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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 89 111 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 15 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.08% 0.44% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.47% -
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 0
Average salary £30,000 £39,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.05% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1318 1715 1480
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.62% 94.49% 94.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1155 1334 1294
Average salary £43,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.87% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,450 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (75.00%) Web Testing
2 12 (75.00%) Java
2 12 (75.00%) JMeter
3 11 (68.75%) Selenium
4 10 (62.50%) C#
4 10 (62.50%) C++
5 9 (56.25%) SQL
5 9 (56.25%) SOAP
5 9 (56.25%) Software Testing
5 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
5 9 (56.25%) User Experience
6 4 (25.00%) User Stories
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Replication
7 3 (18.75%) JIRA
7 3 (18.75%) Hudson
8 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
8 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (12.50%) Electronics
8 2 (12.50%) Python
8 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (6.25%) Degree
9 1 (6.25%) Kanban
9 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (6.25%) Multithreading

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (75.00%) JMeter
2 11 (68.75%) Selenium
3 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
4 3 (18.75%) Hudson
4 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) User Experience
2 3 (18.75%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Web Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Software Testing
3 4 (25.00%) User Stories
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Kanban
6 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
6 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) Java
2 10 (62.50%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) C++
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) VMware
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