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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 121 124 137
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 21 10 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.84% 0.44% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.47% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 19 10 10
Average salary £32,500 £43,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.71% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
2381 2125 2806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 95.24% 94.44% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1895 1824 2480
Average salary £40,325 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.81% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,203
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +3 20 £32,500 -25.71% 5
Peterborough - 1 - -
QA Engineer
East of England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 51 (100.00%) QA
2 29 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (50.98%) Selenium
4 25 (49.02%) Automated Testing
5 24 (47.06%) ISTQB
6 22 (43.14%) ISEB
7 21 (41.18%) C#
8 20 (39.22%) Degree
9 19 (37.25%) C++
10 16 (31.37%) Test Scripting
10 16 (31.37%) Software Testing
11 15 (29.41%) Java
11 15 (29.41%) Linux
12 14 (27.45%) CSS
12 14 (27.45%) HTML
12 14 (27.45%) Windows
13 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
14 11 (21.57%) .NET
15 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
16 9 (17.65%) Python
16 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
16 9 (17.65%) TDD
17 8 (15.69%) Scrum
17 8 (15.69%) Internet
17 8 (15.69%) Multithreading
17 8 (15.69%) Test Strategy
17 8 (15.69%) Automation Testing
18 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
18 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
18 7 (13.73%) Compatibility Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (5.88%) Photoshop
1 3 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) Internet
2 7 (13.73%) HTTP
3 1 (1.96%) RIP
Development Applications
1 26 (50.98%) Selenium
2 7 (13.73%) WinRunner
2 7 (13.73%) JIRA
3 6 (11.76%) FitNesse
4 2 (3.92%) WATIR
4 2 (3.92%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.92%) Sahi
4 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.92%) Jasmine
4 2 (3.92%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.96%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Publishing
2 1 (1.96%) Games
2 1 (1.96%) Military
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) HTML
1 14 (27.45%) CSS
2 11 (21.57%) .NET
3 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Mathematics
2 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Online Games
3 1 (1.96%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) Linux
2 14 (27.45%) Windows
3 7 (13.73%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (49.02%) Automated Testing
3 16 (31.37%) Test Scripting
3 16 (31.37%) Software Testing
4 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
5 9 (17.65%) TDD
6 8 (15.69%) Scrum
6 8 (15.69%) Multithreading
6 8 (15.69%) Test Strategy
6 8 (15.69%) Automation Testing
7 7 (13.73%) Analytics
7 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
7 7 (13.73%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (9.80%) User Stories
10 4 (7.84%) Financial Modelling
10 4 (7.84%) RAD
11 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
11 2 (3.92%) Regression Testing
11 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) C#
2 19 (37.25%) C++
3 15 (29.41%) Java
4 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
5 9 (17.65%) Python
6 7 (13.73%) Delphi
7 6 (11.76%) C
7 6 (11.76%) SQL
8 3 (5.88%) Ruby
9 2 (3.92%) F#
10 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 22 (43.14%) ISEB
3 20 (39.22%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.96%) TickIT
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) Adobe
3 1 (1.96%) Quark
3 1 (1.96%) Perforce
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