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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 46 35
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 148 98 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 5.88% 4.57% 7.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.66% 50.52% 57.06%
Number of salaries quoted 117 85 179
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +30.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
298 194 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 11.83% 9.05% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 229 156 280
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,278 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +12 105 £40,000 -15.78% 9
Peterborough +9 28 £40,000 -20.00% 2
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 145 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (34.55%) Java
3 94 (31.23%) C#
4 79 (26.25%) Automated Testing
5 74 (24.58%) SQL
6 71 (23.59%) Degree
7 66 (21.93%) C++
8 64 (21.26%) Python
9 60 (19.93%) Linux
10 56 (18.60%) Software Engineering
11 55 (18.27%) Manual Testing
12 52 (17.28%) Scrum
13 51 (16.94%) Selenium
14 50 (16.61%) ISEB
15 49 (16.28%) Software Testing
16 45 (14.95%) Test Scripting
16 45 (14.95%) HTML
17 44 (14.62%) OO
18 43 (14.29%) ISTQB
19 42 (13.95%) UNIX
19 42 (13.95%) JavaScript
20 40 (13.29%) Internet
21 35 (11.63%) .NET
22 34 (11.30%) Windows
22 34 (11.30%) TDD
23 33 (10.96%) Perl
24 32 (10.63%) Tomcat
25 31 (10.30%) Test Automation
26 30 (9.97%) Finance
27 29 (9.63%) User Acceptance Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 32 (10.63%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.33%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.00%) Drupal
3 3 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.33%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.32%) MS Office
3 3 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (13.29%) Internet
2 12 (3.99%) HTTP
2 12 (3.99%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.65%) Intranet
4 4 (1.33%) NAS
4 4 (1.33%) IPv6
4 4 (1.33%) VLAN
4 4 (1.33%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.00%) ICMP
5 3 (1.00%) FTP
6 2 (0.66%) DHCP
6 2 (0.66%) DNS
6 2 (0.66%) SSL
6 2 (0.66%) Wireless
7 1 (0.33%) UPnP
7 1 (0.33%) LTE
7 1 (0.33%) X.509
7 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.33%) Extranet
7 1 (0.33%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.66%) MySQL
3 4 (1.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.33%) MS Access
4 3 (1.00%) DB2
5 2 (0.66%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.66%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.33%) SimpleDB
6 1 (0.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 51 (16.94%) Selenium
2 26 (8.64%) JIRA
3 17 (5.65%) Git (software)
4 16 (5.32%) WebDriver
4 16 (5.32%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (3.65%) Subversion
6 9 (2.99%) NUnit
6 9 (2.99%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.33%) JMeter
8 6 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.99%) Jasmine
8 6 (1.99%) Selenium IDE
9 5 (1.66%) WATIR
9 5 (1.66%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.66%) Sahi
9 5 (1.66%) JUnit
10 4 (1.33%) Ant
10 4 (1.33%) Rhino Mocks
10 4 (1.33%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (9.97%) Finance
2 28 (9.30%) Marketing
3 11 (3.65%) Advertising
4 10 (3.32%) Publishing
5 7 (2.33%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.33%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.33%) Games
7 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Retail
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 75 (24.92%) Software Engineer
2 68 (22.59%) Test Engineer
3 39 (12.96%) Software Test Engineer
4 35 (11.63%) Developer
5 34 (11.30%) QA Engineer
6 32 (10.63%) Analyst
7 27 (8.97%) Tester
8 17 (5.65%) Test Analyst
8 17 (5.65%) Software Developer
9 16 (5.32%) Automation Engineer
10 15 (4.98%) Test Manager
10 15 (4.98%) Applications Support
11 13 (4.32%) QA Tester
12 12 (3.99%) Applications Support Analyst
12 12 (3.99%) Senior Support Analyst
12 12 (3.99%) Support Analyst
12 12 (3.99%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (3.99%) Test Automation Engineer
12 12 (3.99%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
12 12 (3.99%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.95%) HTML
2 35 (11.63%) .NET
3 28 (9.30%) CSS
4 22 (7.31%) HTML5
5 18 (5.98%) XML
6 16 (5.32%) Web Services
7 15 (4.98%) jQuery
8 10 (3.32%) REST
8 10 (3.32%) CGI
9 7 (2.33%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.33%) CSS3
10 6 (1.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 6 (1.99%) Spring
10 6 (1.99%) STL
11 5 (1.66%) J2EE
11 5 (1.66%) Middleware
11 5 (1.66%) WCF
12 4 (1.33%) SAP Basis
12 4 (1.33%) Web Dynpro
13 3 (1.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.97%) Mathematics
2 19 (6.31%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.31%) User Experience
3 18 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.32%) Wiki
5 14 (4.65%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.33%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.99%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.66%) Physics
8 5 (1.66%) Statistics
9 4 (1.33%) Economics
10 3 (1.00%) iPhone
11 2 (0.66%) DTV
12 1 (0.33%) Replication
12 1 (0.33%) STB
12 1 (0.33%) IPTV
12 1 (0.33%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 60 (19.93%) Linux
2 42 (13.95%) UNIX
3 34 (11.30%) Windows
4 26 (8.64%) Solaris
5 8 (2.66%) Android
5 8 (2.66%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.00%) AIX
6 3 (1.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (26.25%) Automated Testing
3 56 (18.60%) Software Engineering
4 55 (18.27%) Manual Testing
5 52 (17.28%) Scrum
6 49 (16.28%) Software Testing
7 45 (14.95%) Test Scripting
8 44 (14.62%) OO
9 34 (11.30%) TDD
10 31 (10.30%) Test Automation
11 29 (9.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 29 (9.63%) OOD
12 28 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (8.97%) Regression Testing
14 22 (7.31%) Unit Testing
15 20 (6.64%) Automation Testing
16 16 (5.32%) User Stories
16 16 (5.32%) Test Strategy
16 16 (5.32%) ITIL
17 15 (4.98%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (34.55%) Java
2 94 (31.23%) C#
3 74 (24.58%) SQL
4 66 (21.93%) C++
5 64 (21.26%) Python
6 42 (13.95%) JavaScript
7 33 (10.96%) Perl
8 23 (7.64%) Ruby
9 22 (7.31%) C
10 14 (4.65%) PHP
11 9 (2.99%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.66%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.33%) ABAP
13 4 (1.33%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.33%) F#
14 3 (1.00%) Scala
14 3 (1.00%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.00%) Korn
15 2 (0.66%) VB
15 2 (0.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 71 (23.59%) Degree
2 50 (16.61%) ISEB
3 43 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 9 (2.99%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.00%) PMP
5 3 (1.00%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.33%) HNC
7 1 (0.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.66%) ISO 9001
1 5 (1.66%) TickIT
1 5 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (3.99%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (8.64%) Sun
2 23 (7.64%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.64%) Oracle
4 13 (4.32%) SAP
5 12 (3.99%) HP
6 10 (3.32%) Sybase
7 4 (1.33%) TOWER Software
8 3 (1.00%) Perforce
8 3 (1.00%) IBM
9 2 (0.66%) Cognos
10 1 (0.33%) Symbian
10 1 (0.33%) Apple
10 1 (0.33%) Quark
10 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.33%) VMware
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