Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 85 62
Rank change year-on-year +45 -23 -32
Permanent jobs citing QA 204 150 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.41% 3.52% 4.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.15% 45.59% 45.43%
Number of salaries quoted 149 107 122
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £30,800 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £58,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +18.75%

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 442 329 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.88% 7.72% 9.16%
Number of salaries quoted 288 219 258
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% -15.79% +11.11%
10th Percentile £23,996 £26,100 £26,100
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 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 +70 183 £45,000 - 44
Peterborough -53 16 £36,500 -2.67% 2
Huntingdon +5 1 £50,000 +8.11% 2
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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.

1 141 (69.12%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (53.92%) Test Automation
3 75 (36.76%) Selenium
4 54 (26.47%) C#
4 54 (26.47%) SQL
5 52 (25.49%) Python
6 47 (23.04%) Manual Testing
7 42 (20.59%) Java
8 41 (20.10%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (19.61%) JavaScript
9 40 (19.61%) Scrum
10 38 (18.63%) Amazon AWS
11 37 (18.14%) JIRA
11 37 (18.14%) Linux
12 34 (16.67%) Jenkins
13 31 (15.20%) Non-Functional Testing
13 31 (15.20%) Software Engineering
14 30 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
15 29 (14.22%) Finance
16 27 (13.24%) Degree
17 26 (12.75%) .NET
18 25 (12.25%) DevOps
19 24 (11.76%) SDLC
19 24 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
19 24 (11.76%) Software Testing
20 23 (11.27%) TDD
20 23 (11.27%) Ansible
20 23 (11.27%) Docker
21 22 (10.78%) WorldPay
21 22 (10.78%) Scala

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 12 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.45%) Apache
2 5 (2.45%) Confluence
3 4 (1.96%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.49%) nginx
4 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.98%) EPLAN
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.98%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (7.84%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.47%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 38 (18.63%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (7.35%) OpenShift
4 5 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.47%) SaaS
7 2 (0.98%) GitHub
7 2 (0.98%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.98%) Network Security
1 2 (0.98%) SMS
1 2 (0.98%) TCP/IP
1 2 (0.98%) VoIP
2 1 (0.49%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.49%) DNS
2 1 (0.49%) HTTP
2 1 (0.49%) LAN
2 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.49%) Wireless
2 1 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 15 (7.35%) Amazon RDS
2 15 (7.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 14 (6.86%) SQL Server
4 12 (5.88%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.43%) Apache Hive
5 7 (3.43%) Sqoop
6 5 (2.45%) Big Data
6 5 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.96%) Data Lake
7 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.96%) Power BI
7 4 (1.96%) PowerPivot
7 4 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.47%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.49%) ArangoDB
10 1 (0.49%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 75 (36.76%) Selenium
2 37 (18.14%) JIRA
3 34 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 21 (10.29%) Git (software)
5 19 (9.31%) Cucumber
6 18 (8.82%) SpecFlow
7 13 (6.37%) JMeter
7 13 (6.37%) WebDriver
8 12 (5.88%) HP UFT
8 12 (5.88%) Ranorex
9 11 (5.39%) SoapUI
9 11 (5.39%) TeamCity
9 11 (5.39%) Visual Studio
10 10 (4.90%) Maven
11 9 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (4.41%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 7 (3.43%) Subversion
13 6 (2.94%) NUnit
13 6 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (2.94%) TestComplete
General
1 29 (14.22%) Finance
2 14 (6.86%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.92%) Retail
4 5 (2.45%) Law
4 5 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.47%) Banking
5 3 (1.47%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Billing
7 1 (0.49%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 63 (30.88%) QA Engineer
2 43 (21.08%) Test Engineer
3 40 (19.61%) Developer
4 27 (13.24%) QA Test Engineer
5 23 (11.27%) QA Automation Engineer
6 19 (9.31%) Tester
7 16 (7.84%) QA Leader
8 15 (7.35%) Principal Developer
8 15 (7.35%) Software Test Engineer
9 14 (6.86%) Automation Engineer
10 13 (6.37%) Software QA Engineer
11 12 (5.88%) Software Engineer
12 11 (5.39%) Java Engineer
13 10 (4.90%) Java Developer
13 10 (4.90%) Software Tester
14 9 (4.41%) Analyst
14 9 (4.41%) Java Software Developer
14 9 (4.41%) Linux Engineer
14 9 (4.41%) Software Developer
14 9 (4.41%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.75%) .NET
2 22 (10.78%) Web Services
3 20 (9.80%) CSS
3 20 (9.80%) HTML
3 20 (9.80%) RESTful
4 17 (8.33%) SOAP
5 16 (7.84%) Spring
6 15 (7.35%) Akka
6 15 (7.35%) Gherkin
6 15 (7.35%) Play Framework
6 15 (7.35%) Spring Boot
7 13 (6.37%) REST
8 12 (5.88%) Kafka
9 11 (5.39%) jQuery
9 11 (5.39%) WCF
10 8 (3.92%) .NET Framework
10 8 (3.92%) CSS3
10 8 (3.92%) HTML5
10 8 (3.92%) JSON
11 7 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.35%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (4.41%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.41%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.41%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.43%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.45%) User Experience
6 4 (1.96%) Fintech
6 4 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.47%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.98%) Replication
8 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.49%) Digital Signage
9 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.49%) FMCG
9 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.14%) Linux
2 21 (10.29%) Windows
3 8 (3.92%) Android
4 7 (3.43%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.47%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (69.12%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (53.92%) Test Automation
3 47 (23.04%) Manual Testing
4 41 (20.10%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (19.61%) Scrum
6 31 (15.20%) Non-Functional Testing
6 31 (15.20%) Software Engineering
7 25 (12.25%) DevOps
8 24 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (11.76%) SDLC
8 24 (11.76%) Software Testing
9 23 (11.27%) TDD
10 20 (9.80%) Artificial Intelligence
11 19 (9.31%) Machine Learning
11 19 (9.31%) Software Architecture
12 18 (8.82%) Functional Testing
13 17 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (8.33%) Microservices
14 16 (7.84%) E-Commerce
14 16 (7.84%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 54 (26.47%) C#
1 54 (26.47%) SQL
2 52 (25.49%) Python
3 42 (20.59%) Java
4 40 (19.61%) JavaScript
5 22 (10.78%) Scala
6 17 (8.33%) VB.NET
7 14 (6.86%) Bash Shell
8 12 (5.88%) C++
9 7 (3.43%) R
9 7 (3.43%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.94%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.98%) C
12 2 (0.98%) Perl
12 2 (0.98%) Ruby
13 1 (0.49%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.49%) Groovy
13 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (13.24%) Degree
2 7 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.94%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.45%) PMP
5 4 (1.96%) ISEB
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 23 (11.27%) Docker
2 10 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (3.43%) HDFS
4 2 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.49%) Firmware
5 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.49%) KVM
5 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (11.27%) Ansible
2 16 (7.84%) Kubernetes
3 15 (7.35%) Terraform
4 11 (5.39%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (3.92%) Puppet
6 7 (3.43%) Oozie
7 5 (2.45%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (10.78%) WorldPay
2 19 (9.31%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.43%) CA
3 7 (3.43%) Hortonworks
4 6 (2.94%) Google
5 5 (2.45%) HP
6 3 (1.47%) SAP
7 2 (0.98%) VMware
7 2 (0.98%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco
8 1 (0.49%) Perforce
8 1 (0.49%) Samsung
8 1 (0.49%) Sun
8 1 (0.49%) Terracotta