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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 53 53
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 139 93 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 5.78% 4.13% 4.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.28% 43.06% 54.51%
Number of salaries quoted 100 84 124
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,900 £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
247 216 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 10.28% 9.59% 8.42%
Number of salaries quoted 184 174 207
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 October 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 1 October 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 +19 104 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Peterborough -6 10 £43,750 -37.50% 11
Huntingdon - 4 £43,500 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 171 (50.89%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (47.32%) Java
3 110 (32.74%) C#
4 92 (27.38%) Automated Testing
5 88 (26.19%) Python
6 81 (24.11%) Linux
6 81 (24.11%) C++
7 80 (23.81%) Degree
8 76 (22.62%) Selenium
9 72 (21.43%) Test Scripting
10 68 (20.24%) SQL
11 65 (19.35%) Scrum
12 63 (18.75%) TDD
12 63 (18.75%) Manual Testing
13 61 (18.15%) Software Testing
14 59 (17.56%) ISTQB
14 59 (17.56%) Internet
15 58 (17.26%) ISEB
16 55 (16.37%) UNIX
17 54 (16.07%) Software Engineering
18 49 (14.58%) OO
19 47 (13.99%) Regression Testing
20 46 (13.69%) Windows
21 44 (13.10%) Perl
22 43 (12.80%) HTML
23 42 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
24 41 (12.20%) Tomcat
24 41 (12.20%) Mathematics
25 39 (11.61%) .NET
26 37 (11.01%) JavaScript

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 41 (12.20%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (1.19%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.19%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.30%) CMS
3 1 (0.30%) Apache
3 1 (0.30%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (2.38%) MS Office
2 4 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.89%) Route 53
3 3 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (17.56%) Internet
2 18 (5.36%) HTTP
3 10 (2.98%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.98%) Intranet
4 4 (1.19%) iSCSI
4 4 (1.19%) NAS
4 4 (1.19%) IPv6
4 4 (1.19%) VLAN
4 4 (1.19%) Wireless
5 3 (0.89%) DNS
5 3 (0.89%) Firewall
5 3 (0.89%) Network Security
6 2 (0.60%) X.509
6 2 (0.60%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.30%) UPnP
7 1 (0.30%) SSL
7 1 (0.30%) DHCP
7 1 (0.30%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.30%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.87%) MySQL
2 9 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.19%) Cognos Report Studio
4 4 (1.19%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.19%) DB2
4 4 (1.19%) Data Mart
5 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.30%) MS Access
7 1 (0.30%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.30%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 76 (22.62%) Selenium
2 33 (9.82%) WebDriver
3 24 (7.14%) JIRA
4 22 (6.55%) Git (software)
5 15 (4.46%) Selenium IDE
6 14 (4.17%) WATIR
6 14 (4.17%) Jasmine
6 14 (4.17%) Sahi
6 14 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (3.57%) Subversion
8 6 (1.79%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.79%) WinRunner
8 6 (1.79%) NUnit
9 5 (1.49%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.49%) FitNesse
10 4 (1.19%) LoadRunner
10 4 (1.19%) Maven
11 3 (0.89%) JMeter
11 3 (0.89%) JUnit
11 3 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (8.33%) Finance
2 14 (4.17%) Marketing
3 12 (3.57%) Publishing
4 7 (2.08%) Multimedia
5 6 (1.79%) German Language
5 6 (1.79%) Retail
6 5 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.19%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.89%) Automotive
8 3 (0.89%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Military
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 76 (22.62%) Software Engineer
2 63 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 49 (14.58%) Tester
3 49 (14.58%) Analyst
4 44 (13.10%) QA Engineer
5 31 (9.23%) Developer
6 30 (8.93%) QA Tester
7 29 (8.63%) Software Test Engineer
8 27 (8.04%) Test Analyst
9 24 (7.14%) Applications Support
10 17 (5.06%) Software Tester
10 17 (5.06%) Test Manager
11 14 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (3.87%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
12 13 (3.87%) Applications Support Analyst
12 13 (3.87%) Senior Support Analyst
12 13 (3.87%) Support Analyst
13 12 (3.57%) Development Engineer
13 12 (3.57%) Graduate
13 12 (3.57%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (12.80%) HTML
2 39 (11.61%) .NET
3 26 (7.74%) CSS
4 16 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 16 (4.76%) STL
4 16 (4.76%) Web Services
5 15 (4.46%) XML
5 15 (4.46%) J2EE
6 11 (3.27%) Spring
6 11 (3.27%) ASP.NET
7 10 (2.98%) Middleware
8 9 (2.68%) CGI
9 8 (2.38%) Qt
10 5 (1.49%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.49%) REST
10 5 (1.49%) jQuery
11 3 (0.89%) HTML5
12 2 (0.60%) Apache Flex
12 2 (0.60%) XHTML
12 2 (0.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (12.20%) Mathematics
3 28 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 19 (5.65%) Mobile App
5 17 (5.06%) Wiki
6 12 (3.57%) Physics
7 10 (2.98%) User Experience
8 9 (2.68%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.68%) Algorithms
9 8 (2.38%) Statistics
10 7 (2.08%) iPhone
11 5 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.19%) iPad
13 3 (0.89%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.89%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.89%) Fat Client
14 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.60%) Online Games
14 2 (0.60%) DTV
14 2 (0.60%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 81 (24.11%) Linux
2 55 (16.37%) UNIX
3 46 (13.69%) Windows
4 34 (10.12%) Solaris
5 16 (4.76%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.49%) Android
7 4 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.19%) AIX
8 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (50.89%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (27.38%) Automated Testing
3 72 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 65 (19.35%) Scrum
5 63 (18.75%) TDD
5 63 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 61 (18.15%) Software Testing
7 54 (16.07%) Software Engineering
8 49 (14.58%) OO
9 47 (13.99%) Regression Testing
10 31 (9.23%) Test Automation
11 30 (8.93%) Test Strategy
12 29 (8.63%) OOD
13 24 (7.14%) Automation Testing
13 24 (7.14%) Mentoring
14 21 (6.25%) BDD
15 20 (5.95%) Project Management
16 19 (5.65%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (5.06%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 159 (47.32%) Java
2 110 (32.74%) C#
3 88 (26.19%) Python
4 81 (24.11%) C++
5 68 (20.24%) SQL
6 44 (13.10%) Perl
7 37 (11.01%) JavaScript
8 36 (10.71%) Ruby
9 27 (8.04%) C
10 18 (5.36%) PHP
11 13 (3.87%) Bash Shell
12 12 (3.57%) PowerShell
12 12 (3.57%) F#
13 6 (1.79%) Delphi
14 5 (1.49%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.19%) Korn
16 3 (0.89%) Scala
17 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
18 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (23.81%) Degree
2 59 (17.56%) ISTQB
3 58 (17.26%) ISEB
4 9 (2.68%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.60%) PMP
6 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.30%) HNC
7 1 (0.30%) HND
7 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.49%) ISO 9001
1 5 (1.49%) TickIT
2 4 (1.19%) SLA
2 4 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 13 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.49%) Puppet
2 5 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.19%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.60%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 34 (10.12%) Sun
2 30 (8.93%) Oracle
3 15 (4.46%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.87%) HP
5 11 (3.27%) SAP
6 9 (2.68%) Sybase
7 4 (1.19%) IBM
7 4 (1.19%) Cognos
7 4 (1.19%) Perforce
8 1 (0.30%) Telerik
8 1 (0.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (0.30%) Quark
8 1 (0.30%) Zend
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £18500 per annum + pension, life, health, parking
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £30k
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £55,000 Package + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
CCity IT
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum £40-55K PA
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
DP Connect
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £50,000 plus bonus, allowance and excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £51,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Accelrys
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago