Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 54 25
Rank change year-on-year -29 -29 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 107 108 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.23% 4.80% 8.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.59% 57.45% 62.21%
Number of salaries quoted 64 83 262
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,250 £31,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,000 £58,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +10.63%

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 196 188 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 5.92% 8.35% 14.41%
Number of salaries quoted 110 149 368
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,200 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,875 £62,500 £63,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.30% -3.33% +12.50%

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

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Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Cambridge over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 67 (62.62%) Test Automation
2 62 (57.94%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (36.45%) Python
4 33 (30.84%) Degree
5 31 (28.97%) Selenium
6 25 (23.36%) Manual Testing
7 23 (21.50%) Java
8 21 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (18.69%) JIRA
9 20 (18.69%) Finance
10 17 (15.89%) Scrum
10 17 (15.89%) TDD
10 17 (15.89%) Fintech
11 16 (14.95%) Software Engineering
11 16 (14.95%) Computer Science
11 16 (14.95%) Cucumber
12 15 (14.02%) Unit Testing
12 15 (14.02%) OO
12 15 (14.02%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (13.08%) HP
14 13 (12.15%) Web Services
14 13 (12.15%) JavaScript
14 13 (12.15%) C++
14 13 (12.15%) BDD
14 13 (12.15%) Test Strategy
14 13 (12.15%) Mobile App
14 13 (12.15%) WorldPay
15 12 (11.21%) SDLC
15 12 (11.21%) Jenkins
15 12 (11.21%) eggPlant

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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 9 (8.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.87%) SaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.48%) Internet
2 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.48%) NoSQL
2 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.80%) MS Access
3 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (28.97%) Selenium
2 20 (18.69%) JIRA
3 16 (14.95%) Cucumber
4 12 (11.21%) Appium
4 12 (11.21%) eggPlant
4 12 (11.21%) Jenkins
5 8 (7.48%) HP UFT
6 7 (6.54%) WebDriver
7 6 (5.61%) Git (software)
8 5 (4.67%) Maven
8 5 (4.67%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (3.74%) NUnit
9 4 (3.74%) Protractor
10 2 (1.87%) JMeter
10 2 (1.87%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.93%) Android Studio
11 1 (0.93%) JUnit
11 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.93%) YouTrack
General
1 20 (18.69%) Finance
2 3 (2.80%) Marketing
3 2 (1.87%) Electronics
3 2 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.87%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Games
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (38.32%) QA Engineer
2 17 (15.89%) Analyst
3 14 (13.08%) Test Engineer
4 12 (11.21%) QA Automation Engineer
4 12 (11.21%) Quality Engineer
5 11 (10.28%) Developer
5 11 (10.28%) QA Test Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) QA Analyst
6 9 (8.41%) Senior Software Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) Software Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) Tester
7 8 (7.48%) Java Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Java Software Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) QA Tester
7 8 (7.48%) Senior Java Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Senior QA Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) Test Analyst
9 6 (5.61%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.15%) Web Services
2 8 (7.48%) Ehcache
3 7 (6.54%) .NET
4 6 (5.61%) JSON
4 6 (5.61%) XML
5 5 (4.67%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.67%) REST
6 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (3.74%) CSS
6 4 (3.74%) HTML
6 4 (3.74%) jQuery
7 3 (2.80%) ADO
7 3 (2.80%) Ajax
7 3 (2.80%) Entity Framework
7 3 (2.80%) RESTful
7 3 (2.80%) Retrofit
7 3 (2.80%) WCF
7 3 (2.80%) XSLT
8 2 (1.87%) SOAP
9 1 (0.93%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.89%) Fintech
2 16 (14.95%) Computer Science
3 13 (12.15%) Mobile App
4 8 (7.48%) Algorithms
4 8 (7.48%) Data Structures
4 8 (7.48%) Internet of Things
5 5 (4.67%) Life Science
6 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.80%) Smart Home
6 3 (2.80%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.87%) Digital Currency
7 2 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.93%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.41%) Linux
2 6 (5.61%) Android
3 3 (2.80%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.87%) Unix
4 2 (1.87%) Windows
5 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (62.62%) Test Automation
2 62 (57.94%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (23.36%) Manual Testing
4 21 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (15.89%) Scrum
5 17 (15.89%) TDD
6 16 (14.95%) Software Engineering
7 15 (14.02%) OO
7 15 (14.02%) Unit Testing
8 13 (12.15%) BDD
8 13 (12.15%) Test Strategy
9 12 (11.21%) SDLC
10 11 (10.28%) Test Management
11 10 (9.35%) Collaborative Working
11 10 (9.35%) Software Testing
12 9 (8.41%) Multithreading
12 9 (8.41%) Process Improvement
13 8 (7.48%) Data Modelling
13 8 (7.48%) Mathematics
13 8 (7.48%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 39 (36.45%) Python
2 23 (21.50%) Java
3 13 (12.15%) C++
3 13 (12.15%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.35%) C#
5 9 (8.41%) Ruby
6 7 (6.54%) SQL
7 6 (5.61%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.61%) PHP
8 4 (3.74%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.80%) C
9 3 (2.80%) R
9 3 (2.80%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.80%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (30.84%) Degree
2 15 (14.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (6.54%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.61%) ISEB
5 4 (3.74%) PhD
6 3 (2.80%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) ISO 13485
1 5 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.80%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.93%) GDPR
3 1 (0.93%) GMP
3 1 (0.93%) GxP
3 1 (0.93%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (13.08%) HP
2 13 (12.15%) WorldPay
3 8 (7.48%) Terracotta