Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 75 62
Rank change year-on-year +34 -13 -36
Permanent jobs citing QA 188 163 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.03% 3.88% 4.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.52% 50.46% 50.54%
Number of salaries quoted 131 119 115
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 488 323 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 15.66% 7.69% 8.49%
Number of salaries quoted 299 214 219
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +4.05%
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,200 £62,250 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Cambridgeshire

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Cambridgeshire

QA
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 18 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 +69 168 £45,000 +4.65% 38
Peterborough -70 12 £29,125 -38.68% 3
Huntingdon +4 4 £57,500 +35.29%
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 131 (69.68%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (53.72%) Test Automation
3 62 (32.98%) Selenium
4 54 (28.72%) Python
5 48 (25.53%) Manual Testing
6 44 (23.40%) SQL
7 43 (22.87%) JavaScript
7 43 (22.87%) JIRA
7 43 (22.87%) Jenkins
8 42 (22.34%) C#
8 42 (22.34%) Scrum
9 40 (21.28%) Java
10 37 (19.68%) Amazon AWS
11 35 (18.62%) Linux
12 32 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (16.49%) Software Engineering
14 29 (15.43%) WorldPay
15 26 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
15 26 (13.83%) Finance
16 25 (13.30%) TDD
17 24 (12.77%) DevOps
18 23 (12.23%) SDLC
18 23 (12.23%) .NET
18 23 (12.23%) Cucumber
19 22 (11.70%) Degree
19 22 (11.70%) Web Services
19 22 (11.70%) Ansible
19 22 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
20 21 (11.17%) Docker
21 20 (10.64%) CSS

QA
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 (5.85%) Confluence
2 9 (4.79%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.13%) Apache
3 4 (2.13%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.06%) EPLAN
3 2 (1.06%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (7.45%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (4.79%) SAP Business One
3 4 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 37 (19.68%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (7.45%) OpenShift
4 5 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.13%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (2.13%) BrowserStack
5 4 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.13%) SaaS
6 3 (1.60%) Slack
7 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.53%) Bluetooth
1 1 (0.53%) DNS
1 1 (0.53%) LAN
1 1 (0.53%) Network Security
1 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.53%) Wireless
1 1 (0.53%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.45%) Amazon RDS
1 14 (7.45%) Apache Cassandra
2 13 (6.91%) Relational Database
2 13 (6.91%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.85%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.79%) Hadoop
5 8 (4.26%) Big Data
6 6 (3.19%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.66%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.66%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.66%) Sqoop
8 4 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (2.13%) Data Lake
8 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (2.13%) Power BI
8 4 (2.13%) PowerPivot
8 4 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.53%) ArangoDB
9 1 (0.53%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 62 (32.98%) Selenium
2 43 (22.87%) Jenkins
2 43 (22.87%) JIRA
3 23 (12.23%) Cucumber
4 20 (10.64%) Maven
5 18 (9.57%) Git (software)
6 13 (6.91%) TeamCity
7 11 (5.85%) Appium
7 11 (5.85%) eggPlant
7 11 (5.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (5.32%) HP UFT
8 10 (5.32%) WebDriver
9 9 (4.79%) JMeter
9 9 (4.79%) SpecFlow
9 9 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (4.79%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 8 (4.26%) Visual Studio
11 7 (3.72%) JUnit
11 7 (3.72%) SoapUI
12 5 (2.66%) Subversion
General
1 26 (13.83%) Finance
2 14 (7.45%) Manufacturing
3 10 (5.32%) Retail
4 5 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.13%) Law
6 3 (1.60%) Banking
6 3 (1.60%) Electronics
6 3 (1.60%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 63 (33.51%) QA Engineer
2 42 (22.34%) Test Engineer
3 32 (17.02%) Developer
4 30 (15.96%) QA Test Engineer
5 22 (11.70%) Tester
6 17 (9.04%) Software Test Engineer
7 16 (8.51%) QA Automation Engineer
8 15 (7.98%) Java Engineer
8 15 (7.98%) QA Leader
8 15 (7.98%) Software Engineer
9 13 (6.91%) Automation Engineer
9 13 (6.91%) Quality Engineer
9 13 (6.91%) Software QA Engineer
9 13 (6.91%) Software Tester
10 12 (6.38%) Python Engineer
11 11 (5.85%) Java Software Engineer
12 10 (5.32%) AWS Engineer
12 10 (5.32%) AWS Software Engineer
12 10 (5.32%) Java Scala Software Engineer
12 10 (5.32%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.23%) .NET
2 22 (11.70%) Web Services
3 20 (10.64%) CSS
3 20 (10.64%) HTML
4 19 (10.11%) REST
5 18 (9.57%) SOAP
5 18 (9.57%) Spring
6 15 (7.98%) RESTful
7 14 (7.45%) Akka
7 14 (7.45%) Play Framework
7 14 (7.45%) Spring Boot
8 11 (5.85%) CSS3
8 11 (5.85%) HTML5
8 11 (5.85%) WCF
9 10 (5.32%) Gherkin
10 9 (4.79%) Kafka
11 8 (4.26%) jQuery
12 7 (3.72%) ASP.NET
13 6 (3.19%) .NET Framework
13 6 (3.19%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.51%) Mobile App
2 14 (7.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (5.85%) Algorithms
4 7 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.19%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.13%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.13%) Replication
6 4 (2.13%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.06%) User Experience
9 1 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.53%) Fintech
9 1 (0.53%) FMCG
9 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.62%) Linux
2 14 (7.45%) Windows
3 13 (6.91%) Android
3 13 (6.91%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (69.68%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (53.72%) Test Automation
3 48 (25.53%) Manual Testing
4 42 (22.34%) Scrum
5 32 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (16.49%) Software Engineering
7 25 (13.30%) TDD
8 24 (12.77%) DevOps
9 23 (12.23%) SDLC
10 22 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (10.64%) BDD
12 19 (10.11%) Artificial Intelligence
13 18 (9.57%) Machine Learning
13 18 (9.57%) Non-Functional Testing
14 17 (9.04%) Software Architecture
15 16 (8.51%) ERP
15 16 (8.51%) Logistics
16 15 (7.98%) Project Management
16 15 (7.98%) Software Testing
16 15 (7.98%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (28.72%) Python
2 44 (23.40%) SQL
3 43 (22.87%) JavaScript
4 42 (22.34%) C#
5 40 (21.28%) Java
6 19 (10.11%) Scala
7 15 (7.98%) VB.NET
8 10 (5.32%) C++
9 9 (4.79%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.19%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.19%) R
11 4 (2.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (1.60%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.06%) C
13 2 (1.06%) Perl
13 2 (1.06%) Ruby
14 1 (0.53%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.53%) Groovy
14 1 (0.53%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (11.70%) Degree
2 7 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (3.72%) ISEB
3 5 (2.66%) PMP
4 3 (1.60%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.53%) PhD
6 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.53%) IEC 62304
1 1 (0.53%) ISO 13485
1 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 21 (11.17%) Docker
2 11 (5.85%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.66%) HDFS
4 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.53%) KVM
5 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (11.70%) Ansible
2 15 (7.98%) Kubernetes
3 14 (7.45%) Terraform
4 11 (5.85%) HP ALM
5 9 (4.79%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (4.26%) Puppet
7 5 (2.66%) Oozie
8 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (15.43%) WorldPay
2 17 (9.04%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.85%) HP
4 9 (4.79%) SAP
5 5 (2.66%) CA
5 5 (2.66%) Google
5 5 (2.66%) Hortonworks
6 4 (2.13%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.06%) VMware
7 2 (1.06%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.53%) Perforce
8 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.53%) Samsung
8 1 (0.53%) Terracotta