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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 103 - 118
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 9 0 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.52% - 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% - 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 13
Average salary £37,500 - £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 - £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 - £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
1671 1485 1992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.70% 95.68% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1287 1273 1753
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,804 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 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 20 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (70.00%) C#
3 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (55.00%) Java
5 11 (55.00%) .NET
6 10 (50.00%) Degree
6 10 (50.00%) Selenium
6 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 10 (50.00%) Test Strategy
7 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
8 7 (35.00%) Regression Testing
8 7 (35.00%) C++
8 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (30.00%) Analytics
9 6 (30.00%) Delphi
9 6 (30.00%) SQL
9 6 (30.00%) WinRunner
9 6 (30.00%) Mathematics
10 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 5 (25.00%) NUnit
11 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
11 4 (20.00%) Scrum
11 4 (20.00%) OOP
12 3 (15.00%) OO
12 3 (15.00%) Web Services
12 3 (15.00%) Windows
12 3 (15.00%) JUnit

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) WinRunner
3 5 (25.00%) NUnit
4 3 (15.00%) JUnit
4 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.00%) JMeter
6 1 (5.00%) JIRA
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.00%) Hudson
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) jQuery
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (30.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (15.00%) iPhone
4 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
4 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (5.00%) Replication
5 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Analytics
6 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Scrum
7 4 (20.00%) OOP
8 3 (15.00%) OO
8 3 (15.00%) Code Coverage
8 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Black-Box Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (10.00%) TDD
9 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (5.00%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) C#
2 11 (55.00%) Java
3 7 (35.00%) C++
4 6 (30.00%) Delphi
4 6 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (15.00%) PHP
5 3 (15.00%) Python
5 3 (15.00%) Scala
6 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) HP