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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 102 114 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.21% 0.63% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.67% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 0
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,750 £38,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +13.23%
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
1384 1649 1548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.25% 93.91% 94.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1170 1358 1397
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (87.50%) User Stories
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Mobile App
3 5 (62.50%) Kanban
3 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (62.50%) Test Planning
4 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
4 3 (37.50%) JMeter
4 3 (37.50%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) Replication
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Hudson
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
6 1 (12.50%) User Experience
6 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) SOAP
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) C++

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (37.50%) JMeter
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Hudson
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) User Stories
2 5 (62.50%) Test Planning
2 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
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