Period
to 21 September 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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

Quality Assurance Tester
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 188 166
Rank change year-on-year -5 -22 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.13% 0.27% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.28% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 18
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £37,500 £46,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.48% +39.39% +1.54%
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,625 £25,750
90th Percentile £40,800 £52,000 £38,750
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

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 3,618 3,586 3,532
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 97.47% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,381 2,770 2,926
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,625 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Cambridgeshire

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Cambridgeshire

QA Tester
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 Tester within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 21 September 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 +18 3 £37,500 -18.48%
Peterborough -44 2 - -
QA Tester
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, QA Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) JMeter
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Xamarin
3 2 (40.00%) Ranorex
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Web Design

QA Tester 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
2 2 (40.00%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) WAI
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Xamarin