Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 62 27
Rank change year-on-year -8 -35 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 184 136 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.22% 4.14% 7.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.98% 47.89% 56.66%
Number of salaries quoted 134 110 310
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.69% +10.63%
10th Percentile £29,250 £31,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,375 £58,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.80%

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 354 284 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 8.12% 8.64% 13.74%
Number of salaries quoted 239 220 475
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.30% -3.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £62,250 £60,250 £63,750
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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -29 107 £45,000 - 32
Peterborough +46 67 £45,000 -4.26% 3
Huntingdon -4 7 £44,000 -2.22% 2
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 122 (66.30%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (57.61%) Test Automation
3 61 (33.15%) Selenium
4 48 (26.09%) SDLC
5 43 (23.37%) Java
6 40 (21.74%) Finance
7 39 (21.20%) Python
8 38 (20.65%) TDD
9 34 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (17.93%) Degree
11 32 (17.39%) Manual Testing
12 30 (16.30%) C#
13 29 (15.76%) Functional Testing
14 26 (14.13%) Non-Functional Testing
14 26 (14.13%) JIRA
15 25 (13.59%) Software Testing
15 25 (13.59%) Scrum
16 24 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
17 22 (11.96%) Project Management
17 22 (11.96%) Ruby
18 21 (11.41%) Software Engineering
18 21 (11.41%) HP UFT
18 21 (11.41%) OO
18 21 (11.41%) Acceptance Criteria
19 20 (10.87%) Process Improvement
19 20 (10.87%) Test Planning
19 20 (10.87%) Coaching
19 20 (10.87%) JavaScript
20 18 (9.78%) C++
20 18 (9.78%) Unit Testing

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 9 (4.89%) Confluence
2 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.09%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.09%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.09%) SaaS
4 1 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.35%) Internet
2 3 (1.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.54%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.72%) RDBMS
3 5 (2.72%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.63%) MS Access
5 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.09%) Big Data
6 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.09%) QlikView
7 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 61 (33.15%) Selenium
2 26 (14.13%) JIRA
3 21 (11.41%) HP UFT
4 16 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 14 (7.61%) JMeter
6 13 (7.07%) SpecFlow
7 12 (6.52%) Appium
7 12 (6.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (6.52%) eggPlant
7 12 (6.52%) Jenkins
7 12 (6.52%) SoapUI
8 7 (3.80%) WebDriver
9 6 (3.26%) Git (software)
10 5 (2.72%) CppUnit
10 5 (2.72%) Maven
10 5 (2.72%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (2.72%) Subversion
11 4 (2.17%) NUnit
11 4 (2.17%) Protractor
12 2 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (21.74%) Finance
2 10 (5.43%) Retail
3 3 (1.63%) Legal
3 3 (1.63%) Marketing
4 2 (1.09%) Electronics
4 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.54%) Back Office
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Games
5 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (26.09%) QA Engineer
2 35 (19.02%) Quality Engineer
3 32 (17.39%) Analyst
4 21 (11.41%) Tester
5 17 (9.24%) Developer
5 17 (9.24%) Test Engineer
6 15 (8.15%) Business Analyst
6 15 (8.15%) QA Automation Engineer
6 15 (8.15%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (7.61%) Senior Business Analyst
7 14 (7.61%) Software Engineer
8 11 (5.98%) QA Test Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) QA Analyst
9 9 (4.89%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
10 8 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) QA Tester
10 8 (4.35%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) Senior QA Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.70%) Web Services
2 9 (4.89%) .NET
3 8 (4.35%) Ehcache
4 7 (3.80%) JSON
4 7 (3.80%) REST
4 7 (3.80%) XML
5 6 (3.26%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (2.72%) CSS
6 5 (2.72%) HTML
6 5 (2.72%) JDBC
6 5 (2.72%) JNI
6 5 (2.72%) jQuery
6 5 (2.72%) ODBC
6 5 (2.72%) POSIX
7 4 (2.17%) ADO
7 4 (2.17%) Ajax
7 4 (2.17%) Entity Framework
7 4 (2.17%) WCF
7 4 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.24%) Fintech
1 17 (9.24%) Mobile App
2 16 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 8 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 8 (4.35%) Internet of Things
4 5 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.72%) Life Science
5 4 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.63%) Smart Home
6 3 (1.63%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.09%) Digital Currency
7 2 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.09%) NHS
8 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.54%) iPad
8 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.61%) Linux
2 9 (4.89%) Windows
3 7 (3.80%) Android
3 7 (3.80%) Unix
4 5 (2.72%) AIX
4 5 (2.72%) Solaris
5 4 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (66.30%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (57.61%) Test Automation
3 48 (26.09%) SDLC
4 38 (20.65%) TDD
5 34 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (17.39%) Manual Testing
7 29 (15.76%) Functional Testing
8 26 (14.13%) Non-Functional Testing
9 25 (13.59%) Scrum
9 25 (13.59%) Software Testing
10 24 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (11.96%) Project Management
12 21 (11.41%) Acceptance Criteria
12 21 (11.41%) OO
12 21 (11.41%) Software Engineering
13 20 (10.87%) Coaching
13 20 (10.87%) Process Improvement
13 20 (10.87%) Test Planning
14 18 (9.78%) Mentoring
14 18 (9.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.37%) Java
2 39 (21.20%) Python
3 30 (16.30%) C#
4 22 (11.96%) Ruby
5 20 (10.87%) JavaScript
6 18 (9.78%) C++
7 11 (5.98%) SQL
7 11 (5.98%) VB
8 8 (4.35%) C
8 8 (4.35%) PHP
9 6 (3.26%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.72%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.17%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.17%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.63%) R
13 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.09%) X++
14 1 (0.54%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 33 (17.93%) Degree
2 17 (9.24%) ISTQB
3 16 (8.70%) ISEB
4 15 (8.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (3.26%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.26%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.17%) PhD
7 3 (1.63%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.09%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.72%) ISO 13485
1 5 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 5 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.09%) PMO
4 1 (0.54%) GDPR
4 1 (0.54%) GMP
4 1 (0.54%) GxP
4 1 (0.54%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 8 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (7.61%) HP
2 13 (7.07%) WorldPay
3 8 (4.35%) Terracotta
4 7 (3.80%) Oracle
5 2 (1.09%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft