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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 26 63
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +37
Permanent jobs citing QA 99 145 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.06% 7.95% 3.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.13% 63.04% 40.94%
Number of salaries quoted 93 105 51
Average salary £43,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%
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
152 230 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.84% 12.62% 7.99%
Number of salaries quoted 133 165 93
Average salary £43,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.92%

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 2 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 83 (45.11%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (30.98%) Degree
2 57 (30.98%) SQL
3 56 (30.43%) C#
4 49 (26.63%) C++
4 49 (26.63%) Selenium
5 48 (26.09%) Linux
6 47 (25.54%) Python
7 46 (25.00%) Java
8 44 (23.91%) OO
9 43 (23.37%) Test Automation
10 34 (18.48%) Software Engineering
11 31 (16.85%) .NET
11 31 (16.85%) Manual Testing
12 30 (16.30%) User Stories
13 28 (15.22%) Scrum
14 27 (14.67%) Finance
14 27 (14.67%) JIRA
15 26 (14.13%) Automated Testing
16 25 (13.59%) Software Testing
17 24 (13.04%) Mathematics
18 23 (12.50%) Test Scripting
19 22 (11.96%) JMeter
20 21 (11.41%) Unit Testing
21 20 (10.87%) Computer Science
22 19 (10.33%) HTML
22 19 (10.33%) Perl
22 19 (10.33%) NUnit
22 19 (10.33%) Web Testing
23 18 (9.78%) Performance Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (2.17%) Apache
2 3 (1.63%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.09%) Drupal
4 1 (0.54%) WordPress
4 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.54%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.63%) MS Office
1 3 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.80%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.26%) Firewall
3 5 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (2.72%) VoIP
3 5 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.63%) Internet
5 1 (0.54%) 802.11
5 1 (0.54%) ICMP
5 1 (0.54%) Wireless
5 1 (0.54%) FTP
5 1 (0.54%) HTTP
5 1 (0.54%) DNS
5 1 (0.54%) Intranet
5 1 (0.54%) AMQP
5 1 (0.54%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.80%) Big Data
3 3 (1.63%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 49 (26.63%) Selenium
2 27 (14.67%) JIRA
3 22 (11.96%) JMeter
4 19 (10.33%) NUnit
5 15 (8.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (7.61%) SoapUI
7 12 (6.52%) Cucumber
8 9 (4.89%) WebDriver
9 6 (3.26%) Git (software)
10 5 (2.72%) Hudson
11 4 (2.17%) QADirector
11 4 (2.17%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (1.09%) Appium
12 2 (1.09%) Subversion
12 2 (1.09%) Bugzilla
13 1 (0.54%) JUnit
13 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.54%) GCC
13 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.54%) TestLink
General
1 27 (14.67%) Finance
2 13 (7.07%) Electronics
3 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.17%) Publishing
4 3 (1.63%) Marketing
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Retail
5 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.54%) Automotive
5 1 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (29.89%) Developer
2 43 (23.37%) Tester
3 34 (18.48%) Software Developer
4 33 (17.93%) Test Engineer
5 22 (11.96%) Senior Developer
6 21 (11.41%) Software Engineer
7 20 (10.87%) Senior Software Developer
8 19 (10.33%) Junior
9 17 (9.24%) QA Tester
10 15 (8.15%) Junior Tester
10 15 (8.15%) Analyst
11 14 (7.61%) Software Test Engineer
11 14 (7.61%) QA Engineer
12 12 (6.52%) Programmer
12 12 (6.52%) Senior Test Engineer
13 11 (5.98%) Senior Software Engineer
13 11 (5.98%) Software Tester
13 11 (5.98%) Automation Engineer
14 10 (5.43%) C++ Developer
14 10 (5.43%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.85%) .NET
2 19 (10.33%) HTML
3 16 (8.70%) XML
4 15 (8.15%) WPF
5 9 (4.89%) CSS
5 9 (4.89%) SOAP
6 8 (4.35%) Qt
6 8 (4.35%) HTML5
7 5 (2.72%) CSS3
7 5 (2.72%) XSLT
8 4 (2.17%) Web Services
8 4 (2.17%) WCF
8 4 (2.17%) REST
8 4 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.63%) jQuery
10 2 (1.09%) LINQ
10 2 (1.09%) STL
10 2 (1.09%) Ajax
10 2 (1.09%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.04%) Mathematics
2 20 (10.87%) Computer Science
3 17 (9.24%) Statistics
3 17 (9.24%) Algorithms
4 16 (8.70%) User Experience
5 15 (8.15%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.35%) Chemistry
7 5 (2.72%) Replication
8 4 (2.17%) Physics
8 4 (2.17%) Visualisation
8 4 (2.17%) Wiki
8 4 (2.17%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.54%) PMI
11 1 (0.54%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.54%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.54%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 48 (26.09%) Linux
2 18 (9.78%) Windows
3 12 (6.52%) UNIX
4 10 (5.43%) Android
5 9 (4.89%) Mac OS X
6 7 (3.80%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.63%) Solaris
8 1 (0.54%) VMS
8 1 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (45.11%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (23.91%) OO
3 43 (23.37%) Test Automation
4 34 (18.48%) Software Engineering
5 31 (16.85%) Manual Testing
6 30 (16.30%) User Stories
7 28 (15.22%) Scrum
8 26 (14.13%) Automated Testing
9 25 (13.59%) Software Testing
10 23 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 21 (11.41%) Unit Testing
12 19 (10.33%) Web Testing
13 18 (9.78%) Performance Testing
13 18 (9.78%) Kanban
14 16 (8.70%) Automation Testing
15 15 (8.15%) Financial Modelling
16 14 (7.61%) SDLC
17 12 (6.52%) Software Architecture
17 12 (6.52%) TDD
17 12 (6.52%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 57 (30.98%) SQL
2 56 (30.43%) C#
3 49 (26.63%) C++
4 47 (25.54%) Python
5 46 (25.00%) Java
6 19 (10.33%) Perl
7 15 (8.15%) JavaScript
8 14 (7.61%) C
9 5 (2.72%) Ruby
10 3 (1.63%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.09%) XQuery
11 2 (1.09%) PHP
12 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.54%) VB
12 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 57 (30.98%) Degree
2 13 (7.07%) ISEB
3 8 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (2.72%) CCNA
5 5 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.54%) PMP
8 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.09%) COBIT
2 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.54%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.72%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.15%) TOWER Software
3 10 (5.43%) Perforce
4 6 (3.26%) Oracle
5 5 (2.72%) Juniper
5 5 (2.72%) SonicWALL
5 5 (2.72%) F5
5 5 (2.72%) Splunk
5 5 (2.72%) Cisco
6 4 (2.17%) WorldPay
7 3 (1.63%) Sun
8 1 (0.54%) SAP
8 1 (0.54%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.54%) VMware
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-40k + 25 days holiday + healthcare + 5% pension + more!
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Superb benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits (share options,
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Outstanding
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Arcus Global
Salary: From £21,000 to £23,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £70k DoE + top package
Posted: 22 days ago
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ECM Selection
Salary: £Good DoE + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Cambridge
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 27 days ago