Period
to 11 August 2020

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 6 months to 11 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 48 51
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 +38
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 120 203
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.57% 5.26% 5.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.72% 37.97% 41.86%
Number of salaries quoted 26 79 131
Median annual salary £35,000 £52,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +20.69% -3.33%
10th Percentile £25,750 £38,100 £25,750
90th Percentile £54,607 £65,000 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 116 316 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.36% 13.86% 12.33%
Number of salaries quoted 83 209 280
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,950 £23,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £61,500 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +1.12%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Cambridgeshire

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Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Cambridgeshire.

Salary trend for QA in Cambridgeshire

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Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

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 6 months to 11 August 2020. 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 -17 19 £43,750 -17.45% 9
Peterborough - 6 £26,500 - 3
Huntingdon +19 2 £50,000 -9.09%
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for QA.

1 12 (38.71%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 7 (22.58%) AWS
3 7 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (19.35%) Process Improvement
4 6 (19.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 6 (19.35%) Trend Analysis
4 6 (19.35%) Lean Six Sigma
4 6 (19.35%) ITIL
4 6 (19.35%) Six Sigma
4 6 (19.35%) Python
4 6 (19.35%) SLA
4 6 (19.35%) Scrum
5 5 (16.13%) Validation
5 5 (16.13%) Degree
5 5 (16.13%) Java
5 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.90%) Time Management
6 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.90%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (12.90%) Power BI
6 4 (12.90%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (12.90%) Docker
6 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (12.90%) GxP
6 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.90%) JIRA

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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 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) AWS
2 4 (12.90%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (12.90%) Power Platform
2 4 (12.90%) Serverless
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (9.68%) SaaS
4 2 (6.45%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (12.90%) Power BI
2 3 (9.68%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) JIRA
2 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.68%) Gradle
2 3 (9.68%) Maven
2 3 (9.68%) Selenium
3 2 (6.45%) HP UFT
3 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.45%) JUnit
3 2 (6.45%) Postman
4 1 (3.23%) CppUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (6.45%) Advertising
1 2 (6.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) IT Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Service Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Service Improvement Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
4 4 (12.90%) ITIL Service Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Junior
5 3 (9.68%) Data Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Validation Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C++ Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Product Manager
6 2 (6.45%) SaaS Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Core
1 2 (6.45%) LINQ
1 2 (6.45%) NumPy
1 2 (6.45%) Pandas
1 2 (6.45%) RESTful
1 2 (6.45%) Spring
1 2 (6.45%) Spring Boot
1 2 (6.45%) Swagger
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.23%) iOS SDK
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) PKI
2 2 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.23%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (19.35%) ITIL
4 6 (19.35%) Lean Six Sigma
4 6 (19.35%) Process Improvement
4 6 (19.35%) Scrum
4 6 (19.35%) Six Sigma
4 6 (19.35%) Trend Analysis
5 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
5 5 (16.13%) Validation
6 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Time Management
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.68%) Data Engineering
7 3 (9.68%) Fintech
7 3 (9.68%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) Python
3 5 (16.13%) Java
4 3 (9.68%) C++
4 3 (9.68%) Java 8
4 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 5 (16.13%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.23%) ISEB
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) SLA
2 4 (12.90%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Alibaba
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle
1 1 (3.23%) Tableau