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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 101 122 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 9 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.65% 0.33% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.35% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 0
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
1309 1703 1554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.20% 94.35% 93.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1104 1356 1366
Average salary £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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
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 4 August 2015.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 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 14 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (57.14%) Web Testing
2 8 (57.14%) User Stories
2 8 (57.14%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) JMeter
3 7 (50.00%) Selenium
4 5 (35.71%) Kanban
4 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (35.71%) SoapUI
4 5 (35.71%) Mobile App
4 5 (35.71%) Test Planning
4 5 (35.71%) User Experience
4 5 (35.71%) C#
4 5 (35.71%) C++
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) SOAP
4 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) Replication
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Hudson
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 8 (57.14%) JMeter
2 7 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) SoapUI
4 3 (21.43%) Hudson
4 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium IDE
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Mobile App
1 5 (35.71%) User Experience
2 3 (21.43%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Web Testing
1 8 (57.14%) User Stories
2 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Kanban
2 5 (35.71%) Test Planning
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago