Period
to 27 February 2020

The median annual salary for a QA Test Engineer was £56,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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

Quality Assurance Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 96 122 176
Rank change year-on-year +26 +54 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Engineer 15 26 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.25% 1.28% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.33% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 11
Cambridge median annual salary £56,250 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.63% -15.79% +26.67%
10th Percentile £47,875 £29,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £46,000 £52,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £56,250 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +40.63% -15.79% +13.10%

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 1,151 1,956 3,226
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 96.54% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 706 1,459 2,363
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,100 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,591 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.02% - +5.56%

QA Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Engineer in Cambridge

QA Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for QA Test Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, QA Test 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
3 13 (86.67%) Manual Testing
4 12 (80.00%) Jenkins
5 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (66.67%) Maven
6 10 (66.67%) HP
6 10 (66.67%) Android
6 10 (66.67%) Confluence
6 10 (66.67%) Cucumber
6 10 (66.67%) BDD
6 10 (66.67%) Test Management
6 10 (66.67%) JIRA
6 10 (66.67%) Mobile App
6 10 (66.67%) Apple iOS
6 10 (66.67%) Appium
6 10 (66.67%) WorldPay
6 10 (66.67%) SDLC
6 10 (66.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (66.67%) eggPlant
6 10 (66.67%) HP ALM
7 5 (33.33%) Scrum
8 4 (26.67%) Python
9 2 (13.33%) CRM
9 2 (13.33%) ERP
9 2 (13.33%) Java
9 2 (13.33%) Linux
9 2 (13.33%) OOP
9 2 (13.33%) Finance
9 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing

QA Test 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 10 (66.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (66.67%) Appium
2 10 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 10 (66.67%) eggPlant
2 10 (66.67%) JIRA
2 10 (66.67%) Maven
2 10 (66.67%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 1 (6.67%) Postman
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Android
1 10 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 13 (86.67%) Manual Testing
3 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (66.67%) BDD
4 10 (66.67%) SDLC
4 10 (66.67%) Test Management
5 5 (33.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) CRM
6 2 (13.33%) ERP
6 2 (13.33%) Logistics
6 2 (13.33%) Machine Learning
6 2 (13.33%) OOP
6 2 (13.33%) SDET
6 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.67%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) HP
1 10 (66.67%) WorldPay