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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 40 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 122 113 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 5.38% 5.40% 7.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.62% 51.83% 58.70%
Number of salaries quoted 104 103 190
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £56,000 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
241 218 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 10.62% 10.42% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 202 184 292
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +23.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £29,200 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +4 103 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Peterborough +10 13 £40,000 +14.28% 2
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 133 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (31.92%) C#
3 79 (30.38%) Java
4 74 (28.46%) SQL
5 68 (26.15%) Automated Testing
5 68 (26.15%) Degree
6 65 (25.00%) C++
7 62 (23.85%) Python
8 52 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 51 (19.62%) Linux
10 47 (18.08%) Manual Testing
11 46 (17.69%) Scrum
12 44 (16.92%) Software Testing
12 44 (16.92%) OO
13 43 (16.54%) HTML
13 43 (16.54%) Selenium
14 42 (16.15%) ISEB
15 39 (15.00%) JavaScript
15 39 (15.00%) Test Scripting
16 35 (13.46%) ISTQB
16 35 (13.46%) Test Automation
17 34 (13.08%) UNIX
18 31 (11.92%) Windows
18 31 (11.92%) .NET
19 29 (11.15%) Microsoft
19 29 (11.15%) Internet
20 28 (10.77%) Finance
20 28 (10.77%) CSS
20 28 (10.77%) Marketing
20 28 (10.77%) JIRA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 26 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.54%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.15%) Drupal
4 1 (0.38%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.08%) MS Office
3 3 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.15%) Internet
2 14 (5.38%) TCP/IP
3 13 (5.00%) HTTP
4 7 (2.69%) Intranet
5 4 (1.54%) ICMP
6 3 (1.15%) IPv6
6 3 (1.15%) FTP
6 3 (1.15%) VLAN
6 3 (1.15%) NAS
6 3 (1.15%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.77%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.77%) DNS
7 2 (0.77%) DHCP
7 2 (0.77%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.77%) SSL
8 1 (0.38%) WCDMA
8 1 (0.38%) Wireless
8 1 (0.38%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.69%) MySQL
3 4 (1.54%) MS Access
4 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.77%) Big Data
4 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.38%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 43 (16.54%) Selenium
2 28 (10.77%) JIRA
3 16 (6.15%) Git (software)
4 13 (5.00%) NUnit
4 13 (5.00%) WebDriver
5 12 (4.62%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (4.23%) Visual Studio
7 9 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (3.46%) Subversion
8 8 (3.08%) JMeter
9 6 (2.31%) Rhino Mocks
9 6 (2.31%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.31%) Jasmine
10 5 (1.92%) Ant
10 5 (1.92%) JUnit
10 5 (1.92%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (1.54%) Sahi
11 4 (1.54%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.54%) WATIR
12 3 (1.15%) WinRunner
General
1 28 (10.77%) Finance
1 28 (10.77%) Marketing
2 10 (3.85%) Advertising
3 8 (3.08%) Publishing
4 5 (1.92%) Aerospace
4 5 (1.92%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.54%) Games
5 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.15%) Banking
7 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (25.38%) Software Engineer
2 65 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 38 (14.62%) Developer
4 36 (13.85%) Software Test Engineer
5 32 (12.31%) QA Engineer
6 25 (9.62%) Analyst
7 22 (8.46%) Tester
8 20 (7.69%) Software Developer
8 20 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
9 14 (5.38%) Test Automation Engineer
10 11 (4.23%) Test Analyst
10 11 (4.23%) Applications Support
10 11 (4.23%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.23%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
10 11 (4.23%) Senior Support Analyst
10 11 (4.23%) Applications Support Analyst
10 11 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (3.46%) Programme Manager
11 9 (3.46%) Test Manager
11 9 (3.46%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (16.54%) HTML
2 31 (11.92%) .NET
3 28 (10.77%) CSS
4 25 (9.62%) HTML5
5 18 (6.92%) XML
6 15 (5.77%) jQuery
6 15 (5.77%) Web Services
7 10 (3.85%) CSS3
8 9 (3.46%) REST
9 7 (2.69%) CGI
10 6 (2.31%) WCF
11 5 (1.92%) STL
11 5 (1.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 4 (1.54%) Spring
12 4 (1.54%) Web Dynpro
12 4 (1.54%) SAP Basis
12 4 (1.54%) J2EE
13 3 (1.15%) XHTML
13 3 (1.15%) Classic ASP
13 3 (1.15%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.08%) Computer Science
2 18 (6.92%) Mathematics
3 17 (6.54%) User Experience
4 15 (5.77%) Wiki
5 13 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.08%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.92%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.54%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.54%) Economics
10 3 (1.15%) iPhone
10 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.77%) Statistics
12 1 (0.38%) Physics
12 1 (0.38%) Replication
12 1 (0.38%) Inversion of Control
12 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 51 (19.62%) Linux
2 34 (13.08%) UNIX
3 31 (11.92%) Windows
4 22 (8.46%) Solaris
5 10 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.85%) Android
6 4 (1.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (26.15%) Automated Testing
3 52 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 47 (18.08%) Manual Testing
5 46 (17.69%) Scrum
6 44 (16.92%) Software Testing
6 44 (16.92%) OO
7 39 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 35 (13.46%) Test Automation
9 26 (10.00%) TDD
10 25 (9.62%) OOD
10 25 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (8.46%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (7.69%) Unit Testing
12 20 (7.69%) Regression Testing
12 20 (7.69%) Automation Testing
13 15 (5.77%) User Stories
14 14 (5.38%) MVC
15 12 (4.62%) Performance Testing
15 12 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 83 (31.92%) C#
2 79 (30.38%) Java
3 74 (28.46%) SQL
4 65 (25.00%) C++
5 62 (23.85%) Python
6 39 (15.00%) JavaScript
7 23 (8.85%) Perl
8 21 (8.08%) C
9 19 (7.31%) Ruby
10 13 (5.00%) PHP
11 7 (2.69%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.31%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.54%) F#
13 4 (1.54%) ABAP
14 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.15%) VB
14 3 (1.15%) Scala
15 2 (0.77%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.38%) Delphi
16 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 68 (26.15%) Degree
2 42 (16.15%) ISEB
3 35 (13.46%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.69%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.15%) PMP
5 3 (1.15%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.38%) HNC
7 1 (0.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.15%) ISO 9001
1 3 (1.15%) TickIT
1 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.38%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (11.15%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.46%) Sun
3 16 (6.15%) Oracle
4 7 (2.69%) Sybase
5 6 (2.31%) TOWER Software
5 6 (2.31%) SAP
6 5 (1.92%) HP
7 4 (1.54%) Perforce
8 1 (0.38%) Symbian
8 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.38%) Apple
8 1 (0.38%) Quark
8 1 (0.38%) VMware
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