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

Automated Testing
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 27 20
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 425 243 412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.74% 7.39% 10.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.57% 8.36% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 327 221 380
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -5.88%

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 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% -

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 20 February 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 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 +5 353 £50,000 +5.26% 64
Peterborough +24 56 £45,000 -0.76% 4
Huntingdon +4 7 £44,000 - 1
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 280 (65.88%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (36.47%) C#
3 141 (33.18%) Python
4 131 (30.82%) Software Engineering
5 114 (26.82%) JavaScript
6 109 (25.65%) Java
7 106 (24.94%) QA
8 104 (24.47%) Finance
9 95 (22.35%) Selenium
10 93 (21.88%) Degree
11 89 (20.94%) Scrum
12 87 (20.47%) Software Testing
13 82 (19.29%) OO
13 82 (19.29%) SDLC
14 77 (18.12%) SQL
15 73 (17.18%) Mathematics
16 68 (16.00%) TDD
16 68 (16.00%) C++
17 66 (15.53%) Computer Science
17 66 (15.53%) Manual Testing
18 63 (14.82%) Linux
19 62 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
20 58 (13.65%) Git (software)
21 56 (13.18%) Unit Testing
21 56 (13.18%) JIRA
22 52 (12.24%) WPF
23 51 (12.00%) NUnit
24 46 (10.82%) Statistics
24 46 (10.82%) AngularJS
25 45 (10.59%) C

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 (3.06%) Confluence
2 6 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.94%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.47%) DNN
4 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.47%) IIS
5 1 (0.24%) JBoss
5 1 (0.24%) nginx
5 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.94%) GitHub
3 12 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.94%) Yammer
6 3 (0.71%) SaaS
7 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.24%) Google Play
8 1 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.65%) Wireless
2 17 (4.00%) Internet
3 14 (3.29%) HTTP
4 11 (2.59%) Bluetooth
5 10 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (1.41%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.18%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.94%) Broadband
8 4 (0.94%) WAN
8 4 (0.94%) WebEx
9 2 (0.47%) DNS
9 2 (0.47%) Firewall
9 2 (0.47%) Intranet
10 1 (0.24%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.82%) NoSQL
3 19 (4.47%) Big Data
3 19 (4.47%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.59%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.41%) Data Mining
5 6 (1.41%) Text Mining
6 5 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.94%) MySQL
8 2 (0.47%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.24%) DB2
9 1 (0.24%) GIS
9 1 (0.24%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 95 (22.35%) Selenium
2 58 (13.65%) Git (software)
3 56 (13.18%) JIRA
4 51 (12.00%) NUnit
5 33 (7.76%) TeamCity
6 32 (7.53%) Cucumber
6 32 (7.53%) Jenkins
7 23 (5.41%) JMeter
8 22 (5.18%) HP UFT
9 19 (4.47%) Protractor
9 19 (4.47%) SpecFlow
10 18 (4.24%) Appium
11 16 (3.76%) Visual Studio
12 14 (3.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (3.29%) WebDriver
13 13 (3.06%) SoapUI
14 12 (2.82%) eggPlant
14 12 (2.82%) JUnit
14 12 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (2.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 104 (24.47%) Finance
2 16 (3.76%) Electronics
3 15 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.29%) Games
5 13 (3.06%) Retail
6 11 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.88%) Marketing
8 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.94%) Automotive
9 4 (0.94%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.71%) Advertising
10 3 (0.71%) Banking
11 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.47%) Legal
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 138 (32.47%) Test Engineer
2 132 (31.06%) Developer
3 92 (21.65%) Software Test Engineer
4 66 (15.53%) Software Engineer
5 57 (13.41%) Test Automation Engineer
6 56 (13.18%) Software Developer
7 48 (11.29%) QA Engineer
8 37 (8.71%) C# Developer
9 36 (8.47%) Senior Test Engineer
10 35 (8.24%) Quality Engineer
11 33 (7.76%) Tester
12 32 (7.53%) Developer in Test
13 31 (7.29%) Senior Software Test Engineer
14 29 (6.82%) .NET Developer
14 29 (6.82%) Full Stack Developer
15 28 (6.59%) JavaScript Developer
15 28 (6.59%) Senior Developer
16 25 (5.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 23 (5.41%) Embedded Engineer
18 20 (4.71%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.24%) WPF
2 46 (10.82%) AngularJS
3 38 (8.94%) .NET
4 35 (8.24%) Web Services
5 34 (8.00%) HTML
6 33 (7.76%) CSS
6 33 (7.76%) Node.js
7 28 (6.59%) jQuery
8 25 (5.88%) Reactive Extensions
8 25 (5.88%) RESTful
9 24 (5.65%) React
10 20 (4.71%) Ajax
11 18 (4.24%) XML
12 17 (4.00%) ASP.NET
13 16 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (3.76%) WCF
14 15 (3.53%) WinForms
15 13 (3.06%) HTML5
16 10 (2.35%) Velocity
17 9 (2.12%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.53%) Computer Science
2 42 (9.88%) Algorithms
3 33 (7.76%) Mobile App
4 20 (4.71%) Embedded Systems
4 20 (4.71%) Fintech
5 17 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.82%) Client/Server
8 11 (2.59%) User Experience
9 9 (2.12%) Mobile Payment
9 9 (2.12%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.88%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.88%) Internet of Things
10 8 (1.88%) Life Science
11 6 (1.41%) Robotics
11 6 (1.41%) Smart City
12 5 (1.18%) Reinsurance
12 5 (1.18%) Smart Home
13 2 (0.47%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (14.82%) Linux
2 27 (6.35%) Windows
3 17 (4.00%) Android
4 13 (3.06%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (1.41%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.41%) Unix
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (65.88%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (30.82%) Software Engineering
3 89 (20.94%) Scrum
4 87 (20.47%) Software Testing
5 82 (19.29%) OO
5 82 (19.29%) SDLC
6 73 (17.18%) Mathematics
7 68 (16.00%) TDD
8 66 (15.53%) Manual Testing
9 62 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
10 56 (13.18%) Unit Testing
11 46 (10.82%) Statistics
12 43 (10.12%) Analytics
12 43 (10.12%) Mentoring
13 39 (9.18%) Capital Modelling
14 37 (8.71%) Financial Modelling
14 37 (8.71%) Test Scripting
15 34 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 34 (8.00%) SDET
16 33 (7.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 155 (36.47%) C#
2 141 (33.18%) Python
3 114 (26.82%) JavaScript
4 109 (25.65%) Java
5 77 (18.12%) SQL
6 68 (16.00%) C++
7 45 (10.59%) C
8 38 (8.94%) Ruby
9 36 (8.47%) Bash Shell
10 34 (8.00%) VB
11 16 (3.76%) F#
11 16 (3.76%) VB6
12 13 (3.06%) Embedded C
12 13 (3.06%) Perl
13 10 (2.35%) PHP
14 9 (2.12%) TypeScript
15 8 (1.88%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.65%) Embedded C++
17 5 (1.18%) VB.NET
17 5 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 93 (21.88%) Degree
2 28 (6.59%) ISEB
3 27 (6.35%) ISTQB
4 23 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.12%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.47%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.47%) HND
6 2 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (24.94%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) JTAG
2 2 (0.47%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (2.12%) Docker
2 4 (0.94%) Firmware
3 3 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.47%) Ansible
2 2 (0.47%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.47%) Puppet
2 2 (0.47%) Terraform
2 2 (0.47%) vCenter Server
2 2 (0.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (8.94%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.82%) Oracle
3 22 (5.18%) Google
4 21 (4.94%) WorldPay
5 18 (4.24%) HP
6 10 (2.35%) Samsung
6 10 (2.35%) TOWER Software
7 8 (1.88%) Terracotta
8 5 (1.18%) Cognos
8 5 (1.18%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.47%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.47%) BMC
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco
9 2 (0.47%) Citrix
9 2 (0.47%) F5
9 2 (0.47%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.47%) SAP
9 2 (0.47%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.47%) Splunk
9 2 (0.47%) VMware