Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 52 85
Rank change year-on-year +3 +33 -45
Permanent jobs citing QA 126 201 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.30% 4.88% 3.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.72% 41.19% 44.86%
Number of salaries quoted 75 123 111
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% -7.00%
10th Percentile £36,450 £26,350 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £75,000
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 334 488 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 14.05% 11.85% 7.80%
Number of salaries quoted 224 289 218
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +0.57% -4.89%
10th Percentile £26,200 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,500 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +9 107 £52,500 +16.67% 37
Peterborough +10 5 £30,000 - 3
Huntingdon -17 3 £55,000 +4.76%
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 87 (69.05%) Test Automation
2 77 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (35.71%) Python
4 39 (30.95%) Java
4 39 (30.95%) Selenium
5 36 (28.57%) C#
5 36 (28.57%) Scrum
6 32 (25.40%) BDD
7 29 (23.02%) JavaScript
8 28 (22.22%) WorldPay
9 27 (21.43%) REST
10 26 (20.63%) API Testing
11 25 (19.84%) JIRA
11 25 (19.84%) Linux
12 24 (19.05%) SOAP
12 24 (19.05%) Software Engineering
12 24 (19.05%) Cucumber
13 22 (17.46%) Jenkins
14 21 (16.67%) Kanban
15 19 (15.08%) Manual Testing
15 19 (15.08%) TDD
15 19 (15.08%) SQL
15 19 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
16 18 (14.29%) Machine Learning
16 18 (14.29%) C++
16 18 (14.29%) Maven
16 18 (14.29%) Computer Science
17 17 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (13.49%) Artificial Intelligence
18 16 (12.70%) HP

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 13 (10.32%) Confluence
2 1 (0.79%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.76%) SAP Business One
2 2 (1.59%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.97%) BrowserStack
3 5 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.17%) Office 365
5 2 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (3.17%) Firewall
2 4 (3.17%) Internet
2 4 (3.17%) NAS
2 4 (3.17%) OpenVPN
2 4 (3.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.35%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.17%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.38%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.59%) Big Data
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 39 (30.95%) Selenium
2 25 (19.84%) JIRA
3 24 (19.05%) Cucumber
4 22 (17.46%) Jenkins
5 18 (14.29%) Maven
6 14 (11.11%) HP UFT
7 12 (9.52%) Appium
7 12 (9.52%) eggPlant
7 12 (9.52%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (8.73%) JUnit
9 10 (7.94%) TeamCity
10 7 (5.56%) Gradle
10 7 (5.56%) JMeter
10 7 (5.56%) TestNG
11 5 (3.97%) Git (software)
12 4 (3.17%) LoadRunner
13 3 (2.38%) Mercurial
13 3 (2.38%) Mockito
14 2 (1.59%) Spinnaker
14 2 (1.59%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (3.17%) Finance
1 4 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (1.59%) Retail
3 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (28.57%) QA Engineer
2 32 (25.40%) Test Engineer
3 30 (23.81%) Tester
4 27 (21.43%) Senior Tester
5 19 (15.08%) QA Test Engineer
6 17 (13.49%) Developer
7 16 (12.70%) Software Tester
8 15 (11.90%) Python Engineer
8 15 (11.90%) QA Leader
8 15 (11.90%) Senior Software Tester
9 14 (11.11%) Automation Tester
9 14 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
10 13 (10.32%) Quality Engineer
11 12 (9.52%) Senior Automation Tester
12 10 (7.94%) Software Engineer
13 8 (6.35%) Technical Engineer
13 8 (6.35%) Technical Leader
14 7 (5.56%) QA Tester
14 7 (5.56%) Senior QA Tester
14 7 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.43%) REST
2 24 (19.05%) SOAP
3 16 (12.70%) Gherkin
4 10 (7.94%) .NET
4 10 (7.94%) Web Services
5 9 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 9 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (7.14%) WCF
6 8 (6.35%) RESTful
7 7 (5.56%) CSS
7 7 (5.56%) CSS3
7 7 (5.56%) HTML
7 7 (5.56%) HTML5
7 7 (5.56%) jOOQ
7 7 (5.56%) JSON
7 7 (5.56%) Kafka
8 5 (3.97%) Jest
9 4 (3.17%) Spring
10 3 (2.38%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.38%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) Algorithms
2 15 (11.90%) Data Structures
2 15 (11.90%) Virtual Team
3 12 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.56%) Renewable Energy
5 5 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.17%) Life Science
7 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.38%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.84%) Linux
2 12 (9.52%) Android
2 12 (9.52%) Apple iOS
3 11 (8.73%) Windows
4 5 (3.97%) Debian
4 5 (3.97%) Ubuntu
5 4 (3.17%) CentOS
5 4 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (69.05%) Test Automation
2 77 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (28.57%) Scrum
4 32 (25.40%) BDD
5 26 (20.63%) API Testing
6 24 (19.05%) Software Engineering
7 21 (16.67%) Kanban
8 19 (15.08%) Manual Testing
8 19 (15.08%) TDD
9 18 (14.29%) Computer Science
9 18 (14.29%) Machine Learning
10 17 (13.49%) Artificial Intelligence
10 17 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (12.70%) DevOps
11 16 (12.70%) Functional Testing
11 16 (12.70%) Test Management
12 15 (11.90%) Defect Tracking
12 15 (11.90%) Project Management
12 15 (11.90%) SDLC
13 12 (9.52%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (35.71%) Python
2 39 (30.95%) Java
3 36 (28.57%) C#
4 29 (23.02%) JavaScript
5 19 (15.08%) SQL
6 18 (14.29%) C++
7 7 (5.56%) Groovy
8 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.79%) C
9 1 (0.79%) Delphi
9 1 (0.79%) Java 8
9 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (11.90%) Degree
2 7 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.97%) ISEB
4 3 (2.38%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.59%) PhD
6 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 13 (10.32%) Docker
2 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.17%) Samba
3 2 (1.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (12.70%) HP ALM
2 9 (7.14%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.38%) Ansible
4 2 (1.59%) Puppet
5 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (22.22%) WorldPay
2 16 (12.70%) HP
3 10 (7.94%) SAP
4 4 (3.17%) Apple
4 4 (3.17%) Cisco
4 4 (3.17%) Draytek
4 4 (3.17%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.17%) Synology
5 3 (2.38%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.79%) Roku