Period
to 13 November 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

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

Quality Assurance Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 152 129
Rank change year-on-year +66 -23 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 57 29 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.73% 0.96% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 0.99% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 54 25 19
Cambridge median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £54,500 £59,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,750
% change year-on-year - +13.21% +6.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 2,009 2,944 2,204
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.31% 97.77% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,592 2,255 1,833
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +2.51%
10th Percentile £27,525 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,250 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +4.65%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Cambridge

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Cambridge

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 57 (100.00%) QA
2 52 (91.23%) Test Automation
3 44 (77.19%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (61.40%) Selenium
5 32 (56.14%) Manual Testing
6 24 (42.11%) JIRA
7 21 (36.84%) C#
8 18 (31.58%) Python
9 17 (29.82%) SQL
10 15 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
11 14 (24.56%) Jenkins
11 14 (24.56%) QA Automation
12 13 (22.81%) Cucumber
13 12 (21.05%) SpecFlow
13 12 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (19.30%) Scrum
14 11 (19.30%) Gherkin
15 10 (17.54%) OOP
16 9 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
16 9 (15.79%) SDLC
16 9 (15.79%) API Testing
17 8 (14.04%) Relational Database
17 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio Coded UI
17 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
17 8 (14.04%) Mathematics
17 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
17 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
17 8 (14.04%) VB.NET
17 8 (14.04%) .NET
17 8 (14.04%) Finance

QA 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (1.75%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) SMS
1 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (61.40%) Selenium
2 24 (42.11%) JIRA
3 14 (24.56%) Jenkins
4 13 (22.81%) Cucumber
5 12 (21.05%) SpecFlow
6 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
6 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 7 (12.28%) Ranorex
8 6 (10.53%) Git (software)
8 6 (10.53%) TestComplete
8 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
9 4 (7.02%) Eclipse
9 4 (7.02%) Subversion
9 4 (7.02%) TeamCity
10 3 (5.26%) Appium
10 3 (5.26%) eggPlant
10 3 (5.26%) JUnit
10 3 (5.26%) Maven
10 3 (5.26%) NUnit
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Games
2 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) Gherkin
2 8 (14.04%) .NET
3 5 (8.77%) REST
4 4 (7.02%) SOAP
4 4 (7.02%) WCF
5 2 (3.51%) CSS
5 2 (3.51%) HTML
6 1 (1.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Algorithms
1 7 (12.28%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Fintech
3 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Windows
3 3 (5.26%) Android
3 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (91.23%) Test Automation
2 44 (77.19%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (56.14%) Manual Testing
4 15 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (24.56%) QA Automation
6 12 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (19.30%) Scrum
8 10 (17.54%) OOP
9 9 (15.79%) API Testing
9 9 (15.79%) SDLC
10 8 (14.04%) Mathematics
11 7 (12.28%) Acceptance Criteria
12 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
13 5 (8.77%) Functional Testing
13 5 (8.77%) Regression Testing
14 4 (7.02%) Analytics
14 4 (7.02%) BDD
14 4 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (7.02%) Exploratory Testing
14 4 (7.02%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) C#
2 18 (31.58%) Python
3 17 (29.82%) SQL
4 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.04%) VB.NET
5 6 (10.53%) Java
6 1 (1.75%) C
6 1 (1.75%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) ISEB
2 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (5.26%) HP
1 3 (5.26%) SAP
1 3 (5.26%) WorldPay
2 1 (1.75%) VMware