The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Quality Assurance Engineer
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 111 123
Rank change year-on-year -18 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 18 16 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.93% 0.85% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.88% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 17 16 12
Median salary £42,500 £46,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.10% +8.82%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,750 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £59,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cambridgeshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1886 1815 2092
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 97.07% 96.90% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1445 1529 1733
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Cambridgeshire

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Cambridgeshire

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Cambridgeshire

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -12 14 £40,000 -24.88% 7
Peterborough -3 4 £52,500 +100.00%
QA Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (90.48%) Test Automation
3 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (71.43%) Selenium
5 9 (42.86%) C#
5 9 (42.86%) Scrum
6 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
6 8 (38.10%) TDD
7 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 7 (33.33%) QA Automation
7 7 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 7 (33.33%) Web Services
8 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 6 (28.57%) ISEB
9 5 (23.81%) Thin Client
9 5 (23.81%) SOAP
9 5 (23.81%) RESTful
9 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (23.81%) Fat Client
9 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
9 5 (23.81%) BDD
10 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
10 4 (19.05%) Degree
10 4 (19.05%) JIRA
10 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
10 4 (19.05%) Java
11 3 (14.29%) Python
11 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
11 3 (14.29%) HP UFT

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (71.43%) Selenium
2 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 7 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 4 (19.05%) JIRA
4 3 (14.29%) HP UFT
4 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 3 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.76%) JUnit
5 1 (4.76%) NUnit
5 1 (4.76%) Subversion
5 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Web Services
2 5 (23.81%) RESTful
2 5 (23.81%) SOAP
3 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 2 (9.52%) .NET
4 2 (9.52%) REST
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Fat Client
1 5 (23.81%) Thin Client
2 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
3 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 3 (14.29%) iPad
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Test Automation
2 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (42.86%) Scrum
4 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
4 8 (38.10%) TDD
5 7 (33.33%) QA Automation
5 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 5 (23.81%) BDD
6 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 3 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Workflow
9 2 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Validation
10 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (19.05%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago