Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 169 160
Rank change year-on-year +46 -9 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 65 44 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.09% 1.05% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 1.08% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 54 31 20
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,875 £32,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £52,500
East of England median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% +6.67%

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 3,021 4,083 3,200
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.26% 97.12% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,151 3,085 2,668
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +1.12%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +64 63 £44,500 -1.11% 9
Peterborough -30 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 16 January 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 65 (100.00%) QA
2 58 (89.23%) Test Automation
3 56 (86.15%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (56.92%) Manual Testing
5 34 (52.31%) Selenium
6 32 (49.23%) JIRA
7 23 (35.38%) Python
8 22 (33.85%) Jenkins
9 20 (30.77%) C#
10 17 (26.15%) SDLC
11 16 (24.62%) Mobile App
11 16 (24.62%) Cucumber
11 16 (24.62%) SQL
12 14 (21.54%) Non-Functional Testing
13 13 (20.00%) Scrum
14 11 (16.92%) HP ALM
14 11 (16.92%) Finance
14 11 (16.92%) Maven
14 11 (16.92%) HP
14 11 (16.92%) .NET
14 11 (16.92%) eggPlant
14 11 (16.92%) Apple iOS
14 11 (16.92%) Appium
14 11 (16.92%) WorldPay
14 11 (16.92%) Sonatype Nexus
14 11 (16.92%) BDD
14 11 (16.92%) Confluence
14 11 (16.92%) Test Management
14 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (16.92%) Android

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 11 (16.92%) Confluence
2 1 (1.54%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (52.31%) Selenium
2 32 (49.23%) JIRA
3 22 (33.85%) Jenkins
4 16 (24.62%) Cucumber
5 11 (16.92%) Appium
5 11 (16.92%) eggPlant
5 11 (16.92%) Maven
5 11 (16.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (13.85%) SpecFlow
7 8 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (12.31%) Visual Studio
7 8 (12.31%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 7 (10.77%) WebDriver
9 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
9 5 (7.69%) TeamCity
10 4 (6.15%) NUnit
11 3 (4.62%) Eclipse
11 3 (4.62%) Ranorex
11 3 (4.62%) Subversion
12 2 (3.08%) TestComplete
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) .NET
2 8 (12.31%) REST
3 7 (10.77%) SOAP
3 7 (10.77%) WCF
4 6 (9.23%) Gherkin
5 4 (6.15%) Web Services
6 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.54%) CSS
7 1 (1.54%) HTML
7 1 (1.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (24.62%) Mobile App
2 7 (10.77%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Fintech
4 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Android
1 11 (16.92%) Apple iOS
2 6 (9.23%) Linux
3 4 (6.15%) Windows
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (89.23%) Test Automation
2 56 (86.15%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (56.92%) Manual Testing
4 17 (26.15%) SDLC
5 14 (21.54%) Non-Functional Testing
6 13 (20.00%) Scrum
7 11 (16.92%) BDD
7 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (16.92%) Test Management
8 10 (15.38%) QA Automation
9 9 (13.85%) API Testing
10 8 (12.31%) ERP
10 8 (12.31%) Logistics
10 8 (12.31%) Mathematics
10 8 (12.31%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.77%) Open Source
11 7 (10.77%) Software Testing
12 5 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (7.69%) OOP
13 4 (6.15%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.38%) Python
2 20 (30.77%) C#
3 16 (24.62%) SQL
4 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.31%) VB.NET
6 5 (7.69%) Java
7 1 (1.54%) C
7 1 (1.54%) Groovy
7 1 (1.54%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.54%) R
7 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.15%) Degree
1 4 (6.15%) ISEB
1 4 (6.15%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (16.92%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) HP
1 11 (16.92%) WorldPay
2 5 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.54%) VMware