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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 96 105 116
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 19 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.07% 0.83% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.87% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 5
Average salary £32,500 £41,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.21% +17.85%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -11.33%
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
1684 1489 1946
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.25% 95.08% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1298 1298 1724
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 September 2014.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 37 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 25 (55.56%) C#
4 24 (53.33%) C++
5 23 (51.11%) Selenium
6 22 (48.89%) ISTQB
7 20 (44.44%) ISEB
8 17 (37.78%) Java
9 16 (35.56%) Degree
10 15 (33.33%) Manual Testing
11 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
11 14 (31.11%) HTML
11 14 (31.11%) CSS
12 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
12 13 (28.89%) Software Testing
13 12 (26.67%) .NET
14 9 (20.00%) TDD
14 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
15 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
15 8 (17.78%) Scrum
15 8 (17.78%) Internet
15 8 (17.78%) Linux
15 8 (17.78%) Python
16 7 (15.56%) Windows
16 7 (15.56%) Delphi
16 7 (15.56%) WinRunner
16 7 (15.56%) HTTP
16 7 (15.56%) Microsoft

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) Internet
2 7 (15.56%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 23 (51.11%) Selenium
2 7 (15.56%) WinRunner
2 7 (15.56%) JIRA
3 5 (11.11%) FitNesse
4 2 (4.44%) Jasmine
4 2 (4.44%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (4.44%) Sahi
4 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.44%) WATIR
5 1 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.22%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (6.67%) 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 14 (31.11%) HTML
1 14 (31.11%) CSS
2 12 (26.67%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.56%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Online Games
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) Windows
3 6 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 15 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
5 13 (28.89%) Software Testing
6 9 (20.00%) TDD
7 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
7 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
7 8 (17.78%) Scrum
8 7 (15.56%) Compatibility Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
8 7 (15.56%) Analytics
8 7 (15.56%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.11%) User Stories
9 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
11 3 (6.67%) Functional Programming
12 2 (4.44%) Multithreading
12 2 (4.44%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (55.56%) C#
2 24 (53.33%) C++
3 17 (37.78%) Java
4 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
5 8 (17.78%) Python
6 7 (15.56%) Delphi
7 6 (13.33%) C
8 3 (6.67%) SQL
9 2 (4.44%) F#
9 2 (4.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (48.89%) ISTQB
2 20 (44.44%) ISEB
3 16 (35.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.22%) TickIT
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Perforce
2 1 (2.22%) Quark
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