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 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 31 26
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 53 95 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.40% 6.97% 8.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.96% 57.93% 60.66%
Number of salaries quoted 49 89 107
Median salary £50,000 £43,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.94% +24.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,420 £29,800 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
104 164 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.63% 12.03% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 94 135 169
Median salary £50,000 £44,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.35% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £29,000 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £66,100 £71,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 29 August 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 80 (50.31%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (45.28%) SQL
3 60 (37.74%) C#
4 59 (37.11%) .NET
5 57 (35.85%) JavaScript
6 52 (32.70%) HTML
6 52 (32.70%) CSS
7 49 (30.82%) MVC
8 46 (28.93%) Automated Testing
9 45 (28.30%) Software Engineering
10 44 (27.67%) Degree
11 42 (26.42%) Test Automation
12 41 (25.79%) .NET Framework
12 41 (25.79%) VB.NET
12 41 (25.79%) Entity Framework
13 40 (25.16%) Selenium
14 39 (24.53%) WCF
15 38 (23.90%) JIRA
15 38 (23.90%) DevOps
16 37 (23.27%) REST
16 37 (23.27%) ASP.NET Web API
16 37 (23.27%) XML
17 35 (22.01%) LINQ
18 34 (21.38%) Front End Development
19 33 (20.75%) JSON
20 32 (20.13%) Linux
20 32 (20.13%) Java
20 32 (20.13%) SDLC
21 31 (19.50%) Computer Science
22 29 (18.24%) 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 6 (3.77%) Drupal
2 3 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.26%) Confluence
3 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.63%) Smallworld
Applications
1 10 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (7.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.26%) GitHub
2 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.40%) HTTP
2 4 (2.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.63%) DNS
3 1 (0.63%) SSL
3 1 (0.63%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.14%) RDBMS
2 5 (3.14%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.52%) MySQL
4 3 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.26%) Big Data
5 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.26%) Redis
6 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.63%) GIS
6 1 (0.63%) IDOL
6 1 (0.63%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 40 (25.16%) Selenium
2 38 (23.90%) JIRA
3 10 (6.29%) NUnit
4 9 (5.66%) Subversion
5 8 (5.03%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.03%) WebDriver
6 6 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.14%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.14%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.52%) Hudson
8 4 (2.52%) JMeter
8 4 (2.52%) JUnit
9 3 (1.89%) YouTrack
10 2 (1.26%) Ant
10 2 (1.26%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.26%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.26%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.26%) LoadUI
10 2 (1.26%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 14 (8.81%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Games
3 5 (3.14%) Retail
4 4 (2.52%) Advertising
5 3 (1.89%) Law
5 3 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.26%) Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 77 (48.43%) Developer
2 39 (24.53%) Test Engineer
3 36 (22.64%) C# Developer
4 35 (22.01%) Senior Developer
5 31 (19.50%) Software Developer
6 27 (16.98%) Senior C# Developer
7 25 (15.72%) Test Automation Engineer
8 24 (15.09%) Senior Software Developer
9 23 (14.47%) QA Engineer
10 22 (13.84%) QA Test Engineer
11 21 (13.21%) C# WCF Developer
11 21 (13.21%) Software Test Engineer
11 21 (13.21%) WCF Developer
12 20 (12.58%) .NET Developer
12 20 (12.58%) C# Software Developer
12 20 (12.58%) Software Engineer
13 19 (11.95%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
14 18 (11.32%) Senior C# Software Developer
15 17 (10.69%) C# .NET Developer
16 15 (9.43%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (37.11%) .NET
2 52 (32.70%) CSS
2 52 (32.70%) HTML
3 41 (25.79%) .NET Framework
3 41 (25.79%) Entity Framework
4 39 (24.53%) WCF
5 37 (23.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 37 (23.27%) REST
5 37 (23.27%) XML
6 35 (22.01%) LINQ
7 33 (20.75%) JSON
8 28 (17.61%) Ajax
8 28 (17.61%) jQuery
8 28 (17.61%) XSLT
9 26 (16.35%) HTML5
10 24 (15.09%) Razor View Engine
11 20 (12.58%) CSS3
12 17 (10.69%) Web Services
13 14 (8.81%) ADO
14 9 (5.66%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.50%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.18%) Algorithms
3 11 (6.92%) Mobile App
4 10 (6.29%) Life Science
5 8 (5.03%) Statistics
6 7 (4.40%) Mathematics
7 6 (3.77%) iPad
8 5 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.52%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.89%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.89%) Replication
11 2 (1.26%) Fintech
11 2 (1.26%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.26%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.63%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.13%) Linux
2 10 (6.29%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.66%) Windows
4 5 (3.14%) Unix
5 2 (1.26%) CentOS
5 2 (1.26%) Fedora
5 2 (1.26%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.26%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.63%) Android
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (50.31%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (30.82%) MVC
3 46 (28.93%) Automated Testing
4 45 (28.30%) Software Engineering
5 42 (26.42%) Test Automation
6 38 (23.90%) DevOps
7 34 (21.38%) Front End Development
8 32 (20.13%) SDLC
9 26 (16.35%) Scrum
10 25 (15.72%) User Stories
11 20 (12.58%) Kanban
11 20 (12.58%) Manual Testing
11 20 (12.58%) Unit Testing
12 19 (11.95%) Continuous Deployment
13 18 (11.32%) OO
13 18 (11.32%) TDD
14 17 (10.69%) E-Commerce
15 16 (10.06%) Software Testing
16 13 (8.18%) Regression Testing
16 13 (8.18%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 72 (45.28%) SQL
2 60 (37.74%) C#
3 57 (35.85%) JavaScript
4 41 (25.79%) VB.NET
5 32 (20.13%) Java
6 29 (18.24%) Python
7 17 (10.69%) PHP
8 16 (10.06%) Perl
9 14 (8.81%) C
9 14 (8.81%) T-SQL
10 13 (8.18%) C++
11 9 (5.66%) Objective-C
12 7 (4.40%) Ruby
13 6 (3.77%) PL/SQL
14 4 (2.52%) Bash Shell
14 4 (2.52%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.63%) Lua
Qualifications
1 44 (27.67%) Degree
2 14 (8.81%) ISEB
3 13 (8.18%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.63%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.89%) SDET
2 2 (1.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.63%) Ansible
2 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (15.72%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.66%) Oracle
3 6 (3.77%) Rackspace
3 6 (3.77%) TOWER Software
4 4 (2.52%) Google
5 2 (1.26%) New Relic
5 2 (1.26%) Zend
6 1 (0.63%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.63%) ESRI
6 1 (0.63%) Roku
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