Period
to 27 May 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 146 133
Rank change year-on-year +13 -13 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 44 18 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.44% 0.71% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 0.73% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 26
Cambridge median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £30,150 £35,450 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £53,000 £59,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -21.05%

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 2,960 2,470 2,668
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.76% 96.94% 97.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,006 1,910 2,127
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £28,375 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 44 (100.00%) QA
1 44 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 38 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (56.82%) Cucumber
4 24 (54.55%) Jenkins
4 24 (54.55%) JIRA
5 23 (52.27%) HP
5 23 (52.27%) Test Management
5 23 (52.27%) eggPlant
5 23 (52.27%) Appium
5 23 (52.27%) WorldPay
6 21 (47.73%) Mobile App
6 21 (47.73%) Confluence
6 21 (47.73%) Manual Testing
7 19 (43.18%) BDD
8 17 (38.64%) Maven
8 17 (38.64%) Sonatype Nexus
8 17 (38.64%) HP ALM
9 16 (36.36%) Selenium
10 14 (31.82%) Android
10 14 (31.82%) Apple iOS
11 13 (29.55%) SDLC
12 12 (27.27%) Web Services
13 11 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (25.00%) Fintech
14 10 (22.73%) Exploratory Testing
14 10 (22.73%) Coaching
14 10 (22.73%) Python
15 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
15 7 (15.91%) JavaScript

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 21 (47.73%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (56.82%) Cucumber
2 24 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 24 (54.55%) JIRA
3 23 (52.27%) Appium
3 23 (52.27%) eggPlant
4 17 (38.64%) Maven
4 17 (38.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (36.36%) Selenium
6 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
7 4 (9.09%) Protractor
8 3 (6.82%) SonarQube
9 2 (4.55%) NUnit
9 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
10 1 (2.27%) Ranorex
10 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
10 1 (2.27%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (9.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) Web Services
2 4 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 4 (9.09%) REST
2 4 (9.09%) RESTful
2 4 (9.09%) SOAP
3 2 (4.55%) .NET
3 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.55%) Node.js
4 1 (2.27%) CSS
4 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (47.73%) Mobile App
2 11 (25.00%) Fintech
3 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.09%) Internet of Things
4 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Android
1 14 (31.82%) Apple iOS
2 4 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 38 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (52.27%) Test Management
4 21 (47.73%) Manual Testing
5 19 (43.18%) BDD
6 13 (29.55%) SDLC
7 11 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (22.73%) Coaching
8 10 (22.73%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Acceptance Criteria
10 6 (13.64%) Line Management
10 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
11 5 (11.36%) QA Automation
12 4 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
12 4 (9.09%) OOP
12 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing
12 4 (9.09%) Scrum
12 4 (9.09%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) Python
2 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.36%) C#
4 4 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 4 (9.09%) C++
4 4 (9.09%) PHP
5 3 (6.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (9.09%) Degree
1 4 (9.09%) ISEB
1 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) WAI
Systems Management
1 17 (38.64%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) HP
1 23 (52.27%) WorldPay