Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 163 155
Rank change year-on-year -6 -8 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 35 19 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.85% 0.54% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.56% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 31 19 36
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £21,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,900 £51,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -

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 4004 3399 4004
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.07% 97.17% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3079 2823 3450
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £27,450 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,200 £65,000 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -19 29 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Peterborough -7 4 £51,250 +22.02%
Huntingdon - 2 £37,500 -
QA Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 35 (100.00%) QA
1 35 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (60.00%) Python
4 18 (51.43%) Manual Testing
5 14 (40.00%) Selenium
5 14 (40.00%) Scrum
6 12 (34.29%) TDD
6 12 (34.29%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (28.57%) JIRA
7 10 (28.57%) Software Testing
8 9 (25.71%) BDD
8 9 (25.71%) Test Strategy
9 8 (22.86%) WebDriver
9 8 (22.86%) C#
9 8 (22.86%) Java
10 7 (20.00%) API Testing
10 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
11 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
11 6 (17.14%) Cucumber
11 6 (17.14%) Ruby
11 6 (17.14%) SDLC
11 6 (17.14%) API Integration
11 6 (17.14%) Fintech
12 5 (14.29%) QA Automation
12 5 (14.29%) ISEB
13 4 (11.43%) NUnit
13 4 (11.43%) Degree
13 4 (11.43%) ISTQB

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (40.00%) Selenium
2 10 (28.57%) JIRA
3 8 (22.86%) WebDriver
4 6 (17.14%) Cucumber
5 4 (11.43%) NUnit
6 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
7 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (8.57%) Electronics
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
1 2 (5.71%) REST
1 2 (5.71%) SOAP
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Fintech
2 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.57%) Internet of Things
3 3 (8.57%) Smart Home
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (51.43%) Manual Testing
4 14 (40.00%) Scrum
5 12 (34.29%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (34.29%) TDD
6 10 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 9 (25.71%) BDD
7 9 (25.71%) Test Strategy
8 7 (20.00%) API Testing
9 6 (17.14%) API Integration
9 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
9 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
9 6 (17.14%) SDLC
10 5 (14.29%) QA Automation
11 4 (11.43%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
12 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
12 3 (8.57%) Test Scripting
12 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) Python
2 8 (22.86%) C#
2 8 (22.86%) Java
3 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.14%) Ruby
5 3 (8.57%) PHP
5 3 (8.57%) R
6 1 (2.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) ISEB
2 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (100.00%) QA