Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 25 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 441 388 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 11.35% 10.28% 8.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.21% 11.31% 9.49%
Number of salaries quoted 282 354 293
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £59,500
East of England median annual salary £47,000 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +10.59% -

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 3,613 3,432 3,405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 92.95% 90.89% 89.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,261 2,631 2,786
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,139 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.31% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 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 +8 385 £47,500 -5.00% 84
Peterborough -29 42 £45,000 -0.76% 2
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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.

1 276 (62.59%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (34.24%) C#
3 141 (31.97%) Python
4 140 (31.75%) QA
5 127 (28.80%) Continuous Integration
6 116 (26.30%) Selenium
6 116 (26.30%) Software Engineering
7 112 (25.40%) Linux
8 109 (24.72%) Degree
9 103 (23.36%) JavaScript
10 91 (20.63%) Java
10 91 (20.63%) Scrum
11 87 (19.73%) Manual Testing
12 85 (19.27%) Jenkins
12 85 (19.27%) WorldPay
13 80 (18.14%) SQL
14 78 (17.69%) C++
15 77 (17.46%) Software Testing
15 77 (17.46%) Git (software)
16 69 (15.65%) JIRA
16 69 (15.65%) Computer Science
17 68 (15.42%) TDD
18 67 (15.19%) .NET
19 66 (14.97%) Problem-Solving
20 65 (14.74%) OO
21 64 (14.51%) Windows
22 61 (13.83%) Finance
23 56 (12.70%) Unit Testing
23 56 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
23 56 (12.70%) BDD

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 13 (2.95%) Confluence
2 6 (1.36%) Apache
3 3 (0.68%) IIS
4 2 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 56 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.08%) GitHub
4 8 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.91%) SaaS
6 3 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.68%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.23%) Firebase
8 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.80%) DNS
1 30 (6.80%) Firewall
2 16 (3.63%) HTTP
2 16 (3.63%) Wireless
3 7 (1.59%) Internet
3 7 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.13%) SMS
5 3 (0.68%) 802.11
5 3 (0.68%) Broadband
5 3 (0.68%) Network Security
6 2 (0.45%) ATM
6 2 (0.45%) BGP
6 2 (0.45%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.45%) ICMP
6 2 (0.45%) OSPF
7 1 (0.23%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.31%) Big Data
3 12 (2.72%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.81%) Amazon Redshift
5 7 (1.59%) MySQL
6 6 (1.36%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.91%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.91%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 116 (26.30%) Selenium
2 85 (19.27%) Jenkins
3 77 (17.46%) Git (software)
4 69 (15.65%) JIRA
5 45 (10.20%) Cucumber
6 38 (8.62%) TeamCity
7 36 (8.16%) NUnit
8 31 (7.03%) Visual Studio
9 30 (6.80%) SpecFlow
10 27 (6.12%) Appium
11 25 (5.67%) eggPlant
12 24 (5.44%) WebDriver
13 22 (4.99%) Maven
14 21 (4.76%) Subversion
15 19 (4.31%) Sonatype Nexus
16 15 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (2.95%) Ranorex
18 12 (2.72%) NCrunch
18 12 (2.72%) ReSharper
19 11 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 61 (13.83%) Finance
2 19 (4.31%) Electronics
3 11 (2.49%) Automotive
4 10 (2.27%) Aerospace
5 9 (2.04%) Retail
6 8 (1.81%) Marketing
7 5 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.91%) Games
9 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.68%) Military
9 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.45%) Advertising
10 2 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (32.88%) Test Engineer
2 87 (19.73%) Developer
3 73 (16.55%) Software Engineer
4 58 (13.15%) Software Test Engineer
5 56 (12.70%) QA Engineer
6 52 (11.79%) Test Automation Engineer
7 45 (10.20%) Software Developer
8 41 (9.30%) Tester
9 36 (8.16%) QA Test Engineer
10 32 (7.26%) .NET Developer
11 31 (7.03%) Senior Test Engineer
12 29 (6.58%) Graduate
13 28 (6.35%) Senior Developer
14 25 (5.67%) Analyst
14 25 (5.67%) Automation Engineer
14 25 (5.67%) C# Developer
15 24 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 24 (5.44%) Java Engineer
16 21 (4.76%) Quality Engineer
17 20 (4.54%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (15.19%) .NET
2 43 (9.75%) RESTful
3 35 (7.94%) jQuery
3 35 (7.94%) Web Services
3 35 (7.94%) WPF
4 33 (7.48%) Gherkin
5 30 (6.80%) HTML
5 30 (6.80%) Middleware
6 29 (6.58%) CSS
7 25 (5.67%) XML
8 23 (5.22%) HTML5
9 20 (4.54%) WinForms
10 19 (4.31%) Ajax
10 19 (4.31%) Node.js
11 18 (4.08%) WCF
12 15 (3.40%) AngularJS
12 15 (3.40%) ASP.NET
13 14 (3.17%) REST
14 13 (2.95%) SOAP
15 12 (2.72%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 69 (15.65%) Computer Science
2 36 (8.16%) Linux Command Line
3 32 (7.26%) Data Centre
4 30 (6.80%) Public Cloud
5 29 (6.58%) Algorithms
6 27 (6.12%) Mobile App
7 21 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (3.17%) User Experience
10 13 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (2.27%) Virtual Team
12 9 (2.04%) Data Structures
12 9 (2.04%) Reinsurance
13 7 (1.59%) Replication
14 6 (1.36%) Fintech
14 6 (1.36%) Internet of Things
15 5 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
15 5 (1.13%) Life Science
16 4 (0.91%) Robotics
17 3 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 112 (25.40%) Linux
2 64 (14.51%) Windows
3 49 (11.11%) Unix
4 36 (8.16%) Android
5 30 (6.80%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.81%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (62.59%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (28.80%) Continuous Integration
3 116 (26.30%) Software Engineering
4 91 (20.63%) Scrum
5 87 (19.73%) Manual Testing
6 77 (17.46%) Software Testing
7 68 (15.42%) TDD
8 66 (14.97%) Problem-Solving
9 65 (14.74%) OO
10 56 (12.70%) BDD
10 56 (12.70%) Unit Testing
11 53 (12.02%) Mathematics
12 52 (11.79%) DevOps
13 50 (11.34%) Acceptance Criteria
13 50 (11.34%) SDLC
14 43 (9.75%) Mentoring
15 32 (7.26%) Configuration Management
15 32 (7.26%) Continuous Deployment
16 30 (6.80%) Load Balancing
16 30 (6.80%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 151 (34.24%) C#
2 141 (31.97%) Python
3 103 (23.36%) JavaScript
4 91 (20.63%) Java
5 80 (18.14%) SQL
6 78 (17.69%) C++
7 48 (10.88%) Bash Shell
8 41 (9.30%) Ruby
9 32 (7.26%) PowerShell
10 26 (5.90%) C
11 17 (3.85%) VB.NET
12 12 (2.72%) PHP
13 6 (1.36%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.13%) VB
15 3 (0.68%) Go
16 2 (0.45%) Perl
16 2 (0.45%) R
16 2 (0.45%) VBA
17 1 (0.23%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 109 (24.72%) Degree
2 25 (5.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (3.17%) ISEB
4 12 (2.72%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.45%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (31.75%) QA
2 5 (1.13%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.68%) WAI
4 1 (0.23%) PSD2
System Software
1 32 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.80%) Virtual Desktop
3 30 (6.80%) Virtual Servers
3 30 (6.80%) vSphere
4 13 (2.95%) Firmware
5 5 (1.13%) Docker
6 3 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.45%) KVM
7 2 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (7.48%) Ansible
2 30 (6.80%) vCenter Server
2 30 (6.80%) vRealize
3 19 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (4.31%) Puppet
3 19 (4.31%) Terraform
4 13 (2.95%) HP ALM
5 10 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 85 (19.27%) WorldPay
2 40 (9.07%) Microsoft
3 31 (7.03%) VMware
4 30 (6.80%) AppDynamics
4 30 (6.80%) BMC
4 30 (6.80%) Cisco
4 30 (6.80%) Citrix
4 30 (6.80%) F5
4 30 (6.80%) Fortinet
4 30 (6.80%) Splunk
5 29 (6.58%) Oracle
6 19 (4.31%) ServiceNow
7 13 (2.95%) HP
8 4 (0.91%) TOWER Software
9 3 (0.68%) Cognos
10 2 (0.45%) Capita
10 2 (0.45%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.23%) Google
11 1 (0.23%) SAP