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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 51 42
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 105 66 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.95% 4.39% 5.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 50.77% 63.73%
Number of salaries quoted 70 59 113
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,500 £54,100
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
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
210 130 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.89% 8.65% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 139 98 160
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £32,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £54,850 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 134 (55.14%) Java
2 133 (54.73%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (39.09%) C#
4 73 (30.04%) Automated Testing
5 70 (28.81%) Linux
6 64 (26.34%) Python
7 63 (25.93%) C++
8 62 (25.51%) Degree
8 62 (25.51%) Test Scripting
9 58 (23.87%) SQL
10 56 (23.05%) Manual Testing
11 53 (21.81%) Selenium
12 50 (20.58%) Internet
12 50 (20.58%) ISEB
13 49 (20.16%) UNIX
14 46 (18.93%) Scrum
14 46 (18.93%) Software Testing
15 45 (18.52%) Perl
16 43 (17.70%) OO
16 43 (17.70%) Software Engineering
16 43 (17.70%) ISTQB
17 40 (16.46%) TDD
18 38 (15.64%) Tomcat
19 37 (15.23%) Windows
20 35 (14.40%) HTML
21 34 (13.99%) Regression Testing
22 33 (13.58%) Solaris
22 33 (13.58%) Sun
23 32 (13.17%) JavaScript
24 31 (12.76%) OOD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 38 (15.64%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.41%) Apache
3 1 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (3.29%) MS Office
2 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.82%) Route 53
2 2 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (20.58%) Internet
2 16 (6.58%) HTTP
3 12 (4.94%) Intranet
4 9 (3.70%) 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 2 (0.82%) Network Security
6 2 (0.82%) X.509
6 2 (0.82%) Firewall
6 2 (0.82%) DHCP
6 2 (0.82%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.82%) FTP
6 2 (0.82%) SSL
7 1 (0.41%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.41%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.70%) MySQL
2 8 (3.29%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.65%) Cognos Report Studio
3 4 (1.65%) Data Mart
4 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.82%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.41%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.41%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 53 (21.81%) Selenium
2 22 (9.05%) JIRA
2 22 (9.05%) Git (software)
3 19 (7.82%) WebDriver
4 14 (5.76%) Subversion
5 10 (4.12%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (2.06%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.06%) NUnit
7 4 (1.65%) FitNesse
8 3 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.23%) Maven
8 3 (1.23%) JUnit
8 3 (1.23%) JMeter
8 3 (1.23%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (0.82%) Sahi
9 2 (0.82%) WATIR
9 2 (0.82%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.82%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.82%) WinRunner
9 2 (0.82%) TestComplete
General
1 21 (8.64%) Finance
2 9 (3.70%) Publishing
3 8 (3.29%) Marketing
4 6 (2.47%) Multimedia
5 5 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.23%) Games
7 2 (0.82%) Automotive
7 2 (0.82%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Military
8 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (24.69%) Test Engineer
2 58 (23.87%) Software Engineer
3 46 (18.93%) Analyst
4 34 (13.99%) QA Engineer
5 29 (11.93%) Software Test Engineer
5 29 (11.93%) Tester
6 27 (11.11%) Test Analyst
7 22 (9.05%) Developer
8 20 (8.23%) Applications Support
9 16 (6.58%) Support Analyst
9 16 (6.58%) Senior Analyst
9 16 (6.58%) Applications Support Analyst
9 16 (6.58%) Senior Support Analyst
9 16 (6.58%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
10 14 (5.76%) QA Tester
11 13 (5.35%) Software Tester
11 13 (5.35%) Graduate
12 9 (3.70%) Development Engineer
13 8 (3.29%) Automation Engineer
13 8 (3.29%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (14.40%) HTML
2 29 (11.93%) .NET
3 20 (8.23%) CSS
4 15 (6.17%) Web Services
5 12 (4.94%) XML
6 11 (4.53%) CGI
7 8 (3.29%) J2EE
7 8 (3.29%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.88%) Spring
8 7 (2.88%) REST
9 6 (2.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 6 (2.47%) STL
9 6 (2.47%) Middleware
10 5 (2.06%) jQuery
11 3 (1.23%) HTML5
12 2 (0.82%) Ajax
12 2 (0.82%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.41%) Hibernate
13 1 (0.41%) Cocoa
13 1 (0.41%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.76%) Mathematics
2 26 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.23%) Computer Science
4 18 (7.41%) Wiki
5 15 (6.17%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.12%) Physics
6 10 (4.12%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.29%) Statistics
7 8 (3.29%) User Experience
8 7 (2.88%) Algorithms
8 7 (2.88%) iPhone
9 4 (1.65%) iPad
10 3 (1.23%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.82%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.82%) DTV
11 2 (0.82%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.82%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.41%) Over-the-Top Content
12 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 70 (28.81%) Linux
2 49 (20.16%) UNIX
3 37 (15.23%) Windows
4 33 (13.58%) Solaris
5 7 (2.88%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.06%) Android
7 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (54.73%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (30.04%) Automated Testing
3 62 (25.51%) Test Scripting
4 56 (23.05%) Manual Testing
5 46 (18.93%) Software Testing
5 46 (18.93%) Scrum
6 43 (17.70%) Software Engineering
6 43 (17.70%) OO
7 40 (16.46%) TDD
8 34 (13.99%) Regression Testing
9 31 (12.76%) OOD
10 25 (10.29%) Test Automation
11 21 (8.64%) Mentoring
12 12 (4.94%) Performance Testing
12 12 (4.94%) Test Strategy
12 12 (4.94%) User Stories
12 12 (4.94%) Automation Testing
12 12 (4.94%) OOP
13 11 (4.53%) BDD
13 11 (4.53%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 134 (55.14%) Java
2 95 (39.09%) C#
3 64 (26.34%) Python
4 63 (25.93%) C++
5 58 (23.87%) SQL
6 45 (18.52%) Perl
7 32 (13.17%) JavaScript
8 27 (11.11%) Ruby
9 18 (7.41%) C
10 12 (4.94%) PHP
11 10 (4.12%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.23%) Scala
13 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.82%) F#
13 2 (0.82%) Delphi
14 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.41%) PHP5
14 1 (0.41%) XQuery
14 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 62 (25.51%) Degree
2 50 (20.58%) ISEB
3 43 (17.70%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
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 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.82%) Puppet
2 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (13.58%) Sun
2 26 (10.70%) Oracle
3 11 (4.53%) Sybase
4 9 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.65%) Cognos
6 3 (1.23%) HP
7 2 (0.82%) 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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Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: £20k - 26k per year
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