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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 47 27 42
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 61 119 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.10% 7.95% 5.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.21% 62.63% 54.49%
Number of salaries quoted 53 111 83
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
95 190 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.94% 12.69% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 85 163 146
Median salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

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 21 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 67 (62.04%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (41.67%) Java
3 37 (34.26%) SQL
4 36 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 36 (33.33%) Linux
4 36 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 31 (28.70%) Perl
5 31 (28.70%) C#
6 30 (27.78%) Python
6 30 (27.78%) Selenium
6 30 (27.78%) Degree
7 26 (24.07%) Software Engineering
8 24 (22.22%) Test Automation
9 23 (21.30%) Bash Shell
10 22 (20.37%) Scrum
11 19 (17.59%) Automated Testing
11 19 (17.59%) MySQL
12 17 (15.74%) Visualisation
12 17 (15.74%) Data Visualisation
12 17 (15.74%) Nagios
13 16 (14.81%) Mathematics
14 15 (13.89%) Test Strategy
14 15 (13.89%) MVC
15 14 (12.96%) .NET
15 14 (12.96%) REST
15 14 (12.96%) Manual Testing
16 13 (12.04%) Physics
16 13 (12.04%) HTML5
16 13 (12.04%) CSS3
16 13 (12.04%) C++

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 5 (4.63%) Drupal
1 5 (4.63%) Smallworld
1 5 (4.63%) WordPress
2 2 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.78%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.85%) MS Office
4 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) Wireless
2 3 (2.78%) HTTP
3 2 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.93%) Firewall
4 1 (0.93%) Internet
4 1 (0.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.59%) MySQL
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.63%) GIS
3 5 (4.63%) QGIS
4 2 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.85%) MS Access
4 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (27.78%) Selenium
2 9 (8.33%) JUnit
3 6 (5.56%) Eclipse
3 6 (5.56%) WebDriver
4 5 (4.63%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.63%) NUnit
4 5 (4.63%) Subversion
5 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.78%) AppVeyor
6 3 (2.78%) JIRA
6 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.85%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.85%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.85%) webpack
8 1 (0.93%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.93%) YouTrack
General
1 8 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.63%) Finance
3 2 (1.85%) Advertising
3 2 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Law
Job Titles
1 37 (34.26%) Software Engineer
2 24 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 23 (21.30%) Developer
3 23 (21.30%) Development Engineer
3 23 (21.30%) Software Development Engineer
4 20 (18.52%) Linux Engineer
5 18 (16.67%) Java Engineer
5 18 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
6 17 (15.74%) Software Test Engineer
7 15 (13.89%) Test Automation Engineer
8 14 (12.96%) Senior Developer
9 12 (11.11%) Analyst
9 12 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 12 (11.11%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 11 (10.19%) QA Engineer
11 9 (8.33%) Perl Software Engineer
12 8 (7.41%) Graduate Java Engineer
12 8 (7.41%) Graduate Software Engineer
12 8 (7.41%) JavaScript Engineer
12 8 (7.41%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.96%) .NET
1 14 (12.96%) REST
2 13 (12.04%) CSS
2 13 (12.04%) CSS3
2 13 (12.04%) HTML
2 13 (12.04%) HTML5
2 13 (12.04%) Web Services
3 12 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 12 (11.11%) jQuery
3 12 (11.11%) LESS
3 12 (11.11%) LINQ
3 12 (11.11%) Sass
3 12 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 11 (10.19%) .NET Framework
4 11 (10.19%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (10.19%) Entity Framework
5 9 (8.33%) JSON
5 9 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
5 9 (8.33%) WCF
5 9 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.70%) iPad
4 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.85%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.93%) EPoS
5 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.33%) Linux
2 10 (9.26%) Windows
3 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (62.04%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (24.07%) Software Engineering
3 24 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 22 (20.37%) Scrum
5 19 (17.59%) Automated Testing
6 17 (15.74%) Data Visualisation
6 17 (15.74%) Visualisation
7 16 (14.81%) Mathematics
8 15 (13.89%) MVC
8 15 (13.89%) Test Strategy
9 14 (12.96%) Manual Testing
10 13 (12.04%) Physics
11 12 (11.11%) Front End Development
12 11 (10.19%) TDD
13 10 (9.26%) Mentoring
14 9 (8.33%) Data Modelling
14 9 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
14 9 (8.33%) Machine Learning
14 9 (8.33%) Web Development
15 6 (5.56%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 45 (41.67%) Java
2 37 (34.26%) SQL
3 36 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 31 (28.70%) C#
4 31 (28.70%) Perl
5 30 (27.78%) Python
6 23 (21.30%) Bash Shell
7 13 (12.04%) C++
8 9 (8.33%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.63%) C
10 4 (3.70%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.85%) PHP
11 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.85%) Ruby
11 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.85%) VB
11 2 (1.85%) VBScript
12 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 30 (27.78%) Degree
2 12 (11.11%) PhD
3 1 (0.93%) HND
3 1 (0.93%) ISEB
3 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.93%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) Firmware
2 1 (0.93%) KVM
2 1 (0.93%) LXC
2 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (15.74%) Nagios
2 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (10.19%) Sun
2 5 (4.63%) ESRI
2 5 (4.63%) VMware
3 3 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle
5 1 (0.93%) Apple
5 1 (0.93%) Brocade
5 1 (0.93%) CA
5 1 (0.93%) HP
5 1 (0.93%) Riverbed
5 1 (0.93%) Vyatta
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Salary: £35-40,000 + £2k Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
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Salary: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
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ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge, UK
Amazon
Salary: Highly Competitive Graduate Salary
Posted: 26 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago