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 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 (QA)
Rank 30 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 184 82 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 7.36% 3.64% 4.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.34% 41.21% 55.21%
Number of salaries quoted 138 79 123
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,360 £70,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
286 199 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 11.44% 8.84% 8.88%
Number of salaries quoted 213 160 199
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £28,655 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £63,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 29 August 2014.

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 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 +34 145 £35,000 -12.50% 13
Peterborough +3 12 £50,000 -28.57%
Huntingdon - 7 £43,500 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 157 (44.48%) Java
2 130 (36.83%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (31.73%) C#
4 96 (27.20%) Degree
5 92 (26.06%) Automated Testing
6 87 (24.65%) Python
7 86 (24.36%) Linux
8 78 (22.10%) C++
9 76 (21.53%) SQL
9 76 (21.53%) Selenium
10 72 (20.40%) Test Scripting
11 70 (19.83%) Scrum
12 66 (18.70%) TDD
13 65 (18.41%) Software Testing
14 64 (18.13%) ISTQB
15 62 (17.56%) ISEB
16 59 (16.71%) Windows
17 56 (15.86%) Internet
17 56 (15.86%) Regression Testing
18 53 (15.01%) UNIX
19 50 (14.16%) Software Engineering
19 50 (14.16%) HTML
20 47 (13.31%) JavaScript
20 47 (13.31%) OO
21 46 (13.03%) Perl
22 43 (12.18%) Mathematics
23 41 (11.61%) .NET
24 38 (10.76%) Test Automation
25 36 (10.20%) Ruby
25 36 (10.20%) Tomcat

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 36 (10.20%) Tomcat
2 6 (1.70%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (1.13%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.13%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (0.85%) ColdFusion
4 3 (0.85%) Drupal
5 1 (0.28%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (3.40%) MS Office
2 10 (2.83%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.85%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.85%) Route 53
3 3 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (15.86%) Internet
2 20 (5.67%) HTTP
3 9 (2.55%) Intranet
4 8 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.27%) VLAN
5 7 (1.98%) Firewall
6 4 (1.13%) IPv6
6 4 (1.13%) SAN
6 4 (1.13%) LAN
6 4 (1.13%) VoIP
6 4 (1.13%) WAN
6 4 (1.13%) Wireless
6 4 (1.13%) iSCSI
6 4 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.13%) NAS
7 3 (0.85%) Network Security
8 2 (0.57%) X.509
8 2 (0.57%) DNS
8 2 (0.57%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.68%) MySQL
2 13 (3.68%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.70%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.42%) DB2
6 4 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.13%) Data Mart
6 4 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.13%) Cognos Report Studio
7 3 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.28%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 76 (21.53%) Selenium
2 31 (8.78%) WebDriver
3 26 (7.37%) JIRA
4 18 (5.10%) Git (software)
5 14 (3.97%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (3.68%) Selenium IDE
7 12 (3.40%) Jasmine
7 12 (3.40%) Sahi
7 12 (3.40%) WATIR
8 11 (3.12%) Subversion
9 10 (2.83%) NUnit
10 9 (2.55%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.98%) WinRunner
11 7 (1.98%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.70%) FitNesse
13 5 (1.42%) Jenkins
14 4 (1.13%) Maven
14 4 (1.13%) LoadRunner
15 3 (0.85%) JMeter
15 3 (0.85%) Bugzilla
General
1 33 (9.35%) Finance
2 14 (3.97%) Publishing
3 9 (2.55%) Marketing
4 7 (1.98%) Multimedia
5 6 (1.70%) German Language
5 6 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (1.70%) Automotive
5 6 (1.70%) Retail
6 5 (1.42%) Games
7 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Military
8 1 (0.28%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 82 (23.23%) Software Engineer
2 74 (20.96%) Test Engineer
3 61 (17.28%) Tester
4 52 (14.73%) Analyst
5 51 (14.45%) QA Engineer
6 38 (10.76%) QA Tester
7 34 (9.63%) Software Test Engineer
8 28 (7.93%) Test Analyst
8 28 (7.93%) Developer
9 26 (7.37%) Applications Support
10 20 (5.67%) Software Tester
11 18 (5.10%) Test Manager
12 14 (3.97%) QA Analyst
13 12 (3.40%) Software Development Engineer
13 12 (3.40%) Development Engineer
13 12 (3.40%) Automation Engineer
13 12 (3.40%) QA Manager
14 11 (3.12%) Graduate
15 10 (2.83%) Support Engineer
15 10 (2.83%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.16%) HTML
2 41 (11.61%) .NET
3 35 (9.92%) CSS
4 17 (4.82%) J2EE
5 16 (4.53%) Web Services
6 15 (4.25%) XML
6 15 (4.25%) STL
6 15 (4.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 12 (3.40%) ASP.NET
8 11 (3.12%) Spring
9 10 (2.83%) Middleware
10 9 (2.55%) jQuery
11 8 (2.27%) Qt
11 8 (2.27%) CGI
12 5 (1.42%) Hibernate
12 5 (1.42%) HTML5
13 4 (1.13%) XSLT
13 4 (1.13%) XHTML
14 3 (0.85%) Classic ASP
14 3 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.18%) Mathematics
2 34 (9.63%) Computer Science
3 20 (5.67%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.97%) Physics
5 13 (3.68%) Wiki
6 8 (2.27%) Statistics
6 8 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.98%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.98%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.98%) iPhone
7 7 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.13%) iPad
8 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.57%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.57%) DTV
9 2 (0.57%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.57%) Online Games
10 1 (0.28%) Life Science
10 1 (0.28%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 86 (24.36%) Linux
2 59 (16.71%) Windows
3 53 (15.01%) UNIX
4 31 (8.78%) Solaris
5 18 (5.10%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.42%) Android
8 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.13%) AIX
8 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (36.83%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (26.06%) Automated Testing
3 72 (20.40%) Test Scripting
4 70 (19.83%) Scrum
5 66 (18.70%) TDD
6 65 (18.41%) Software Testing
7 56 (15.86%) Regression Testing
8 50 (14.16%) Software Engineering
9 47 (13.31%) OO
10 38 (10.76%) Test Automation
11 35 (9.92%) Manual Testing
12 31 (8.78%) Test Strategy
13 23 (6.52%) Multithreading
14 22 (6.23%) Automation Testing
15 21 (5.95%) BDD
15 21 (5.95%) OOD
15 21 (5.95%) Project Management
16 18 (5.10%) E-Commerce
16 18 (5.10%) User Stories
17 17 (4.82%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (44.48%) Java
2 112 (31.73%) C#
3 87 (24.65%) Python
4 78 (22.10%) C++
5 76 (21.53%) SQL
6 47 (13.31%) JavaScript
7 46 (13.03%) Perl
8 36 (10.20%) Ruby
9 23 (6.52%) C
10 20 (5.67%) PHP
11 14 (3.97%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.83%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.83%) F#
13 7 (1.98%) Delphi
14 5 (1.42%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.13%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.13%) VBA
15 4 (1.13%) VB
15 4 (1.13%) Korn
16 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (27.20%) Degree
2 64 (18.13%) ISTQB
3 62 (17.56%) ISEB
4 7 (1.98%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.13%) MCSA
7 4 (1.13%) CCNA
8 1 (0.28%) HNC
8 1 (0.28%) HND
8 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.13%) SLA
2 3 (0.85%) TickIT
2 3 (0.85%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.42%) Puppet
2 5 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.13%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.57%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 31 (8.78%) Sun
2 29 (8.22%) Oracle
3 28 (7.93%) Microsoft
4 17 (4.82%) HP
5 12 (3.40%) SAP
6 8 (2.27%) Sybase
7 4 (1.13%) Cognos
7 4 (1.13%) Cisco
7 4 (1.13%) IBM
7 4 (1.13%) Perforce
7 4 (1.13%) VMware
7 4 (1.13%) Veeam
8 3 (0.85%) Adobe
9 1 (0.28%) Telerik
9 1 (0.28%) Zend
9 1 (0.28%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (0.28%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.28%) Apple
9 1 (0.28%) Quark
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
GE
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Base+Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £50000 per annum + Incredible Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Competitive Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £55000 per annum - Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum £40-55K PA
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + bonus + great bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
DP Connect
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: £45-50,000 + Bens
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 15% bonus, 25% cash allowance & more
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