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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 60 49
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 146 52 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.06% 3.30% 4.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.48% 41.27% 57.83%
Number of salaries quoted 105 51 83
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,500 £52,300
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
230 126 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.69% 8.00% 8.58%
Number of salaries quoted 162 92 126
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 28 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 151 (52.25%) Java
2 109 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (35.29%) C#
4 93 (32.18%) Degree
5 75 (25.95%) Python
6 73 (25.26%) Linux
6 73 (25.26%) Automated Testing
7 70 (24.22%) C++
7 70 (24.22%) SQL
8 64 (22.15%) Test Scripting
9 63 (21.80%) Selenium
10 61 (21.11%) Scrum
11 58 (20.07%) Software Testing
12 56 (19.38%) TDD
13 55 (19.03%) Internet
14 53 (18.34%) ISEB
15 49 (16.96%) ISTQB
15 49 (16.96%) Regression Testing
16 48 (16.61%) HTML
16 48 (16.61%) UNIX
17 46 (15.92%) Windows
17 46 (15.92%) JavaScript
18 45 (15.57%) Software Engineering
19 44 (15.22%) Perl
20 43 (14.88%) Mathematics
21 41 (14.19%) OO
22 38 (13.15%) Test Automation
23 37 (12.80%) .NET
24 36 (12.46%) Tomcat
25 34 (11.76%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 36 (12.46%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.08%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (1.04%) Drupal
4 3 (1.04%) ColdFusion
4 3 (1.04%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.35%) CMS
5 1 (0.35%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (4.15%) MS Office
2 10 (3.46%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.04%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.69%) Route 53
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (19.03%) Internet
2 20 (6.92%) HTTP
3 9 (3.11%) Intranet
4 8 (2.77%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.42%) VLAN
6 5 (1.73%) Firewall
7 4 (1.38%) iSCSI
7 4 (1.38%) NAS
7 4 (1.38%) IPv6
7 4 (1.38%) Wireless
8 3 (1.04%) SAN
8 3 (1.04%) LAN
8 3 (1.04%) VoIP
8 3 (1.04%) WAN
8 3 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.69%) Network Security
9 2 (0.69%) DNS
9 2 (0.69%) X.509
9 2 (0.69%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.35%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.50%) Relational Database
2 12 (4.15%) MySQL
2 12 (4.15%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.38%) Cognos Report Studio
5 4 (1.38%) Data Mart
6 3 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.69%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.35%) DB2
8 1 (0.35%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.35%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 63 (21.80%) Selenium
2 26 (9.00%) JIRA
3 22 (7.61%) WebDriver
4 17 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 10 (3.46%) Subversion
5 10 (3.46%) NUnit
6 9 (3.11%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.42%) WinRunner
7 7 (2.42%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (2.42%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.08%) FitNesse
9 3 (1.04%) Maven
9 3 (1.04%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.04%) JMeter
9 3 (1.04%) JUnit
9 3 (1.04%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.69%) Sahi
10 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.69%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (11.07%) Finance
2 14 (4.84%) Publishing
3 7 (2.42%) Marketing
4 6 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (2.08%) Automotive
4 6 (2.08%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.38%) Games
6 2 (0.69%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) French Language
7 1 (0.35%) German Language
7 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) Military
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (26.30%) Software Engineer
2 65 (22.49%) Test Engineer
3 52 (17.99%) Analyst
4 50 (17.30%) Tester
5 47 (16.26%) QA Engineer
6 32 (11.07%) Software Test Engineer
7 29 (10.03%) Test Analyst
8 28 (9.69%) QA Tester
9 24 (8.30%) Developer
10 22 (7.61%) Applications Support
11 20 (6.92%) Software Tester
12 14 (4.84%) QA Analyst
13 12 (4.15%) Automation Engineer
13 12 (4.15%) Development Engineer
13 12 (4.15%) Software Development Engineer
14 11 (3.81%) Graduate
15 9 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
15 9 (3.11%) Applications Support Analyst
15 9 (3.11%) Senior Support Analyst
15 9 (3.11%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (16.61%) HTML
2 37 (12.80%) .NET
3 33 (11.42%) CSS
4 16 (5.54%) J2EE
5 15 (5.19%) XML
6 14 (4.84%) Web Services
7 11 (3.81%) Spring
8 10 (3.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 10 (3.46%) ASP.NET
8 10 (3.46%) STL
8 10 (3.46%) Middleware
9 9 (3.11%) jQuery
10 8 (2.77%) CGI
11 5 (1.73%) Hibernate
11 5 (1.73%) HTML5
12 4 (1.38%) XHTML
12 4 (1.38%) XSLT
13 3 (1.04%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.04%) Classic ASP
13 3 (1.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.88%) Mathematics
2 32 (11.07%) Computer Science
3 19 (6.57%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.84%) Physics
5 13 (4.50%) Wiki
6 8 (2.77%) Statistics
7 7 (2.42%) Fat Client
7 7 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.42%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.42%) iPhone
8 4 (1.38%) iPad
8 4 (1.38%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.69%) Online Games
10 2 (0.69%) DTV
10 2 (0.69%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.69%) Web 2.0
11 1 (0.35%) Chemistry
11 1 (0.35%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 73 (25.26%) Linux
2 48 (16.61%) UNIX
3 46 (15.92%) Windows
4 31 (10.73%) Solaris
5 10 (3.46%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.38%) Android
8 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (25.26%) Automated Testing
3 64 (22.15%) Test Scripting
4 61 (21.11%) Scrum
5 58 (20.07%) Software Testing
6 56 (19.38%) TDD
7 49 (16.96%) Regression Testing
8 45 (15.57%) Software Engineering
9 41 (14.19%) OO
10 38 (13.15%) Test Automation
11 34 (11.76%) Manual Testing
12 21 (7.27%) OOD
13 20 (6.92%) Test Strategy
14 15 (5.19%) User Stories
15 14 (4.84%) Web Testing
16 13 (4.50%) OOP
16 13 (4.50%) Project Management
16 13 (4.50%) Multithreading
17 12 (4.15%) Automation Testing
17 12 (4.15%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 151 (52.25%) Java
2 102 (35.29%) C#
3 75 (25.95%) Python
4 70 (24.22%) C++
4 70 (24.22%) SQL
5 46 (15.92%) JavaScript
6 44 (15.22%) Perl
7 28 (9.69%) Ruby
8 19 (6.57%) PHP
9 15 (5.19%) C
10 8 (2.77%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.42%) Delphi
12 4 (1.38%) VBA
12 4 (1.38%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.38%) VB
13 3 (1.04%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.04%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.04%) Scala
14 2 (0.69%) F#
15 1 (0.35%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 93 (32.18%) Degree
2 53 (18.34%) ISEB
3 49 (16.96%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.04%) CCNA
6 3 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.04%) MCSA
7 1 (0.35%) HNC
7 1 (0.35%) HND
7 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.35%) TickIT
1 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (10.73%) Sun
2 29 (10.03%) Oracle
3 27 (9.34%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.77%) Sybase
5 6 (2.08%) HP
6 4 (1.38%) Cognos
7 3 (1.04%) VMware
7 3 (1.04%) Perforce
7 3 (1.04%) Adobe
7 3 (1.04%) Cisco
7 3 (1.04%) Veeam
8 1 (0.35%) Zend
8 1 (0.35%) Telerik
8 1 (0.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (0.35%) Quark
8 1 (0.35%) SAP
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