Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 69 34
Rank change year-on-year +8 -35 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 189 149 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.42% 4.22% 6.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.09% 51.92% 57.77%
Number of salaries quoted 122 130 254
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +15.85%
10th Percentile £27,625 £31,813 £31,325
90th Percentile £60,000 £68,750 £58,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 460 287 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 10.77% 8.13% 11.74%
Number of salaries quoted 273 222 395
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £44,400 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.22% -1.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £30,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,125 £59,500
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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +3 139 £45,000 - 36
Peterborough +2 43 £37,500 -20.21% 4
Huntingdon -11 3 £49,500 -1.00%
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 136 (71.96%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (67.20%) Test Automation
3 71 (37.57%) Selenium
4 51 (26.98%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (25.40%) Manual Testing
6 41 (21.69%) WorldPay
7 39 (20.63%) Python
8 37 (19.58%) Android
8 37 (19.58%) Mobile App
9 36 (19.05%) Java
10 35 (18.52%) Software Testing
10 35 (18.52%) eggPlant
10 35 (18.52%) Appium
11 34 (17.99%) Coaching
11 34 (17.99%) JIRA
11 34 (17.99%) C#
12 32 (16.93%) Software Engineering
12 32 (16.93%) SDLC
13 31 (16.40%) Jenkins
14 30 (15.87%) Cucumber
15 29 (15.34%) Apple iOS
16 27 (14.29%) Finance
17 26 (13.76%) Acceptance Criteria
18 25 (13.23%) BDD
19 24 (12.70%) Web Services
20 23 (12.17%) HP
20 23 (12.17%) Regression Testing
20 23 (12.17%) Test Management
20 23 (12.17%) Continuous Improvement
20 23 (12.17%) Functional 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 21 (11.11%) Confluence
2 2 (1.06%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.65%) GitHub
1 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.06%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.12%) Internet
1 4 (2.12%) Wireless
2 3 (1.59%) SMS
2 3 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.06%) HTTP
4 1 (0.53%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.12%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.59%) MS Access
3 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.06%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.06%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 71 (37.57%) Selenium
2 35 (18.52%) Appium
2 35 (18.52%) eggPlant
3 34 (17.99%) JIRA
4 31 (16.40%) Jenkins
5 30 (15.87%) Cucumber
6 22 (11.64%) Sonatype Nexus
7 18 (9.52%) SpecFlow
8 17 (8.99%) HP UFT
8 17 (8.99%) Maven
9 15 (7.94%) JMeter
10 13 (6.88%) SoapUI
11 9 (4.76%) NUnit
12 8 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (4.23%) Git (software)
13 7 (3.70%) WebDriver
14 6 (3.17%) TeamCity
15 5 (2.65%) Gatling
15 5 (2.65%) JBehave
15 5 (2.65%) Ranorex
General
1 27 (14.29%) Finance
2 10 (5.29%) Marketing
2 10 (5.29%) Retail
3 4 (2.12%) Electronics
4 3 (1.59%) Games
4 3 (1.59%) Legal
5 2 (1.06%) Banking
5 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Back Office
6 1 (0.53%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (26.98%) Test Engineer
2 50 (26.46%) QA Engineer
3 40 (21.16%) Quality Engineer
4 30 (15.87%) QA Test Engineer
5 25 (13.23%) Tester
6 21 (11.11%) Analyst
7 19 (10.05%) Test Leader
8 18 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
9 16 (8.47%) Team Leader
10 14 (7.41%) Automation Test Lead
10 14 (7.41%) QA Leader
11 13 (6.88%) Developer
12 12 (6.35%) Mobile Tester
12 12 (6.35%) Senior Tester
13 10 (5.29%) Java Engineer
13 10 (5.29%) QA Automation Engineer
13 10 (5.29%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (5.29%) Software Engineer
14 9 (4.76%) Business Analyst
14 9 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.70%) Web Services
2 15 (7.94%) RESTful
3 11 (5.82%) .NET
4 8 (4.23%) Gherkin
5 5 (2.65%) X-Windows
6 4 (2.12%) Kafka
6 4 (2.12%) REST
6 4 (2.12%) SOAP
7 3 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.59%) CSS
7 3 (1.59%) HTML
7 3 (1.59%) JSON
7 3 (1.59%) Retrofit
7 3 (1.59%) XML
8 2 (1.06%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.06%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.06%) Ehcache
8 2 (1.06%) Java Concurrency
8 2 (1.06%) Node.js
8 2 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.58%) Mobile App
2 16 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 15 (7.94%) Fintech
4 12 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.76%) Virtual Team
6 7 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.65%) Replication
8 4 (2.12%) Internet of Things
8 4 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.12%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.12%) User Experience
9 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.59%) NHS
10 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.06%) PMI
11 1 (0.53%) FMCG
11 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (19.58%) Android
2 29 (15.34%) Apple iOS
3 18 (9.52%) Linux
4 8 (4.23%) Windows
5 7 (3.70%) Unix
6 5 (2.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (71.96%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (67.20%) Test Automation
3 51 (26.98%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (25.40%) Manual Testing
5 35 (18.52%) Software Testing
6 34 (17.99%) Coaching
7 32 (16.93%) SDLC
7 32 (16.93%) Software Engineering
8 26 (13.76%) Acceptance Criteria
9 25 (13.23%) BDD
10 23 (12.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (12.17%) Functional Testing
10 23 (12.17%) Non-Functional Testing
10 23 (12.17%) Regression Testing
10 23 (12.17%) Test Management
11 19 (10.05%) Exploratory Testing
11 19 (10.05%) Mentoring
11 19 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (9.52%) TDD
13 17 (8.99%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.63%) Python
2 36 (19.05%) Java
3 34 (17.99%) C#
4 15 (7.94%) SQL
5 13 (6.88%) Bash Shell
5 13 (6.88%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.82%) C++
7 10 (5.29%) PHP
8 9 (4.76%) Ruby
9 8 (4.23%) VB
10 4 (2.12%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.59%) C
12 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.06%) R
12 2 (1.06%) Scala
12 2 (1.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (11.11%) Degree
2 10 (5.29%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.23%) ISEB
4 7 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.59%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.59%) PhD
6 2 (1.06%) CBAP
6 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.53%) PMP
7 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.59%) PMO
3 1 (0.53%) GDPR
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) HDFS
2 1 (0.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (8.99%) HP ALM
2 9 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.06%) Oozie
Vendors
1 41 (21.69%) WorldPay
2 23 (12.17%) HP
3 8 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.59%) Oracle
5 2 (1.06%) CA
5 2 (1.06%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.53%) Xamarin