Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 88 40
Rank change year-on-year +48 -48 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 170 90 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 6.54% 3.31% 6.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.11% 55.21% 63.64%
Number of salaries quoted 97 70 150
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,500 £32,400
90th Percentile £62,750 £68,750 £59,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £44,400 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.33% -10.00% +14.94%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 303 163 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 11.65% 5.99% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 160 115 221
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £30,900 £29,750 £31,500
90th Percentile £67,550 £68,750 £63,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% -10.53% +11.76%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Cambridge

QA
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for QA in Cambridge

QA
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Cambridge over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for QA.

1 126 (74.12%) Agile Software Development
1 126 (74.12%) Test Automation
2 72 (42.35%) Selenium
3 48 (28.24%) Manual Testing
4 44 (25.88%) Java
5 43 (25.29%) Python
6 42 (24.71%) C#
6 42 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (24.12%) WorldPay
8 38 (22.35%) Software Engineering
9 33 (19.41%) Software Testing
9 33 (19.41%) Android
10 32 (18.82%) Jenkins
11 31 (18.24%) JIRA
12 30 (17.65%) Cucumber
12 30 (17.65%) SQL
13 28 (16.47%) Web Services
13 28 (16.47%) Linux
13 28 (16.47%) Apple iOS
14 26 (15.29%) Mobile App
14 26 (15.29%) RESTful
14 26 (15.29%) Scrum
15 25 (14.71%) Appium
15 25 (14.71%) eggPlant
16 24 (14.12%) SDLC
16 24 (14.12%) BDD
17 20 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
17 20 (11.76%) Degree
17 20 (11.76%) Regression Testing
17 20 (11.76%) DevOps

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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 13 (7.65%) Confluence
2 8 (4.71%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.94%) Apache
4 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.29%) OpenShift
4 6 (3.53%) GitHub
5 5 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) Wireless
2 3 (1.76%) HTTP
3 2 (1.18%) Network Security
3 2 (1.18%) SMS
3 2 (1.18%) VoIP
4 1 (0.59%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.59%) LAN
4 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.29%) Amazon RDS
1 9 (5.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (4.71%) Hadoop
3 7 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.94%) Big Data
5 4 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.76%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.76%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.76%) Sqoop
7 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 72 (42.35%) Selenium
2 32 (18.82%) Jenkins
3 31 (18.24%) JIRA
4 30 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 25 (14.71%) Appium
5 25 (14.71%) eggPlant
6 19 (11.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 15 (8.82%) Maven
7 15 (8.82%) SpecFlow
8 14 (8.24%) SoapUI
9 13 (7.65%) HP UFT
9 13 (7.65%) JMeter
10 12 (7.06%) Git (software)
11 11 (6.47%) Ranorex
12 6 (3.53%) Gatling
12 6 (3.53%) JBehave
12 6 (3.53%) Visual Studio
12 6 (3.53%) WebDriver
13 5 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (2.94%) TestComplete
General
1 14 (8.24%) Finance
2 7 (4.12%) Marketing
3 6 (3.53%) Law
4 4 (2.35%) Electronics
5 3 (1.76%) Games
5 3 (1.76%) Retail
6 2 (1.18%) Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (30.59%) Test Engineer
2 49 (28.82%) QA Engineer
3 29 (17.06%) QA Test Engineer
4 24 (14.12%) Developer
4 24 (14.12%) Tester
5 18 (10.59%) QA Automation Engineer
6 17 (10.00%) Test Leader
7 16 (9.41%) Quality Engineer
7 16 (9.41%) Test Automation Engineer
8 14 (8.24%) Java Engineer
9 13 (7.65%) Mobile Tester
10 12 (7.06%) Graduate
10 12 (7.06%) QA Leader
10 12 (7.06%) Senior Tester
11 11 (6.47%) Automation Test Lead
11 11 (6.47%) Principal Developer
12 10 (5.88%) Software Developer
12 10 (5.88%) Team Leader
12 10 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
13 9 (5.29%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.47%) Web Services
2 26 (15.29%) RESTful
3 19 (11.18%) Gherkin
4 13 (7.65%) .NET
5 12 (7.06%) SOAP
6 10 (5.88%) CSS
6 10 (5.88%) HTML
6 10 (5.88%) Kafka
7 9 (5.29%) Akka
7 9 (5.29%) Play Framework
7 9 (5.29%) Spring
7 9 (5.29%) Spring Boot
8 7 (4.12%) jQuery
8 7 (4.12%) REST
8 7 (4.12%) X-Windows
9 5 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (2.94%) CSS3
9 5 (2.94%) HTML5
10 4 (2.35%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.76%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.29%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.88%) Virtual Team
3 9 (5.29%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.29%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (5.29%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.12%) Replication
5 6 (3.53%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.94%) Fintech
7 3 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.76%) User Experience
8 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.18%) PMI
8 2 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.59%) Digital Signage
9 1 (0.59%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.41%) Android
2 28 (16.47%) Apple iOS
2 28 (16.47%) Linux
3 18 (10.59%) Windows
4 7 (4.12%) Mac OS X
5 6 (3.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (74.12%) Agile Software Development
1 126 (74.12%) Test Automation
2 48 (28.24%) Manual Testing
3 42 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (22.35%) Software Engineering
5 33 (19.41%) Software Testing
6 26 (15.29%) Scrum
7 24 (14.12%) BDD
7 24 (14.12%) SDLC
8 20 (11.76%) DevOps
8 20 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (11.76%) Regression Testing
9 19 (11.18%) Coaching
10 18 (10.59%) Acceptance Criteria
10 18 (10.59%) Collaborative Working
10 18 (10.59%) Non-Functional Testing
11 17 (10.00%) Functional Testing
11 17 (10.00%) QA Automation
12 15 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (8.82%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.88%) Java
2 43 (25.29%) Python
3 42 (24.71%) C#
4 30 (17.65%) SQL
5 19 (11.18%) JavaScript
6 14 (8.24%) C++
7 12 (7.06%) Bash Shell
7 12 (7.06%) Scala
8 8 (4.71%) PHP
8 8 (4.71%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.35%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.76%) R
11 2 (1.18%) Perl
11 2 (1.18%) Ruby
12 1 (0.59%) C
12 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (11.76%) Degree
2 7 (4.12%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.35%) ISEB
4 3 (1.76%) PhD
5 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.59%) ISO 13485
1 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.59%) WAI
System Software
1 13 (7.65%) Docker
2 3 (1.76%) HDFS
2 3 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.18%) Firmware
4 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (7.65%) HP ALM
2 12 (7.06%) Ansible
2 12 (7.06%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (5.29%) Kubernetes
3 9 (5.29%) Terraform
4 3 (1.76%) Oozie
4 3 (1.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (24.12%) WorldPay
2 13 (7.65%) HP
3 10 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.94%) Google
5 3 (1.76%) CA
5 3 (1.76%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.59%) Cisco
6 1 (0.59%) VMware
6 1 (0.59%) Xamarin