The median annual salary for a QA Automation Engineer was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation QA Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 98 106
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 9 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.65% 0.68% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.70% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 8
Median salary £41,250 £59,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.08% +24.21%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1343 1136 1412
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.60% 97.26% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1028 961 1189
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Automation Engineer in Cambridge

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer in Cambridge.

Salary trend for QA Automation Engineer in Cambridge

QA Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer in Cambridge over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Automation Engineer in Cambridge

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, QA Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) QA
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) C#
3 7 (63.64%) QA Automation
4 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
5 5 (45.45%) Scrum
5 5 (45.45%) ISEB
5 5 (45.45%) Thin Client
5 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Web Services
5 5 (45.45%) Fat Client
5 5 (45.45%) RESTful
5 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
6 4 (36.36%) JIRA
6 4 (36.36%) TDD
7 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
7 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
7 3 (27.27%) Java
7 3 (27.27%) Workflow
7 3 (27.27%) HP UFT
7 3 (27.27%) iPad
7 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
7 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) JIRA
2 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
3 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 3 (27.27%) HP UFT
3 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
3 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
4 1 (9.09%) JUnit
4 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 2 (18.18%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) RESTful
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) Gherkin
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Fat Client
1 5 (45.45%) Thin Client
2 3 (27.27%) iPad
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) QA Automation
4 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) TDD
6 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
6 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
6 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Workflow
7 1 (9.09%) Analytics
7 1 (9.09%) BDD
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
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