Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 67 30
Rank change year-on-year +4 -37 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 139 110 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.49% 4.32% 8.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.28% 60.44% 64.71%
Number of salaries quoted 72 93 203
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £28,800 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £69,500 £62,500 £59,200
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +13.10%

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 294 182 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.49% 7.15% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 145 145 290
Cambridge median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £31,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £59,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £44,400 £43,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.49% -2.78% +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

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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 26 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 101 (72.66%) Test Automation
2 99 (71.22%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (35.25%) Selenium
4 42 (30.22%) Manual Testing
5 41 (29.50%) WorldPay
6 39 (28.06%) Python
7 37 (26.62%) Mobile App
8 36 (25.90%) Android
8 36 (25.90%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (25.18%) Appium
9 35 (25.18%) eggPlant
10 31 (22.30%) Jenkins
10 31 (22.30%) Software Engineering
11 30 (21.58%) Cucumber
12 29 (20.86%) Apple iOS
12 29 (20.86%) JIRA
13 28 (20.14%) Java
14 26 (18.71%) Coaching
15 24 (17.27%) Web Services
15 24 (17.27%) BDD
16 23 (16.55%) Test Management
16 23 (16.55%) HP
17 22 (15.83%) Software Testing
17 22 (15.83%) Sonatype Nexus
18 21 (15.11%) Degree
18 21 (15.11%) Confluence
18 21 (15.11%) C#
19 19 (13.67%) Problem-Solving
20 18 (12.95%) Linux
21 17 (12.23%) Maven

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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 21 (15.11%) Confluence
2 2 (1.44%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.60%) GitHub
2 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.88%) Internet
1 4 (2.88%) Wireless
2 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.44%) HTTP
4 1 (0.72%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.88%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.16%) MS Access
3 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.44%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.44%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.44%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 49 (35.25%) Selenium
2 35 (25.18%) Appium
2 35 (25.18%) eggPlant
3 31 (22.30%) Jenkins
4 30 (21.58%) Cucumber
5 29 (20.86%) JIRA
6 22 (15.83%) Sonatype Nexus
7 17 (12.23%) Maven
8 9 (6.47%) HP UFT
9 8 (5.76%) Git (software)
10 7 (5.04%) JMeter
11 5 (3.60%) Gatling
11 5 (3.60%) JBehave
11 5 (3.60%) Ranorex
11 5 (3.60%) SoapUI
11 5 (3.60%) SpecFlow
12 4 (2.88%) Protractor
13 3 (2.16%) NUnit
13 3 (2.16%) SonarQube
14 2 (1.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (11.51%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Marketing
3 4 (2.88%) Electronics
3 4 (2.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.16%) Games
5 2 (1.44%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Law
6 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (32.37%) QA Engineer
2 43 (30.94%) Test Engineer
3 25 (17.99%) QA Test Engineer
4 24 (17.27%) Quality Engineer
5 18 (12.95%) Test Automation Engineer
5 18 (12.95%) Test Leader
6 16 (11.51%) Tester
7 13 (9.35%) Automation Test Lead
7 13 (9.35%) QA Leader
8 12 (8.63%) Analyst
8 12 (8.63%) Mobile Tester
8 12 (8.63%) Senior Tester
9 10 (7.19%) Developer
9 10 (7.19%) Java Engineer
9 10 (7.19%) QA Automation Engineer
10 9 (6.47%) Software Engineer
10 9 (6.47%) Team Leader
10 9 (6.47%) Test Team Leader
11 7 (5.04%) Graduate
11 7 (5.04%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.27%) Web Services
2 15 (10.79%) RESTful
3 8 (5.76%) .NET
3 8 (5.76%) Gherkin
4 5 (3.60%) X-Windows
5 4 (2.88%) Kafka
5 4 (2.88%) REST
5 4 (2.88%) SOAP
6 3 (2.16%) CSS
6 3 (2.16%) HTML
6 3 (2.16%) JSON
6 3 (2.16%) Retrofit
6 3 (2.16%) XML
7 2 (1.44%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.44%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.44%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.44%) Java Concurrency
7 2 (1.44%) Node.js
7 2 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (26.62%) Mobile App
2 16 (11.51%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.79%) Fintech
4 9 (6.47%) Virtual Team
5 7 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.04%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (3.60%) Replication
7 4 (2.88%) Internet of Things
7 4 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.16%) Smartphone
8 3 (2.16%) User Experience
9 2 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.44%) PMI
10 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.72%) iPad
10 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (25.90%) Android
2 29 (20.86%) Apple iOS
3 18 (12.95%) Linux
4 8 (5.76%) Windows
5 7 (5.04%) Unix
6 5 (3.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (72.66%) Test Automation
2 99 (71.22%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (30.22%) Manual Testing
4 36 (25.90%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (22.30%) Software Engineering
6 26 (18.71%) Coaching
7 24 (17.27%) BDD
8 23 (16.55%) Test Management
9 22 (15.83%) Software Testing
10 19 (13.67%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (12.23%) Acceptance Criteria
12 16 (11.51%) Regression Testing
13 15 (10.79%) Scrum
14 14 (10.07%) Exploratory Testing
14 14 (10.07%) SDLC
15 13 (9.35%) OO
15 13 (9.35%) Test Strategy
16 12 (8.63%) Collaborative Working
16 12 (8.63%) Continuous Delivery
17 9 (6.47%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.06%) Python
2 28 (20.14%) Java
3 21 (15.11%) C#
4 13 (9.35%) Bash Shell
4 13 (9.35%) SQL
5 11 (7.91%) C++
5 11 (7.91%) JavaScript
6 10 (7.19%) PHP
7 4 (2.88%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.16%) C
9 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.44%) R
9 2 (1.44%) Scala
9 2 (1.44%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (15.11%) Degree
2 8 (5.76%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (4.32%) ISEB
5 3 (2.16%) Master's Degree
5 3 (2.16%) PhD
6 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.72%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.72%) GDPR
2 1 (0.72%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.72%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.44%) HDFS
2 1 (0.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (12.23%) HP ALM
2 9 (6.47%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.44%) Oozie
Vendors
1 41 (29.50%) WorldPay
2 23 (16.55%) HP
3 2 (1.44%) CA
3 2 (1.44%) Hortonworks
3 2 (1.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.72%) Xamarin