The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Cambridge region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 96 90 87
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 7 18 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.62% 1.27% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 1.31% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 23
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
1103 1378 1555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 97.27% 97.11% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 941 1100 1234
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of job ads across the Cambridge region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (62.50%) Python
4 9 (56.25%) Scrum
5 6 (37.50%) Degree
6 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
7 4 (25.00%) Linux
7 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (25.00%) C#
7 4 (25.00%) Selenium
7 4 (25.00%) Subversion
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
8 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
8 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (18.75%) JIRA
8 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
8 3 (18.75%) Java
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) MS Office
8 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 3 (18.75%) C
8 3 (18.75%) Windows
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) ISEB
8 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 3 (18.75%) Virtual Machines

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
1 4 (25.00%) Subversion
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) JUnit
3 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) Gatling
4 1 (6.25%) JMeter
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) REST
1 1 (6.25%) RESTful
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 2 (12.50%) Software Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Python
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) C
3 3 (18.75%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) Ruby
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benifits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40 - £50 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 6 days ago