The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 103 105 90
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.16% 0.47% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.49% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 16
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +5.55%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

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 1165 1438 1409
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 95.49% 97.43% 98.05%
Number of salaries quoted 872 1129 1158
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, QA 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Python
3 5 (62.50%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (50.00%) Degree
4 4 (50.00%) Subversion
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
6 2 (25.00%) Analytics
6 2 (25.00%) Software Architecture
6 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (25.00%) Ruby
6 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (25.00%) Perl
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) C++
6 2 (25.00%) C
6 2 (25.00%) JUnit

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 2 (25.00%) Software Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Python
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (25.00%) Ruby
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + top benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + top benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago