The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 44 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 73 71 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.27% 5.08% 7.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.84% 47.33% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 71 66 99
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £30,000 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
122 150 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.48% 10.72% 12.65%
Number of salaries quoted 110 112 163
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of job ads across the Cambridge region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for QA.

1 85 (49.71%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (47.95%) SQL
3 73 (42.69%) .NET
4 71 (41.52%) C#
5 64 (37.43%) JavaScript
6 60 (35.09%) HTML
6 60 (35.09%) CSS
7 58 (33.92%) MVC
8 50 (29.24%) Automated Testing
8 50 (29.24%) Degree
9 48 (28.07%) .NET Framework
9 48 (28.07%) VB.NET
9 48 (28.07%) Entity Framework
10 46 (26.90%) WCF
11 45 (26.32%) Software Engineering
12 44 (25.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 43 (25.15%) REST
14 42 (24.56%) JIRA
15 41 (23.98%) Selenium
15 41 (23.98%) XML
16 40 (23.39%) LINQ
16 40 (23.39%) DevOps
17 38 (22.22%) Front End Development
18 36 (21.05%) JSON
19 35 (20.47%) Computer Science
19 35 (20.47%) Test Automation
19 35 (20.47%) SDLC
19 35 (20.47%) User Stories
20 34 (19.88%) jQuery
21 32 (18.71%) Ajax

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.68%) Drupal
2 4 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.17%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.58%) Confluence
4 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.17%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (7.02%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.17%) GitHub
2 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.26%) HTTP
2 2 (1.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.58%) DNS
3 1 (0.58%) SSL
3 1 (0.58%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.92%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.34%) MySQL
4 4 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.17%) Big Data
5 2 (1.17%) IDOL
5 2 (1.17%) Redis
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 42 (24.56%) JIRA
2 41 (23.98%) Selenium
3 12 (7.02%) NUnit
4 10 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (5.26%) Subversion
6 8 (4.68%) Visual Studio
6 8 (4.68%) WebDriver
7 7 (4.09%) Hudson
8 5 (2.92%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.34%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.75%) JMeter
11 2 (1.17%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.17%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (1.17%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.58%) Gatling
12 1 (0.58%) LoadUI
12 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.58%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.58%) YouTrack
General
1 17 (9.94%) Finance
2 10 (5.85%) Games
3 5 (2.92%) Retail
4 4 (2.34%) Advertising
5 3 (1.75%) Law
6 2 (1.17%) Electronics
7 1 (0.58%) Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Publishing
7 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (52.63%) Developer
2 45 (26.32%) C# Developer
3 43 (25.15%) Senior Developer
4 36 (21.05%) Software Developer
5 34 (19.88%) Senior C# Developer
6 32 (18.71%) Test Engineer
7 29 (16.96%) Senior Software Developer
8 27 (15.79%) .NET Developer
9 24 (14.04%) C# .NET Developer
9 24 (14.04%) C# Software Developer
10 22 (12.87%) Senior .NET Developer
10 22 (12.87%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 22 (12.87%) Senior C# Software Developer
11 21 (12.28%) C# WCF Developer
11 21 (12.28%) WCF Developer
12 20 (11.70%) QA Engineer
13 19 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
14 18 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
14 18 (10.53%) Tester
15 17 (9.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (42.69%) .NET
2 60 (35.09%) CSS
2 60 (35.09%) HTML
3 48 (28.07%) .NET Framework
3 48 (28.07%) Entity Framework
4 46 (26.90%) WCF
5 44 (25.73%) ASP.NET Web API
6 43 (25.15%) REST
7 41 (23.98%) XML
8 40 (23.39%) LINQ
9 36 (21.05%) JSON
10 34 (19.88%) jQuery
11 32 (18.71%) Ajax
11 32 (18.71%) XSLT
12 28 (16.37%) Razor View Engine
13 27 (15.79%) HTML5
14 21 (12.28%) CSS3
15 17 (9.94%) Web Services
16 16 (9.36%) ADO
17 13 (7.60%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.47%) Computer Science
2 17 (9.94%) Algorithms
3 12 (7.02%) Statistics
4 11 (6.43%) Mathematics
5 10 (5.85%) Life Science
5 10 (5.85%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.68%) iPad
7 6 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.51%) Replication
8 4 (2.34%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.75%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.17%) Fintech
10 2 (1.17%) User Experience
10 2 (1.17%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.58%) Raspberry Pi
11 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.79%) Linux
2 10 (5.85%) Apple iOS
3 8 (4.68%) Windows
4 6 (3.51%) Unix
5 3 (1.75%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.58%) Android
7 1 (0.58%) CentOS
7 1 (0.58%) Fedora
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (49.71%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (33.92%) MVC
3 50 (29.24%) Automated Testing
4 45 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 40 (23.39%) DevOps
6 38 (22.22%) Front End Development
7 35 (20.47%) SDLC
7 35 (20.47%) Test Automation
7 35 (20.47%) User Stories
8 25 (14.62%) Unit Testing
9 23 (13.45%) Kanban
10 22 (12.87%) Scrum
11 21 (12.28%) Manual Testing
11 21 (12.28%) OO
12 19 (11.11%) TDD
13 17 (9.94%) E-Commerce
14 16 (9.36%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (9.36%) Software Testing
15 14 (8.19%) Regression Testing
15 14 (8.19%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 82 (47.95%) SQL
2 71 (41.52%) C#
3 64 (37.43%) JavaScript
4 48 (28.07%) VB.NET
5 29 (16.96%) Java
6 28 (16.37%) Python
7 18 (10.53%) PHP
8 16 (9.36%) T-SQL
9 15 (8.77%) Perl
10 13 (7.60%) C
11 10 (5.85%) C++
12 9 (5.26%) Objective-C
13 7 (4.09%) Ruby
14 6 (3.51%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.75%) Shell Script
16 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.58%) Lua
Qualifications
1 50 (29.24%) Degree
2 13 (7.60%) ISEB
3 12 (7.02%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.58%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.75%) SDET
2 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Docker
1 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.17%) Ansible
2 2 (1.17%) Puppet
3 1 (0.58%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 29 (16.96%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.85%) TOWER Software
3 9 (5.26%) Oracle
4 6 (3.51%) Rackspace
5 4 (2.34%) Google
6 2 (1.17%) New Relic
6 2 (1.17%) Roku
6 2 (1.17%) Zend
7 1 (0.58%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.58%) Twitter
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