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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 94 128 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.43% 7.48% 6.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 70.15% 58.18% 55.65%
Number of salaries quoted 80 121 124
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,565 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -3.68%
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
134 220 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.17% 12.85% 12.53%
Number of salaries quoted 116 194 197
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 31 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 103 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (40.00%) Degree
3 66 (33.85%) SQL
4 64 (32.82%) C#
5 56 (28.72%) C++
5 56 (28.72%) Python
6 51 (26.15%) Test Automation
7 48 (24.62%) OO
8 47 (24.10%) Linux
9 44 (22.56%) Software Engineering
10 40 (20.51%) Java
11 39 (20.00%) Scrum
11 39 (20.00%) Automated Testing
12 37 (18.97%) HTML
13 33 (16.92%) JavaScript
14 32 (16.41%) Microsoft
14 32 (16.41%) Test Scripting
15 31 (15.90%) Manual Testing
15 31 (15.90%) CSS
16 27 (13.85%) ISEB
16 27 (13.85%) HTML5
17 26 (13.33%) JIRA
17 26 (13.33%) Computer Science
17 26 (13.33%) Selenium
18 25 (12.82%) Unit Testing
18 25 (12.82%) .NET
18 25 (12.82%) User Stories
19 24 (12.31%) SQL Server
19 24 (12.31%) Windows
19 24 (12.31%) Finance

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 9 (4.62%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.05%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.54%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.54%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.21%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.13%) HTTP
3 9 (4.62%) Internet
4 7 (3.59%) ICMP
5 4 (2.05%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.05%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.54%) FTP
7 2 (1.03%) VoIP
7 2 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.03%) Intranet
7 2 (1.03%) Firewall
7 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.51%) DHCP
8 1 (0.51%) SSL
8 1 (0.51%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.54%) MySQL
2 3 (1.54%) Big Data
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (13.33%) JIRA
1 26 (13.33%) Selenium
2 20 (10.26%) NUnit
3 17 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (6.15%) Cucumber
5 10 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.13%) Visual Studio
6 9 (4.62%) JMeter
7 8 (4.10%) Rhino Mocks
8 7 (3.59%) Bugzilla
9 5 (2.56%) Ant
9 5 (2.56%) Subversion
10 4 (2.05%) QADirector
10 4 (2.05%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (2.05%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.54%) WatiN
11 3 (1.54%) Calabash
11 3 (1.54%) WinRunner
11 3 (1.54%) QARun
12 2 (1.03%) GCC
General
1 24 (12.31%) Finance
2 10 (5.13%) Advertising
2 10 (5.13%) Marketing
3 4 (2.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.54%) Publishing
4 3 (1.54%) Games
5 2 (1.03%) Banking
5 2 (1.03%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 64 (32.82%) Test Engineer
2 54 (27.69%) Software Engineer
2 54 (27.69%) Developer
3 40 (20.51%) Software Test Engineer
4 35 (17.95%) Software Developer
5 24 (12.31%) Tester
6 20 (10.26%) Automation Engineer
7 16 (8.21%) Programmer
8 14 (7.18%) Software Programmer
9 11 (5.64%) QA Engineer
9 11 (5.64%) Test Automation Engineer
10 10 (5.13%) Analyst
11 9 (4.62%) Applications Support
12 8 (4.10%) C# Developer
12 8 (4.10%) Senior Developer
12 8 (4.10%) Automation Tester
13 7 (3.59%) Junior
13 7 (3.59%) Test Analyst
13 7 (3.59%) Software Tester
14 6 (3.08%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.97%) HTML
2 31 (15.90%) CSS
3 27 (13.85%) HTML5
4 25 (12.82%) .NET
5 15 (7.69%) CSS3
6 13 (6.67%) XML
7 12 (6.15%) jQuery
8 9 (4.62%) WPF
9 7 (3.59%) Web Services
10 6 (3.08%) WCF
11 5 (2.56%) REST
12 4 (2.05%) SAP Basis
12 4 (2.05%) XHTML
12 4 (2.05%) Web Dynpro
13 3 (1.54%) WinForms
13 3 (1.54%) Classic ASP
13 3 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (1.54%) Managed Extensibility Framework
14 2 (1.03%) Regular Expression
14 2 (1.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 23 (11.79%) Mathematics
3 19 (9.74%) User Experience
4 12 (6.15%) Algorithms
4 12 (6.15%) Mobile App
5 10 (5.13%) Statistics
5 10 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.10%) Wiki
7 4 (2.05%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.05%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.05%) Economics
8 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.54%) Physics
9 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.51%) W3C
10 1 (0.51%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 47 (24.10%) Linux
2 24 (12.31%) Windows
3 23 (11.79%) UNIX
4 10 (5.13%) Android
4 10 (5.13%) Apple iOS
5 9 (4.62%) Solaris
6 5 (2.56%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (26.15%) Test Automation
3 48 (24.62%) OO
4 44 (22.56%) Software Engineering
5 39 (20.00%) Scrum
5 39 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 32 (16.41%) Test Scripting
7 31 (15.90%) Manual Testing
8 25 (12.82%) Unit Testing
8 25 (12.82%) User Stories
9 21 (10.77%) Software Testing
10 19 (9.74%) Kanban
11 17 (8.72%) Software Architecture
11 17 (8.72%) TDD
11 17 (8.72%) Regression Testing
12 15 (7.69%) Financial Modelling
13 14 (7.18%) OOP
13 14 (7.18%) MVC
13 14 (7.18%) Risk Management
14 13 (6.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (33.85%) SQL
2 64 (32.82%) C#
3 56 (28.72%) C++
3 56 (28.72%) Python
4 40 (20.51%) Java
5 33 (16.92%) JavaScript
6 20 (10.26%) Perl
7 18 (9.23%) C
8 11 (5.64%) Ruby
9 7 (3.59%) VB.NET
10 6 (3.08%) PHP
11 4 (2.05%) ABAP
12 3 (1.54%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.54%) VB
13 1 (0.51%) Delphi
13 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 78 (40.00%) Degree
2 27 (13.85%) ISEB
3 22 (11.28%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.03%) CCNA
5 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.54%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.69%) TOWER Software
3 9 (4.62%) Sun
4 8 (4.10%) Perforce
5 7 (3.59%) Oracle
6 6 (3.08%) VMware
7 4 (2.05%) SAP
8 2 (1.03%) Sybase
8 2 (1.03%) Juniper
8 2 (1.03%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.03%) F5
8 2 (1.03%) Splunk
8 2 (1.03%) Cisco
9 1 (0.51%) Zend
9 1 (0.51%) Apple
9 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.51%) Symbian
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