The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 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 Job Titles advertised for the Cambridgeshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 123 133 129
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 16 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.65% 0.46% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.49% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 10
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Job Titles Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2330 2231 2634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 95.10% 93.54% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1898 1930 2295
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
QA Engineer
East of England

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -6 15 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Peterborough - 3 £50,000 -
QA Engineer
East of England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 56 (100.00%) QA
2 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (46.43%) Selenium
4 24 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 22 (39.29%) Degree
6 21 (37.50%) ISTQB
7 19 (33.93%) C#
7 19 (33.93%) ISEB
8 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
8 16 (28.57%) Manual Testing
9 15 (26.79%) .NET
10 14 (25.00%) Windows
10 14 (25.00%) Linux
11 13 (23.21%) C++
11 13 (23.21%) Software Testing
12 12 (21.43%) Java
12 12 (21.43%) SQL
13 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
14 10 (17.86%) CSS
14 10 (17.86%) HTML
15 9 (16.07%) Test Strategy
15 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
15 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
15 9 (16.07%) Python
15 9 (16.07%) Finance
16 8 (14.29%) TDD
16 8 (14.29%) RAD
16 8 (14.29%) Multithreading
16 8 (14.29%) Automation Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Photoshop
1 3 (5.36%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Internet
2 5 (8.93%) HTTP
3 1 (1.79%) RIP
Development Applications
1 26 (46.43%) Selenium
2 7 (12.50%) WinRunner
3 6 (10.71%) FitNesse
4 5 (8.93%) JIRA
4 5 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.57%) WATIR
6 2 (3.57%) Sahi
6 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.57%) Jasmine
6 2 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.79%) Military
2 1 (1.79%) Publishing
2 1 (1.79%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) .NET
2 10 (17.86%) CSS
2 10 (17.86%) HTML
3 4 (7.14%) Web Services
3 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 7 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.36%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.79%) Online Games
3 1 (1.79%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Windows
1 14 (25.00%) Linux
2 6 (10.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 16 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 13 (23.21%) Software Testing
5 9 (16.07%) Test Strategy
5 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
5 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (14.29%) TDD
6 8 (14.29%) RAD
6 8 (14.29%) Multithreading
6 8 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 7 (12.50%) Analytics
7 7 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
8 6 (10.71%) Scrum
9 5 (8.93%) Compatibility Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Regression Testing
10 4 (7.14%) OO
10 4 (7.14%) User Stories
11 3 (5.36%) Bug Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.93%) C#
2 13 (23.21%) C++
3 12 (21.43%) Java
3 12 (21.43%) SQL
4 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.07%) Python
5 7 (12.50%) Delphi
6 6 (10.71%) C
7 3 (5.36%) Ruby
8 2 (3.57%) F#
9 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (39.29%) Degree
2 21 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 19 (33.93%) ISEB
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.79%) TickIT
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) Adobe
3 1 (1.79%) Perforce
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