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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 30 74
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +44
Permanent jobs citing QA 70 140 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.04% 7.80% 3.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.45% 61.40% 36.76%
Number of salaries quoted 66 102 49
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £64,000
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
124 228 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.93% 12.70% 8.25%
Number of salaries quoted 102 165 101
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 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 84 (49.41%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (37.06%) Degree
3 54 (31.76%) SQL
4 50 (29.41%) C#
5 49 (28.82%) Test Automation
6 47 (27.65%) OO
7 46 (27.06%) C++
8 45 (26.47%) Python
9 44 (25.88%) Linux
10 40 (23.53%) Selenium
11 38 (22.35%) Java
12 36 (21.18%) Scrum
12 36 (21.18%) User Stories
13 33 (19.41%) Software Engineering
14 31 (18.24%) Manual Testing
15 29 (17.06%) JIRA
16 28 (16.47%) Test Scripting
16 28 (16.47%) Finance
16 28 (16.47%) .NET
17 26 (15.29%) Mathematics
18 25 (14.71%) Computer Science
18 25 (14.71%) Automated Testing
19 24 (14.12%) Kanban
20 22 (12.94%) Unit Testing
20 22 (12.94%) HTML
21 20 (11.76%) Perl
21 20 (11.76%) Microsoft
21 20 (11.76%) NUnit
22 18 (10.59%) Regression Testing
22 18 (10.59%) C

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.06%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.53%) Firewall
3 5 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (2.94%) VoIP
3 5 (2.94%) Internet
4 3 (1.76%) HTTP
4 3 (1.76%) ICMP
5 2 (1.18%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.18%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.59%) Intranet
6 1 (0.59%) 802.11
6 1 (0.59%) FTP
6 1 (0.59%) DNS
6 1 (0.59%) AMQP
6 1 (0.59%) MQTT
6 1 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.94%) Big Data
3 4 (2.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.59%) MySQL
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (23.53%) Selenium
2 29 (17.06%) JIRA
3 20 (11.76%) NUnit
4 18 (10.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (9.41%) JMeter
6 14 (8.24%) Cucumber
7 9 (5.29%) WebDriver
8 7 (4.12%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.53%) QADirector
10 4 (2.35%) Bugzilla
10 4 (2.35%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.35%) Hudson
11 3 (1.76%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (1.18%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.18%) Subversion
13 1 (0.59%) HP UFT
13 1 (0.59%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.59%) JUnit
13 1 (0.59%) MSTest
General
1 28 (16.47%) Finance
2 5 (2.94%) Electronics
3 3 (1.76%) Marketing
4 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.18%) Publishing
5 1 (0.59%) Retail
5 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.59%) Automotive
5 1 (0.59%) Legal
5 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 54 (31.76%) Developer
2 37 (21.76%) Software Developer
3 35 (20.59%) Tester
4 34 (20.00%) Test Engineer
5 25 (14.71%) Software Engineer
6 20 (11.76%) Senior Developer
7 19 (11.18%) Senior Software Developer
8 18 (10.59%) Software Test Engineer
9 15 (8.82%) Programmer
10 13 (7.65%) Software Tester
10 13 (7.65%) QA Tester
11 12 (7.06%) Software Programmer
11 12 (7.06%) Automation Tester
12 11 (6.47%) Automation Engineer
12 11 (6.47%) Analyst
13 10 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
13 10 (5.88%) QA Engineer
14 8 (4.71%) Junior Tester
14 8 (4.71%) Junior
14 8 (4.71%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.47%) .NET
2 22 (12.94%) HTML
3 15 (8.82%) WPF
4 14 (8.24%) XML
5 13 (7.65%) CSS
6 11 (6.47%) HTML5
7 7 (4.12%) CSS3
8 4 (2.35%) SOAP
8 4 (2.35%) Web Services
9 3 (1.76%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.76%) Qt
10 2 (1.18%) jQuery
10 2 (1.18%) REST
10 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.18%) WCF
10 2 (1.18%) STL
10 2 (1.18%) XSLT
10 2 (1.18%) XHTML
11 1 (0.59%) JMS
11 1 (0.59%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.29%) Mathematics
2 25 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 18 (10.59%) Mobile App
3 18 (10.59%) Algorithms
3 18 (10.59%) Statistics
4 11 (6.47%) User Experience
5 9 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.53%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.94%) Physics
8 4 (2.35%) Replication
8 4 (2.35%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.76%) Chemistry
10 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.59%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.59%) PMI
11 1 (0.59%) W3C
11 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.59%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 44 (25.88%) Linux
2 17 (10.00%) Windows
3 11 (6.47%) UNIX
4 9 (5.29%) Android
5 8 (4.71%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.53%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (49.41%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (28.82%) Test Automation
3 47 (27.65%) OO
4 36 (21.18%) Scrum
4 36 (21.18%) User Stories
5 33 (19.41%) Software Engineering
6 31 (18.24%) Manual Testing
7 28 (16.47%) Test Scripting
8 25 (14.71%) Automated Testing
9 24 (14.12%) Kanban
10 22 (12.94%) Unit Testing
11 18 (10.59%) Regression Testing
12 17 (10.00%) Software Testing
12 17 (10.00%) Performance Testing
12 17 (10.00%) Financial Modelling
13 16 (9.41%) Web Testing
13 16 (9.41%) TDD
14 15 (8.82%) OOP
14 15 (8.82%) Software Architecture
15 14 (8.24%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (31.76%) SQL
2 50 (29.41%) C#
3 46 (27.06%) C++
4 45 (26.47%) Python
5 38 (22.35%) Java
6 20 (11.76%) Perl
7 18 (10.59%) C
8 17 (10.00%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.35%) Ruby
10 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.18%) PHP
11 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.59%) XQuery
11 1 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 63 (37.06%) Degree
2 15 (8.82%) ISEB
3 11 (6.47%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.94%) CCNA
5 4 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.76%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.59%) PMP
7 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.18%) 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 20 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.00%) TOWER Software
3 11 (6.47%) 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%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.59%) Zend
6 1 (0.59%) WorldPay
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
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Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Healther
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £47500 per annum + FANTASTIC BENEFITS
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