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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 45 32
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 105 73 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.97% 5.01% 8.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.39% 55.73% 62.40%
Number of salaries quoted 85 63 141
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +30.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,800 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
217 131 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.33% 9.00% 13.17%
Number of salaries quoted 173 99 193
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 19 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 119 (52.65%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (43.36%) Java
3 84 (37.17%) C#
4 68 (30.09%) Degree
5 62 (27.43%) C++
5 62 (27.43%) Automated Testing
6 61 (26.99%) SQL
7 58 (25.66%) Linux
8 57 (25.22%) Python
9 51 (22.57%) Software Engineering
10 44 (19.47%) Manual Testing
11 43 (19.03%) ISEB
12 41 (18.14%) Test Scripting
12 41 (18.14%) HTML
13 40 (17.70%) OO
14 39 (17.26%) UNIX
15 38 (16.81%) Scrum
15 38 (16.81%) Selenium
16 36 (15.93%) Software Testing
16 36 (15.93%) JavaScript
16 36 (15.93%) ISTQB
17 35 (15.49%) Internet
18 33 (14.60%) Perl
19 32 (14.16%) Windows
19 32 (14.16%) Tomcat
20 31 (13.72%) Test Automation
21 28 (12.39%) OOD
22 27 (11.95%) .NET
23 26 (11.50%) CSS
23 26 (11.50%) JIRA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 32 (14.16%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.77%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.33%) Drupal
4 1 (0.44%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (2.21%) MS Office
1 5 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (15.49%) Internet
2 12 (5.31%) HTTP
3 11 (4.87%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.87%) Intranet
4 4 (1.77%) NAS
4 4 (1.77%) IPv6
4 4 (1.77%) VLAN
4 4 (1.77%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.33%) ICMP
5 3 (1.33%) FTP
6 2 (0.88%) DHCP
6 2 (0.88%) DNS
6 2 (0.88%) SSL
6 2 (0.88%) Wireless
7 1 (0.44%) UPnP
7 1 (0.44%) LTE
7 1 (0.44%) X.509
7 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.44%) Extranet
7 1 (0.44%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.54%) MySQL
2 7 (3.10%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.88%) Data Mart
3 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.88%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (0.44%) SimpleDB
4 1 (0.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (16.81%) Selenium
2 26 (11.50%) JIRA
3 17 (7.52%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.87%) WebDriver
4 11 (4.87%) Subversion
5 9 (3.98%) NUnit
5 9 (3.98%) Visual Studio
5 9 (3.98%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (3.10%) JMeter
7 4 (1.77%) Ant
7 4 (1.77%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.33%) JUnit
8 3 (1.33%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.88%) WinRunner
9 2 (0.88%) QARun
9 2 (0.88%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.88%) WatiN
9 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
General
1 20 (8.85%) Finance
2 15 (6.64%) Marketing
3 11 (4.87%) Advertising
4 10 (4.42%) Publishing
5 6 (2.65%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.77%) Games
6 4 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 69 (30.53%) Software Engineer
2 66 (29.20%) Test Engineer
3 39 (17.26%) Software Test Engineer
4 34 (15.04%) Developer
5 29 (12.83%) Analyst
6 25 (11.06%) QA Engineer
7 22 (9.73%) Tester
8 17 (7.52%) Test Analyst
8 17 (7.52%) Software Developer
9 16 (7.08%) Automation Engineer
10 12 (5.31%) Test Automation Engineer
10 12 (5.31%) Support Analyst
10 12 (5.31%) Applications Support
10 12 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (5.31%) Senior Support Analyst
10 12 (5.31%) Applications Support Analyst
10 12 (5.31%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
11 9 (3.98%) QA Tester
11 9 (3.98%) Graduate
12 8 (3.54%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (18.14%) HTML
2 27 (11.95%) .NET
3 26 (11.50%) CSS
4 18 (7.96%) HTML5
5 14 (6.19%) Web Services
5 14 (6.19%) XML
6 11 (4.87%) jQuery
7 10 (4.42%) CGI
8 8 (3.54%) REST
9 7 (3.10%) CSS3
10 6 (2.65%) Spring
11 5 (2.21%) WCF
11 5 (2.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 5 (2.21%) Middleware
11 5 (2.21%) ASP.NET
11 5 (2.21%) STL
11 5 (2.21%) J2EE
12 4 (1.77%) SAP Basis
12 4 (1.77%) Web Dynpro
13 3 (1.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.62%) Mathematics
2 18 (7.96%) Computer Science
2 18 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.52%) User Experience
4 16 (7.08%) Wiki
5 14 (6.19%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.10%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.65%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.21%) Physics
8 5 (2.21%) Statistics
9 4 (1.77%) Economics
10 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.33%) iPhone
11 2 (0.88%) DTV
12 1 (0.44%) Replication
12 1 (0.44%) STB
12 1 (0.44%) IPTV
12 1 (0.44%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.44%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 58 (25.66%) Linux
2 39 (17.26%) UNIX
3 32 (14.16%) Windows
4 26 (11.50%) Solaris
5 7 (3.10%) Android
5 7 (3.10%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (52.65%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (27.43%) Automated Testing
3 51 (22.57%) Software Engineering
4 44 (19.47%) Manual Testing
5 41 (18.14%) Test Scripting
6 40 (17.70%) OO
7 38 (16.81%) Scrum
8 36 (15.93%) Software Testing
9 31 (13.72%) Test Automation
10 28 (12.39%) OOD
11 26 (11.50%) TDD
12 20 (8.85%) Regression Testing
13 16 (7.08%) Unit Testing
14 15 (6.64%) Automation Testing
14 15 (6.64%) Mentoring
15 14 (6.19%) MVC
16 13 (5.75%) User Stories
17 11 (4.87%) Performance Testing
18 10 (4.42%) Web Testing
19 9 (3.98%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (43.36%) Java
2 84 (37.17%) C#
3 62 (27.43%) C++
4 61 (26.99%) SQL
5 57 (25.22%) Python
6 36 (15.93%) JavaScript
7 33 (14.60%) Perl
8 20 (8.85%) C
9 17 (7.52%) Ruby
10 14 (6.19%) PHP
11 9 (3.98%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.21%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.77%) ABAP
14 3 (1.33%) Scala
14 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.88%) VB
16 1 (0.44%) Delphi
16 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 68 (30.09%) Degree
2 43 (19.03%) ISEB
3 36 (15.93%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.44%) HNC
5 1 (0.44%) HND
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (11.50%) Sun
2 20 (8.85%) Oracle
2 20 (8.85%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.42%) Sybase
4 4 (1.77%) SAP
4 4 (1.77%) TOWER Software
5 3 (1.33%) Perforce
5 3 (1.33%) HP
6 2 (0.88%) Cognos
7 1 (0.44%) Symbian
7 1 (0.44%) Apple
7 1 (0.44%) Quark
7 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.44%) VMware
Cambridge
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare, Holiday, Flexi
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £45k
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago