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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 29 47
Rank change year-on-year -37 +18  
Permanent jobs citing QA 59 94 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.25% 7.96% 5.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.20% 66.20% 50.33%
Number of salaries quoted 50 88 68
Median salary £47,500 £48,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.56% +14.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £59,000 £50,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 98 142 153
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 7.07% 12.02% 10.77%
Number of salaries quoted 70 128 125
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £33,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £58,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for QA.

1 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (44.09%) Degree
3 37 (39.78%) Software Engineering
4 36 (38.71%) Test Automation
5 32 (34.41%) Computer Science
6 29 (31.18%) Java
7 28 (30.11%) Selenium
8 23 (24.73%) Linux
9 22 (23.66%) Mathematics
10 21 (22.58%) JavaScript
11 20 (21.51%) C#
11 20 (21.51%) Python
11 20 (21.51%) ISEB
12 19 (20.43%) Physics
13 18 (19.35%) Software Testing
14 17 (18.28%) SQL
14 17 (18.28%) .NET
14 17 (18.28%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (17.20%) TDD
15 16 (17.20%) Amazon AWS
16 15 (16.13%) Software Architecture
16 15 (16.13%) Docker
16 15 (16.13%) Finance
16 15 (16.13%) C++
17 14 (15.05%) Windows
17 14 (15.05%) Web Services
17 14 (15.05%) Process Improvement
17 14 (15.05%) Apple iOS
17 14 (15.05%) Manual Testing
17 14 (15.05%) Android

QA
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 (10.75%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.08%) Drupal
2 1 (1.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.60%) Internet
2 5 (5.38%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (5.38%) Firewall
2 5 (5.38%) HTTP
2 5 (5.38%) SAN
2 5 (5.38%) Wireless
3 2 (2.15%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.08%) SSL
4 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) MySQL
2 5 (5.38%) Big Data
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (30.11%) Selenium
2 13 (13.98%) Cucumber
3 12 (12.90%) JIRA
4 6 (6.45%) TeamCity
4 6 (6.45%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.30%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.30%) SpecFlow
6 3 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.23%) HP UFT
6 3 (3.23%) NUnit
7 2 (2.15%) LabVIEW
7 2 (2.15%) Subversion
7 2 (2.15%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.08%) Appium
8 1 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.08%) Calabash
8 1 (1.08%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.08%) YouTrack
General
1 15 (16.13%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Law
3 4 (4.30%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.23%) Publishing
5 2 (2.15%) Electronics
5 2 (2.15%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Advertising
6 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (36.56%) Software Engineer
2 25 (26.88%) Java Engineer
3 22 (23.66%) Java Software Engineer
4 16 (17.20%) QA Engineer
4 16 (17.20%) Tester
5 12 (12.90%) QA Automation Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) C++ Software Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) Principal Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) Principal Software Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) Test Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Analyst
7 9 (9.68%) QA Tester
8 8 (8.60%) Graduate
8 8 (8.60%) Graduate Java Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Graduate Java Software Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Software Tester
8 8 (8.60%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) QA Test Engineer
10 5 (5.38%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.28%) .NET
2 14 (15.05%) Web Services
3 7 (7.53%) REST
4 6 (6.45%) RESTful
5 5 (5.38%) Catalyst
5 5 (5.38%) CSS
5 5 (5.38%) HTML
6 4 (4.30%) Gherkin
6 4 (4.30%) SOAP
7 3 (3.23%) JSON
7 3 (3.23%) XML
8 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.08%) Ajax
8 1 (1.08%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.08%) CSS3
8 1 (1.08%) jQuery
8 1 (1.08%) LESS
8 1 (1.08%) LINQ
8 1 (1.08%) Sass
8 1 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (34.41%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.75%) Algorithms
2 10 (10.75%) Data Structures
3 6 (6.45%) Fat Client
3 6 (6.45%) Thin Client
4 5 (5.38%) iPad
5 4 (4.30%) Smart City
6 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.23%) User Experience
7 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.08%) Blog
7 1 (1.08%) Fintech
7 1 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.73%) Linux
2 14 (15.05%) Android
2 14 (15.05%) Apple iOS
2 14 (15.05%) Windows
3 3 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (39.78%) Software Engineering
3 36 (38.71%) Test Automation
4 22 (23.66%) Mathematics
5 19 (20.43%) Physics
6 18 (19.35%) Software Testing
7 16 (17.20%) TDD
8 15 (16.13%) Software Architecture
9 14 (15.05%) Manual Testing
9 14 (15.05%) Process Improvement
10 13 (13.98%) Regression Testing
11 12 (12.90%) OO
11 12 (12.90%) QA Automation
12 11 (11.83%) Multithreading
12 11 (11.83%) Scrum
13 10 (10.75%) Complexity Analysis
13 10 (10.75%) Performance Optimisation
13 10 (10.75%) Unit Testing
13 10 (10.75%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (31.18%) Java
2 21 (22.58%) JavaScript
3 20 (21.51%) C#
3 20 (21.51%) Python
4 17 (18.28%) SQL
5 15 (16.13%) C++
6 13 (13.98%) Perl
7 9 (9.68%) Bash Shell
8 7 (7.53%) C
9 2 (2.15%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.15%) PHP
10 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (44.09%) Degree
2 20 (21.51%) ISEB
3 17 (18.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (12.90%) ISTQB
5 8 (8.60%) PhD
6 4 (4.30%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (4.30%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (16.13%) Docker
2 6 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.38%) KVM
3 5 (5.38%) LXC
4 2 (2.15%) Firmware
5 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.08%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.45%) VMware
3 5 (5.38%) Brocade
3 5 (5.38%) CA
3 5 (5.38%) Riverbed
3 5 (5.38%) Vyatta
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle
4 2 (2.15%) Sun
4 2 (2.15%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.08%) SAP
5 1 (1.08%) Sitecore
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Posted: 21 hours ago
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