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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 113 108 96
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 2 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.057% 0.14% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.14% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 27
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -
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
1674 1406 1790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.11% 96.57% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1345 1127 1499
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 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 9 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (77.78%) Manual Testing
3 6 (66.67%) C#
4 5 (55.56%) Java
4 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
4 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Scrum
5 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) OOP
5 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
5 4 (44.44%) .NET
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) Selenium
6 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (33.33%) NUnit
6 3 (33.33%) iPhone
6 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (33.33%) Python
6 3 (33.33%) Scala
6 3 (33.33%) Web Services
6 3 (33.33%) JUnit
6 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
6 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (33.33%) Code Coverage
6 3 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (33.33%) PHP
6 3 (33.33%) Software Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (33.33%) JUnit
2 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) JMeter
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) Hudson
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium IDE
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) iPhone
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Manual Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) OOP
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Code Coverage
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) Scala
4 3 (33.33%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) HP