Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 23 31
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 384 428 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 12.36% 10.17% 7.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.38% 10.85% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 274 334 236
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +11.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,875 £58,375
East of England median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +11.11% +8.43%

Test Automation 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 2,871 3,946 2,989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 92.37% 93.80% 90.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,025 2,946 2,481
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,773 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.47% +6.67% +2.86%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 17 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 +12 343 £50,000 - 81
Peterborough -51 26 £65,000 +44.44% 4
Huntingdon +3 4 £57,500 +32.95% 1
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 277 (72.14%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (36.46%) Scrum
3 129 (33.59%) Python
4 124 (32.29%) Java
5 115 (29.95%) C#
6 111 (28.91%) Selenium
7 107 (27.86%) Software Engineering
8 103 (26.82%) QA
9 96 (25.00%) Linux
10 94 (24.48%) JavaScript
11 89 (23.18%) Jenkins
12 88 (22.92%) Manual Testing
13 83 (21.61%) JIRA
14 79 (20.57%) Finance
15 74 (19.27%) Git (software)
15 74 (19.27%) WorldPay
16 67 (17.45%) Software Testing
17 63 (16.41%) Computer Science
18 62 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
19 60 (15.63%) SQL
19 60 (15.63%) BDD
20 59 (15.36%) Cucumber
21 58 (15.10%) Degree
22 54 (14.06%) TDD
23 52 (13.54%) .NET
24 51 (13.28%) Kanban
25 50 (13.02%) Mathematics
26 48 (12.50%) C++
27 45 (11.72%) Open Source
28 42 (10.94%) Regression Testing

Test Automation
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 27 (7.03%) Confluence
2 8 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.26%) CMS
4 1 (0.26%) Drupal
4 1 (0.26%) nginx
4 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.86%) Odoo
2 5 (1.30%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.52%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 40 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (6.77%) GitHub
3 17 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.86%) OpenShift
5 8 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.82%) SaaS
7 4 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.04%) BrowserStack
7 4 (1.04%) PaaS
8 3 (0.78%) Slack
9 2 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.52%) npm
9 2 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.91%) Wireless
2 11 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.56%) 802.11
4 5 (1.30%) Bluetooth
5 4 (1.04%) Internet
6 3 (0.78%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.52%) BGP
7 2 (0.52%) OSPF
8 1 (0.26%) DNS
8 1 (0.26%) LAN
8 1 (0.26%) Network Security
8 1 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 20 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.39%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.13%) MySQL
7 8 (2.08%) Couchbase
8 7 (1.82%) Big Data
9 4 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.26%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.26%) Redis
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 111 (28.91%) Selenium
2 89 (23.18%) Jenkins
3 83 (21.61%) JIRA
4 74 (19.27%) Git (software)
5 59 (15.36%) Cucumber
6 38 (9.90%) Maven
7 34 (8.85%) Visual Studio
8 30 (7.81%) JUnit
9 23 (5.99%) TeamCity
10 21 (5.47%) WebDriver
11 20 (5.21%) NUnit
12 18 (4.69%) Appium
13 17 (4.43%) eggPlant
13 17 (4.43%) Sonatype Nexus
14 13 (3.39%) JBehave
15 12 (3.13%) SonarQube
16 11 (2.86%) SpecFlow
16 11 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (2.86%) Visual Studio Coded UI
17 9 (2.34%) Ant
General
1 79 (20.57%) Finance
2 39 (10.16%) Banking
3 25 (6.51%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.91%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.60%) Marketing
6 9 (2.34%) Electronics
6 9 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (2.08%) Retail
8 2 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 125 (32.55%) Test Engineer
2 88 (22.92%) Developer
3 64 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 57 (14.84%) QA Engineer
5 51 (13.28%) Test Automation Engineer
6 47 (12.24%) Software Engineer
7 39 (10.16%) Tester
8 35 (9.11%) Java Engineer
9 31 (8.07%) Python Engineer
10 26 (6.77%) C# Developer
10 26 (6.77%) QA Test Engineer
11 23 (5.99%) Python Developer
12 22 (5.73%) Senior Test Engineer
12 22 (5.73%) Software Developer
13 21 (5.47%) Senior Software Test Engineer
14 19 (4.95%) Automation Tester
15 18 (4.69%) Analyst
16 17 (4.43%) .NET Developer
17 16 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
17 16 (4.17%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (13.54%) .NET
2 38 (9.90%) CSS
2 38 (9.90%) HTML
2 38 (9.90%) Spring
3 36 (9.38%) WPF
4 32 (8.33%) Node.js
5 30 (7.81%) HTML5
5 30 (7.81%) REST
6 29 (7.55%) CSS3
7 27 (7.03%) ASP.NET
8 25 (6.51%) Web Services
9 24 (6.25%) AngularJS
9 24 (6.25%) WCF
10 20 (5.21%) RESTful
11 19 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (4.69%) React
12 18 (4.69%) WinForms
13 17 (4.43%) Gherkin
13 17 (4.43%) jQuery
13 17 (4.43%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.38%) Algorithms
2 29 (7.55%) User Experience
3 26 (6.77%) Mobile App
4 18 (4.69%) Reinsurance
5 16 (4.17%) Data Structures
6 12 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.86%) Fintech
8 8 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.08%) Blog
8 8 (2.08%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.82%) Animation
9 7 (1.82%) Cloud Native
9 7 (1.82%) Device Driver
9 7 (1.82%) Photography
9 7 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.56%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.30%) Life Science
12 4 (1.04%) Internet of Things
12 4 (1.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 96 (25.00%) Linux
2 41 (10.68%) Android
3 31 (8.07%) Windows
4 29 (7.55%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.86%) Ubuntu
6 10 (2.60%) Unix
7 7 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (1.04%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (72.14%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (36.46%) Scrum
3 107 (27.86%) Software Engineering
4 88 (22.92%) Manual Testing
5 67 (17.45%) Software Testing
6 63 (16.41%) Computer Science
7 62 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
8 60 (15.63%) BDD
9 54 (14.06%) TDD
10 51 (13.28%) Kanban
11 50 (13.02%) Mathematics
12 45 (11.72%) Open Source
13 42 (10.94%) Regression Testing
14 41 (10.68%) Mentoring
14 41 (10.68%) SDLC
15 39 (10.16%) Continuous Delivery
16 37 (9.64%) OO
16 37 (9.64%) Unit Testing
17 33 (8.59%) Logistics
18 31 (8.07%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 129 (33.59%) Python
2 124 (32.29%) Java
3 115 (29.95%) C#
4 94 (24.48%) JavaScript
5 60 (15.63%) SQL
6 48 (12.50%) C++
7 25 (6.51%) Bash Shell
8 19 (4.95%) C
9 16 (4.17%) Ruby
10 15 (3.91%) VB.NET
11 14 (3.65%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.60%) Perl
12 10 (2.60%) PHP
12 10 (2.60%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.04%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.04%) ES6
13 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.78%) Assembly Language
14 3 (0.78%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 58 (15.10%) Degree
2 27 (7.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (4.95%) ISTQB
4 16 (4.17%) ISEB
5 7 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (26.82%) QA
2 37 (9.64%) PSD2
3 2 (0.52%) WAI
System Software
1 18 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
2 17 (4.43%) Docker
3 9 (2.34%) Firmware
4 5 (1.30%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.26%) KVM
6 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (5.21%) HP ALM
2 17 (4.43%) Puppet
3 15 (3.91%) Ansible
4 13 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.60%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 74 (19.27%) WorldPay
2 42 (10.94%) Oracle
3 40 (10.42%) Microsoft
4 20 (5.21%) HP
5 17 (4.43%) SAP
6 12 (3.13%) Cognizant
7 6 (1.56%) Google
8 4 (1.04%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.78%) Sencha
9 3 (0.78%) VMware
9 3 (0.78%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.52%) OpenLink
11 1 (0.26%) Citrix
11 1 (0.26%) Perforce
11 1 (0.26%) Twitter