Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 138 94
Rank change year-on-year +17 -44 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 95 34 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.18% 1.03% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.17% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 80 28 80
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £47,250 £55,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -3.85%

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 4,020 2,905 3,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 92.16% 88.38% 88.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,974 2,378 2,982
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,344 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.27% +0.76% -

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 +17 77 £50,000 +17.65% 14
Peterborough +12 12 £50,000 - 2
Huntingdon -3 6 £40,000 +60.00%
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 87 (91.58%) Test Automation
2 63 (66.32%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (36.84%) Manual Testing
4 31 (32.63%) Degree
5 29 (30.53%) Finance
6 27 (28.42%) Capital Modelling
6 27 (28.42%) Mathematics
7 25 (26.32%) Statistics
7 25 (26.32%) QA
7 25 (26.32%) WPF
7 25 (26.32%) Usability Testing
7 25 (26.32%) Reactive Extensions
8 21 (22.11%) Computer Science
9 20 (21.05%) Python
10 17 (17.89%) Java
10 17 (17.89%) ISEB
11 16 (16.84%) ISTQB
12 15 (15.79%) Scrum
12 15 (15.79%) C#
12 15 (15.79%) SDLC
13 14 (14.74%) Functional Testing
13 14 (14.74%) Linux
14 13 (13.68%) Selenium
14 13 (13.68%) Mentoring
14 13 (13.68%) Coaching
15 12 (12.63%) Financial Modelling
15 12 (12.63%) Software Engineering
16 11 (11.58%) HP UFT
16 11 (11.58%) DNA
16 11 (11.58%) VB

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.21%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.05%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Yammer
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) HTTP
2 4 (4.21%) WebEx
2 4 (4.21%) Wireless
3 2 (2.11%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.05%) Internet
4 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.05%) WLAN
4 1 (1.05%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) Big Data
1 6 (6.32%) Data Mining
1 6 (6.32%) Text Mining
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.05%) DB2
3 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.05%) MySQL
3 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Selenium
2 11 (11.58%) HP UFT
2 11 (11.58%) SpecFlow
3 10 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 7 (7.37%) Gerrit
5 6 (6.32%) JIRA
6 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.11%) LabVIEW
7 2 (2.11%) NUnit
7 2 (2.11%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.05%) CircleCI
8 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.05%) Mocha
8 1 (1.05%) Protractor
8 1 (1.05%) Subversion
8 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (30.53%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Retail
3 2 (2.11%) Electronics
3 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (47.37%) Test Engineer
2 39 (41.05%) Software Test Engineer
3 29 (30.53%) Senior Test Engineer
4 28 (29.47%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 16 (16.84%) Tester
6 12 (12.63%) Quality Engineer
7 10 (10.53%) QA Engineer
7 10 (10.53%) Software Tester
8 9 (9.47%) Automation Tester
9 5 (5.26%) Lead Tester
9 5 (5.26%) Senior QA Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Software Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.21%) Software QA Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) Automation Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) Embedded Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) QA Automation Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.32%) Reactive Extensions
1 25 (26.32%) WPF
2 4 (4.21%) .NET
3 3 (3.16%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.16%) Web Services
4 2 (2.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (2.11%) REST
4 2 (2.11%) SOAP
5 1 (1.05%) Kafka
5 1 (1.05%) Node.js
5 1 (1.05%) Qt
5 1 (1.05%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.11%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.32%) Life Science
3 3 (3.16%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.11%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.05%) Handset
5 1 (1.05%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.05%) iPad
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.74%) Linux
2 5 (5.26%) Windows
3 3 (3.16%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.05%) Android
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (91.58%) Test Automation
2 63 (66.32%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (36.84%) Manual Testing
4 27 (28.42%) Capital Modelling
4 27 (28.42%) Mathematics
5 25 (26.32%) Statistics
5 25 (26.32%) Usability Testing
6 15 (15.79%) Scrum
6 15 (15.79%) SDLC
7 14 (14.74%) Functional Testing
8 13 (13.68%) Coaching
8 13 (13.68%) Mentoring
9 12 (12.63%) Financial Modelling
9 12 (12.63%) Software Engineering
10 11 (11.58%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (11.58%) DNA
10 11 (11.58%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (11.58%) Process Improvement
11 7 (7.37%) Test Strategy
12 6 (6.32%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.05%) Python
2 17 (17.89%) Java
3 15 (15.79%) C#
4 11 (11.58%) Ruby
4 11 (11.58%) VB
5 9 (9.47%) JavaScript
6 8 (8.42%) Perl
7 7 (7.37%) SQL
8 4 (4.21%) C++
9 3 (3.16%) C
10 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.11%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.11%) Tcl
11 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (32.63%) Degree
2 17 (17.89%) ISEB
3 16 (16.84%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.11%) HND
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (26.32%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (4.21%) Firmware
2 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.05%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (6.32%) TOWER Software
2 4 (4.21%) HP
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle