Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 56 28
Rank change year-on-year -40 -28 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 91 104 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.93% 4.57% 8.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.83% 52.79% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 57 84 236
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,800 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,750 £58,000 £56,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -

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 163 197 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 5.25% 8.65% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 101 161 350
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +9.20% +8.75%
10th Percentile £29,438 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £63,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -15.79% +11.76% +4.94%

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 61 (67.03%) Test Automation
2 44 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (37.36%) Java
4 33 (36.26%) Python
5 32 (35.16%) Degree
6 31 (34.07%) Software Engineering
7 27 (29.67%) TDD
8 24 (26.37%) Unit Testing
9 23 (25.27%) Finance
9 23 (25.27%) OO
10 22 (24.18%) C++
10 22 (24.18%) Selenium
11 21 (23.08%) Computer Science
11 21 (23.08%) Collaborative Working
12 20 (21.98%) Computer Science Degree
12 20 (21.98%) Process Improvement
13 19 (20.88%) Data Structures
13 19 (20.88%) Algorithms
13 19 (20.88%) Performance Optimisation
13 19 (20.88%) Mathematics
13 19 (20.88%) Physics
13 19 (20.88%) Multithreading
13 19 (20.88%) Complexity Analysis
14 18 (19.78%) Manual Testing
15 16 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (14.29%) NoSQL
16 13 (14.29%) Terracotta
16 13 (14.29%) Ehcache
16 13 (14.29%) Scrum
16 13 (14.29%) Software Testing

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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 6 (6.59%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (3.30%) Apache
2 3 (3.30%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.30%) SaaS
3 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) Internet
2 3 (3.30%) HTTP
3 1 (1.10%) SAN
3 1 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.30%) Big Data
2 3 (3.30%) MySQL
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (24.18%) Selenium
2 11 (12.09%) Cucumber
2 11 (12.09%) JIRA
3 9 (9.89%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.49%) HP UFT
5 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.40%) NUnit
6 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.20%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.10%) Appium
8 1 (1.10%) Calabash
8 1 (1.10%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.10%) JMeter
8 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.10%) YouTrack
General
1 23 (25.27%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Electronics
3 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.20%) Publishing
3 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.10%) Back Office
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
4 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (34.07%) QA Engineer
2 20 (21.98%) Java Engineer
2 20 (21.98%) Software Engineer
3 19 (20.88%) Java Software Engineer
4 14 (15.38%) QA Automation Engineer
5 13 (14.29%) Senior Java Engineer
5 13 (14.29%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 13 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
6 12 (13.19%) Analyst
7 11 (12.09%) QA Tester
7 11 (12.09%) Tester
8 10 (10.99%) Senior QA Engineer
8 10 (10.99%) Test Engineer
9 8 (8.79%) QA Analyst
9 8 (8.79%) QA Test Engineer
10 7 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
11 6 (6.59%) Principal Software Engineer
11 6 (6.59%) QA Automation Tester
11 6 (6.59%) Test Analyst
11 6 (6.59%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.29%) Ehcache
2 9 (9.89%) .NET
2 9 (9.89%) REST
3 6 (6.59%) Web Services
4 5 (5.49%) CSS
4 5 (5.49%) HTML
4 5 (5.49%) JSON
4 5 (5.49%) XML
5 4 (4.40%) .NET Framework
5 4 (4.40%) SOAP
6 3 (3.30%) ADO
6 3 (3.30%) Ajax
6 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (3.30%) Entity Framework
6 3 (3.30%) jQuery
6 3 (3.30%) LAMP
6 3 (3.30%) WCF
6 3 (3.30%) XSLT
7 1 (1.10%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 19 (20.88%) Algorithms
2 19 (20.88%) Data Structures
3 7 (7.69%) Fintech
4 5 (5.49%) Life Science
5 4 (4.40%) Internet of Things
6 3 (3.30%) Smart Home
7 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.20%) Digital Currency
7 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.20%) User Experience
8 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.29%) Linux
2 11 (12.09%) Windows
3 8 (8.79%) Android
3 8 (8.79%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.20%) Unix
5 1 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (67.03%) Test Automation
2 44 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (34.07%) Software Engineering
4 27 (29.67%) TDD
5 24 (26.37%) Unit Testing
6 23 (25.27%) OO
7 21 (23.08%) Collaborative Working
8 20 (21.98%) Process Improvement
9 19 (20.88%) Complexity Analysis
9 19 (20.88%) Mathematics
9 19 (20.88%) Multithreading
9 19 (20.88%) Performance Optimisation
9 19 (20.88%) Physics
10 18 (19.78%) Manual Testing
11 16 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (14.29%) Data Modelling
12 13 (14.29%) Scrum
12 13 (14.29%) Software Testing
13 11 (12.09%) Test Strategy
14 10 (10.99%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 34 (37.36%) Java
2 33 (36.26%) Python
3 22 (24.18%) C++
4 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
5 10 (10.99%) C#
6 9 (9.89%) SQL
7 8 (8.79%) Ruby
8 4 (4.40%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.40%) Perl
8 4 (4.40%) PHP
8 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.30%) R
9 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.30%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.30%) VBScript
10 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (35.16%) Degree
2 20 (21.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (8.79%) ISEB
4 5 (5.49%) ISTQB
5 4 (4.40%) PhD
6 2 (2.20%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) ISO 13485
1 5 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.10%) GMP
2 1 (1.10%) GxP
2 1 (1.10%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.59%) Docker
2 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (14.29%) Terracotta
2 4 (4.40%) HP
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.10%) SAP
3 1 (1.10%) VMware