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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 35 28
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 106 91 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.50% 6.41% 8.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.30% 53.85% 62.34%
Number of salaries quoted 93 81 138
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
185 169 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.34% 11.91% 13.43%
Number of salaries quoted 164 140 192
Average salary £40,000 £45,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.08% +24.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £32,500 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £53,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 114 (55.61%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (36.10%) C#
3 71 (34.63%) Java
4 66 (32.20%) Degree
5 64 (31.22%) SQL
6 63 (30.73%) C++
7 55 (26.83%) Python
8 54 (26.34%) Automated Testing
9 48 (23.41%) Software Engineering
9 48 (23.41%) Linux
10 41 (20.00%) OO
11 40 (19.51%) HTML
11 40 (19.51%) ISEB
12 37 (18.05%) Manual Testing
13 36 (17.56%) Scrum
14 35 (17.07%) Test Automation
15 34 (16.59%) Test Scripting
15 34 (16.59%) JavaScript
16 33 (16.10%) UNIX
16 33 (16.10%) ISTQB
17 32 (15.61%) Windows
18 31 (15.12%) Software Testing
18 31 (15.12%) Selenium
19 29 (14.15%) JIRA
20 27 (13.17%) CSS
21 26 (12.68%) Microsoft
22 25 (12.20%) Tomcat
22 25 (12.20%) Internet
23 24 (11.71%) .NET
24 23 (11.22%) Perl

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (12.20%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.95%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.46%) Drupal
4 1 (0.49%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.46%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.20%) Internet
2 15 (7.32%) TCP/IP
3 14 (6.83%) HTTP
4 7 (3.41%) Intranet
5 4 (1.95%) ICMP
6 3 (1.46%) NAS
6 3 (1.46%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.46%) VLAN
6 3 (1.46%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.46%) IPv6
6 3 (1.46%) FTP
6 3 (1.46%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.98%) SSL
7 2 (0.98%) DNS
7 2 (0.98%) DHCP
8 1 (0.49%) LTE
8 1 (0.49%) Wireless
8 1 (0.49%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.41%) MySQL
3 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.98%) Big Data
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 31 (15.12%) Selenium
2 29 (14.15%) JIRA
3 16 (7.80%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.34%) NUnit
5 11 (5.37%) Visual Studio
6 9 (4.39%) Subversion
7 8 (3.90%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (3.90%) JMeter
7 8 (3.90%) WebDriver
8 7 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.93%) Rhino Mocks
10 5 (2.44%) Ant
11 4 (1.95%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.95%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.46%) Calabash
12 3 (1.46%) WatiN
12 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (1.46%) QARun
12 3 (1.46%) WinRunner
12 3 (1.46%) JUnit
General
1 18 (8.78%) Finance
2 15 (7.32%) Marketing
3 10 (4.88%) Advertising
4 8 (3.90%) Publishing
5 4 (1.95%) Games
5 4 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.95%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.98%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.98%) Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (30.73%) Test Engineer
2 59 (28.78%) Software Engineer
3 39 (19.02%) Developer
4 35 (17.07%) Software Test Engineer
5 24 (11.71%) QA Engineer
6 21 (10.24%) Analyst
7 20 (9.76%) Software Developer
7 20 (9.76%) Tester
7 20 (9.76%) Automation Engineer
8 14 (6.83%) Test Automation Engineer
9 11 (5.37%) Test Analyst
10 10 (4.88%) Support Analyst
10 10 (4.88%) Applications Support
10 10 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (4.88%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
10 10 (4.88%) Senior Support Analyst
10 10 (4.88%) Applications Support Analyst
11 8 (3.90%) Programmer
11 8 (3.90%) Software Programmer
12 7 (3.41%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (19.51%) HTML
2 27 (13.17%) CSS
3 24 (11.71%) .NET
4 22 (10.73%) HTML5
5 14 (6.83%) XML
6 12 (5.85%) jQuery
6 12 (5.85%) Web Services
7 10 (4.88%) CSS3
8 7 (3.41%) REST
8 7 (3.41%) CGI
9 6 (2.93%) WCF
10 4 (1.95%) XHTML
10 4 (1.95%) STL
10 4 (1.95%) Web Dynpro
10 4 (1.95%) SAP Basis
10 4 (1.95%) Spring
10 4 (1.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 3 (1.46%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (1.46%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 3 (1.46%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.73%) Computer Science
2 18 (8.78%) Mathematics
2 18 (8.78%) User Experience
3 14 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.83%) Wiki
4 7 (3.41%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.93%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.44%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.95%) Economics
7 4 (1.95%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.46%) iPhone
9 2 (0.98%) Statistics
10 1 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.49%) Physics
10 1 (0.49%) Replication
10 1 (0.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 48 (23.41%) Linux
2 33 (16.10%) UNIX
3 32 (15.61%) Windows
4 21 (10.24%) Solaris
5 10 (4.88%) Android
5 10 (4.88%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.95%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (55.61%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (26.34%) Automated Testing
3 48 (23.41%) Software Engineering
4 41 (20.00%) OO
5 37 (18.05%) Manual Testing
6 36 (17.56%) Scrum
7 35 (17.07%) Test Automation
8 34 (16.59%) Test Scripting
9 31 (15.12%) Software Testing
10 23 (11.22%) OOD
11 20 (9.76%) TDD
12 19 (9.27%) Regression Testing
13 18 (8.78%) Unit Testing
14 15 (7.32%) Automation Testing
15 14 (6.83%) User Stories
15 14 (6.83%) MVC
16 12 (5.85%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (5.85%) Web Testing
17 11 (5.37%) Mentoring
18 10 (4.88%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (36.10%) C#
2 71 (34.63%) Java
3 64 (31.22%) SQL
4 63 (30.73%) C++
5 55 (26.83%) Python
6 34 (16.59%) JavaScript
7 23 (11.22%) Perl
8 21 (10.24%) C
9 14 (6.83%) PHP
10 12 (5.85%) Ruby
11 7 (3.41%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.93%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.95%) ABAP
14 3 (1.46%) Scala
14 3 (1.46%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.46%) VB
15 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.49%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 66 (32.20%) Degree
2 40 (19.51%) ISEB
3 33 (16.10%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.49%) HNC
5 1 (0.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.49%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.24%) Sun
3 15 (7.32%) Oracle
4 7 (3.41%) Sybase
5 6 (2.93%) TOWER Software
6 4 (1.95%) SAP
6 4 (1.95%) Perforce
7 3 (1.46%) HP
8 1 (0.49%) Zend
8 1 (0.49%) VMware
8 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.49%) Apple
8 1 (0.49%) Quark
8 1 (0.49%) Symbian
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