The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 125 130 144
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 11 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.45% 0.22% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.23% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 12
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,250 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +8.33%
QA Tester
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
2334 2131 2887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 95.85% 95.47% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1856 1851 2538
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

QA Tester
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 Tester within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 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 - 8 £39,500 -
Peterborough - 2 £50,000 -
QA Tester
East of England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 34 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (55.88%) Selenium
3 19 (55.88%) C#
4 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 13 (38.24%) .NET
5 13 (38.24%) Degree
5 13 (38.24%) Automated Testing
6 12 (35.29%) Manual Testing
6 12 (35.29%) Test Strategy
7 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
7 11 (32.35%) Java
8 10 (29.41%) Regression Testing
8 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
8 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (26.47%) TDD
9 9 (26.47%) SQL
10 8 (23.53%) C++
11 7 (20.59%) Delphi
11 7 (20.59%) Python
11 7 (20.59%) WinRunner
11 7 (20.59%) Mathematics
11 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (20.59%) WebDriver
11 7 (20.59%) Analytics
11 7 (20.59%) Selenium IDE
12 6 (17.65%) Automation Testing
12 6 (17.65%) BDD
12 6 (17.65%) Jasmine
12 6 (17.65%) ISTQB

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (55.88%) Selenium
2 7 (20.59%) WinRunner
2 7 (20.59%) WebDriver
2 7 (20.59%) Selenium IDE
3 6 (17.65%) Jasmine
3 6 (17.65%) Sahi
3 6 (17.65%) WATIR
3 6 (17.65%) NUnit
4 3 (8.82%) TeamCity
4 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (8.82%) JUnit
4 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.82%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.94%) Hudson
5 1 (2.94%) JMeter
5 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) CSS
2 4 (11.76%) Web Services
2 4 (11.76%) HTML
3 3 (8.82%) jQuery
4 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (20.59%) Mathematics
3 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
4 3 (8.82%) iPhone
4 3 (8.82%) Thin Client
4 3 (8.82%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.94%) User Experience
5 1 (2.94%) Replication
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Automated Testing
3 12 (35.29%) Manual Testing
3 12 (35.29%) Test Strategy
4 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
5 10 (29.41%) Regression Testing
5 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 9 (26.47%) TDD
7 7 (20.59%) Analytics
8 6 (17.65%) Automation Testing
8 6 (17.65%) BDD
8 6 (17.65%) Scrum
8 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
9 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
9 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
10 4 (11.76%) OOP
10 4 (11.76%) OO
11 3 (8.82%) Financial Modelling
11 3 (8.82%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) C#
2 11 (32.35%) Java
3 9 (26.47%) SQL
4 8 (23.53%) C++
5 7 (20.59%) Delphi
5 7 (20.59%) Python
6 4 (11.76%) Ruby
6 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (11.76%) F#
7 3 (8.82%) Scala
7 3 (8.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Degree
2 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) HP