Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 144 106
Rank change year-on-year +33 -38 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 98 46 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.29% 1.30% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 1.45% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 83 46 68
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £36,646
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +15.98% -8.39%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,125 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £55,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%

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 3,959 3,163 3,643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 92.39% 89.33% 89.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2,562 2,452 2,883
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,250 £45,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +31 82 £50,000 +17.65% 15
Peterborough - 7 £50,000 - 1
Huntingdon - 2 £52,500 -
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 80 (81.63%) Test Automation
2 76 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (36.73%) Degree
4 35 (35.71%) Finance
5 34 (34.69%) QA
6 33 (33.67%) Python
7 32 (32.65%) Manual Testing
8 30 (30.61%) Mathematics
9 28 (28.57%) Capital Modelling
10 24 (24.49%) Linux
11 23 (23.47%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (22.45%) Computer Science
13 20 (20.41%) C#
14 18 (18.37%) Microsoft
14 18 (18.37%) WPF
15 17 (17.35%) Usability Testing
15 17 (17.35%) Statistics
15 17 (17.35%) Scrum
15 17 (17.35%) Reactive Extensions
16 16 (16.33%) SpecFlow
16 16 (16.33%) Mentoring
16 16 (16.33%) Coaching
16 16 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (16.33%) Selenium
16 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
17 15 (15.31%) TeamCity
17 15 (15.31%) Web Services
18 14 (14.29%) Git (software)
18 14 (14.29%) Software Engineering
19 13 (13.27%) Java

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 6 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.10%) Apache
2 5 (5.10%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.12%) SMS
2 5 (5.10%) Broadband
3 1 (1.02%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.02%) Wireless
3 1 (1.02%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) Big Data
2 5 (5.10%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.10%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (16.33%) Selenium
1 16 (16.33%) SpecFlow
2 15 (15.31%) TeamCity
3 14 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 10 (10.20%) Subversion
4 10 (10.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 7 (7.14%) NUnit
6 6 (6.12%) JIRA
7 5 (5.10%) WebDriver
8 4 (4.08%) Ranorex
9 3 (3.06%) Gerrit
10 2 (2.04%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.02%) GitLab
11 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.02%) LabVIEW
11 1 (1.02%) TestComplete
General
1 35 (35.71%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Marketing
3 5 (5.10%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Electronics
5 1 (1.02%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (55.10%) Test Engineer
2 33 (33.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 27 (27.55%) Senior Test Engineer
4 22 (22.45%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 11 (11.22%) QA Engineer
6 9 (9.18%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (9.18%) QA Test Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) QA Leader
7 7 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) Tester
8 6 (6.12%) Build Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Data Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.10%) Python Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.08%) QA Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.37%) WPF
2 17 (17.35%) Reactive Extensions
3 15 (15.31%) Web Services
4 12 (12.24%) .NET
4 12 (12.24%) .NET Framework
5 7 (7.14%) RESTful
6 5 (5.10%) X-Windows
7 4 (4.08%) Gherkin
8 3 (3.06%) REST
9 2 (2.04%) Kafka
9 2 (2.04%) SOAP
10 1 (1.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.45%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.18%) Virtual Team
3 6 (6.12%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (5.10%) PMI
4 5 (5.10%) Replication
5 4 (4.08%) Fintech
6 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.02%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.49%) Linux
2 8 (8.16%) Windows
3 5 (5.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (81.63%) Test Automation
2 76 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (32.65%) Manual Testing
4 30 (30.61%) Mathematics
5 28 (28.57%) Capital Modelling
6 23 (23.47%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (17.35%) Scrum
7 17 (17.35%) Statistics
7 17 (17.35%) Usability Testing
8 16 (16.33%) Coaching
8 16 (16.33%) Mentoring
8 16 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 12 (12.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (12.24%) DevOps
10 12 (12.24%) Process Improvement
10 12 (12.24%) Regression Testing
11 11 (11.22%) Analytics
11 11 (11.22%) Functional Testing
11 11 (11.22%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.67%) Python
2 20 (20.41%) C#
3 13 (13.27%) Java
4 10 (10.20%) Bash Shell
5 9 (9.18%) C++
6 7 (7.14%) PHP
6 7 (7.14%) Ruby
6 7 (7.14%) VB
7 6 (6.12%) C
7 6 (6.12%) SQL
8 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.04%) Perl
9 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.04%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 36 (36.73%) Degree
2 13 (13.27%) ISEB
3 7 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.10%) PhD
4 5 (5.10%) PMI Certification
4 5 (5.10%) PMP
4 5 (5.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (34.69%) QA
2 5 (5.10%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (2.04%) Firmware
Vendors
1 18 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.10%) TOWER Software