The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 67 47
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 135 50 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.59% 3.02% 5.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.36% 37.59% 59.74%
Number of salaries quoted 99 49 79
Average salary £35,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £32,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £64,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
220 133 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.37% 8.02% 8.52%
Number of salaries quoted 160 100 113
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Cambridgeshire

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 28 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 132 (47.31%) Java
2 104 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (35.48%) C#
4 92 (32.97%) Degree
5 72 (25.81%) SQL
6 68 (24.37%) Linux
7 65 (23.30%) Python
8 63 (22.58%) Automated Testing
9 61 (21.86%) Test Scripting
10 57 (20.43%) Scrum
10 57 (20.43%) C++
11 55 (19.71%) Software Testing
12 52 (18.64%) JavaScript
13 51 (18.28%) Selenium
14 50 (17.92%) TDD
15 48 (17.20%) Perl
16 47 (16.85%) Regression Testing
17 46 (16.49%) ISEB
18 45 (16.13%) HTML
18 45 (16.13%) Windows
19 44 (15.77%) Internet
20 43 (15.41%) ISTQB
21 42 (15.05%) Manual Testing
22 41 (14.70%) OO
22 41 (14.70%) UNIX
23 40 (14.34%) Test Automation
24 39 (13.98%) .NET
25 37 (13.26%) CSS
26 36 (12.90%) Mathematics
27 33 (11.83%) Finance

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 23 (8.24%) Tomcat
2 10 (3.58%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.79%) Drupal
3 5 (1.79%) ColdFusion
4 4 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.36%) IIS
5 1 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (4.66%) MS Office
1 13 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.08%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.72%) MS Project
3 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (0.72%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 44 (15.77%) Internet
2 20 (7.17%) HTTP
3 6 (2.15%) Firewall
4 5 (1.79%) LAN
4 5 (1.79%) WAN
4 5 (1.79%) Wireless
5 4 (1.43%) VLAN
5 4 (1.43%) Intranet
5 4 (1.43%) VoIP
5 4 (1.43%) SAN
5 4 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.08%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.72%) X.509
7 2 (0.72%) DNS
7 2 (0.72%) Network Security
8 1 (0.36%) DLNA
8 1 (0.36%) Multicast
8 1 (0.36%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.66%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.23%) MySQL
4 7 (2.51%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.43%) Data Mart
6 4 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.43%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (18.28%) Selenium
2 21 (7.53%) JIRA
3 18 (6.45%) WebDriver
4 14 (5.02%) Git (software)
5 9 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 7 (2.51%) FitNesse
6 7 (2.51%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.51%) WinRunner
6 7 (2.51%) NUnit
7 5 (1.79%) Subversion
8 4 (1.43%) Bugzilla
8 4 (1.43%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.72%) Maven
10 2 (0.72%) YouTrack
10 2 (0.72%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (0.72%) WATIR
10 2 (0.72%) Sahi
10 2 (0.72%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (11.83%) Finance
2 11 (3.94%) Automotive
2 11 (3.94%) Publishing
3 7 (2.51%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (1.79%) Marketing
5 4 (1.43%) Law
6 3 (1.08%) Games
7 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.36%) Military
8 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 75 (26.88%) Software Engineer
2 71 (25.45%) Test Engineer
3 49 (17.56%) Tester
4 48 (17.20%) Analyst
5 46 (16.49%) QA Engineer
6 39 (13.98%) Software Test Engineer
7 28 (10.04%) Test Analyst
8 26 (9.32%) Developer
9 24 (8.60%) QA Tester
10 22 (7.89%) Applications Support
11 20 (7.17%) Software Tester
12 13 (4.66%) QA Analyst
13 10 (3.58%) Graduate
14 9 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
14 9 (3.23%) Development Engineer
14 9 (3.23%) QA Manager
14 9 (3.23%) Software Development Engineer
15 8 (2.87%) Administrator
15 8 (2.87%) Business Analyst
15 8 (2.87%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (16.13%) HTML
2 39 (13.98%) .NET
3 37 (13.26%) CSS
4 17 (6.09%) J2EE
5 13 (4.66%) XML
6 12 (4.30%) ASP.NET
7 11 (3.94%) jQuery
7 11 (3.94%) Web Services
8 8 (2.87%) HTML5
9 7 (2.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 7 (2.51%) Middleware
9 7 (2.51%) XSLT
9 7 (2.51%) STL
9 7 (2.51%) XHTML
9 7 (2.51%) Spring
10 5 (1.79%) CSS3
10 5 (1.79%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.79%) Classic ASP
10 5 (1.79%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.90%) Mathematics
2 29 (10.39%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.73%) Mobile App
4 15 (5.38%) Physics
5 9 (3.23%) Wiki
6 8 (2.87%) Statistics
7 7 (2.51%) Fat Client
7 7 (2.51%) Thin Client
8 6 (2.15%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.15%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.79%) E-Learning
10 4 (1.43%) iPhone
10 4 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.43%) iPad
11 2 (0.72%) STB
11 2 (0.72%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.72%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.72%) DTV
11 2 (0.72%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 68 (24.37%) Linux
2 45 (16.13%) Windows
3 41 (14.70%) UNIX
4 26 (9.32%) Solaris
5 15 (5.38%) Mac OS X
6 10 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.43%) Android
10 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (22.58%) Automated Testing
3 61 (21.86%) Test Scripting
4 57 (20.43%) Scrum
5 55 (19.71%) Software Testing
6 50 (17.92%) TDD
7 47 (16.85%) Regression Testing
8 42 (15.05%) Manual Testing
9 41 (14.70%) OO
10 40 (14.34%) Test Automation
11 31 (11.11%) Software Engineering
12 20 (7.17%) Test Strategy
13 14 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (4.66%) Project Management
14 13 (4.66%) OOP
15 12 (4.30%) OOD
15 12 (4.30%) Requirements Analysis
15 12 (4.30%) Agile Testing
15 12 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (3.94%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 132 (47.31%) Java
2 99 (35.48%) C#
3 72 (25.81%) SQL
4 65 (23.30%) Python
5 57 (20.43%) C++
6 52 (18.64%) JavaScript
7 48 (17.20%) Perl
8 33 (11.83%) Ruby
9 16 (5.73%) PHP
10 8 (2.87%) C
11 7 (2.51%) Delphi
11 7 (2.51%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.51%) VB
12 6 (2.15%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.79%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.43%) VBA
15 2 (0.72%) PHP5
15 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.72%) F#
16 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 92 (32.97%) Degree
2 46 (16.49%) ISEB
3 43 (15.41%) ISTQB
4 12 (4.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.43%) CCNA
6 4 (1.43%) MCSA
7 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.36%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (1.43%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.43%) Hyper-V
1 4 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (10.39%) Oracle
2 28 (10.04%) Microsoft
3 26 (9.32%) Sun
4 4 (1.43%) VMware
4 4 (1.43%) Cisco
4 4 (1.43%) HP
4 4 (1.43%) Cognos
4 4 (1.43%) Veeam
5 3 (1.08%) Sybase
5 3 (1.08%) Adobe
5 3 (1.08%) Perforce
6 2 (0.72%) Motorola
6 2 (0.72%) Zend
7 1 (0.36%) SAP
7 1 (0.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (0.36%) Telerik
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