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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 52 51
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 104 63 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.96% 4.06% 4.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.45% 45.99% 58.79%
Number of salaries quoted 70 57 88
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £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
191 137 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.94% 8.83% 7.95%
Number of salaries quoted 135 99 133
Average salary £35,000 £41,250 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.15% -2.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 151 (57.20%) Java
2 139 (52.65%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (36.74%) C#
4 76 (28.79%) Degree
5 74 (28.03%) Python
6 72 (27.27%) C++
7 71 (26.89%) Linux
7 71 (26.89%) Automated Testing
8 63 (23.86%) SQL
9 61 (23.11%) Test Scripting
10 59 (22.35%) Selenium
11 57 (21.59%) Internet
12 55 (20.83%) Manual Testing
13 52 (19.70%) Software Testing
13 52 (19.70%) Scrum
14 50 (18.94%) TDD
14 50 (18.94%) UNIX
14 50 (18.94%) ISEB
15 48 (18.18%) Software Engineering
16 45 (17.05%) ISTQB
17 42 (15.91%) HTML
17 42 (15.91%) Perl
18 41 (15.53%) OO
18 41 (15.53%) Tomcat
18 41 (15.53%) Mathematics
19 40 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
20 39 (14.77%) Regression Testing
21 36 (13.64%) JavaScript
22 35 (13.26%) Windows
23 34 (12.88%) Solaris

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 41 (15.53%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.52%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.38%) CMS
3 1 (0.38%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.38%) Apache
3 1 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (2.65%) MS Office
2 2 (0.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.76%) Route 53
3 2 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (21.59%) Internet
2 18 (6.82%) HTTP
3 10 (3.79%) Intranet
4 9 (3.41%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.52%) NAS
5 4 (1.52%) VLAN
5 4 (1.52%) iSCSI
5 4 (1.52%) IPv6
5 4 (1.52%) Wireless
6 3 (1.14%) DNS
7 2 (0.76%) Network Security
7 2 (0.76%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.76%) X.509
7 2 (0.76%) Firewall
8 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.38%) Extranet
8 1 (0.38%) SSL
8 1 (0.38%) WCDMA
8 1 (0.38%) DHCP
8 1 (0.38%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.92%) MySQL
2 9 (3.41%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.52%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.52%) Cognos Report Studio
3 4 (1.52%) Data Mart
3 4 (1.52%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.76%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.38%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.38%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 59 (22.35%) Selenium
2 24 (9.09%) JIRA
3 21 (7.95%) Git (software)
3 21 (7.95%) WebDriver
4 11 (4.17%) Subversion
5 8 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (2.27%) NUnit
6 6 (2.27%) WinRunner
7 5 (1.89%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.89%) FitNesse
8 3 (1.14%) JMeter
8 3 (1.14%) JUnit
8 3 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.14%) Maven
8 3 (1.14%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (1.14%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.76%) Sahi
9 2 (0.76%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.76%) Bugzilla
General
1 24 (9.09%) Finance
2 12 (4.55%) Publishing
3 7 (2.65%) Marketing
4 6 (2.27%) Multimedia
5 5 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.14%) Automotive
6 3 (1.14%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) French Language
7 1 (0.38%) German Language
7 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.38%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 71 (26.89%) Software Engineer
2 57 (21.59%) Test Engineer
3 48 (18.18%) Analyst
4 40 (15.15%) QA Engineer
5 39 (14.77%) Tester
6 29 (10.98%) Software Test Engineer
7 27 (10.23%) Developer
7 27 (10.23%) Test Analyst
8 20 (7.58%) QA Tester
8 20 (7.58%) Applications Support
9 17 (6.44%) Software Tester
10 13 (4.92%) Support Analyst
10 13 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (4.92%) Applications Support Analyst
10 13 (4.92%) Senior Support Analyst
10 13 (4.92%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
11 12 (4.55%) Development Engineer
11 12 (4.55%) Software Development Engineer
11 12 (4.55%) Graduate
12 11 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (15.91%) HTML
2 34 (12.88%) .NET
3 25 (9.47%) CSS
4 15 (5.68%) XML
5 14 (5.30%) Web Services
5 14 (5.30%) J2EE
6 11 (4.17%) Spring
7 10 (3.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 10 (3.79%) STL
7 10 (3.79%) Middleware
8 9 (3.41%) CGI
9 8 (3.03%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.89%) jQuery
10 5 (1.89%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.89%) REST
11 3 (1.14%) HTML5
12 2 (0.76%) Ajax
12 2 (0.76%) Apache Flex
12 2 (0.76%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.53%) Mathematics
2 40 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (9.85%) Computer Science
4 19 (7.20%) Mobile App
5 17 (6.44%) Wiki
6 12 (4.55%) Physics
7 9 (3.41%) Algorithms
8 8 (3.03%) User Experience
8 8 (3.03%) Statistics
8 8 (3.03%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.65%) iPhone
10 4 (1.52%) iPad
11 3 (1.14%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.14%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.76%) Streaming Video
12 2 (0.76%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.76%) Online Games
12 2 (0.76%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 71 (26.89%) Linux
2 50 (18.94%) UNIX
3 35 (13.26%) Windows
4 34 (12.88%) Solaris
5 7 (2.65%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (52.65%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (26.89%) Automated Testing
3 61 (23.11%) Test Scripting
4 55 (20.83%) Manual Testing
5 52 (19.70%) Software Testing
5 52 (19.70%) Scrum
6 50 (18.94%) TDD
7 48 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 41 (15.53%) OO
9 39 (14.77%) Regression Testing
10 30 (11.36%) Test Automation
11 28 (10.61%) OOD
12 24 (9.09%) Mentoring
13 19 (7.20%) Test Strategy
14 13 (4.92%) Web Testing
14 13 (4.92%) User Stories
15 12 (4.55%) Automation Testing
15 12 (4.55%) Performance Testing
15 12 (4.55%) OOP
16 11 (4.17%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 151 (57.20%) Java
2 97 (36.74%) C#
3 74 (28.03%) Python
4 72 (27.27%) C++
5 63 (23.86%) SQL
6 42 (15.91%) Perl
7 36 (13.64%) JavaScript
8 26 (9.85%) Ruby
9 18 (6.82%) PHP
9 18 (6.82%) C
10 10 (3.79%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.27%) Delphi
12 3 (1.14%) Scala
13 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.76%) F#
13 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.38%) XQuery
14 1 (0.38%) VB
14 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (28.79%) Degree
2 50 (18.94%) ISEB
3 45 (17.05%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.38%) HNC
6 1 (0.38%) HND
6 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.38%) TickIT
1 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.76%) Puppet
2 2 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (12.88%) Sun
2 30 (11.36%) Oracle
3 14 (5.30%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.41%) Sybase
5 4 (1.52%) Cognos
6 3 (1.14%) HP
6 3 (1.14%) Perforce
7 1 (0.38%) Quark
7 1 (0.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (0.38%) SAP
7 1 (0.38%) Zend
7 1 (0.38%) Telerik
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £30k
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Accelrys
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago