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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 44 30
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 94 77 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.01% 5.32% 8.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 53.10% 61.38%
Number of salaries quoted 88 68 105
Median salary £48,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £50,750 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
141 145 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.01% 10.02% 14.09%
Number of salaries quoted 126 116 175
Median salary £46,750 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.43% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £30,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £65,000 £53,272
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 29 June 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 95 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (43.59%) SQL
3 78 (40.00%) .NET
4 77 (39.49%) C#
5 66 (33.85%) JavaScript
6 65 (33.33%) HTML
7 63 (32.31%) CSS
8 62 (31.79%) MVC
9 57 (29.23%) Degree
10 51 (26.15%) Automated Testing
11 49 (25.13%) .NET Framework
11 49 (25.13%) VB.NET
11 49 (25.13%) Entity Framework
12 47 (24.10%) User Stories
12 47 (24.10%) Software Engineering
12 47 (24.10%) WCF
13 46 (23.59%) JIRA
13 46 (23.59%) ASP.NET Web API
14 44 (22.56%) XML
15 43 (22.05%) REST
16 42 (21.54%) DevOps
17 41 (21.03%) Selenium
18 40 (20.51%) LINQ
19 38 (19.49%) Front End Development
20 36 (18.46%) SDLC
20 36 (18.46%) Computer Science
20 36 (18.46%) jQuery
21 35 (17.95%) JSON
22 34 (17.44%) Test Automation
23 32 (16.41%) XSLT

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 9 (4.62%) Drupal
2 4 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.03%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 9 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.05%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (2.05%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (6.15%) Magento
2 3 (1.54%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.03%) GitHub
2 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.62%) HTTP
2 1 (0.51%) DHCP
2 1 (0.51%) DNS
2 1 (0.51%) SMTP
2 1 (0.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.54%) MySQL
4 3 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.03%) Big Data
5 2 (1.03%) IDOL
5 2 (1.03%) Redis
6 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 46 (23.59%) JIRA
2 41 (21.03%) Selenium
3 12 (6.15%) NUnit
4 10 (5.13%) Hudson
4 10 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (4.10%) Subversion
5 8 (4.10%) WebDriver
6 7 (3.59%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.56%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.54%) JMeter
8 3 (1.54%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (1.03%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.03%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.51%) YouTrack
General
1 21 (10.77%) Finance
2 10 (5.13%) Games
3 6 (3.08%) Electronics
4 4 (2.05%) Advertising
4 4 (2.05%) Retail
5 3 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (0.51%) Publishing
6 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 100 (51.28%) Developer
2 47 (24.10%) C# Developer
3 45 (23.08%) Senior Developer
4 38 (19.49%) Software Developer
5 33 (16.92%) Senior C# Developer
5 33 (16.92%) Test Engineer
6 31 (15.90%) Senior Software Developer
7 29 (14.87%) .NET Developer
8 27 (13.85%) C# .NET Developer
9 25 (12.82%) Senior .NET Developer
9 25 (12.82%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 23 (11.79%) C# Software Developer
11 21 (10.77%) Senior C# Software Developer
12 20 (10.26%) Analyst
12 20 (10.26%) Test Automation Engineer
13 19 (9.74%) QA Engineer
13 19 (9.74%) Tester
14 18 (9.23%) QA Test Engineer
14 18 (9.23%) Software Test Engineer
15 17 (8.72%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (40.00%) .NET
2 65 (33.33%) HTML
3 63 (32.31%) CSS
4 49 (25.13%) .NET Framework
4 49 (25.13%) Entity Framework
5 47 (24.10%) WCF
6 46 (23.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 44 (22.56%) XML
8 43 (22.05%) REST
9 40 (20.51%) LINQ
10 36 (18.46%) jQuery
11 35 (17.95%) JSON
12 32 (16.41%) Ajax
12 32 (16.41%) XSLT
13 28 (14.36%) Razor View Engine
14 27 (13.85%) HTML5
15 21 (10.77%) CSS3
16 19 (9.74%) ASP.NET
17 17 (8.72%) ADO
18 15 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.46%) Computer Science
2 17 (8.72%) Algorithms
3 12 (6.15%) Statistics
4 11 (5.64%) Mathematics
5 10 (5.13%) iPad
5 10 (5.13%) Life Science
5 10 (5.13%) Mobile App
6 9 (4.62%) Replication
7 7 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.56%) User Experience
9 4 (2.05%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.05%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.54%) Data Integration
11 2 (1.03%) Fintech
11 2 (1.03%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.51%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.51%) Raspberry Pi
12 1 (0.51%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.33%) Linux
2 10 (5.13%) Windows
3 9 (4.62%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.59%) Unix
5 5 (2.56%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.51%) Android
7 1 (0.51%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (31.79%) MVC
3 51 (26.15%) Automated Testing
4 47 (24.10%) Software Engineering
4 47 (24.10%) User Stories
5 42 (21.54%) DevOps
6 38 (19.49%) Front End Development
7 36 (18.46%) SDLC
8 34 (17.44%) Test Automation
9 26 (13.33%) Unit Testing
10 24 (12.31%) OO
11 23 (11.79%) Manual Testing
12 22 (11.28%) Kanban
12 22 (11.28%) Scrum
13 19 (9.74%) TDD
14 18 (9.23%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (8.72%) E-Commerce
16 15 (7.69%) Performance Testing
16 15 (7.69%) Web Development
17 13 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (43.59%) SQL
2 77 (39.49%) C#
3 66 (33.85%) JavaScript
4 49 (25.13%) VB.NET
5 32 (16.41%) Python
6 31 (15.90%) Java
7 17 (8.72%) PHP
7 17 (8.72%) T-SQL
8 13 (6.67%) Perl
9 11 (5.64%) C
10 9 (4.62%) C++
11 8 (4.10%) Objective-C
12 6 (3.08%) PL/SQL
12 6 (3.08%) Ruby
13 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.51%) Lua
14 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (29.23%) Degree
2 12 (6.15%) ISEB
3 11 (5.64%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.51%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.54%) SDET
2 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.03%) Ansible
2 2 (1.03%) Puppet
3 1 (0.51%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 28 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.13%) TOWER Software
3 8 (4.10%) Oracle
4 6 (3.08%) Rackspace
4 6 (3.08%) Roku
5 5 (2.56%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.05%) Google
7 3 (1.54%) SAP
8 2 (1.03%) New Relic
8 2 (1.03%) Perforce
8 2 (1.03%) Twitter
8 2 (1.03%) Zend
9 1 (0.51%) Cognizant
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