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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 32 35
Rank change year-on-year -42 +3  
Permanent jobs citing QA 35 103 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.84% 6.91% 6.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.67% 63.58% 64.58%
Number of salaries quoted 25 96 79
Median salary £45,000 £50,575 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.02% +21.86%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £36,250 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 75 162 144
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 6.08% 10.87% 9.73%
Number of salaries quoted 58 130 123
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.20%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £31,050
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,750 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 68 (63.55%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (39.25%) Java
3 40 (37.38%) JavaScript
4 38 (35.51%) SQL
5 37 (34.58%) Computer Science
6 35 (32.71%) Linux
7 33 (30.84%) C#
7 33 (30.84%) Selenium
8 32 (29.91%) Degree
8 32 (29.91%) Perl
9 28 (26.17%) Python
10 25 (23.36%) Software Engineering
11 22 (20.56%) Bash Shell
12 21 (19.63%) Automated Testing
13 20 (18.69%) Scrum
14 19 (17.76%) .NET
14 19 (17.76%) MySQL
15 18 (16.82%) Test Automation
16 17 (15.89%) Visualisation
16 17 (15.89%) Data Visualisation
16 17 (15.89%) Nagios
17 16 (14.95%) C++
18 15 (14.02%) Mathematics
18 15 (14.02%) Manual Testing
18 15 (14.02%) MVC
19 14 (13.08%) REST
19 14 (13.08%) Test Strategy
20 13 (12.15%) CSS3
20 13 (12.15%) HTML5
20 13 (12.15%) HTML

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 5 (4.67%) Drupal
1 5 (4.67%) WordPress
2 2 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.87%) MS Office
2 2 (1.87%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.67%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (4.67%) Firewall
1 5 (4.67%) Internet
1 5 (4.67%) SAN
1 5 (4.67%) Wireless
2 4 (3.74%) HTTP
3 2 (1.87%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.93%) SSL
4 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.76%) MySQL
2 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.87%) MS Access
4 2 (1.87%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (30.84%) Selenium
2 8 (7.48%) JUnit
3 6 (5.61%) Eclipse
3 6 (5.61%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.61%) WebDriver
4 5 (4.67%) JIRA
4 5 (4.67%) Subversion
5 4 (3.74%) NUnit
5 4 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.80%) AppVeyor
6 3 (2.80%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.80%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.87%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.87%) webpack
8 1 (0.93%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.93%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.93%) TestLink
General
1 5 (4.67%) Finance
1 5 (4.67%) Law
2 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.87%) Advertising
3 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.87%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (32.71%) Software Engineer
2 26 (24.30%) Developer
3 22 (20.56%) Development Engineer
3 22 (20.56%) Software Development Engineer
4 16 (14.95%) Java Engineer
4 16 (14.95%) Java Software Engineer
4 16 (14.95%) Test Engineer
5 15 (14.02%) Linux Engineer
6 14 (13.08%) Senior Developer
7 13 (12.15%) Analyst
8 12 (11.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 12 (11.21%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 12 (11.21%) Software Test Engineer
9 9 (8.41%) Perl Software Engineer
10 8 (7.48%) Graduate
10 8 (7.48%) Graduate Java Engineer
10 8 (7.48%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 8 (7.48%) JavaScript Engineer
10 8 (7.48%) QA Engineer
10 8 (7.48%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.76%) .NET
2 14 (13.08%) REST
3 13 (12.15%) CSS
3 13 (12.15%) CSS3
3 13 (12.15%) HTML
3 13 (12.15%) HTML5
3 13 (12.15%) Web Services
4 12 (11.21%) AngularJS
4 12 (11.21%) jQuery
4 12 (11.21%) LESS
4 12 (11.21%) LINQ
4 12 (11.21%) Sass
4 12 (11.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (10.28%) .NET Framework
5 11 (10.28%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (10.28%) Entity Framework
6 9 (8.41%) JSON
6 9 (8.41%) Razor View Engine
6 9 (8.41%) WCF
6 9 (8.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (34.58%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.48%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.74%) iPad
4 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.87%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.93%) EPoS
5 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (32.71%) Linux
2 8 (7.48%) Windows
3 3 (2.80%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.87%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (63.55%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (23.36%) Software Engineering
3 21 (19.63%) Automated Testing
4 20 (18.69%) Scrum
5 18 (16.82%) Test Automation
6 17 (15.89%) Data Visualisation
6 17 (15.89%) Visualisation
7 15 (14.02%) Manual Testing
7 15 (14.02%) Mathematics
7 15 (14.02%) MVC
8 14 (13.08%) Test Strategy
9 12 (11.21%) Front End Development
10 11 (10.28%) TDD
11 10 (9.35%) Physics
12 9 (8.41%) Data Modelling
12 9 (8.41%) Software Testing
12 9 (8.41%) Web Development
13 8 (7.48%) Machine Learning
14 7 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (6.54%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 42 (39.25%) Java
2 40 (37.38%) JavaScript
3 38 (35.51%) SQL
4 33 (30.84%) C#
5 32 (29.91%) Perl
6 28 (26.17%) Python
7 22 (20.56%) Bash Shell
8 16 (14.95%) C++
9 9 (8.41%) C
9 9 (8.41%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.87%) PHP
11 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.87%) Ruby
11 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.87%) VB
11 2 (1.87%) VBScript
12 1 (0.93%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 32 (29.91%) Degree
2 10 (9.35%) PhD
3 5 (4.67%) ISEB
4 4 (3.74%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.87%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.93%) HND
System Software
1 10 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.67%) Docker
2 5 (4.67%) KVM
2 5 (4.67%) LXC
3 3 (2.80%) Firmware
4 1 (0.93%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (15.89%) Nagios
2 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (10.28%) Sun
2 10 (9.35%) VMware
3 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.67%) Brocade
4 5 (4.67%) CA
4 5 (4.67%) Riverbed
4 5 (4.67%) Vyatta
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle
5 2 (1.87%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.93%) Apple
6 1 (0.93%) HP
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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SoCode Limited
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
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360 Resourcing
Salary: £35,000 - £55,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 8 days ago
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ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + top benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
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The SmartList
Posted: 6 days ago
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Client Server
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
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360 Resourcing Solutions .
Salary: £45,000 £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago