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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 110 99 85
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 5 15 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.31% 1.01% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 1.06% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 32
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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
1528 1418 1734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.22% 95.62% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1234 1493
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) C#
3 10 (58.82%) C++
4 6 (35.29%) ISEB
5 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
5 5 (29.41%) .NET
6 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
6 4 (23.53%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) Selenium
7 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
7 3 (17.65%) HTTP
7 3 (17.65%) Java
7 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
7 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 2 (11.76%) Functional Programming
8 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
8 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 2 (11.76%) CSS
8 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
8 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (11.76%) Scrum
8 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
9 1 (5.88%) JIRA
9 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Compatibility Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) TestComplete
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) MSTest
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) eggPlant
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) Functional Programming
4 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) Kanban
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) C++
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ISEB
2 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Outstanding
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Explore Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago