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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 36 34
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 107 95 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.66% 6.72% 7.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 69.48% 65.97% 61.41%
Number of salaries quoted 97 76 116
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £35,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £52,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
154 144 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.47% 10.18% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 131 116 189
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £30,850
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £52,000 £53,272
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 24 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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.

1 105 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (39.64%) SQL
3 85 (38.29%) .NET
4 84 (37.84%) C#
5 73 (32.88%) HTML
6 72 (32.43%) JavaScript
7 67 (30.18%) MVC
8 66 (29.73%) CSS
9 61 (27.48%) Degree
10 55 (24.77%) JIRA
11 54 (24.32%) .NET Framework
11 54 (24.32%) Entity Framework
12 53 (23.87%) VB.NET
13 52 (23.42%) Software Engineering
14 51 (22.97%) WCF
14 51 (22.97%) XML
14 51 (22.97%) ASP.NET Web API
15 50 (22.52%) Automated Testing
16 48 (21.62%) Selenium
16 48 (21.62%) User Stories
17 46 (20.72%) REST
18 44 (19.82%) LINQ
19 41 (18.47%) DevOps
20 40 (18.02%) SDLC
20 40 (18.02%) Front End Development
21 39 (17.57%) jQuery
22 38 (17.12%) Java
23 37 (16.67%) JSON
24 36 (16.22%) Computer Science
24 36 (16.22%) Python

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 10 (4.50%) Drupal
2 4 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.90%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.45%) Apache
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (2.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (4.50%) Magento
2 5 (2.25%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.90%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.90%) GitHub
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.50%) HTTP
2 1 (0.45%) DHCP
2 1 (0.45%) DNS
2 1 (0.45%) SMTP
2 1 (0.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.25%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.35%) MySQL
4 3 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.90%) Big Data
5 2 (0.90%) IDOL
5 2 (0.90%) Redis
Development Applications
1 55 (24.77%) JIRA
2 48 (21.62%) Selenium
3 13 (5.86%) Hudson
4 12 (5.41%) NUnit
4 12 (5.41%) WebDriver
5 10 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.70%) JMeter
6 6 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
6 6 (2.70%) Subversion
6 6 (2.70%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.25%) Bugzilla
8 3 (1.35%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.90%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.45%) YouTrack
General
1 24 (10.81%) Finance
2 11 (4.95%) Electronics
3 8 (3.60%) Games
4 4 (1.80%) Advertising
5 2 (0.90%) Law
5 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (46.40%) Developer
2 51 (22.97%) C# Developer
3 49 (22.07%) Senior Developer
4 39 (17.57%) Software Developer
5 37 (16.67%) Test Engineer
6 36 (16.22%) Senior C# Developer
7 35 (15.77%) .NET Developer
7 35 (15.77%) Senior Software Developer
8 33 (14.86%) C# .NET Developer
9 31 (13.96%) Senior .NET Developer
9 31 (13.96%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 28 (12.61%) Analyst
11 26 (11.71%) C# Software Developer
12 25 (11.26%) QA Engineer
12 25 (11.26%) Test Automation Engineer
13 24 (10.81%) Senior C# Software Developer
14 22 (9.91%) QA Test Engineer
15 21 (9.46%) .NET Software Developer
15 21 (9.46%) Agile C# Developer
15 21 (9.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (38.29%) .NET
2 73 (32.88%) HTML
3 66 (29.73%) CSS
4 54 (24.32%) .NET Framework
4 54 (24.32%) Entity Framework
5 51 (22.97%) ASP.NET Web API
5 51 (22.97%) WCF
5 51 (22.97%) XML
6 46 (20.72%) REST
7 44 (19.82%) LINQ
8 39 (17.57%) jQuery
9 37 (16.67%) JSON
10 34 (15.32%) Ajax
10 34 (15.32%) XSLT
11 30 (13.51%) Razor View Engine
12 26 (11.71%) HTML5
13 22 (9.91%) ASP.NET
14 20 (9.01%) CSS3
15 18 (8.11%) ADO
16 14 (6.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.22%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.21%) Algorithms
3 12 (5.41%) Replication
4 11 (4.95%) Mathematics
4 11 (4.95%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.95%) Statistics
5 10 (4.50%) iPad
6 8 (3.60%) Life Science
7 7 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.15%) User Experience
8 4 (1.80%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.80%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.35%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.35%) Fintech
10 2 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.90%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.45%) Raspberry Pi
11 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.81%) Linux
2 10 (4.50%) Windows
3 8 (3.60%) Unix
4 7 (3.15%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.25%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.45%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (30.18%) MVC
3 52 (23.42%) Software Engineering
4 50 (22.52%) Automated Testing
5 48 (21.62%) User Stories
6 41 (18.47%) DevOps
7 40 (18.02%) Front End Development
7 40 (18.02%) SDLC
8 35 (15.77%) Test Automation
9 29 (13.06%) OO
10 27 (12.16%) Unit Testing
11 26 (11.71%) Scrum
12 25 (11.26%) Manual Testing
13 24 (10.81%) Kanban
14 23 (10.36%) Performance Testing
15 20 (9.01%) Project Management
16 18 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
17 17 (7.66%) TDD
18 16 (7.21%) Software Testing
18 16 (7.21%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 88 (39.64%) SQL
2 84 (37.84%) C#
3 72 (32.43%) JavaScript
4 53 (23.87%) VB.NET
5 38 (17.12%) Java
6 36 (16.22%) Python
7 18 (8.11%) T-SQL
8 16 (7.21%) PHP
9 11 (4.95%) Perl
10 10 (4.50%) C++
11 9 (4.05%) C
12 6 (2.70%) Objective-C
13 5 (2.25%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.35%) Ruby
15 2 (0.90%) ABAP
15 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.45%) Lua
Qualifications
1 61 (27.48%) Degree
2 12 (5.41%) ISEB
2 12 (5.41%) ISTQB
3 6 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.90%) ISO 9001
1 2 (0.90%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.90%) Ansible
2 2 (0.90%) Puppet
3 1 (0.45%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 27 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.50%) Oracle
2 10 (4.50%) TOWER Software
3 7 (3.15%) Roku
3 7 (3.15%) SAP
4 5 (2.25%) CheckPoint
5 4 (1.80%) Rackspace
6 3 (1.35%) Perforce
7 2 (0.90%) Google
7 2 (0.90%) New Relic
7 2 (0.90%) Twitter
7 2 (0.90%) Zend
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco
8 1 (0.45%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.45%) WorldPay
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