Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior QA Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 144 153
Rank change year-on-year -26 +9 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior QA Engineer 9 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.30% 0.17% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.18% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 9
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £59,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.73% +24.21% +46.15%
10th Percentile £39,375 £47,300 £43,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £59,500 £52,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £59,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -23.73% +24.21% +46.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 2958 2229 2781
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.40% 97.42% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2265 1855 2402
Cambridge median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

Senior QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Senior QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Senior QA Engineer in Cambridge

Senior QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Senior QA Engineer in Cambridge

Senior QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior QA Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior QA Engineer in Cambridge

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Senior QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Senior QA Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) QA
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Python
3 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Microservices
5 3 (33.33%) SOA
5 3 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (22.22%) Selenium
7 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
7 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
7 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
7 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
7 1 (11.11%) TDD
7 1 (11.11%) NUnit
7 1 (11.11%) Banking
7 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Electronics
7 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (11.11%) Finance

Senior QA Engineer Skill Set
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:

Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) NUnit
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 3 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Microservices
5 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) SOA
5 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 1 (11.11%) OO
7 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
7 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA