The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 111 - 105
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.39% - 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% - 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 8
Average salary £38,750 - £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 - £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 - £44,050
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -10.29%
QA Tester
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
1479 1593 1390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 97.05% 96.90% 98.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1148 1265 1180
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Cambridge region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Cambridge

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 25 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (52.00%) Python
3 12 (48.00%) Selenium
3 12 (48.00%) Manual Testing
4 11 (44.00%) C#
4 11 (44.00%) Java
5 8 (32.00%) Web Testing
5 8 (32.00%) C++
5 8 (32.00%) JMeter
6 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
6 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (28.00%) Degree
7 6 (24.00%) User Experience
7 6 (24.00%) SoapUI
7 6 (24.00%) Electronics
7 6 (24.00%) SQL
7 6 (24.00%) SOAP
8 4 (16.00%) Windows
8 4 (16.00%) Linux
9 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Android
9 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
9 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Appium
10 2 (8.00%) QA Automation
10 2 (8.00%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (8.00%) User Stories
10 2 (8.00%) Software Architecture

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Selenium
2 8 (32.00%) JMeter
3 6 (24.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (12.00%) Appium
4 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.00%) Hudson
5 2 (8.00%) JIRA
5 2 (8.00%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (24.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) User Experience
2 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Android
3 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Manual Testing
2 8 (32.00%) Web Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Multithreading
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) QA Automation
5 2 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Software Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.00%) User Stories
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps
6 1 (4.00%) OO
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Python
2 11 (44.00%) C#
2 11 (44.00%) Java
3 8 (32.00%) C++
4 6 (24.00%) SQL
5 2 (8.00%) C
5 2 (8.00%) Perl
5 2 (8.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (100.00%) QA