Period
to 21 November 2017

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 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 61 29
Rank change year-on-year -22 -32 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 150 144 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.53% 4.16% 7.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.59% 45.43% 53.45%
Number of salaries quoted 107 122 299
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £58,000 £58,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -5.88%

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 329 317 565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 7.74% 9.16% 13.77%
Number of salaries quoted 219 258 480
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.79% +11.11% +2.40%
10th Percentile £26,100 £26,100 £26,700
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £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 21 November 2017.

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 2017. 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 -35 93 £45,000 -5.26% 12
Peterborough +18 43 £37,500 -21.05% 3
Huntingdon -11 4 £46,250 -7.50%
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 84 (56.00%) Test Automation
2 83 (55.33%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (31.33%) Java
4 43 (28.67%) TDD
5 37 (24.67%) Software Engineering
5 37 (24.67%) Selenium
6 36 (24.00%) Finance
7 34 (22.67%) Python
8 33 (22.00%) Degree
9 31 (20.67%) OO
10 30 (20.00%) SDLC
11 29 (19.33%) Unit Testing
12 28 (18.67%) C++
13 25 (16.67%) Multithreading
13 25 (16.67%) Manual Testing
14 24 (16.00%) Process Improvement
15 23 (15.33%) Collaborative Working
16 22 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (14.67%) Computer Science
16 22 (14.67%) Software Testing
16 22 (14.67%) Scrum
16 22 (14.67%) C#
17 21 (14.00%) Computer Science Degree
18 20 (13.33%) Data Structures
18 20 (13.33%) Algorithms
18 20 (13.33%) Performance Optimisation
18 20 (13.33%) Complexity Analysis
18 20 (13.33%) Windows
18 20 (13.33%) Mathematics
18 20 (13.33%) Physics

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 7 (4.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (2.00%) Apache
2 3 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.33%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.00%) SaaS
3 2 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.33%) Internet
2 4 (2.67%) HTTP
3 1 (0.67%) SAN
3 1 (0.67%) VoIP
3 1 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.67%) NoSQL
2 9 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.33%) Big Data
3 5 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 5 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.00%) MySQL
4 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.33%) QlikView
6 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (24.67%) Selenium
2 18 (12.00%) JIRA
3 11 (7.33%) Cucumber
4 10 (6.67%) HP UFT
4 10 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 8 (5.33%) SpecFlow
6 6 (4.00%) Subversion
7 5 (3.33%) CppUnit
7 5 (3.33%) JMeter
7 5 (3.33%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (2.67%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.67%) NUnit
8 4 (2.67%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.67%) Calabash
10 1 (0.67%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.67%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.67%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (24.00%) Finance
2 5 (3.33%) Electronics
3 4 (2.67%) Retail
4 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.33%) Marketing
4 2 (1.33%) Publishing
4 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.67%) Back Office
5 1 (0.67%) Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (24.67%) QA Engineer
2 26 (17.33%) Software Engineer
3 21 (14.00%) Java Engineer
4 20 (13.33%) Java Software Engineer
5 19 (12.67%) Analyst
6 17 (11.33%) Tester
7 16 (10.67%) QA Automation Engineer
8 13 (8.67%) C++ Software Engineer
8 13 (8.67%) Senior Java Engineer
8 13 (8.67%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 13 (8.67%) Senior Software Engineer
8 13 (8.67%) Test Engineer
9 12 (8.00%) Developer
9 12 (8.00%) Principal Engineer
9 12 (8.00%) Principal Software Engineer
9 12 (8.00%) QA Tester
10 10 (6.67%) Senior QA Engineer
11 8 (5.33%) QA Analyst
11 8 (5.33%) Team Leader
11 8 (5.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.33%) REST
2 13 (8.67%) Ehcache
3 12 (8.00%) .NET
4 10 (6.67%) Web Services
5 8 (5.33%) CSS
5 8 (5.33%) HTML
6 7 (4.67%) JSON
6 7 (4.67%) XML
7 5 (3.33%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.33%) JDBC
7 5 (3.33%) JNI
7 5 (3.33%) jQuery
7 5 (3.33%) ODBC
7 5 (3.33%) POSIX
8 4 (2.67%) ADO
8 4 (2.67%) Ajax
8 4 (2.67%) OAuth
8 4 (2.67%) SOAP
8 4 (2.67%) WCF
8 4 (2.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.67%) Computer Science
2 20 (13.33%) Algorithms
2 20 (13.33%) Data Structures
3 7 (4.67%) Fintech
3 7 (4.67%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.33%) Life Science
5 5 (3.33%) User Experience
6 4 (2.67%) Internet of Things
7 3 (2.00%) Smart Home
8 2 (1.33%) Digital Currency
9 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.33%) Windows
2 19 (12.67%) Linux
3 13 (8.67%) Android
3 13 (8.67%) Apple iOS
4 8 (5.33%) Unix
5 5 (3.33%) AIX
5 5 (3.33%) Solaris
6 3 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.33%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (56.00%) Test Automation
2 83 (55.33%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (28.67%) TDD
4 37 (24.67%) Software Engineering
5 31 (20.67%) OO
6 30 (20.00%) SDLC
7 29 (19.33%) Unit Testing
8 25 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 25 (16.67%) Multithreading
9 24 (16.00%) Process Improvement
10 23 (15.33%) Collaborative Working
11 22 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (14.67%) Scrum
11 22 (14.67%) Software Testing
12 20 (13.33%) Complexity Analysis
12 20 (13.33%) Mathematics
12 20 (13.33%) Performance Optimisation
12 20 (13.33%) Physics
13 14 (9.33%) Data Modelling
13 14 (9.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (31.33%) Java
2 34 (22.67%) Python
3 28 (18.67%) C++
4 22 (14.67%) C#
5 19 (12.67%) JavaScript
6 13 (8.67%) Ruby
6 13 (8.67%) SQL
7 6 (4.00%) PHP
8 5 (3.33%) C
8 5 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.67%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.67%) Perl
9 4 (2.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.67%) VB
9 4 (2.67%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.00%) Kotlin
10 3 (2.00%) R
10 3 (2.00%) VBScript
11 2 (1.33%) X++
12 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (22.00%) Degree
2 21 (14.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (12.00%) ISEB
4 15 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.67%) PhD
7 2 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.67%) CCNA
8 1 (0.67%) CCNP
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.33%) ISO 13485
1 5 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.33%) PMO
3 1 (0.67%) GMP
3 1 (0.67%) GxP
3 1 (0.67%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (4.67%) Docker
2 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (8.67%) Terracotta
2 5 (3.33%) Oracle
3 4 (2.67%) HP
4 3 (2.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.33%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco
6 1 (0.67%) Meraki
6 1 (0.67%) SAP
6 1 (0.67%) VMware