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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 29 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 99 137 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.68% 7.60% 6.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 73.33% 59.83% 54.20%
Number of salaries quoted 81 121 113
Average salary £45,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.88% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -
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
135 229 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.10% 12.71% 11.94%
Number of salaries quoted 114 192 186
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 108 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (39.15%) Degree
3 72 (33.96%) SQL
4 68 (32.08%) C#
5 66 (31.13%) Python
6 63 (29.72%) C++
7 58 (27.36%) Test Automation
8 57 (26.89%) Linux
9 50 (23.58%) OO
10 44 (20.75%) Automated Testing
11 43 (20.28%) Software Engineering
11 43 (20.28%) Scrum
12 40 (18.87%) HTML
12 40 (18.87%) Test Scripting
13 37 (17.45%) Java
14 36 (16.98%) Microsoft
15 35 (16.51%) JavaScript
15 35 (16.51%) Manual Testing
16 32 (15.09%) CSS
17 30 (14.15%) Selenium
18 29 (13.68%) JIRA
18 29 (13.68%) User Stories
19 28 (13.21%) Computer Science
19 28 (13.21%) Unit Testing
19 28 (13.21%) HTML5
19 28 (13.21%) .NET
20 26 (12.26%) Finance
20 26 (12.26%) SQL Server
20 26 (12.26%) ISEB
21 25 (11.79%) Perl

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (1.89%) Tomcat
1 4 (1.89%) NetWeaver
1 4 (1.89%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.42%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.96%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.19%) HTTP
3 7 (3.30%) Internet
3 7 (3.30%) ICMP
4 6 (2.83%) Firewall
5 5 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (2.36%) VoIP
5 5 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.89%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.89%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.94%) DNS
8 1 (0.47%) DHCP
8 1 (0.47%) FTP
8 1 (0.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.89%) Big Data
3 2 (0.94%) MySQL
3 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (14.15%) Selenium
2 29 (13.68%) JIRA
3 23 (10.85%) NUnit
4 20 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (6.60%) Cucumber
6 10 (4.72%) Visual Studio
7 9 (4.25%) JMeter
8 8 (3.77%) Bugzilla
8 8 (3.77%) Rhino Mocks
9 7 (3.30%) QADirector
9 7 (3.30%) Git (software)
10 5 (2.36%) Ant
10 5 (2.36%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.89%) QuickTest Pro
12 3 (1.42%) WinRunner
12 3 (1.42%) Subversion
12 3 (1.42%) QARun
12 3 (1.42%) WatiN
12 3 (1.42%) Calabash
13 2 (0.94%) GCC
General
1 26 (12.26%) Finance
2 10 (4.72%) Advertising
2 10 (4.72%) Marketing
3 4 (1.89%) Publishing
3 4 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.42%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.94%) Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Games
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 67 (31.60%) Test Engineer
2 63 (29.72%) Developer
3 57 (26.89%) Software Engineer
4 43 (20.28%) Software Test Engineer
5 42 (19.81%) Software Developer
6 27 (12.74%) Tester
7 22 (10.38%) Automation Engineer
8 18 (8.49%) Programmer
9 16 (7.55%) Senior Developer
9 16 (7.55%) Software Programmer
10 12 (5.66%) Senior Software Developer
11 11 (5.19%) QA Engineer
11 11 (5.19%) Test Automation Engineer
12 10 (4.72%) Automation Tester
13 9 (4.25%) Analyst
14 8 (3.77%) Software Tester
14 8 (3.77%) C# Developer
15 7 (3.30%) Junior
15 7 (3.30%) Test Analyst
16 6 (2.83%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.87%) HTML
2 32 (15.09%) CSS
3 28 (13.21%) .NET
3 28 (13.21%) HTML5
4 16 (7.55%) CSS3
4 16 (7.55%) XML
5 12 (5.66%) WPF
5 12 (5.66%) jQuery
6 10 (4.72%) Web Services
7 7 (3.30%) WCF
8 6 (2.83%) REST
9 5 (2.36%) XHTML
10 4 (1.89%) Web Dynpro
10 4 (1.89%) SAP Basis
10 4 (1.89%) Classic ASP
10 4 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (1.42%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 3 (1.42%) WinForms
11 3 (1.42%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.21%) Computer Science
2 24 (11.32%) Mathematics
3 19 (8.96%) User Experience
4 16 (7.55%) Mobile App
5 15 (7.08%) Algorithms
6 13 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (6.13%) Statistics
7 7 (3.30%) Visualisation
8 6 (2.83%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.36%) Wiki
10 4 (1.89%) Economics
10 4 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.42%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.42%) Physics
12 1 (0.47%) W3C
12 1 (0.47%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 57 (26.89%) Linux
2 24 (11.32%) Windows
3 22 (10.38%) UNIX
4 12 (5.66%) Android
4 12 (5.66%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.89%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.89%) Solaris
6 2 (0.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (27.36%) Test Automation
3 50 (23.58%) OO
4 44 (20.75%) Automated Testing
5 43 (20.28%) Software Engineering
5 43 (20.28%) Scrum
6 40 (18.87%) Test Scripting
7 35 (16.51%) Manual Testing
8 29 (13.68%) User Stories
9 28 (13.21%) Unit Testing
10 25 (11.79%) Kanban
11 22 (10.38%) Software Testing
12 20 (9.43%) TDD
13 19 (8.96%) Software Architecture
14 18 (8.49%) Financial Modelling
14 18 (8.49%) Regression Testing
15 16 (7.55%) Risk Management
16 15 (7.08%) MVC
17 14 (6.60%) OOP
18 12 (5.66%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (33.96%) SQL
2 68 (32.08%) C#
3 66 (31.13%) Python
4 63 (29.72%) C++
5 37 (17.45%) Java
6 35 (16.51%) JavaScript
7 25 (11.79%) Perl
8 24 (11.32%) C
9 12 (5.66%) Ruby
10 8 (3.77%) VB.NET
11 7 (3.30%) PHP
12 4 (1.89%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.89%) ABAP
13 3 (1.42%) VB
14 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.47%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 83 (39.15%) Degree
2 26 (12.26%) ISEB
3 22 (10.38%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.36%) CCNA
4 5 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.42%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.36%) Nagios
Vendors
1 36 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.49%) TOWER Software
3 11 (5.19%) Perforce
4 6 (2.83%) VMware
5 5 (2.36%) SonicWALL
5 5 (2.36%) F5
5 5 (2.36%) Splunk
5 5 (2.36%) WorldPay
5 5 (2.36%) Juniper
5 5 (2.36%) Cisco
6 4 (1.89%) Sun
6 4 (1.89%) Oracle
6 4 (1.89%) SAP
7 1 (0.47%) Zend
7 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
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