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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 106 100 107
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 15 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.85% 0.66% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.71% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 6
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,000 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1674 1543 1743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.42% 93.12% 96.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1359 1359 1511
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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 24 July 2014.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 45 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (48.89%) Degree
4 21 (46.67%) Selenium
5 19 (42.22%) ISTQB
5 19 (42.22%) Automated Testing
6 17 (37.78%) ISEB
7 16 (35.56%) C#
8 15 (33.33%) Manual Testing
9 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
10 13 (28.89%) Software Testing
10 13 (28.89%) C++
11 12 (26.67%) Java
11 12 (26.67%) Windows
11 12 (26.67%) Linux
12 10 (22.22%) CSS
12 10 (22.22%) HTML
12 10 (22.22%) .NET
13 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
13 9 (20.00%) SQL
13 9 (20.00%) Python
13 9 (20.00%) Finance
13 9 (20.00%) Test Strategy
14 8 (17.78%) Automation Testing
14 8 (17.78%) TDD
14 8 (17.78%) RAD
14 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
15 7 (15.56%) WinRunner
15 7 (15.56%) Delphi
15 7 (15.56%) Test Automation

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (6.67%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Internet
2 5 (11.11%) HTTP
3 1 (2.22%) RIP
Development Applications
1 21 (46.67%) Selenium
2 7 (15.56%) WinRunner
3 6 (13.33%) FitNesse
4 5 (11.11%) JIRA
5 2 (4.44%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (4.44%) Jasmine
5 2 (4.44%) Sahi
5 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.44%) WATIR
6 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Military
2 1 (2.22%) Publishing
2 1 (2.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) CSS
1 10 (22.22%) HTML
1 10 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Mathematics
1 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.22%) Online Games
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
1 12 (26.67%) Linux
2 6 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (42.22%) Automated Testing
3 15 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
5 13 (28.89%) Software Testing
6 9 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 8 (17.78%) Automation Testing
7 8 (17.78%) TDD
7 8 (17.78%) RAD
8 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
8 7 (15.56%) Analytics
8 7 (15.56%) Financial Modelling
9 6 (13.33%) Multithreading
9 6 (13.33%) Scrum
10 5 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (8.89%) User Stories
11 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
12 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
12 2 (4.44%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) C#
2 13 (28.89%) C++
3 12 (26.67%) Java
4 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.00%) SQL
4 9 (20.00%) Python
5 7 (15.56%) Delphi
6 6 (13.33%) C
7 3 (6.67%) Ruby
8 2 (4.44%) F#
9 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (48.89%) Degree
2 19 (42.22%) ISTQB
3 17 (37.78%) ISEB
4 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) TickIT
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Adobe
3 1 (2.22%) Perforce
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