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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 35 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 76 143 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.81% 9.77% 7.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 73.79% 67.45% 53.81%
Number of salaries quoted 65 131 100
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
103 212 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.23% 14.49% 13.09%
Number of salaries quoted 90 195 176
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

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 22 January 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 74 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (42.34%) Java
3 40 (36.04%) Linux
4 38 (34.23%) SQL
5 35 (31.53%) JavaScript
6 34 (30.63%) Computer Science
7 33 (29.73%) Python
8 32 (28.83%) Perl
8 32 (28.83%) C#
9 31 (27.93%) Selenium
9 31 (27.93%) Test Automation
10 28 (25.23%) Software Engineering
11 27 (24.32%) Scrum
12 24 (21.62%) Bash Shell
12 24 (21.62%) Degree
13 20 (18.02%) Automated Testing
13 20 (18.02%) MySQL
14 17 (15.32%) Data Visualisation
14 17 (15.32%) Manual Testing
14 17 (15.32%) Visualisation
14 17 (15.32%) Nagios
14 17 (15.32%) MVC
15 16 (14.41%) .NET
15 16 (14.41%) REST
15 16 (14.41%) Test Strategy
16 14 (12.61%) C++
16 14 (12.61%) HTML
16 14 (12.61%) CSS
16 14 (12.61%) LINQ
17 13 (11.71%) jQuery

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 5 (4.50%) Drupal
1 5 (4.50%) Smallworld
1 5 (4.50%) WordPress
2 2 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.90%) Confluence
3 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (8.11%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.80%) HTTP
2 2 (1.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.02%) MySQL
2 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.50%) GIS
3 5 (4.50%) QGIS
4 2 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.80%) MS Access
4 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 31 (27.93%) Selenium
2 11 (9.91%) JUnit
3 7 (6.31%) JIRA
4 6 (5.41%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.50%) NUnit
5 5 (4.50%) Subversion
5 5 (4.50%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.60%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.60%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.80%) AppVeyor
7 2 (1.80%) JMeter
7 2 (1.80%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.80%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.80%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.80%) webpack
7 2 (1.80%) YouTrack
8 1 (0.90%) Ant
8 1 (0.90%) HP UFT
General
1 8 (7.21%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.31%) Finance
3 2 (1.80%) Advertising
3 2 (1.80%) Banking
3 2 (1.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.90%) Back Office
4 1 (0.90%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 38 (34.23%) Software Engineer
2 31 (27.93%) Test Engineer
3 24 (21.62%) Developer
3 24 (21.62%) Development Engineer
3 24 (21.62%) Software Development Engineer
4 23 (20.72%) Linux Engineer
5 22 (19.82%) Software Test Engineer
6 19 (17.12%) Test Automation Engineer
7 17 (15.32%) Java Engineer
7 17 (15.32%) Java Software Engineer
8 15 (13.51%) QA Engineer
8 15 (13.51%) Senior Developer
9 12 (10.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 12 (10.81%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 10 (9.01%) Analyst
10 10 (9.01%) QA Test Engineer
11 9 (8.11%) Perl Software Engineer
11 9 (8.11%) Software Developer
12 8 (7.21%) JavaScript Engineer
13 7 (6.31%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.41%) .NET
1 16 (14.41%) REST
2 14 (12.61%) CSS
2 14 (12.61%) HTML
2 14 (12.61%) LINQ
3 13 (11.71%) .NET Framework
3 13 (11.71%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (11.71%) CSS3
3 13 (11.71%) Entity Framework
3 13 (11.71%) HTML5
3 13 (11.71%) jQuery
4 12 (10.81%) AngularJS
4 12 (10.81%) LESS
4 12 (10.81%) Sass
4 12 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 12 (10.81%) Web Services
5 11 (9.91%) JSON
5 11 (9.91%) WCF
5 11 (9.91%) XML
6 10 (9.01%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (30.63%) Computer Science
2 17 (15.32%) Visualisation
3 12 (10.81%) Physics
4 11 (9.91%) Mathematics
4 11 (9.91%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.70%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.80%) iPad
6 2 (1.80%) User Experience
7 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.90%) EPoS
7 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (36.04%) Linux
2 13 (11.71%) Windows
3 3 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.90%) CentOS
4 1 (0.90%) Fedora
4 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (27.93%) Test Automation
3 28 (25.23%) Software Engineering
4 27 (24.32%) Scrum
5 20 (18.02%) Automated Testing
6 17 (15.32%) Data Visualisation
6 17 (15.32%) Manual Testing
6 17 (15.32%) MVC
7 16 (14.41%) Test Strategy
8 13 (11.71%) Front End Development
9 12 (10.81%) TDD
10 10 (9.01%) Exploratory Testing
10 10 (9.01%) Mentoring
11 9 (8.11%) Data Modelling
11 9 (8.11%) Machine Learning
11 9 (8.11%) Web Development
12 6 (5.41%) Multithreading
12 6 (5.41%) OOP
12 6 (5.41%) Presales
13 5 (4.50%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 47 (42.34%) Java
2 38 (34.23%) SQL
3 35 (31.53%) JavaScript
4 33 (29.73%) Python
5 32 (28.83%) C#
5 32 (28.83%) Perl
6 24 (21.62%) Bash Shell
7 14 (12.61%) C++
8 11 (9.91%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.50%) C
9 5 (4.50%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.70%) PHP
10 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.80%) Ruby
11 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.80%) VB
11 2 (1.80%) VBScript
12 1 (0.90%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.90%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (21.62%) Degree
2 11 (9.91%) PhD
3 3 (2.70%) ISEB
3 3 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (15.32%) Nagios
2 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (9.91%) Sun
2 5 (4.50%) ESRI
3 4 (3.60%) VMware
4 3 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (0.90%) Apple
5 1 (0.90%) HP
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