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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 51 41
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 105 66 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.14% 4.43% 5.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.24% 51.97% 61.81%
Number of salaries quoted 74 57 113
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,350 £31,900 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,500 £54,100
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
209 127 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.22% 8.52% 9.32%
Number of salaries quoted 145 95 163
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £54,800 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 31 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 131 (54.13%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (52.89%) Java
3 96 (39.67%) C#
4 73 (30.17%) Automated Testing
5 69 (28.51%) Linux
6 63 (26.03%) C++
7 62 (25.62%) Python
8 61 (25.21%) Test Scripting
9 60 (24.79%) Degree
10 59 (24.38%) SQL
11 55 (22.73%) Manual Testing
12 52 (21.49%) Selenium
13 49 (20.25%) ISEB
14 48 (19.83%) Internet
15 47 (19.42%) UNIX
15 47 (19.42%) Software Testing
16 45 (18.60%) Perl
17 44 (18.18%) Software Engineering
17 44 (18.18%) Scrum
18 42 (17.36%) ISTQB
19 41 (16.94%) OO
20 39 (16.12%) TDD
21 38 (15.70%) HTML
22 37 (15.29%) Windows
23 36 (14.88%) Tomcat
24 34 (14.05%) JavaScript
25 32 (13.22%) Solaris
25 32 (13.22%) Sun
26 31 (12.81%) Regression Testing
27 30 (12.40%) OOD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (14.88%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.41%) Apache
3 1 (0.41%) CMS
3 1 (0.41%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (3.31%) MS Office
2 3 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.83%) Route 53
2 2 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (19.83%) Internet
2 17 (7.02%) HTTP
3 12 (4.96%) Intranet
4 9 (3.72%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.65%) DNS
5 4 (1.65%) IPv6
5 4 (1.65%) Wireless
5 4 (1.65%) VLAN
5 4 (1.65%) iSCSI
5 4 (1.65%) NAS
6 3 (1.24%) FTP
7 2 (0.83%) DHCP
7 2 (0.83%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.83%) SSL
7 2 (0.83%) X.509
7 2 (0.83%) Firewall
7 2 (0.83%) Network Security
8 1 (0.41%) LTE
8 1 (0.41%) DLNA
8 1 (0.41%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.31%) MySQL
1 8 (3.31%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.65%) Cognos Report Studio
2 4 (1.65%) Data Mart
3 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.83%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.41%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.41%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 52 (21.49%) Selenium
2 24 (9.92%) JIRA
3 21 (8.68%) Git (software)
4 19 (7.85%) WebDriver
5 14 (5.79%) Subversion
6 11 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (2.48%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.48%) NUnit
8 3 (1.24%) JUnit
8 3 (1.24%) JMeter
8 3 (1.24%) Maven
8 3 (1.24%) FitNesse
8 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.24%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (0.83%) WATIR
9 2 (0.83%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.83%) Sahi
9 2 (0.83%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (8.26%) Finance
2 10 (4.13%) Publishing
2 10 (4.13%) Marketing
3 6 (2.48%) Multimedia
4 5 (2.07%) Advertising
4 5 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.65%) Games
6 1 (0.41%) Military
6 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.41%) Automotive
6 1 (0.41%) Legal
6 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 61 (25.21%) Test Engineer
2 57 (23.55%) Software Engineer
3 44 (18.18%) Analyst
4 33 (13.64%) QA Engineer
5 30 (12.40%) Tester
6 29 (11.98%) Software Test Engineer
7 26 (10.74%) Test Analyst
8 21 (8.68%) Developer
9 20 (8.26%) Applications Support
10 16 (6.61%) Support Analyst
10 16 (6.61%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (6.61%) Applications Support Analyst
10 16 (6.61%) Senior Support Analyst
10 16 (6.61%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
11 13 (5.37%) QA Tester
11 13 (5.37%) Graduate
12 12 (4.96%) Software Tester
13 9 (3.72%) Automation Engineer
14 8 (3.31%) Development Engineer
15 7 (2.89%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (15.70%) HTML
2 29 (11.98%) .NET
3 23 (9.50%) CSS
4 17 (7.02%) Web Services
5 13 (5.37%) XML
6 11 (4.55%) CGI
7 8 (3.31%) REST
7 8 (3.31%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.89%) J2EE
8 7 (2.89%) jQuery
9 6 (2.48%) HTML5
9 6 (2.48%) Spring
10 5 (2.07%) STL
10 5 (2.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 5 (2.07%) Middleware
11 2 (0.83%) XHTML
11 2 (0.83%) Ajax
11 2 (0.83%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.41%) WCF
12 1 (0.41%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.98%) Mathematics
2 22 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.85%) Computer Science
4 17 (7.02%) Wiki
5 14 (5.79%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.13%) User Experience
6 10 (4.13%) Physics
6 10 (4.13%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.31%) Statistics
8 7 (2.89%) Algorithms
9 6 (2.48%) iPhone
10 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.24%) iPad
12 2 (0.83%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.83%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.83%) DTV
12 2 (0.83%) Streaming Video
12 2 (0.83%) Web 2.0
13 1 (0.41%) Life Science
13 1 (0.41%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 69 (28.51%) Linux
2 47 (19.42%) UNIX
3 37 (15.29%) Windows
4 32 (13.22%) Solaris
5 6 (2.48%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.07%) Android
7 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (54.13%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (30.17%) Automated Testing
3 61 (25.21%) Test Scripting
4 55 (22.73%) Manual Testing
5 47 (19.42%) Software Testing
6 44 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 44 (18.18%) Scrum
7 41 (16.94%) OO
8 39 (16.12%) TDD
9 31 (12.81%) Regression Testing
10 30 (12.40%) OOD
11 23 (9.50%) Test Automation
12 20 (8.26%) Mentoring
13 12 (4.96%) Performance Testing
13 12 (4.96%) Automation Testing
14 11 (4.55%) User Stories
14 11 (4.55%) BDD
14 11 (4.55%) Test Strategy
14 11 (4.55%) Web Testing
14 11 (4.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 128 (52.89%) Java
2 96 (39.67%) C#
3 63 (26.03%) C++
4 62 (25.62%) Python
5 59 (24.38%) SQL
6 45 (18.60%) Perl
7 34 (14.05%) JavaScript
8 26 (10.74%) Ruby
9 19 (7.85%) C
10 12 (4.96%) PHP
11 10 (4.13%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.24%) Scala
13 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.83%) F#
13 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.41%) Delphi
14 1 (0.41%) PHP5
14 1 (0.41%) XQuery
14 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (24.79%) Degree
2 49 (20.25%) ISEB
3 42 (17.36%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) HNC
5 1 (0.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.41%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 3 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.83%) Puppet
2 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (13.22%) Sun
2 25 (10.33%) Oracle
3 11 (4.55%) Sybase
4 10 (4.13%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.65%) Cognos
6 3 (1.24%) HP
7 2 (0.83%) Perforce
8 1 (0.41%) Telerik
8 1 (0.41%) Zend
8 1 (0.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (0.41%) Apple
8 1 (0.41%) Quark
8 1 (0.41%) Symbian
8 1 (0.41%) SAP
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