Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

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
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 180 162
Rank change year-on-year +54 -18 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 62 36 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.95% 0.87% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 0.89% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 58 31 19
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £53,900
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 3,073 4,047 3,367
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 97.28% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,241 3,107 2,796
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2018.

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 6 months to 19 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +67 58 £43,500 -3.33% 5
Peterborough -34 1 £50,000 -2.44% 1
QA Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 62 (100.00%) QA
2 55 (88.71%) Test Automation
3 48 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (62.90%) Selenium
5 35 (56.45%) Manual Testing
6 28 (45.16%) JIRA
7 21 (33.87%) C#
8 18 (29.03%) Python
9 17 (27.42%) SQL
10 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (24.19%) SpecFlow
10 15 (24.19%) Non-Functional Testing
10 15 (24.19%) Jenkins
11 14 (22.58%) QA Automation
11 14 (22.58%) Cucumber
12 11 (17.74%) Gherkin
12 11 (17.74%) Scrum
13 10 (16.13%) OOP
13 10 (16.13%) SDLC
14 9 (14.52%) API Testing
14 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
14 9 (14.52%) Finance
14 9 (14.52%) Software Testing
14 9 (14.52%) Virtual Machines
15 8 (12.90%) Visual Studio Coded UI
15 8 (12.90%) Mathematics
15 8 (12.90%) Visual Studio
15 8 (12.90%) VB.NET
15 8 (12.90%) .NET
15 8 (12.90%) Regression Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.45%) Confluence
2 1 (1.61%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) SMS
1 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (62.90%) Selenium
2 28 (45.16%) JIRA
3 15 (24.19%) Jenkins
3 15 (24.19%) SpecFlow
4 14 (22.58%) Cucumber
5 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
6 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (12.90%) Visual Studio
6 8 (12.90%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 7 (11.29%) Ranorex
7 7 (11.29%) TeamCity
8 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
8 6 (9.68%) NUnit
8 6 (9.68%) TestComplete
9 4 (6.45%) Appium
9 4 (6.45%) Eclipse
9 4 (6.45%) eggPlant
9 4 (6.45%) Maven
9 4 (6.45%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (6.45%) Subversion
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Games
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) Gherkin
2 8 (12.90%) .NET
3 5 (8.06%) REST
4 4 (6.45%) SOAP
4 4 (6.45%) WCF
5 1 (1.61%) CSS
5 1 (1.61%) HTML
5 1 (1.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Mobile App
2 7 (11.29%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) Fintech
4 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Android
2 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.45%) Windows
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (88.71%) Test Automation
2 48 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (56.45%) Manual Testing
4 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (24.19%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (22.58%) QA Automation
6 11 (17.74%) Scrum
7 10 (16.13%) OOP
7 10 (16.13%) SDLC
8 9 (14.52%) API Testing
8 9 (14.52%) Software Testing
9 8 (12.90%) Mathematics
9 8 (12.90%) Regression Testing
10 7 (11.29%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (11.29%) Exploratory Testing
11 6 (9.68%) Kanban
11 6 (9.68%) Security Testing
11 6 (9.68%) Smoke Testing
12 5 (8.06%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) C#
2 18 (29.03%) Python
3 17 (27.42%) SQL
4 8 (12.90%) VB.NET
5 7 (11.29%) Java
5 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) C
6 1 (1.61%) Groovy
6 1 (1.61%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) ISEB
2 4 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) HP
1 4 (6.45%) WorldPay
2 3 (4.84%) SAP
3 1 (1.61%) VMware