The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 105 124 120
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 17 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.93% 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.10% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 16 2 4
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -18.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1732 1913 2023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.70% 96.03% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1506 1675 1697
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
QA Tester
Cambridgeshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 22 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) Degree
3 13 (59.09%) SQL
4 12 (54.55%) RAD
4 12 (54.55%) Finance
5 10 (45.45%) C#
5 10 (45.45%) Computer Science
5 10 (45.45%) Manual Testing
5 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
6 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
7 7 (31.82%) OO
7 7 (31.82%) Financial Modelling
8 5 (22.73%) TeamCity
8 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
8 5 (22.73%) Selenium
8 5 (22.73%) Fat Client
8 5 (22.73%) jQuery
8 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
8 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
8 5 (22.73%) TDD
8 5 (22.73%) NUnit
8 5 (22.73%) CSS
8 5 (22.73%) Thin Client
8 5 (22.73%) C++
8 5 (22.73%) HTML
8 5 (22.73%) Java
8 5 (22.73%) JavaScript

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) NUnit
1 5 (22.73%) Selenium
1 5 (22.73%) TeamCity
2 4 (18.18%) WinRunner
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) HTML
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
1 5 (22.73%) CSS
1 5 (22.73%) jQuery
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 5 (22.73%) Fat Client
2 5 (22.73%) Thin Client
2 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.55%) Physics
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) RAD
3 10 (45.45%) Manual Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
4 7 (31.82%) Financial Modelling
4 7 (31.82%) OO
5 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
5 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
5 5 (22.73%) TDD
6 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 4 (18.18%) Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (22.73%) C++
3 5 (22.73%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 4 (18.18%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
Cambridge
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Salary: £20,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago