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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 96 106 116
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 20 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.09% 0.57% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.61% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 19 9 6
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.56%
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
1733 1485 1841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.13% 93.28% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1351 1298 1611
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 49 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (48.98%) Automated Testing
4 23 (46.94%) ISTQB
4 23 (46.94%) Selenium
5 22 (44.90%) Degree
6 21 (42.86%) C#
6 21 (42.86%) ISEB
7 20 (40.82%) C++
8 16 (32.65%) Software Testing
9 15 (30.61%) Java
9 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
10 13 (26.53%) CSS
10 13 (26.53%) Linux
10 13 (26.53%) HTML
11 12 (24.49%) Windows
11 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
11 12 (24.49%) Manual Testing
12 10 (20.41%) .NET
13 9 (18.37%) Python
14 8 (16.33%) TDD
14 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
14 8 (16.33%) Test Strategy
14 8 (16.33%) Automation Testing
15 7 (14.29%) Analytics
15 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
15 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (14.29%) Mathematics
15 7 (14.29%) Internet
15 7 (14.29%) WinRunner

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (6.12%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (6.12%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Internet
2 6 (12.24%) HTTP
3 1 (2.04%) RIP
Development Applications
1 23 (46.94%) Selenium
2 7 (14.29%) WinRunner
3 6 (12.24%) FitNesse
3 6 (12.24%) JIRA
4 2 (4.08%) Jasmine
4 2 (4.08%) Sahi
4 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.08%) WATIR
4 2 (4.08%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (2.04%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Military
2 1 (2.04%) Publishing
2 1 (2.04%) Games
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) CSS
1 13 (26.53%) HTML
2 10 (20.41%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Online Games
3 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Linux
2 12 (24.49%) Windows
3 7 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.98%) Automated Testing
3 16 (32.65%) Software Testing
4 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
5 12 (24.49%) Manual Testing
6 8 (16.33%) TDD
6 8 (16.33%) Test Strategy
6 8 (16.33%) Automation Testing
7 7 (14.29%) Analytics
7 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 7 (14.29%) Scrum
8 6 (12.24%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Multithreading
9 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.20%) Financial Modelling
9 5 (10.20%) User Stories
9 5 (10.20%) RAD
10 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
11 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
11 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) C#
2 20 (40.82%) C++
3 15 (30.61%) Java
4 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
5 9 (18.37%) Python
6 7 (14.29%) C
6 7 (14.29%) Delphi
7 6 (12.24%) SQL
8 3 (6.12%) Ruby
9 2 (4.08%) F#
10 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (46.94%) ISTQB
2 22 (44.90%) Degree
3 21 (42.86%) ISEB
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) TickIT
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Adobe
3 1 (2.04%) Perforce
3 1 (2.04%) Quark
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