The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 71 41 50
Rank change year-on-year -30 +9  
Permanent jobs citing QA 52 125 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.02% 5.79% 4.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.27% 55.07% 49.21%
Number of salaries quoted 41 114 80
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,700 £32,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cambridgeshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 126 227 189
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 7.32% 10.51% 9.19%
Number of salaries quoted 99 171 163
Median salary £44,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +4.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £31,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,500 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Cambridgeshire

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Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for QA in Cambridgeshire

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Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Cambridgeshire

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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 within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -38 35 £45,000 -10.00% 13
Peterborough +2 7 £46,500 +9.41%
Huntingdon 0 5 £33,750 -8.78%
QA
East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 84 (62.69%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.07%) Java
3 46 (34.33%) JavaScript
4 44 (32.84%) SQL
5 42 (31.34%) C#
5 42 (31.34%) Degree
6 40 (29.85%) Selenium
7 38 (28.36%) Computer Science
8 35 (26.12%) Linux
9 34 (25.37%) Scrum
10 33 (24.63%) Python
11 32 (23.88%) Perl
11 32 (23.88%) Software Engineering
12 27 (20.15%) Automated Testing
13 26 (19.40%) Test Automation
14 22 (16.42%) HTML
14 22 (16.42%) Bash Shell
15 21 (15.67%) HTML5
15 21 (15.67%) Manual Testing
15 21 (15.67%) MVC
16 20 (14.93%) .NET
16 20 (14.93%) CSS
16 20 (14.93%) CSS3
17 19 (14.18%) MySQL
18 18 (13.43%) C++
19 17 (12.69%) Nagios
19 17 (12.69%) Data Visualisation
19 17 (12.69%) Visualisation
20 16 (11.94%) TDD
21 15 (11.19%) Web Services

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Top Related 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 5 (3.73%) Drupal
1 5 (3.73%) WordPress
2 2 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (6.72%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.75%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.73%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (3.73%) Firewall
1 5 (3.73%) Internet
1 5 (3.73%) SAN
1 5 (3.73%) Wireless
2 3 (2.24%) HTTP
3 2 (1.49%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.18%) MySQL
2 8 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.99%) Big Data
4 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.49%) MS Access
5 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (29.85%) Selenium
2 8 (5.97%) JUnit
3 6 (4.48%) Cucumber
3 6 (4.48%) Eclipse
3 6 (4.48%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.48%) Subversion
3 6 (4.48%) WebDriver
4 5 (3.73%) JIRA
5 4 (2.99%) NUnit
5 4 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.24%) AppVeyor
6 3 (2.24%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.24%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.49%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.49%) webpack
8 1 (0.75%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.75%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (8.21%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Law
3 3 (2.24%) Advertising
3 3 (2.24%) Banking
3 3 (2.24%) Retail
3 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Back Office
5 1 (0.75%) Electronics
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (29.85%) Software Engineer
2 39 (29.10%) Developer
3 24 (17.91%) Test Engineer
4 22 (16.42%) Development Engineer
4 22 (16.42%) Software Development Engineer
5 20 (14.93%) Analyst
6 19 (14.18%) Senior Developer
7 17 (12.69%) Java Engineer
7 17 (12.69%) Java Software Engineer
8 16 (11.94%) Software Developer
9 15 (11.19%) Linux Engineer
10 14 (10.45%) Software Test Engineer
11 12 (8.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 12 (8.96%) QA Engineer
11 12 (8.96%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 11 (8.21%) Test Automation Engineer
13 10 (7.46%) Graduate
14 9 (6.72%) Perl Software Engineer
15 8 (5.97%) Graduate Java Software Engineer
15 8 (5.97%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.42%) HTML
2 21 (15.67%) HTML5
3 20 (14.93%) .NET
3 20 (14.93%) CSS
3 20 (14.93%) CSS3
4 15 (11.19%) Web Services
5 14 (10.45%) REST
6 12 (8.96%) AngularJS
6 12 (8.96%) jQuery
6 12 (8.96%) LESS
6 12 (8.96%) LINQ
6 12 (8.96%) Sass
6 12 (8.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (8.21%) .NET Framework
7 11 (8.21%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (8.21%) Entity Framework
8 10 (7.46%) XML
9 9 (6.72%) JSON
9 9 (6.72%) Razor View Engine
9 9 (6.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (28.36%) Computer Science
2 14 (10.45%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.99%) Fintech
4 4 (2.99%) iPad
5 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.49%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.49%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.75%) EPoS
7 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.75%) LIMS
7 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.12%) Linux
2 11 (8.21%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.97%) Windows
4 4 (2.99%) Android
5 2 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (62.69%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (25.37%) Scrum
3 32 (23.88%) Software Engineering
4 27 (20.15%) Automated Testing
5 26 (19.40%) Test Automation
6 21 (15.67%) Manual Testing
6 21 (15.67%) MVC
7 17 (12.69%) Data Visualisation
7 17 (12.69%) Visualisation
8 16 (11.94%) TDD
9 15 (11.19%) Mathematics
10 14 (10.45%) Test Strategy
11 12 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (8.96%) Front End Development
11 12 (8.96%) OOP
11 12 (8.96%) Web Development
12 11 (8.21%) Physics
12 11 (8.21%) Software Architecture
13 10 (7.46%) Software Testing
14 9 (6.72%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 47 (35.07%) Java
2 46 (34.33%) JavaScript
3 44 (32.84%) SQL
4 42 (31.34%) C#
5 33 (24.63%) Python
6 32 (23.88%) Perl
7 22 (16.42%) Bash Shell
8 18 (13.43%) C++
9 9 (6.72%) C
9 9 (6.72%) Objective-C
9 9 (6.72%) VB.NET
10 6 (4.48%) Ruby
11 5 (3.73%) PHP
12 4 (2.99%) Apple Swift
13 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.49%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.49%) VB
14 2 (1.49%) VBScript
15 1 (0.75%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 42 (31.34%) Degree
2 11 (8.21%) PhD
3 5 (3.73%) ISEB
4 4 (2.99%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.75%) HND
5 1 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 10 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.73%) Docker
2 5 (3.73%) KVM
2 5 (3.73%) LXC
3 3 (2.24%) Firmware
4 1 (0.75%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (12.69%) Nagios
2 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (8.21%) Sun
2 10 (7.46%) VMware
3 8 (5.97%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.73%) Apple
4 5 (3.73%) Brocade
4 5 (3.73%) CA
4 5 (3.73%) Riverbed
4 5 (3.73%) Vyatta
5 2 (1.49%) Oracle
5 2 (1.49%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.75%) HP
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