Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 99 60
Rank change year-on-year +73 -39 -30
Permanent jobs citing QA 180 93 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.75% 2.97% 4.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 68.44% 57.06% 53.40%
Number of salaries quoted 134 59 82
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,100
90th Percentile £63,000 £68,750 £58,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% 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 263 163 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 12.79% 5.20% 8.32%
Number of salaries quoted 162 101 156
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +9.20%
10th Percentile £31,025 £29,438 £27,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £68,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.75% -15.79% +11.76%

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

QA
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Cambridge over the 6 months to 22 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 131 (72.78%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (56.11%) Test Automation
3 67 (37.22%) Selenium
4 52 (28.89%) Python
5 49 (27.22%) C#
6 48 (26.67%) SQL
7 44 (24.44%) Manual Testing
8 40 (22.22%) Java
9 38 (21.11%) Amazon AWS
10 37 (20.56%) Linux
11 35 (19.44%) JavaScript
11 35 (19.44%) JIRA
12 34 (18.89%) Scrum
13 33 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (18.33%) Jenkins
14 29 (16.11%) Microsoft Azure
15 27 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
16 26 (14.44%) Degree
16 26 (14.44%) Software Engineering
17 25 (13.89%) .NET
17 25 (13.89%) DevOps
18 24 (13.33%) SDLC
18 24 (13.33%) Finance
19 23 (12.78%) Ansible
19 23 (12.78%) Docker
20 22 (12.22%) WorldPay
20 22 (12.22%) Web Services
20 22 (12.22%) Scala
21 21 (11.67%) Git (software)
21 21 (11.67%) Windows

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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 12 (6.67%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.78%) Apache
2 5 (2.78%) Confluence
3 4 (2.22%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.11%) EPLAN
2 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (8.89%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.67%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 38 (21.11%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (16.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (8.33%) OpenShift
4 5 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.22%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.67%) SaaS
7 2 (1.11%) GitHub
7 2 (1.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.11%) Network Security
1 2 (1.11%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.11%) VoIP
2 1 (0.56%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.56%) DNS
2 1 (0.56%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) LAN
2 1 (0.56%) SMS
2 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.56%) Wireless
2 1 (0.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.89%) Relational Database
2 15 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
2 15 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 14 (7.78%) SQL Server
4 12 (6.67%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.89%) Apache Hive
5 7 (3.89%) Sqoop
6 5 (2.78%) Big Data
6 5 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (2.22%) Data Lake
7 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (2.22%) Power BI
7 4 (2.22%) PowerPivot
7 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.67%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.11%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.56%) ArangoDB
10 1 (0.56%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 67 (37.22%) Selenium
2 35 (19.44%) JIRA
3 33 (18.33%) Jenkins
4 21 (11.67%) Git (software)
5 18 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 13 (7.22%) SpecFlow
7 12 (6.67%) HP UFT
8 11 (6.11%) JMeter
8 11 (6.11%) SoapUI
8 11 (6.11%) Visual Studio
9 9 (5.00%) Maven
9 9 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (5.00%) TeamCity
9 9 (5.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 9 (5.00%) WebDriver
10 7 (3.89%) Ranorex
10 7 (3.89%) Subversion
11 6 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (2.78%) Appium
12 5 (2.78%) eggPlant
General
1 24 (13.33%) Finance
2 13 (7.22%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.44%) Retail
4 5 (2.78%) Law
5 4 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.67%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.11%) Electronics
8 1 (0.56%) Billing
8 1 (0.56%) Games
8 1 (0.56%) Marketing
8 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (32.22%) QA Engineer
2 39 (21.67%) Developer
3 37 (20.56%) Test Engineer
4 25 (13.89%) QA Test Engineer
5 21 (11.67%) QA Automation Engineer
6 17 (9.44%) Tester
7 15 (8.33%) Principal Developer
7 15 (8.33%) QA Leader
7 15 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
8 13 (7.22%) Automation Engineer
8 13 (7.22%) Software QA Engineer
9 10 (5.56%) Java Engineer
10 9 (5.00%) AWS Developer
10 9 (5.00%) Consultant
10 9 (5.00%) Java Developer
10 9 (5.00%) Java Scala Developer
10 9 (5.00%) Java Software Developer
10 9 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (5.00%) Scala Developer
10 9 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.89%) .NET
2 22 (12.22%) Web Services
3 19 (10.56%) CSS
3 19 (10.56%) HTML
3 19 (10.56%) RESTful
4 17 (9.44%) SOAP
5 15 (8.33%) Akka
5 15 (8.33%) Play Framework
5 15 (8.33%) Spring
5 15 (8.33%) Spring Boot
6 13 (7.22%) REST
7 12 (6.67%) Gherkin
7 12 (6.67%) Kafka
8 11 (6.11%) jQuery
8 11 (6.11%) WCF
9 8 (4.44%) .NET Framework
9 8 (4.44%) CSS3
9 8 (4.44%) HTML5
9 8 (4.44%) JSON
10 7 (3.89%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 9 (5.00%) Public Cloud
3 8 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.89%) Algorithms
4 7 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.11%) Fintech
7 2 (1.11%) Replication
7 2 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.56%) Digital Signage
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) FMCG
8 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) User Experience
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (20.56%) Linux
2 21 (11.67%) Windows
3 6 (3.33%) Android
4 5 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.67%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (72.78%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (56.11%) Test Automation
3 44 (24.44%) Manual Testing
4 34 (18.89%) Scrum
5 33 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 26 (14.44%) Software Engineering
8 25 (13.89%) DevOps
9 24 (13.33%) SDLC
10 21 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
11 20 (11.11%) Software Testing
12 19 (10.56%) Machine Learning
13 18 (10.00%) Software Architecture
14 17 (9.44%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (9.44%) Microservices
14 17 (9.44%) TDD
15 16 (8.89%) E-Commerce
16 15 (8.33%) Integration Testing
16 15 (8.33%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 52 (28.89%) Python
2 49 (27.22%) C#
3 48 (26.67%) SQL
4 40 (22.22%) Java
5 35 (19.44%) JavaScript
6 22 (12.22%) Scala
7 17 (9.44%) VB.NET
8 14 (7.78%) Bash Shell
9 12 (6.67%) C++
10 7 (3.89%) R
10 7 (3.89%) T-SQL
11 6 (3.33%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (1.11%) C
13 2 (1.11%) Perl
13 2 (1.11%) Ruby
14 1 (0.56%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.56%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (14.44%) Degree
2 7 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.33%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.78%) PMP
5 4 (2.22%) ISEB
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 23 (12.78%) Docker
2 10 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (3.89%) HDFS
4 2 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.56%) Firmware
5 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.56%) KVM
5 1 (0.56%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (12.78%) Ansible
2 16 (8.89%) Kubernetes
3 15 (8.33%) Terraform
4 11 (6.11%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (4.44%) Puppet
6 7 (3.89%) Oozie
7 5 (2.78%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (12.22%) WorldPay
2 15 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.89%) CA
3 7 (3.89%) Hortonworks
4 6 (3.33%) Google
5 5 (2.78%) HP
6 3 (1.67%) SAP
7 2 (1.11%) VMware
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco
8 1 (0.56%) Perforce
8 1 (0.56%) Samsung
8 1 (0.56%) Terracotta