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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 90 97 98
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 11 14 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.93% 0.96% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.00% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 20
Median salary £28,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,500 £31,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £41,850
UK excluding London median salary £38,625 £38,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-0.32% +10.71%
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
1138 1405 1756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.52% 96.50% 98.27%
Number of salaries quoted 929 1248 1352
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

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
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 29 September 2016.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 23 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
3 12 (52.17%) Degree
4 9 (39.13%) Regression Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Python
5 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (34.78%) Manual Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Java
6 7 (30.43%) Linux
6 7 (30.43%) Scrum
7 6 (26.09%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
7 6 (26.09%) Multithreading
8 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
9 4 (17.39%) Web Services
9 4 (17.39%) RESTful
9 4 (17.39%) JIRA
9 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
10 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
10 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
10 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
10 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
10 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Web Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Windows
10 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
10 3 (13.04%) ISEB

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 (13.04%) MS Excel
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (4.35%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) Gatling
3 1 (4.35%) JMeter
3 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) RESTful
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
1 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
2 9 (39.13%) Regression Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Manual Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Scrum
5 6 (26.09%) Multithreading
5 6 (26.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
6 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Web Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (8.70%) QA Automation
8 2 (8.70%) Software Architecture
9 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
9 1 (4.35%) Disruptive Innovation
9 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Python
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) C
3 3 (13.04%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) Perl
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) ISEB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines