Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 129 131
Rank change year-on-year -19 +2 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 31 18 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.00% 0.78% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.81% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 26 18 30
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £32,500 £21,250 £30,650
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,600 £51,625
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £39,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.21% +6.00% +7.14%

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 3015 2236 2742
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.26% 97.39% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2300 1863 2379
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 31 (100.00%) QA
1 31 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 23 (74.19%) Python
3 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (51.61%) Manual Testing
5 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (35.48%) Scrum
7 10 (32.26%) Selenium
7 10 (32.26%) JIRA
7 10 (32.26%) Test Strategy
8 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
8 9 (29.03%) BDD
8 9 (29.03%) Java
9 8 (25.81%) TDD
9 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
10 7 (22.58%) Ruby
11 6 (19.35%) Fintech
11 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
11 6 (19.35%) SDLC
11 6 (19.35%) API Integration
12 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
13 4 (12.90%) C#
13 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
13 4 (12.90%) PHP
13 4 (12.90%) NUnit
13 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
13 4 (12.90%) Degree
13 4 (12.90%) Exploratory Testing
13 4 (12.90%) API Testing
14 3 (9.68%) QA Automation

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) JIRA
1 10 (32.26%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
3 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
4 4 (12.90%) NUnit
5 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (9.68%) Electronics
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) REST
1 2 (6.45%) SOAP
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Fintech
2 3 (9.68%) Internet of Things
2 3 (9.68%) Smart Home
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (51.61%) Manual Testing
4 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (35.48%) Scrum
6 10 (32.26%) Test Strategy
7 9 (29.03%) BDD
7 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
8 8 (25.81%) TDD
9 6 (19.35%) API Integration
9 6 (19.35%) SDLC
10 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
11 4 (12.90%) API Testing
11 4 (12.90%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
12 3 (9.68%) Load Testing
12 3 (9.68%) Microservices
12 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (9.68%) QA Automation
12 3 (9.68%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) Python
2 9 (29.03%) Java
3 7 (22.58%) Ruby
4 4 (12.90%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.90%) PHP
5 3 (9.68%) R
6 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (100.00%) QA