The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 50 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 86 152 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 5.23% 7.76% 6.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.14% 59.61% 49.09%
Number of salaries quoted 75 137 116
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%

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
143 255 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 8.69% 13.02% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 119 226 222
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cambridgeshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

QA
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -20 76 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Peterborough -16 4 £45,750 -15.27% 2
Huntingdon - 3 £45,000 - 2
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 89 (64.96%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (37.96%) Java
3 49 (35.77%) SQL
4 42 (30.66%) JavaScript
5 40 (29.20%) Linux
5 40 (29.20%) Scrum
6 37 (27.01%) Selenium
7 36 (26.28%) Test Automation
7 36 (26.28%) C#
8 34 (24.82%) Python
8 34 (24.82%) Software Engineering
8 34 (24.82%) Computer Science
9 32 (23.36%) Perl
10 30 (21.90%) Degree
11 25 (18.25%) Automated Testing
12 24 (17.52%) Bash Shell
12 24 (17.52%) MVC
13 23 (16.79%) Manual Testing
14 22 (16.06%) HTML
15 20 (14.60%) MySQL
15 20 (14.60%) CSS
15 20 (14.60%) HTML5
16 19 (13.87%) CSS3
17 17 (12.41%) .NET
17 17 (12.41%) Nagios
17 17 (12.41%) Data Visualisation
17 17 (12.41%) Visualisation
18 16 (11.68%) REST
18 16 (11.68%) Test Strategy
18 16 (11.68%) TDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.65%) Drupal
1 5 (3.65%) Smallworld
1 5 (3.65%) WordPress
2 2 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.73%) Confluence
3 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (6.57%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.65%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.19%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.46%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.19%) Wireless
3 2 (1.46%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.60%) MySQL
2 10 (7.30%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.65%) GIS
3 5 (3.65%) QGIS
4 2 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.46%) MS Access
4 2 (1.46%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 37 (27.01%) Selenium
2 11 (8.03%) JUnit
3 8 (5.84%) JIRA
4 6 (4.38%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.38%) Eclipse
4 6 (4.38%) Subversion
5 5 (3.65%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.65%) NUnit
5 5 (3.65%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.92%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.46%) AppVeyor
7 2 (1.46%) JMeter
7 2 (1.46%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.46%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.46%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.46%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.46%) webpack
7 2 (1.46%) YouTrack
8 1 (0.73%) Ant
General
1 13 (9.49%) Finance
2 8 (5.84%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.38%) Retail
4 3 (2.19%) Advertising
5 2 (1.46%) Banking
6 1 (0.73%) Back Office
6 1 (0.73%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 43 (31.39%) Software Engineer
2 39 (28.47%) Developer
3 36 (26.28%) Test Engineer
4 24 (17.52%) Development Engineer
4 24 (17.52%) Software Development Engineer
5 23 (16.79%) Linux Engineer
5 23 (16.79%) Senior Developer
5 23 (16.79%) Test Automation Engineer
6 22 (16.06%) Software Test Engineer
7 19 (13.87%) QA Engineer
8 17 (12.41%) Java Engineer
8 17 (12.41%) Java Software Engineer
9 16 (11.68%) Software Developer
10 15 (10.95%) Analyst
11 14 (10.22%) QA Test Engineer
12 12 (8.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 12 (8.76%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 10 (7.30%) QA Automation Engineer
14 9 (6.57%) Perl Software Engineer
15 8 (5.84%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.06%) HTML
2 20 (14.60%) CSS
2 20 (14.60%) HTML5
3 19 (13.87%) CSS3
4 17 (12.41%) .NET
5 16 (11.68%) REST
6 14 (10.22%) LINQ
6 14 (10.22%) XML
7 13 (9.49%) .NET Framework
7 13 (9.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (9.49%) Entity Framework
7 13 (9.49%) jQuery
8 12 (8.76%) AngularJS
8 12 (8.76%) LESS
8 12 (8.76%) Sass
8 12 (8.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (8.76%) Web Services
9 11 (8.03%) JSON
9 11 (8.03%) WCF
10 10 (7.30%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 34 (24.82%) Computer Science
2 17 (12.41%) Visualisation
3 15 (10.95%) Mobile App
4 12 (8.76%) Physics
5 11 (8.03%) Mathematics
6 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.65%) Fintech
8 3 (2.19%) Artificial Intelligence
9 2 (1.46%) iPad
9 2 (1.46%) User Experience
10 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.73%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.73%) EPoS
10 1 (0.73%) LIMS
10 1 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (29.20%) Linux
2 13 (9.49%) Windows
3 8 (5.84%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.46%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.73%) CentOS
6 1 (0.73%) Fedora
6 1 (0.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (64.96%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (29.20%) Scrum
3 36 (26.28%) Test Automation
4 34 (24.82%) Software Engineering
5 25 (18.25%) Automated Testing
6 24 (17.52%) MVC
7 23 (16.79%) Manual Testing
8 17 (12.41%) Data Visualisation
9 16 (11.68%) TDD
9 16 (11.68%) Test Strategy
10 15 (10.95%) Mentoring
11 13 (9.49%) Front End Development
11 13 (9.49%) OOP
12 11 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (7.30%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (7.30%) Web Development
14 9 (6.57%) Automation Testing
14 9 (6.57%) Data Modelling
14 9 (6.57%) Machine Learning
15 7 (5.11%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 52 (37.96%) Java
2 49 (35.77%) SQL
3 42 (30.66%) JavaScript
4 36 (26.28%) C#
5 34 (24.82%) Python
6 32 (23.36%) Perl
7 24 (17.52%) Bash Shell
8 15 (10.95%) C++
9 11 (8.03%) VB.NET
10 8 (5.84%) Objective-C
11 6 (4.38%) Ruby
12 5 (3.65%) C
12 5 (3.65%) PowerShell
13 4 (2.92%) PHP
14 3 (2.19%) PL/SQL
14 3 (2.19%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.46%) Apple Swift
15 2 (1.46%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.46%) VB
15 2 (1.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (21.90%) Degree
2 11 (8.03%) PhD
3 4 (2.92%) ISEB
3 4 (2.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.73%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (12.41%) Nagios
2 1 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (8.03%) Sun
2 5 (3.65%) ESRI
3 4 (2.92%) VMware
4 3 (2.19%) Apple
4 3 (2.19%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.19%) Oracle
5 1 (0.73%) HP
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