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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 107 - 124
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 9 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.49% - 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% - 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 2
Average salary £37,500 - £44,250
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 - £37,650
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 - £50,850
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
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
1733 1485 1841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.13% 93.28% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1351 1298 1611
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 29 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (62.07%) C#
4 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
5 15 (51.72%) Degree
6 12 (41.38%) Selenium
6 12 (41.38%) .NET
7 11 (37.93%) Java
7 11 (37.93%) SQL
7 11 (37.93%) Regression Testing
7 11 (37.93%) Manual Testing
7 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
7 11 (37.93%) Test Strategy
8 9 (31.03%) NUnit
9 8 (27.59%) C++
10 7 (24.14%) Delphi
10 7 (24.14%) OO
10 7 (24.14%) WinRunner
10 7 (24.14%) Mathematics
10 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
10 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (24.14%) Analytics
11 6 (20.69%) TeamCity
11 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
11 6 (20.69%) Fat Client
11 6 (20.69%) jQuery
11 6 (20.69%) TDD
11 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (20.69%) Thin Client
11 6 (20.69%) Finance

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Selenium
2 9 (31.03%) NUnit
3 7 (24.14%) WinRunner
4 6 (20.69%) TeamCity
5 3 (10.34%) JUnit
5 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
5 3 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (3.45%) JMeter
6 1 (3.45%) JIRA
6 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (3.45%) Hudson
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 6 (20.69%) jQuery
2 6 (20.69%) CSS
2 6 (20.69%) HTML
3 4 (13.79%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Mathematics
1 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
2 6 (20.69%) Fat Client
2 6 (20.69%) Thin Client
3 3 (10.34%) iPhone
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Regression Testing
2 11 (37.93%) Manual Testing
2 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
2 11 (37.93%) Test Strategy
3 7 (24.14%) OO
3 7 (24.14%) Analytics
4 6 (20.69%) TDD
5 5 (17.24%) RAD
5 5 (17.24%) Scrum
5 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
5 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
5 5 (17.24%) Financial Modelling
6 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
6 4 (13.79%) OOP
7 3 (10.34%) Code Coverage
7 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) C#
2 11 (37.93%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) C++
4 7 (24.14%) Delphi
5 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.34%) PHP
6 3 (10.34%) Python
6 3 (10.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) HP