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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 120 58 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.88% 3.76% 4.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% 45.31% 58.71%
Number of salaries quoted 84 55 82
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 £32,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
200 128 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.47% 8.30% 7.80%
Number of salaries quoted 143 93 125
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,200 £52,100 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 17 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 154 (55.00%) Java
2 147 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (36.79%) C#
4 85 (30.36%) Degree
5 77 (27.50%) C++
6 75 (26.79%) Automated Testing
7 73 (26.07%) Python
8 70 (25.00%) Linux
9 67 (23.93%) SQL
10 62 (22.14%) Selenium
11 60 (21.43%) Test Scripting
12 59 (21.07%) Scrum
13 58 (20.71%) Software Testing
13 58 (20.71%) Manual Testing
14 54 (19.29%) Internet
15 51 (18.21%) ISEB
15 51 (18.21%) TDD
16 49 (17.50%) UNIX
17 48 (17.14%) Software Engineering
17 48 (17.14%) ISTQB
18 45 (16.07%) HTML
19 44 (15.71%) Regression Testing
20 42 (15.00%) Mathematics
20 42 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
21 41 (14.64%) Perl
22 40 (14.29%) JavaScript
22 40 (14.29%) Windows
22 40 (14.29%) OO
23 39 (13.93%) Tomcat
24 36 (12.86%) .NET

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 39 (13.93%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.79%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (0.71%) Drupal
3 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.71%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.36%) CMS
4 1 (0.36%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (3.21%) MS Office
2 5 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.71%) Route 53
3 2 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (19.29%) Internet
2 18 (6.43%) HTTP
3 9 (3.21%) Intranet
4 8 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.14%) VLAN
6 4 (1.43%) iSCSI
6 4 (1.43%) NAS
6 4 (1.43%) IPv6
6 4 (1.43%) Firewall
6 4 (1.43%) Wireless
7 2 (0.71%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.71%) SAN
7 2 (0.71%) DNS
7 2 (0.71%) LAN
7 2 (0.71%) VoIP
7 2 (0.71%) WAN
7 2 (0.71%) X.509
7 2 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.71%) Network Security
8 1 (0.36%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.29%) MySQL
2 10 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.50%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.43%) Data Mart
5 4 (1.43%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.36%) SimpleDB
7 1 (0.36%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 62 (22.14%) Selenium
2 25 (8.93%) JIRA
3 22 (7.86%) WebDriver
4 20 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 10 (3.57%) Subversion
6 8 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (2.50%) WinRunner
7 7 (2.50%) NUnit
8 6 (2.14%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.79%) FitNesse
10 4 (1.43%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.07%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.07%) JUnit
11 3 (1.07%) JMeter
11 3 (1.07%) Bugzilla
11 3 (1.07%) Maven
12 2 (0.71%) WATIR
12 2 (0.71%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.71%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (9.29%) Finance
2 13 (4.64%) Publishing
3 7 (2.50%) Marketing
4 6 (2.14%) Multimedia
4 6 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.43%) Automotive
6 3 (1.07%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Military
7 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.36%) Law
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.36%) Billing
7 1 (0.36%) French Language
7 1 (0.36%) German Language
7 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 74 (26.43%) Software Engineer
2 60 (21.43%) Test Engineer
3 50 (17.86%) Analyst
4 46 (16.43%) QA Engineer
5 45 (16.07%) Tester
6 30 (10.71%) Software Test Engineer
7 28 (10.00%) Developer
8 27 (9.64%) Test Analyst
9 23 (8.21%) QA Tester
10 22 (7.86%) Applications Support
11 20 (7.14%) Software Tester
12 12 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (4.29%) Support Analyst
12 12 (4.29%) Senior Support Analyst
12 12 (4.29%) Applications Support Analyst
12 12 (4.29%) Software Development Engineer
12 12 (4.29%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
12 12 (4.29%) Development Engineer
12 12 (4.29%) Automation Engineer
13 11 (3.93%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (16.07%) HTML
2 36 (12.86%) .NET
3 28 (10.00%) CSS
4 15 (5.36%) J2EE
4 15 (5.36%) XML
5 14 (5.00%) Web Services
6 11 (3.93%) Spring
7 10 (3.57%) STL
7 10 (3.57%) Middleware
7 10 (3.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 9 (3.21%) ASP.NET
9 8 (2.86%) CGI
10 6 (2.14%) jQuery
11 5 (1.79%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.43%) HTML5
13 3 (1.07%) REST
13 3 (1.07%) XSLT
13 3 (1.07%) XHTML
14 2 (0.71%) Ajax
14 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.00%) Mathematics
1 42 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (10.36%) Computer Science
3 19 (6.79%) Mobile App
4 16 (5.71%) Wiki
5 13 (4.64%) Physics
6 10 (3.57%) User Experience
7 8 (2.86%) Statistics
8 7 (2.50%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.50%) iPhone
9 4 (1.43%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.43%) iPad
9 4 (1.43%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.71%) DTV
11 2 (0.71%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.71%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.71%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 70 (25.00%) Linux
2 49 (17.50%) UNIX
3 40 (14.29%) Windows
4 33 (11.79%) Solaris
5 8 (2.86%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.43%) Android
8 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (26.79%) Automated Testing
3 60 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 59 (21.07%) Scrum
5 58 (20.71%) Manual Testing
5 58 (20.71%) Software Testing
6 51 (18.21%) TDD
7 48 (17.14%) Software Engineering
8 44 (15.71%) Regression Testing
9 40 (14.29%) OO
10 33 (11.79%) Test Automation
11 25 (8.93%) OOD
11 25 (8.93%) Mentoring
12 20 (7.14%) Test Strategy
13 15 (5.36%) User Stories
14 13 (4.64%) Web Testing
15 12 (4.29%) Performance Testing
15 12 (4.29%) OOP
15 12 (4.29%) Agile Testing
16 11 (3.93%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 154 (55.00%) Java
2 103 (36.79%) C#
3 77 (27.50%) C++
4 73 (26.07%) Python
5 67 (23.93%) SQL
6 41 (14.64%) Perl
7 40 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 25 (8.93%) Ruby
9 19 (6.79%) C
10 18 (6.43%) PHP
11 10 (3.57%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.50%) Delphi
13 3 (1.07%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.07%) Scala
14 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.71%) VB
14 2 (0.71%) VBA
14 2 (0.71%) F#
14 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.36%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 85 (30.36%) Degree
2 51 (18.21%) ISEB
3 48 (17.14%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.71%) MCSA
5 2 (0.71%) CCNA
6 1 (0.36%) HNC
6 1 (0.36%) HND
6 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.36%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (0.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.71%) Puppet
2 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (11.79%) Sun
2 30 (10.71%) Oracle
3 19 (6.79%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.86%) Sybase
5 5 (1.79%) HP
6 4 (1.43%) Cognos
7 3 (1.07%) Perforce
8 2 (0.71%) VMware
8 2 (0.71%) Veeam
8 2 (0.71%) Cisco
9 1 (0.36%) SAP
9 1 (0.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (0.36%) Quark
9 1 (0.36%) Telerik
9 1 (0.36%) Zend
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20k - 26k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum Will pay more for an exceptional can
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Accelrys
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
GE
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 19 days ago