The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 92 109 102
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 27 24 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.48% 1.18% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.23% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 26 24 15
Average salary £34,000 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +9.37%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1734 1949 1981
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.96% 96.20% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1511 1706 1659
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
QA Engineer
Cambridgeshire

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Cambridge region.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Cambridge

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 41 (100.00%) QA
2 27 (65.85%) Degree
3 20 (48.78%) Manual Testing
4 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (43.90%) Finance
5 17 (41.46%) Computer Science
6 16 (39.02%) SQL
7 13 (31.71%) RAD
8 11 (26.83%) Linux
8 11 (26.83%) Test Strategy
9 9 (21.95%) Test Automation
9 9 (21.95%) Python
9 9 (21.95%) Windows
9 9 (21.95%) Selenium
10 8 (19.51%) C#
11 7 (17.07%) Financial Modelling
12 6 (14.63%) Multithreading
12 6 (14.63%) Security Testing
12 6 (14.63%) Black-Box Testing
12 6 (14.63%) ISEB
12 6 (14.63%) Mac OS X
12 6 (14.63%) C++
12 6 (14.63%) .NET
12 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
12 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
12 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
12 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
12 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
13 5 (12.20%) Banking
13 5 (12.20%) Java

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Photoshop
1 3 (7.32%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) HTTP
2 1 (2.44%) RIP
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Selenium
2 3 (7.32%) WinRunner
2 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.88%) JMeter
3 2 (4.88%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 18 (43.90%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
3 5 (12.20%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) Web Services
3 2 (4.88%) REST
3 2 (4.88%) HTML
3 2 (4.88%) CSS
3 2 (4.88%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (41.46%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.76%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.88%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.44%) Physics
4 1 (2.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Linux
2 9 (21.95%) Windows
3 6 (14.63%) Mac OS X
4 4 (9.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Manual Testing
2 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (31.71%) RAD
4 11 (26.83%) Test Strategy
5 9 (21.95%) Test Automation
6 7 (17.07%) Financial Modelling
7 6 (14.63%) Security Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
7 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Multithreading
7 6 (14.63%) Black-Box Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
8 4 (9.76%) OO
9 3 (7.32%) TDD
9 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Analytics
10 2 (4.88%) Automation Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Scrum
10 2 (4.88%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) SQL
2 9 (21.95%) Python
3 8 (19.51%) C#
4 6 (14.63%) C++
5 5 (12.20%) Java
6 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.32%) Perl
7 3 (7.32%) Delphi
8 2 (4.88%) C
9 1 (2.44%) Ruby
9 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (65.85%) Degree
2 6 (14.63%) ISEB
2 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Adobe
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