Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 22 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 Tester
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 140 129
Rank change year-on-year -34 -11 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 11 8 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.35% 0.35% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.36% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 32
Cambridge median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £41,850 £38,750 £56,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £35,000 £28,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year +25.00% -17.04% -18.67%

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 3046 2237 2727
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.29% 97.39% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2319 1864 2365
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 £71,500 £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 Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 22 November 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 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 7 (63.64%) Selenium
3 7 (63.64%) Cucumber
4 6 (54.55%) Fintech
4 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (45.45%) Python
5 5 (45.45%) TDD
5 5 (45.45%) Scrum
5 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
5 5 (45.45%) JIRA
5 5 (45.45%) BDD
5 5 (45.45%) SDLC
5 5 (45.45%) API Integration
6 3 (27.27%) Ruby
6 3 (27.27%) Java
7 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 2 (18.18%) Android
7 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
7 2 (18.18%) R
7 2 (18.18%) API Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
7 2 (18.18%) User Stories
7 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
7 2 (18.18%) User Experience
7 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing

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 7 (63.64%) Cucumber
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) JIRA
2 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) Appium
3 1 (9.09%) Calabash
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Fintech
2 2 (18.18%) Digital Currency
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Android
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (45.45%) API Integration
4 5 (45.45%) BDD
4 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 5 (45.45%) SDLC
4 5 (45.45%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (18.18%) API Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) R
4 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA