Period
to 22 October 2019

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 131 171
Rank change year-on-year +30 +40 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 49 60 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.27% 1.73% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 1.79% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 26 55 28
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% +2.86% +6.71%
10th Percentile £42,875 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £52,000 £54,125
East of England median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +31.25% -11.11% +5.88%

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 2,052 3,343 3,683
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 96.42% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,355 2,348 2,870
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,591 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.20% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 +15 48 £57,500 +33.72% 4
QA Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 49 (100.00%) QA
2 48 (97.96%) Test Automation
3 34 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (57.14%) Cucumber
5 27 (55.10%) Jenkins
6 25 (51.02%) Manual Testing
7 24 (48.98%) JIRA
8 21 (42.86%) HP
8 21 (42.86%) Maven
8 21 (42.86%) Test Management
8 21 (42.86%) BDD
8 21 (42.86%) Apple iOS
8 21 (42.86%) Android
8 21 (42.86%) Confluence
8 21 (42.86%) Mobile App
8 21 (42.86%) eggPlant
8 21 (42.86%) Appium
8 21 (42.86%) WorldPay
8 21 (42.86%) SDLC
8 21 (42.86%) Sonatype Nexus
8 21 (42.86%) HP ALM
9 18 (36.73%) Java
9 18 (36.73%) Python
10 16 (32.65%) Selenium
11 15 (30.61%) Scrum
12 12 (24.49%) SQL
13 11 (22.45%) Linux
13 11 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (16.33%) C#
15 7 (14.29%) JavaScript

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 21 (42.86%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.12%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) MySQL
2 4 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 27 (55.10%) Jenkins
3 24 (48.98%) JIRA
4 21 (42.86%) Appium
4 21 (42.86%) eggPlant
4 21 (42.86%) Maven
4 21 (42.86%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (32.65%) Selenium
6 3 (6.12%) Gradle
6 3 (6.12%) JMeter
6 3 (6.12%) JUnit
6 3 (6.12%) TestNG
7 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.04%) Finance
1 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET
2 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (8.16%) Gherkin
2 4 (8.16%) REST
2 4 (8.16%) SOAP
2 4 (8.16%) WCF
2 4 (8.16%) Web Services
3 3 (6.12%) jOOQ
3 3 (6.12%) JSON
3 3 (6.12%) Kafka
3 3 (6.12%) RESTful
4 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 21 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.12%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.86%) Android
1 21 (42.86%) Apple iOS
2 11 (22.45%) Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (97.96%) Test Automation
2 34 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (51.02%) Manual Testing
4 21 (42.86%) BDD
4 21 (42.86%) SDLC
4 21 (42.86%) Test Management
5 15 (30.61%) Scrum
6 11 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (12.24%) Artificial Intelligence
7 6 (12.24%) Machine Learning
7 6 (12.24%) OOP
7 6 (12.24%) SDET
7 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
8 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
9 4 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (8.16%) DevOps
9 4 (8.16%) Logistics
9 4 (8.16%) Microservices
9 4 (8.16%) Open Source
9 4 (8.16%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) Java
1 18 (36.73%) Python
2 12 (24.49%) SQL
3 8 (16.33%) C#
4 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.12%) Groovy
6 1 (2.04%) C
6 1 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (42.86%) HP ALM
2 3 (6.12%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) HP
1 21 (42.86%) WorldPay