The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 100 95 97
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 17 21 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.13% 1.27% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.31% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 17 20 17
Average salary £37,500 £46,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +11.88%
QA Engineer
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1460 1607 1416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.95% 96.87% 97.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1279 1204
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 34 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (67.65%) Degree
3 22 (64.71%) Python
4 21 (61.76%) Test Automation
5 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (41.18%) Scrum
6 14 (41.18%) JIRA
7 13 (38.24%) Selenium
7 13 (38.24%) SDLC
8 10 (29.41%) Mobile App
9 9 (26.47%) QA Automation
10 8 (23.53%) WebDriver
10 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
10 8 (23.53%) Manual Testing
10 8 (23.53%) OO
10 8 (23.53%) Perl
11 7 (20.59%) SQL
11 7 (20.59%) XML
11 7 (20.59%) Linux
11 7 (20.59%) HTML
11 7 (20.59%) Bugzilla
11 7 (20.59%) Perforce
11 7 (20.59%) Performance Testing
11 7 (20.59%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
12 6 (17.65%) Automation Testing
12 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
13 5 (14.71%) Java
13 5 (14.71%) C#

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 14 (41.18%) JIRA
2 13 (38.24%) Selenium
3 8 (23.53%) WebDriver
4 7 (20.59%) Bugzilla
5 3 (8.82%) Appium
6 1 (2.94%) JMeter
General
1 4 (11.76%) Electronics
2 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) HTML
1 7 (20.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Test Automation
2 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (41.18%) Scrum
4 13 (38.24%) SDLC
5 9 (26.47%) QA Automation
6 8 (23.53%) Manual Testing
6 8 (23.53%) OO
6 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 7 (20.59%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (20.59%) Performance Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Automation Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
9 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
10 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
10 2 (5.88%) OOP
10 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (2.94%) CRM
11 1 (2.94%) Information Security
11 1 (2.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) Python
2 8 (23.53%) Perl
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 5 (14.71%) C#
4 5 (14.71%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (67.65%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Perforce
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: to c£48,000 DoE + Benefits
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