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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 29 35
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 123 105 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.16% 6.34% 6.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 62.12% 54.97% 53.93%
Number of salaries quoted 114 93 87
Average salary £48,750 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.87% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £49,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £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
198 191 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.14% 11.53% 12.21%
Number of salaries quoted 173 165 145
Average salary £45,000 £40,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,200 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -

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 9 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 130 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (36.90%) C#
3 80 (29.52%) .NET
4 79 (29.15%) Software Engineering
5 73 (26.94%) JavaScript
6 72 (26.57%) HTML
7 70 (25.83%) SQL
8 69 (25.46%) Python
8 69 (25.46%) Degree
9 66 (24.35%) MVC
10 64 (23.62%) Selenium
11 59 (21.77%) Java
12 56 (20.66%) CSS
13 54 (19.93%) JIRA
14 50 (18.45%) Test Automation
15 47 (17.34%) Entity Framework
15 47 (17.34%) .NET Framework
15 47 (17.34%) XML
16 46 (16.97%) Scrum
16 46 (16.97%) ASP.NET Web API
17 41 (15.13%) SDLC
17 41 (15.13%) VB.NET
18 38 (14.02%) C++
18 38 (14.02%) WCF
19 36 (13.28%) LINQ
19 36 (13.28%) Automated Testing
19 36 (13.28%) User Stories
20 35 (12.92%) TDD
21 34 (12.55%) REST
22 33 (12.18%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 10 (3.69%) Drupal
2 4 (1.48%) Apache
2 4 (1.48%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.37%) Confluence
3 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (3.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.58%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (2.58%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.11%) MS Office
4 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.85%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.74%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.37%) PaaS
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.69%) HTTP
2 4 (1.48%) AMQP
2 4 (1.48%) Internet
2 4 (1.48%) MQTT
3 2 (0.74%) DNS
4 1 (0.37%) DHCP
4 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.37%) SMTP
4 1 (0.37%) SNMP
4 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.69%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.95%) Big Data
4 4 (1.48%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.48%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.37%) MySQL
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 64 (23.62%) Selenium
2 54 (19.93%) JIRA
3 19 (7.01%) WebDriver
4 16 (5.90%) JMeter
5 12 (4.43%) NUnit
6 10 (3.69%) Hudson
7 8 (2.95%) Selenium IDE
7 8 (2.95%) SoapUI
8 7 (2.58%) Bugzilla
9 6 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.48%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.11%) Appium
12 1 (0.37%) Ant
12 1 (0.37%) CruiseControl
12 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.37%) JUnit
12 1 (0.37%) LoadUI
12 1 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 33 (12.18%) Electronics
2 20 (7.38%) Finance
3 6 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 99 (36.53%) Developer
2 58 (21.40%) Test Engineer
3 41 (15.13%) Tester
4 38 (14.02%) C# Developer
5 36 (13.28%) Software Developer
6 35 (12.92%) Automation Engineer
6 35 (12.92%) Senior Developer
7 34 (12.55%) QA Engineer
8 33 (12.18%) Test Automation Engineer
9 30 (11.07%) Senior Software Developer
10 29 (10.70%) .NET Developer
10 29 (10.70%) Analyst
11 28 (10.33%) QA Test Engineer
12 26 (9.59%) C# .NET Developer
13 24 (8.86%) .NET Software Developer
13 24 (8.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 24 (8.86%) C# Software Developer
13 24 (8.86%) QA Automation Engineer
13 24 (8.86%) QA Tester
13 24 (8.86%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (29.52%) .NET
2 72 (26.57%) HTML
3 56 (20.66%) CSS
4 47 (17.34%) .NET Framework
4 47 (17.34%) Entity Framework
4 47 (17.34%) XML
5 46 (16.97%) ASP.NET Web API
6 38 (14.02%) WCF
7 36 (13.28%) LINQ
8 34 (12.55%) REST
9 30 (11.07%) jQuery
10 27 (9.96%) ASP.NET
11 24 (8.86%) JSON
12 23 (8.49%) Ajax
12 23 (8.49%) XSLT
13 22 (8.12%) Razor View Engine
14 15 (5.54%) HTML5
14 15 (5.54%) Web Services
15 11 (4.06%) ADO
16 10 (3.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.23%) Computer Science
2 19 (7.01%) User Experience
3 12 (4.43%) Mathematics
4 10 (3.69%) Algorithms
4 10 (3.69%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.69%) Replication
5 8 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.21%) Statistics
7 5 (1.85%) Chemistry
7 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.48%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.48%) Life Science
8 4 (1.48%) Wiki
9 3 (1.11%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.11%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.11%) iPad
9 3 (1.11%) Raspberry Pi
10 2 (0.74%) Fintech
10 2 (0.74%) STB
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.18%) Linux
2 17 (6.27%) Windows
3 9 (3.32%) Unix
4 8 (2.95%) Android
4 8 (2.95%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.11%) Solaris
7 2 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.37%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (29.15%) Software Engineering
3 66 (24.35%) MVC
4 50 (18.45%) Test Automation
5 46 (16.97%) Scrum
6 41 (15.13%) SDLC
7 36 (13.28%) Automated Testing
7 36 (13.28%) User Stories
8 35 (12.92%) TDD
9 33 (12.18%) Manual Testing
10 31 (11.44%) Performance Testing
11 30 (11.07%) Software Testing
12 28 (10.33%) DevOps
12 28 (10.33%) OO
12 28 (10.33%) Unit Testing
13 27 (9.96%) Automation Testing
13 27 (9.96%) Front End Development
14 25 (9.23%) Project Management
15 22 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (8.12%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 100 (36.90%) C#
2 73 (26.94%) JavaScript
3 70 (25.83%) SQL
4 69 (25.46%) Python
5 59 (21.77%) Java
6 41 (15.13%) VB.NET
7 38 (14.02%) C++
8 16 (5.90%) Perl
9 12 (4.43%) C
10 11 (4.06%) T-SQL
11 10 (3.69%) PHP
12 2 (0.74%) ABAP
12 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.74%) Ruby
13 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (25.46%) Degree
2 6 (2.21%) ISEB
3 4 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.11%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.11%) PhD
5 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.11%) GCP
1 3 (1.11%) GLP
1 3 (1.11%) GMP
1 3 (1.11%) GxP
1 3 (1.11%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.37%) COBIT
2 1 (0.37%) GAMP
2 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.11%) Docker
2 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Vendors
1 19 (7.01%) Oracle
2 8 (2.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.95%) Perforce
3 7 (2.58%) SAP
4 6 (2.21%) Roku
4 6 (2.21%) TOWER Software
5 5 (1.85%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.48%) WorldPay
7 3 (1.11%) Sun
8 2 (0.74%) Cisco
8 2 (0.74%) Twitter
9 1 (0.37%) VMware
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: to £58k DOE + fantasticbenefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: to c£48,000 DoE + Benefits
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Salary: £45000.00 - £57700.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent career progression
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Salary: £32000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £20k - 25k per year + benefits
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Salary: Up to £51,150 per annum plus company benefits
Posted: 27 days ago