%) FMCG
6 1 (1.19%) IPTV
6 1 (1.19%) Life Science
6 1 (1.19%) Media Streaming
6 1 (1.19%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.19%) Replication
6 1 (1.19%) STB
6 1 (1.19%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.38%) Windows
2 13 (15.48%) Linux
3 8 (9.52%) Unix
4 4 (4.76%) Android
5 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (82.14%) Test Automation
2 50 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (46.43%) Manual Testing
4 24 (28.57%) BDD
5 23 (27.38%) Functional Testing
5 23 (27.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 22 (26.19%) User Stories
7 21 (25.00%) Capital Modelling
7 21 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 21 (25.00%) Mathematics
8 18 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (20.24%) Statistics
9 17 (20.24%) Usability Testing
10 14 (16.67%) Agile Testing
10 14 (16.67%) Risk Management
11 13 (15.48%) Exploratory Testing
12 12 (14.29%) Test Strategy
13 11 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (13.10%) Test Scripting
14 10 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.14%) Python
2 24 (28.57%) C#
2 24 (28.57%) Java
3 13 (15.48%) JavaScript
3 13 (15.48%) PowerShell
4 10 (11.90%) Bash Shell
5 8 (9.52%) PHP
6 6 (7.14%) C++
7 2 (2.38%) Perl
7 2 (2.38%) SQL
7 2 (2.38%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.19%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.19%) R
8 1 (1.19%) Ruby
8 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (25.00%) Degree
2 10 (11.90%) ISEB
3 8 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 8 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.57%) CIPFA
5 2 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.86%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.19%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.71%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.19%) Docker
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) Puppet
2 2 (2.38%) Ansible
3 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (26.19%) WorldPay
2 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.19%) Citrix
3 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.19%) VMware