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

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 44 43
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 148 117 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 7.09% 5.07% 5.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.04% 47.56% 52.63%
Number of salaries quoted 133 101 111
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £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
255 246 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 12.22% 10.67% 10.91%
Number of salaries quoted 215 208 191
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 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 +8 124 £47,500 +18.75% 9
Huntingdon - 12 £37,000 -
Peterborough -2 4 £57,500 +43.75%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 159 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (31.52%) C#
3 89 (26.97%) HTML
3 89 (26.97%) JavaScript
4 88 (26.67%) .NET
5 84 (25.45%) Degree
6 79 (23.94%) Software Engineering
7 76 (23.03%) SQL
8 75 (22.73%) Selenium
9 73 (22.12%) CSS
10 68 (20.61%) Java
10 68 (20.61%) Python
11 67 (20.30%) MVC
12 60 (18.18%) Scrum
13 55 (16.67%) JIRA
14 53 (16.06%) Test Automation
15 48 (14.55%) Entity Framework
15 48 (14.55%) .NET Framework
15 48 (14.55%) XML
16 47 (14.24%) ASP.NET Web API
17 46 (13.94%) SDLC
18 43 (13.03%) Automated Testing
19 42 (12.73%) VB.NET
20 41 (12.42%) User Stories
21 39 (11.82%) WCF
22 38 (11.52%) TDD
22 38 (11.52%) C++
23 37 (11.21%) LINQ
24 36 (10.91%) Manual Testing
25 35 (10.61%) REST

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 10 (3.03%) Drupal
2 4 (1.21%) Apache
2 4 (1.21%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.30%) Confluence
3 1 (0.30%) Node.js
3 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.73%) MS Office
3 7 (2.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.12%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.52%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.61%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.30%) PaaS
2 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.03%) HTTP
2 5 (1.52%) Internet
3 4 (1.21%) AMQP
3 4 (1.21%) MQTT
4 2 (0.61%) DNS
5 1 (0.30%) DHCP
5 1 (0.30%) Extranet
5 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.30%) Intranet
5 1 (0.30%) SMTP
5 1 (0.30%) SNMP
5 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.42%) Big Data
4 4 (1.21%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.21%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.61%) MySQL
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 75 (22.73%) Selenium
2 55 (16.67%) JIRA
3 20 (6.06%) WebDriver
4 16 (4.85%) JMeter
5 14 (4.24%) Subversion
6 13 (3.94%) NUnit
7 11 (3.33%) Hudson
7 11 (3.33%) Xcode
8 9 (2.73%) Selenium IDE
9 8 (2.42%) SoapUI
10 7 (2.12%) Bugzilla
11 6 (1.82%) Git (software)
11 6 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.21%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.21%) WATIR
13 3 (0.91%) Appium
13 3 (0.91%) Visual Studio
14 1 (0.30%) Ant
14 1 (0.30%) JUnit
14 1 (0.30%) WinRunner
General
1 33 (10.00%) Electronics
2 27 (8.18%) Finance
3 6 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.61%) Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Billing
7 1 (0.30%) Law
7 1 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 116 (35.15%) Developer
2 62 (18.79%) Test Engineer
3 47 (14.24%) Tester
4 39 (11.82%) QA Engineer
5 38 (11.52%) Analyst
5 38 (11.52%) C# Developer
5 38 (11.52%) Software Developer
6 36 (10.91%) Automation Engineer
6 36 (10.91%) Senior Developer
7 34 (10.30%) Test Automation Engineer
8 31 (9.39%) Senior Software Developer
9 30 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
10 29 (8.79%) .NET Developer
10 29 (8.79%) QA Tester
11 27 (8.18%) Software Test Engineer
12 26 (7.88%) C# .NET Developer
13 24 (7.27%) .NET Software Developer
13 24 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 24 (7.27%) C# Software Developer
13 24 (7.27%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (26.97%) HTML
2 88 (26.67%) .NET
3 73 (22.12%) CSS
4 48 (14.55%) .NET Framework
4 48 (14.55%) Entity Framework
4 48 (14.55%) XML
5 47 (14.24%) ASP.NET Web API
6 39 (11.82%) WCF
7 37 (11.21%) LINQ
8 35 (10.61%) REST
9 33 (10.00%) jQuery
10 29 (8.79%) HTML5
11 28 (8.48%) ASP.NET
12 25 (7.58%) JSON
13 24 (7.27%) Ajax
13 24 (7.27%) Razor View Engine
13 24 (7.27%) XSLT
14 20 (6.06%) CSS3
15 16 (4.85%) Web Services
16 12 (3.64%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.18%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.76%) Mobile App
2 19 (5.76%) User Experience
3 11 (3.33%) Mathematics
3 11 (3.33%) Replication
4 10 (3.03%) Algorithms
4 10 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.03%) iPad
4 10 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.82%) Statistics
6 5 (1.52%) Chemistry
7 4 (1.21%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.21%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.21%) Life Science
7 4 (1.21%) Wiki
8 3 (0.91%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.91%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.91%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.91%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.70%) Linux
2 18 (5.45%) Windows
3 16 (4.85%) Android
4 13 (3.94%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.73%) Unix
6 8 (2.42%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.91%) Solaris
8 2 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.30%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (23.94%) Software Engineering
3 67 (20.30%) MVC
4 60 (18.18%) Scrum
5 53 (16.06%) Test Automation
6 46 (13.94%) SDLC
7 43 (13.03%) Automated Testing
8 41 (12.42%) User Stories
9 38 (11.52%) TDD
10 36 (10.91%) Manual Testing
11 35 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (10.61%) Performance Testing
12 33 (10.00%) Software Testing
13 32 (9.70%) Test Scripting
14 31 (9.39%) Project Management
15 30 (9.09%) DevOps
15 30 (9.09%) Front End Development
16 29 (8.79%) OO
16 29 (8.79%) Unit Testing
17 26 (7.88%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (31.52%) C#
2 89 (26.97%) JavaScript
3 76 (23.03%) SQL
4 68 (20.61%) Java
4 68 (20.61%) Python
5 42 (12.73%) VB.NET
6 38 (11.52%) C++
7 15 (4.55%) Perl
8 12 (3.64%) C
8 12 (3.64%) PHP
8 12 (3.64%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.52%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.61%) ABAP
10 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.61%) Ruby
10 2 (0.61%) VB
11 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 84 (25.45%) Degree
2 9 (2.73%) ISEB
3 5 (1.52%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.21%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.91%) PhD
6 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.91%) GCP
1 3 (0.91%) GLP
1 3 (0.91%) GMP
1 3 (0.91%) GxP
1 3 (0.91%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.30%) COBIT
2 1 (0.30%) GAMP
2 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.30%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (0.91%) Docker
2 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.61%) vSphere
Vendors
1 19 (5.76%) Oracle
2 12 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.42%) CheckPoint
3 8 (2.42%) Perforce
3 8 (2.42%) SAP
4 6 (1.82%) Roku
4 6 (1.82%) TOWER Software
5 5 (1.52%) Google
6 4 (1.21%) WorldPay
7 3 (0.91%) JD Edwards
7 3 (0.91%) Sun
8 2 (0.61%) Cisco
8 2 (0.61%) Twitter
8 2 (0.61%) VMware
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-40k + 25 days holiday + healthcare + 5% pension + more!
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 48 - 58k + 12% pension, healthcare, 26days + more!
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £58k DOE + fantasticbenefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Vivid Resourcing
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago