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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 39 27
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 95 134 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.38% 6.03% 7.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.08% 56.78% 62.54%
Number of salaries quoted 84 125 196
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +19.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
186 236 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 8.57% 10.63% 12.68%
Number of salaries quoted 162 205 289
Average salary £43,000 £43,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -4 89 £40,000 -2.43% 20
Peterborough -6 3 £43,750 +25.00% 2
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 122 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (31.12%) C#
3 74 (30.71%) SQL
4 70 (29.05%) Degree
5 59 (24.48%) C++
5 59 (24.48%) Python
6 56 (23.24%) Java
7 54 (22.41%) Automated Testing
8 48 (19.92%) Software Engineering
8 48 (19.92%) Linux
9 46 (19.09%) OO
10 45 (18.67%) Scrum
10 45 (18.67%) Test Automation
11 41 (17.01%) HTML
12 40 (16.60%) JavaScript
13 38 (15.77%) Manual Testing
14 36 (14.94%) Test Scripting
14 36 (14.94%) ISEB
15 34 (14.11%) Selenium
15 34 (14.11%) Software Testing
16 31 (12.86%) .NET
16 31 (12.86%) CSS
17 30 (12.45%) Microsoft
18 29 (12.03%) Windows
18 29 (12.03%) Finance
18 29 (12.03%) HTML5
19 26 (10.79%) ISTQB
20 25 (10.37%) JIRA
20 25 (10.37%) UNIX
21 23 (9.54%) Marketing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 14 (5.81%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.66%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.24%) Drupal
4 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.32%) MS Office
3 3 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.41%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.64%) Internet
2 15 (6.22%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.98%) HTTP
4 6 (2.49%) ICMP
5 4 (1.66%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.66%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.24%) Intranet
6 3 (1.24%) FTP
7 2 (0.83%) DHCP
7 2 (0.83%) DNS
7 2 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.07%) MySQL
3 4 (1.66%) MS Access
4 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.83%) Big Data
4 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (14.11%) Selenium
2 25 (10.37%) JIRA
3 14 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (5.81%) NUnit
4 13 (5.39%) Git (software)
5 11 (4.56%) Cucumber
6 10 (4.15%) Visual Studio
7 9 (3.73%) WebDriver
8 8 (3.32%) Rhino Mocks
8 8 (3.32%) JMeter
9 7 (2.90%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (2.49%) Jasmine
10 6 (2.49%) Bugzilla
11 5 (2.07%) Subversion
11 5 (2.07%) Ant
12 4 (1.66%) Sahi
12 4 (1.66%) Selenium IDE
12 4 (1.66%) WATIR
13 3 (1.24%) QARun
13 3 (1.24%) QADirector
General
1 29 (12.03%) Finance
2 23 (9.54%) Marketing
3 10 (4.15%) Advertising
4 5 (2.07%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.24%) Banking
6 3 (1.24%) Games
6 3 (1.24%) Publishing
7 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 68 (28.22%) Test Engineer
2 64 (26.56%) Software Engineer
3 48 (19.92%) Developer
4 42 (17.43%) Software Test Engineer
5 29 (12.03%) Software Developer
6 25 (10.37%) QA Engineer
7 23 (9.54%) Tester
8 19 (7.88%) Automation Engineer
9 17 (7.05%) Analyst
10 13 (5.39%) Programmer
11 12 (4.98%) Software Programmer
12 11 (4.56%) Test Automation Engineer
13 9 (3.73%) Applications Support
13 9 (3.73%) Programme Manager
14 8 (3.32%) C# Developer
15 7 (2.90%) Test Leader
15 7 (2.90%) Applications Support Analyst
15 7 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
15 7 (2.90%) Senior Support Analyst
15 7 (2.90%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.01%) HTML
2 31 (12.86%) .NET
2 31 (12.86%) CSS
3 29 (12.03%) HTML5
4 17 (7.05%) XML
5 16 (6.64%) jQuery
6 13 (5.39%) CSS3
7 11 (4.56%) Web Services
8 9 (3.73%) REST
9 6 (2.49%) WCF
10 5 (2.07%) WPF
11 4 (1.66%) XHTML
11 4 (1.66%) Web Dynpro
11 4 (1.66%) SAP Basis
12 3 (1.24%) WinForms
12 3 (1.24%) CGI
12 3 (1.24%) Classic ASP
12 3 (1.24%) ASP.NET
12 3 (1.24%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (1.24%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.30%) Computer Science
2 19 (7.88%) User Experience
3 16 (6.64%) Mathematics
4 11 (4.56%) Wiki
5 10 (4.15%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.49%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.07%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.66%) Economics
9 4 (1.66%) Statistics
10 3 (1.24%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.41%) Physics
11 1 (0.41%) W3C
11 1 (0.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 48 (19.92%) Linux
2 29 (12.03%) Windows
3 25 (10.37%) UNIX
4 14 (5.81%) Solaris
5 11 (4.56%) Android
5 11 (4.56%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.49%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.83%) VMS
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (22.41%) Automated Testing
3 48 (19.92%) Software Engineering
4 46 (19.09%) OO
5 45 (18.67%) Scrum
5 45 (18.67%) Test Automation
6 38 (15.77%) Manual Testing
7 36 (14.94%) Test Scripting
8 34 (14.11%) Software Testing
9 21 (8.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (8.30%) User Stories
10 20 (8.30%) TDD
10 20 (8.30%) Unit Testing
10 20 (8.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (7.88%) Automation Testing
12 18 (7.47%) Regression Testing
13 17 (7.05%) OOD
14 14 (5.81%) MVC
15 13 (5.39%) Kanban
16 12 (4.98%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 75 (31.12%) C#
2 74 (30.71%) SQL
3 59 (24.48%) C++
3 59 (24.48%) Python
4 56 (23.24%) Java
5 40 (16.60%) JavaScript
6 22 (9.13%) Perl
7 21 (8.71%) C
8 18 (7.47%) Ruby
9 8 (3.32%) PHP
10 7 (2.90%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.66%) ABAP
11 4 (1.66%) F#
12 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.24%) VB
13 2 (0.83%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.41%) Delphi
14 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 70 (29.05%) Degree
2 36 (14.94%) ISEB
3 26 (10.79%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.15%) VCP4
5 3 (1.24%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.24%) PMP
5 3 (1.24%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.24%) TickIT
1 3 (1.24%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.83%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (12.45%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.81%) Sun
3 11 (4.56%) Oracle
4 10 (4.15%) TOWER Software
5 7 (2.90%) Perforce
6 5 (2.07%) VMware
7 4 (1.66%) SAP
8 3 (1.24%) Sybase
9 1 (0.41%) Zend
9 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.41%) Apple
9 1 (0.41%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.41%) HP
9 1 (0.41%) Symbian
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