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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 101 156 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.83% 6.40% 7.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.06% 57.99% 59.59%
Number of salaries quoted 87 143 188
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,425 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
177 269 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 8.46% 11.03% 12.26%
Number of salaries quoted 153 234 286
Average salary £43,900 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 April 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 April 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
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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 +2 92 £42,500 +6.25% 16
Peterborough -3 5 £36,000 -4.00% 4
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 119 (50.21%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (33.76%) Degree
3 77 (32.49%) SQL
4 71 (29.96%) C#
5 60 (25.32%) Python
6 58 (24.47%) C++
7 53 (22.36%) Test Automation
8 50 (21.10%) OO
9 48 (20.25%) Java
9 48 (20.25%) Automated Testing
9 48 (20.25%) Software Engineering
10 47 (19.83%) Linux
10 47 (19.83%) Scrum
11 41 (17.30%) HTML
12 39 (16.46%) JavaScript
13 37 (15.61%) Test Scripting
13 37 (15.61%) Manual Testing
14 35 (14.77%) Microsoft
15 34 (14.35%) Selenium
16 33 (13.92%) CSS
16 33 (13.92%) ISEB
17 32 (13.50%) .NET
18 31 (13.08%) Finance
18 31 (13.08%) HTML5
19 28 (11.81%) Software Testing
19 28 (11.81%) JIRA
19 28 (11.81%) User Stories
20 26 (10.97%) SQL Server
20 26 (10.97%) Computer Science
21 25 (10.55%) Windows

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 9 (3.80%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.69%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.27%) Drupal
4 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.95%) MS Office
3 3 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.42%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.75%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.06%) Internet
3 10 (4.22%) HTTP
4 7 (2.95%) ICMP
5 4 (1.69%) Wireshark
5 4 (1.69%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.27%) FTP
7 2 (0.84%) VoIP
7 2 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.84%) Intranet
7 2 (0.84%) Firewall
7 2 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.42%) DHCP
8 1 (0.42%) SSL
8 1 (0.42%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.69%) MySQL
3 3 (1.27%) Big Data
3 3 (1.27%) MS Access
4 2 (0.84%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (14.35%) Selenium
2 28 (11.81%) JIRA
3 20 (8.44%) NUnit
4 18 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (5.49%) Cucumber
6 11 (4.64%) Git (software)
7 10 (4.22%) Visual Studio
8 9 (3.80%) JMeter
9 8 (3.38%) Rhino Mocks
10 7 (2.95%) Bugzilla
11 6 (2.53%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (2.53%) Subversion
11 6 (2.53%) WebDriver
12 5 (2.11%) Ant
13 4 (1.69%) QADirector
13 4 (1.69%) Jasmine
14 3 (1.27%) Calabash
14 3 (1.27%) WatiN
14 3 (1.27%) WinRunner
14 3 (1.27%) QARun
General
1 31 (13.08%) Finance
2 17 (7.17%) Marketing
3 10 (4.22%) Advertising
4 4 (1.69%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.27%) Publishing
5 3 (1.27%) Games
5 3 (1.27%) Banking
6 2 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.42%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 64 (27.00%) Test Engineer
2 59 (24.89%) Software Engineer
3 54 (22.78%) Developer
4 40 (16.88%) Software Test Engineer
5 35 (14.77%) Software Developer
6 31 (13.08%) Tester
7 20 (8.44%) Automation Engineer
8 16 (6.75%) Programmer
8 16 (6.75%) QA Engineer
9 15 (6.33%) Analyst
10 14 (5.91%) Software Programmer
11 11 (4.64%) Test Automation Engineer
12 9 (3.80%) Automation Tester
12 9 (3.80%) Applications Support
13 8 (3.38%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.38%) Software Tester
13 8 (3.38%) C# Developer
14 7 (2.95%) Test Manager
14 7 (2.95%) Test Analyst
14 7 (2.95%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.30%) HTML
2 33 (13.92%) CSS
3 32 (13.50%) .NET
4 31 (13.08%) HTML5
5 17 (7.17%) XML
6 16 (6.75%) jQuery
7 15 (6.33%) CSS3
8 9 (3.80%) WPF
8 9 (3.80%) Web Services
9 7 (2.95%) REST
10 6 (2.53%) WCF
11 4 (1.69%) XHTML
11 4 (1.69%) Web Dynpro
11 4 (1.69%) SAP Basis
12 3 (1.27%) Classic ASP
12 3 (1.27%) WinForms
12 3 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (1.27%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 2 (0.84%) Regular Expression
13 2 (0.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.97%) Computer Science
2 23 (9.70%) Mathematics
3 19 (8.02%) User Experience
4 13 (5.49%) Mobile App
5 12 (5.06%) Algorithms
6 10 (4.22%) Statistics
6 10 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.38%) Wiki
8 4 (1.69%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.69%) Economics
9 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.27%) Physics
10 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.42%) W3C
11 1 (0.42%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 47 (19.83%) Linux
2 25 (10.55%) Windows
3 23 (9.70%) UNIX
4 10 (4.22%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.22%) Android
5 9 (3.80%) Solaris
6 5 (2.11%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.84%) VMS
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (50.21%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (22.36%) Test Automation
3 50 (21.10%) OO
4 48 (20.25%) Automated Testing
4 48 (20.25%) Software Engineering
5 47 (19.83%) Scrum
6 37 (15.61%) Test Scripting
6 37 (15.61%) Manual Testing
7 28 (11.81%) Software Testing
7 28 (11.81%) User Stories
8 25 (10.55%) Unit Testing
9 21 (8.86%) Regression Testing
9 21 (8.86%) TDD
10 20 (8.44%) Kanban
10 20 (8.44%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (7.17%) Software Architecture
11 17 (7.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (6.75%) Automation Testing
13 15 (6.33%) Financial Modelling
14 14 (5.91%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 77 (32.49%) SQL
2 71 (29.96%) C#
3 60 (25.32%) Python
4 58 (24.47%) C++
5 48 (20.25%) Java
6 39 (16.46%) JavaScript
7 20 (8.44%) Perl
8 18 (7.59%) C
9 15 (6.33%) Ruby
10 7 (2.95%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.53%) PHP
12 4 (1.69%) ABAP
13 3 (1.27%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.27%) VB
14 2 (0.84%) F#
15 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.42%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 80 (33.76%) Degree
2 33 (13.92%) ISEB
3 25 (10.55%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.84%) CCNA
5 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.42%) PMP
6 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.27%) WAI
2 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.42%) TickIT
2 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.84%) Nagios
2 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.33%) TOWER Software
3 9 (3.80%) Sun
4 8 (3.38%) Perforce
5 7 (2.95%) Oracle
6 6 (2.53%) VMware
7 4 (1.69%) SAP
8 2 (0.84%) Sybase
8 2 (0.84%) Juniper
8 2 (0.84%) SonicWALL
8 2 (0.84%) F5
8 2 (0.84%) Splunk
8 2 (0.84%) Cisco
9 1 (0.42%) HP
9 1 (0.42%) Zend
9 1 (0.42%) Apple
9 1 (0.42%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.42%) Symbian
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sogeti
Salary: Excellent salary + flexible benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
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Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Competitive + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + ben
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
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Cambridge University Press
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Biovia
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k DOE + shares and benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Arcus Global
Salary: up to £25k
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 13 days ago