The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 26 60
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +34
Permanent jobs citing QA 73 155 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.18% 8.86% 3.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.84% 64.05% 44.85%
Number of salaries quoted 65 110 59
Average salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £52,000 £57,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
122 242 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.66% 13.84% 8.09%
Number of salaries quoted 100 172 114
Average salary £40,250 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.01% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £27,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,272 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

QA
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Cambridge region.

QA Salary Trend in Cambridge

QA
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 88 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (39.41%) Degree
3 59 (34.71%) SQL
4 53 (31.18%) Test Automation
5 51 (30.00%) C#
6 50 (29.41%) OO
6 50 (29.41%) Python
7 45 (26.47%) C++
8 41 (24.12%) Linux
9 39 (22.94%) Scrum
10 36 (21.18%) User Stories
11 35 (20.59%) Selenium
11 35 (20.59%) Software Engineering
12 33 (19.41%) JIRA
12 33 (19.41%) Java
13 31 (18.24%) Test Scripting
14 30 (17.65%) Finance
15 28 (16.47%) Manual Testing
15 28 (16.47%) Computer Science
16 27 (15.88%) Mathematics
16 27 (15.88%) .NET
17 26 (15.29%) HTML
17 26 (15.29%) Unit Testing
17 26 (15.29%) Kanban
18 25 (14.71%) Automated Testing
18 25 (14.71%) Microsoft
19 23 (13.53%) SQL Server
19 23 (13.53%) NUnit
20 22 (12.94%) Perl
21 21 (12.35%) JavaScript

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.59%) IIS
1 1 (0.59%) Apache
1 1 (0.59%) Drupal
1 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.94%) SaaS
2 4 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.41%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.12%) Internet
3 6 (3.53%) Firewall
4 5 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (2.94%) HTTP
4 5 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (2.94%) VoIP
5 4 (2.35%) HTTPS
5 4 (2.35%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.35%) ICMP
6 1 (0.59%) Wireless
6 1 (0.59%) AMQP
6 1 (0.59%) MQTT
6 1 (0.59%) Intranet
6 1 (0.59%) 802.11
6 1 (0.59%) FTP
6 1 (0.59%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.53%) Big Data
3 4 (2.35%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.18%) MySQL
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (20.59%) Selenium
2 33 (19.41%) JIRA
3 23 (13.53%) NUnit
4 20 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (7.65%) Cucumber
6 10 (5.88%) JMeter
7 9 (5.29%) WebDriver
8 6 (3.53%) QADirector
9 5 (2.94%) Bugzilla
10 4 (2.35%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.76%) Subversion
11 3 (1.76%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.76%) Hudson
11 3 (1.76%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.76%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (1.18%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (1.18%) GCC
13 1 (0.59%) MSTest
13 1 (0.59%) PHPUnit
13 1 (0.59%) Behat
General
1 30 (17.65%) Finance
2 4 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.76%) Marketing
4 2 (1.18%) Electronics
4 2 (1.18%) Banking
5 1 (0.59%) Retail
5 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.59%) Automotive
5 1 (0.59%) Legal
5 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (32.35%) Developer
2 41 (24.12%) Test Engineer
3 40 (23.53%) Software Developer
4 31 (18.24%) Software Engineer
5 29 (17.06%) Tester
6 24 (14.12%) Software Test Engineer
7 20 (11.76%) Senior Developer
8 19 (11.18%) Senior Software Developer
9 17 (10.00%) Programmer
9 17 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
10 14 (8.24%) Software Programmer
11 13 (7.65%) Automation Tester
12 11 (6.47%) Analyst
13 10 (5.88%) Software Tester
13 10 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
13 10 (5.88%) QA Engineer
14 9 (5.29%) Test Automation Engineer
15 8 (4.71%) QA Tester
15 8 (4.71%) Architect
15 8 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.88%) .NET
2 26 (15.29%) HTML
3 16 (9.41%) CSS
3 16 (9.41%) WPF
4 15 (8.82%) XML
5 13 (7.65%) HTML5
6 9 (5.29%) CSS3
7 4 (2.35%) Web Services
8 3 (1.76%) STL
8 3 (1.76%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.76%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.76%) WCF
9 2 (1.18%) jQuery
9 2 (1.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (1.18%) REST
9 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.18%) Regular Expression
9 2 (1.18%) XSLT
9 2 (1.18%) XHTML
10 1 (0.59%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.47%) Computer Science
2 27 (15.88%) Mathematics
3 19 (11.18%) Statistics
3 19 (11.18%) Algorithms
4 17 (10.00%) Mobile App
5 12 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.12%) User Experience
7 6 (3.53%) Visualisation
8 5 (2.94%) Physics
9 4 (2.35%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.76%) Replication
11 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.59%) PMI
12 1 (0.59%) W3C
12 1 (0.59%) Wiki
12 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.59%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.12%) Linux
2 18 (10.59%) Windows
3 13 (7.65%) UNIX
4 10 (5.88%) Android
4 10 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.94%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (31.18%) Test Automation
3 50 (29.41%) OO
4 39 (22.94%) Scrum
5 36 (21.18%) User Stories
6 35 (20.59%) Software Engineering
7 31 (18.24%) Test Scripting
8 28 (16.47%) Manual Testing
9 26 (15.29%) Kanban
9 26 (15.29%) Unit Testing
10 25 (14.71%) Automated Testing
11 20 (11.76%) TDD
12 19 (11.18%) Regression Testing
13 18 (10.59%) Financial Modelling
14 17 (10.00%) Software Architecture
15 15 (8.82%) Performance Testing
15 15 (8.82%) OOP
15 15 (8.82%) Risk Management
16 14 (8.24%) Web Testing
16 14 (8.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 59 (34.71%) SQL
2 51 (30.00%) C#
3 50 (29.41%) Python
4 45 (26.47%) C++
5 33 (19.41%) Java
6 22 (12.94%) Perl
7 21 (12.35%) JavaScript
8 20 (11.76%) C
9 4 (2.35%) Ruby
10 3 (1.76%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.76%) PHP
11 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.59%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (39.41%) Degree
2 14 (8.24%) ISEB
3 12 (7.06%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.94%) CCNA
4 5 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.59%) PMP
6 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.76%) WAI
2 1 (0.59%) COBIT
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.59%) TOWER Software
3 12 (7.06%) Perforce
4 5 (2.94%) VMware
4 5 (2.94%) Juniper
4 5 (2.94%) Cisco
4 5 (2.94%) SonicWALL
4 5 (2.94%) F5
4 5 (2.94%) Splunk
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle
6 1 (0.59%) Zend
6 1 (0.59%) WorldPay
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Prospects
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £42,312 - £47,014 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Exceptional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Superb benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k-35k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-40k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 55k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Biovia
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k + dep. on experience
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Arcus Global
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago