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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 89 103 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.85% 6.84% 8.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 62.24% 54.79% 61.94%
Number of salaries quoted 79 97 143
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +26.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
143 188 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.40% 12.48% 13.48%
Number of salaries quoted 127 162 207
Average salary £43,900 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.44% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,425 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 4 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 103 (53.93%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (35.08%) Degree
3 66 (34.55%) C#
4 64 (33.51%) SQL
5 56 (29.32%) C++
6 53 (27.75%) Python
7 49 (25.65%) Java
8 48 (25.13%) Linux
9 45 (23.56%) Automated Testing
10 44 (23.04%) Test Automation
11 43 (22.51%) Software Engineering
11 43 (22.51%) OO
12 37 (19.37%) HTML
13 35 (18.32%) Scrum
14 34 (17.80%) JavaScript
14 34 (17.80%) ISEB
15 33 (17.28%) Manual Testing
16 32 (16.75%) Test Scripting
17 29 (15.18%) CSS
18 27 (14.14%) Windows
19 26 (13.61%) Microsoft
19 26 (13.61%) ISTQB
20 25 (13.09%) Software Testing
20 25 (13.09%) JIRA
20 25 (13.09%) HTML5
20 25 (13.09%) UNIX
21 24 (12.57%) Selenium
22 23 (12.04%) .NET
23 22 (11.52%) Perl
24 20 (10.47%) C

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 14 (7.33%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.09%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.57%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (2.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.33%) TCP/IP
2 12 (6.28%) HTTP
2 12 (6.28%) Internet
3 6 (3.14%) ICMP
4 4 (2.09%) HTTPS
4 4 (2.09%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.57%) FTP
5 3 (1.57%) Intranet
6 2 (1.05%) DNS
6 2 (1.05%) SSL
6 2 (1.05%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.09%) MySQL
3 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.05%) Big Data
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (13.09%) JIRA
2 24 (12.57%) Selenium
3 14 (7.33%) NUnit
4 13 (6.81%) Git (software)
5 12 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (5.24%) Visual Studio
7 9 (4.71%) Cucumber
8 8 (4.19%) JMeter
8 8 (4.19%) Rhino Mocks
9 6 (3.14%) Bugzilla
10 5 (2.62%) Subversion
10 5 (2.62%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.62%) Ant
10 5 (2.62%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (1.57%) Calabash
11 3 (1.57%) QARun
11 3 (1.57%) QADirector
11 3 (1.57%) WatiN
11 3 (1.57%) WinRunner
12 2 (1.05%) Behat
General
1 19 (9.95%) Finance
2 10 (5.24%) Advertising
2 10 (5.24%) Marketing
3 4 (2.09%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.57%) Games
4 3 (1.57%) Publishing
5 2 (1.05%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.05%) Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 68 (35.60%) Test Engineer
2 58 (30.37%) Software Engineer
3 48 (25.13%) Developer
4 42 (21.99%) Software Test Engineer
5 29 (15.18%) Software Developer
6 20 (10.47%) Tester
7 19 (9.95%) Automation Engineer
8 17 (8.90%) QA Engineer
9 14 (7.33%) Analyst
10 13 (6.81%) Programmer
11 12 (6.28%) Software Programmer
12 11 (5.76%) Test Automation Engineer
13 9 (4.71%) Applications Support
14 8 (4.19%) C# Developer
15 7 (3.66%) Applications Support Analyst
15 7 (3.66%) Senior Support Analyst
15 7 (3.66%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
15 7 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
15 7 (3.66%) Support Analyst
15 7 (3.66%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.37%) HTML
2 29 (15.18%) CSS
3 25 (13.09%) HTML5
4 23 (12.04%) .NET
5 13 (6.81%) CSS3
5 13 (6.81%) XML
6 12 (6.28%) jQuery
7 8 (4.19%) Web Services
8 7 (3.66%) REST
9 6 (3.14%) WCF
10 5 (2.62%) WPF
11 4 (2.09%) SAP Basis
11 4 (2.09%) Web Dynpro
11 4 (2.09%) XHTML
12 3 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (1.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 3 (1.57%) Classic ASP
12 3 (1.57%) CGI
12 3 (1.57%) WinForms
13 2 (1.05%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.47%) Computer Science
2 19 (9.95%) User Experience
3 16 (8.38%) Mathematics
4 11 (5.76%) Wiki
5 9 (4.71%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.14%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.62%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.09%) Economics
9 4 (2.09%) Statistics
10 3 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.57%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.52%) Physics
11 1 (0.52%) Open Source
11 1 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 48 (25.13%) Linux
2 27 (14.14%) Windows
3 25 (13.09%) UNIX
4 14 (7.33%) Solaris
5 10 (5.24%) Apple iOS
5 10 (5.24%) Android
6 5 (2.62%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.05%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (53.93%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.56%) Automated Testing
3 44 (23.04%) Test Automation
4 43 (22.51%) Software Engineering
4 43 (22.51%) OO
5 35 (18.32%) Scrum
6 33 (17.28%) Manual Testing
7 32 (16.75%) Test Scripting
8 25 (13.09%) Software Testing
9 20 (10.47%) Unit Testing
10 19 (9.95%) User Stories
11 17 (8.90%) Regression Testing
12 16 (8.38%) OOD
13 14 (7.33%) MVC
13 14 (7.33%) TDD
13 14 (7.33%) Automation Testing
14 13 (6.81%) Kanban
15 12 (6.28%) Software Architecture
16 11 (5.76%) OOP
17 10 (5.24%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (34.55%) C#
2 64 (33.51%) SQL
3 56 (29.32%) C++
4 53 (27.75%) Python
5 49 (25.65%) Java
6 34 (17.80%) JavaScript
7 22 (11.52%) Perl
8 20 (10.47%) C
9 12 (6.28%) Ruby
10 8 (4.19%) PHP
11 7 (3.66%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.09%) ABAP
13 3 (1.57%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.57%) VB
14 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.52%) Delphi
15 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 67 (35.08%) Degree
2 34 (17.80%) ISEB
3 26 (13.61%) ISTQB
4 10 (5.24%) VCP4
5 3 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.05%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 26 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.33%) Sun
3 11 (5.76%) Oracle
4 10 (5.24%) TOWER Software
5 7 (3.66%) Perforce
6 5 (2.62%) VMware
7 4 (2.09%) SAP
8 3 (1.57%) Sybase
9 1 (0.52%) Zend
9 1 (0.52%) Symbian
9 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.52%) Apple
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