The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 117 119 120
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 17 23 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.81% 1.00% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.03% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 17 20 18
Average salary £37,500 £46,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +11.88%
QA Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2014 2234 2046
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.50% 96.88% 97.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1583 1808 1702
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 -5 17 £37,500 -18.91%
QA Engineer
East of England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 39 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (58.97%) Degree
3 22 (56.41%) Test Automation
3 22 (56.41%) Python
4 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (38.46%) Scrum
6 14 (35.90%) JIRA
7 13 (33.33%) Selenium
7 13 (33.33%) SDLC
8 11 (28.21%) Mobile App
9 9 (23.08%) QA Automation
10 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
10 8 (20.51%) Performance Testing
10 8 (20.51%) WebDriver
10 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
10 8 (20.51%) OO
10 8 (20.51%) HTML
10 8 (20.51%) Perl
11 7 (17.95%) SQL
11 7 (17.95%) XML
11 7 (17.95%) Linux
11 7 (17.95%) Bugzilla
11 7 (17.95%) Perforce
11 7 (17.95%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (15.38%) Automation Testing
12 6 (15.38%) Defect Management
12 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (12.82%) Java
13 5 (12.82%) C#
13 5 (12.82%) Android

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) JIRA
2 13 (33.33%) Selenium
3 8 (20.51%) WebDriver
4 7 (17.95%) Bugzilla
5 3 (7.69%) Appium
6 1 (2.56%) JMeter
General
1 4 (10.26%) Electronics
2 2 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) HTML
2 7 (17.95%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Test Automation
2 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (38.46%) Scrum
4 13 (33.33%) SDLC
5 9 (23.08%) QA Automation
6 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
6 8 (20.51%) OO
6 8 (20.51%) Performance Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
7 7 (17.95%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (15.38%) Automation Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (15.38%) Defect Management
9 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
11 2 (5.13%) CRM
11 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
11 2 (5.13%) OOP
11 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
11 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) Python
2 8 (20.51%) Perl
3 7 (17.95%) SQL
4 5 (12.82%) C#
4 5 (12.82%) Java
5 2 (5.13%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (58.97%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) ISEB
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Perforce
2 1 (2.56%) VMware