The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 31 64
Rank change year-on-year
0 +33
Permanent jobs citing QA 139 184 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 6.54% 7.36% 3.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.35% 64.34% 41.21%
Number of salaries quoted 131 138 79
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,360 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
QA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
216 286 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 10.16% 11.44% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 187 213 160
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,800 £28,655
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

QA
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

QA Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

QA
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 within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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 -7 98 £42,500 +21.42% 15
Peterborough -3 17 £30,000 -40.00%
Huntingdon -5 5 £30,000 -31.03% 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 99 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (28.11%) SQL
3 66 (26.51%) Selenium
4 64 (25.70%) C#
5 58 (23.29%) Degree
6 53 (21.29%) Java
7 51 (20.48%) Linux
8 49 (19.68%) C++
9 47 (18.88%) Python
10 46 (18.47%) Test Automation
11 45 (18.07%) Manual Testing
12 44 (17.67%) OO
13 42 (16.87%) .NET
13 42 (16.87%) Automated Testing
14 36 (14.46%) Test Scripting
15 34 (13.65%) User Stories
15 34 (13.65%) Software Engineering
16 33 (13.25%) Software Testing
16 33 (13.25%) Scrum
17 32 (12.85%) Finance
18 31 (12.45%) JIRA
19 29 (11.65%) ISEB
20 26 (10.44%) Windows
20 26 (10.44%) Performance Testing
21 24 (9.64%) SQL Server
21 24 (9.64%) Mathematics
22 23 (9.24%) JMeter
22 23 (9.24%) Web Testing
23 22 (8.84%) Unit Testing
23 22 (8.84%) SDLC

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.61%) Apache
2 3 (1.20%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.80%) Drupal
4 1 (0.40%) WordPress
4 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (5.62%) MS Office
2 7 (2.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) SAP MDM
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.40%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.01%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.81%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.41%) Firewall
3 5 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (2.01%) VoIP
4 4 (1.61%) Internet
5 2 (0.80%) Intranet
6 1 (0.40%) AMQP
6 1 (0.40%) MQTT
6 1 (0.40%) Wireless
6 1 (0.40%) Extranet
6 1 (0.40%) 802.11
6 1 (0.40%) ICMP
6 1 (0.40%) FTP
6 1 (0.40%) HTTP
6 1 (0.40%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.62%) Big Data
3 6 (2.41%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (2.01%) Data Mining
5 4 (1.61%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.80%) OLAP
7 2 (0.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 66 (26.51%) Selenium
2 31 (12.45%) JIRA
3 23 (9.24%) JMeter
4 19 (7.63%) NUnit
5 15 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (6.02%) Cucumber
6 14 (5.62%) SoapUI
7 12 (4.82%) WebDriver
8 7 (2.81%) Git (software)
8 7 (2.81%) QARun
8 7 (2.81%) WinRunner
9 5 (2.01%) Hudson
10 4 (1.61%) QADirector
10 4 (1.61%) Subversion
10 4 (1.61%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.80%) Appium
12 2 (0.80%) Calabash
12 2 (0.80%) Ranorex
12 2 (0.80%) Bugzilla
General
1 32 (12.85%) Finance
2 12 (4.82%) Electronics
3 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.61%) Publishing
4 3 (1.20%) Marketing
5 2 (0.80%) Retail
5 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.80%) Automotive
5 2 (0.80%) Legal
6 1 (0.40%) Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 62 (24.90%) Tester
2 58 (23.29%) Developer
3 39 (15.66%) Test Engineer
4 37 (14.86%) Analyst
5 34 (13.65%) Software Developer
6 24 (9.64%) Senior Developer
7 23 (9.24%) Software Engineer
8 21 (8.43%) QA Tester
9 20 (8.03%) Senior Software Developer
9 20 (8.03%) Junior
10 18 (7.23%) Software Tester
11 17 (6.83%) QA Engineer
12 16 (6.43%) Software Test Engineer
13 15 (6.02%) Junior Tester
14 13 (5.22%) Test Analyst
14 13 (5.22%) Selenium Tester
15 12 (4.82%) Automation Engineer
15 12 (4.82%) Architect
15 12 (4.82%) Programmer
15 12 (4.82%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.87%) .NET
2 22 (8.84%) HTML
3 16 (6.43%) XML
4 15 (6.02%) WPF
5 12 (4.82%) CSS
6 9 (3.61%) SOAP
7 8 (3.21%) Qt
7 8 (3.21%) HTML5
8 6 (2.41%) Web Services
9 5 (2.01%) XSLT
9 5 (2.01%) CSS3
10 4 (1.61%) REST
10 4 (1.61%) WCF
10 4 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (1.20%) Ajax
11 3 (1.20%) jQuery
12 2 (0.80%) LINQ
12 2 (0.80%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.80%) JSON
12 2 (0.80%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.64%) Mathematics
2 20 (8.03%) Computer Science
3 17 (6.83%) Statistics
3 17 (6.83%) Mobile App
3 17 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.83%) Algorithms
4 16 (6.43%) User Experience
5 8 (3.21%) Chemistry
6 5 (2.01%) Replication
7 4 (1.61%) Physics
7 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.61%) Wiki
7 4 (1.61%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.61%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.80%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.40%) PMI
10 1 (0.40%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.40%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 51 (20.48%) Linux
2 26 (10.44%) Windows
3 12 (4.82%) Android
3 12 (4.82%) UNIX
4 9 (3.61%) Mac OS X
5 8 (3.21%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.20%) Solaris
7 1 (0.40%) VMS
7 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (18.47%) Test Automation
3 45 (18.07%) Manual Testing
4 44 (17.67%) OO
5 42 (16.87%) Automated Testing
6 36 (14.46%) Test Scripting
7 34 (13.65%) Software Engineering
7 34 (13.65%) User Stories
8 33 (13.25%) Software Testing
8 33 (13.25%) Scrum
9 26 (10.44%) Performance Testing
10 23 (9.24%) Web Testing
11 22 (8.84%) Unit Testing
11 22 (8.84%) Regression Testing
11 22 (8.84%) SDLC
12 19 (7.63%) Kanban
13 17 (6.83%) Automation Testing
14 15 (6.02%) Financial Modelling
15 13 (5.22%) TDD
15 13 (5.22%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 70 (28.11%) SQL
2 64 (25.70%) C#
3 53 (21.29%) Java
4 49 (19.68%) C++
5 47 (18.88%) Python
6 19 (7.63%) Perl
7 15 (6.02%) JavaScript
8 14 (5.62%) C
9 8 (3.21%) VB
10 6 (2.41%) Ruby
11 3 (1.20%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.20%) PHP
11 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.80%) XQuery
13 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 58 (23.29%) Degree
2 29 (11.65%) ISEB
3 22 (8.84%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.41%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (2.01%) CCNA
5 5 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.40%) PMP
7 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (0.80%) COBIT
2 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.40%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.01%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.02%) TOWER Software
3 10 (4.02%) Perforce
4 6 (2.41%) Oracle
5 5 (2.01%) Juniper
5 5 (2.01%) Cisco
5 5 (2.01%) SonicWALL
5 5 (2.01%) F5
5 5 (2.01%) Splunk
6 4 (1.61%) WorldPay
7 3 (1.20%) Sun
8 2 (0.80%) SAP
8 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.80%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.40%) VMware
9 1 (0.40%) Northgate
9 1 (0.40%) Google
9 1 (0.40%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.40%) JD Edwards
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Salary: 30-40k + 25 days holiday + healthcare + 5% pension + more!
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Superb benefits package
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Posted: 15 hours ago
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Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits (share options,
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: to £50k
Posted: 4 days ago
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ECM Selection
Salary: £Outstanding
Posted: 4 days ago
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Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Huntingdon
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Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Arcus Global
Salary: From £21,000 to £23,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
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ECM Selection
Salary: to £70k DoE + top package
Posted: 21 days ago
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ECM Selection
Salary: £Good DoE + excellent benefits
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