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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 127 142 125
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.29% 0.043% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.045% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 9
Average salary £38,750 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £38,000 £43,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -10.29%
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
2027 2226 2013
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.52% 96.82% 97.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1590 1796 1677
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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 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 8 February 2016.

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 8 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 - 6 £38,750 -
QA Tester
East of England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 31 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (45.16%) Selenium
3 13 (41.94%) Manual Testing
3 13 (41.94%) Python
4 11 (35.48%) C#
4 11 (35.48%) Java
5 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Web Testing
6 8 (25.81%) C++
6 8 (25.81%) JMeter
7 7 (22.58%) Degree
8 6 (19.35%) SoapUI
8 6 (19.35%) Electronics
8 6 (19.35%) SQL
8 6 (19.35%) SOAP
8 6 (19.35%) User Experience
9 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
10 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (12.90%) Windows
10 4 (12.90%) Linux
10 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Appium
11 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Android
11 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
11 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
11 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
12 2 (6.45%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (6.45%) User Stories

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 14 (45.16%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) JMeter
3 6 (19.35%) SoapUI
4 3 (9.68%) Appium
4 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.45%) Hudson
5 2 (6.45%) JIRA
5 2 (6.45%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (19.35%) Electronics
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) SOAP
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) User Experience
2 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Android
3 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
3 2 (6.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Manual Testing
2 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
3 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
3 8 (25.81%) Web Testing
4 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
5 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
7 2 (6.45%) QA Automation
7 2 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) Software Architecture
7 2 (6.45%) User Stories
8 1 (3.23%) Functional Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Project Management
8 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
8 1 (3.23%) Scalability Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Scrum
8 1 (3.23%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) Python
2 11 (35.48%) C#
2 11 (35.48%) Java
3 8 (25.81%) C++
4 6 (19.35%) SQL
5 2 (6.45%) C
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) SAP