The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Quality Assurance Tester
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 103 112
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 9 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.67% 0.68% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.70% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 2
Median salary £46,000 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.66% +5.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £34,500 £35,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £37,500 £35,900
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% -  

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 1322 1149 1412
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.78% 97.21% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1009 967 1189
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Cambridge

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Cambridge

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in Cambridge over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, QA Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Selenium
3 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 5 (55.56%) ISEB
4 5 (55.56%) .NET
5 3 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 2 (22.22%) TestComplete
6 2 (22.22%) Android
6 2 (22.22%) User Stories
6 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
6 2 (22.22%) SDLC
6 2 (22.22%) API Testing
6 2 (22.22%) User Experience
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
7 1 (11.11%) Fintech
7 1 (11.11%) Appium
7 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery

QA Tester 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:

Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) TestComplete
3 1 (11.11%) Appium
3 1 (11.11%) Calabash
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
1 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) API Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
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Salary: to £50k DoE + options
Posted: 2 days ago
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