Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 87 48
Rank change year-on-year +37 -39 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 205 127 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.27% 3.36% 5.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.41% 43.49% 52.91%
Number of salaries quoted 123 106 206
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £44,400 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.33% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £25,850 £31,563 £31,250
90th Percentile £61,000 £75,000 £59,500
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 495 292 412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 12.73% 7.73% 10.88%
Number of salaries quoted 288 208 352
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% -10.53% +13.10%
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £62,500
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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +46 171 £45,000 - 46
Peterborough -31 24 £28,750 -36.81% 1
Huntingdon +5 1 £50,000 -46.67% 1
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 143 (69.76%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (68.29%) Test Automation
3 82 (40.00%) Selenium
4 56 (27.32%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (26.83%) Manual Testing
6 47 (22.93%) C#
7 44 (21.46%) Java
7 44 (21.46%) Python
8 43 (20.98%) Software Engineering
9 41 (20.00%) WorldPay
10 40 (19.51%) Software Testing
11 38 (18.54%) JIRA
12 36 (17.56%) Android
12 36 (17.56%) SQL
13 33 (16.10%) Jenkins
14 31 (15.12%) Scrum
15 30 (14.63%) Cucumber
15 30 (14.63%) Apple iOS
16 28 (13.66%) Linux
17 27 (13.17%) Web Services
17 27 (13.17%) JavaScript
17 27 (13.17%) Regression Testing
18 26 (12.68%) RESTful
18 26 (12.68%) Mobile App
19 25 (12.20%) eggPlant
19 25 (12.20%) Appium
19 25 (12.20%) BDD
20 24 (11.71%) SDLC
21 23 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
22 22 (10.73%) SpecFlow

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 (6.34%) Confluence
2 8 (3.90%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.44%) Apache
4 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (4.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.39%) OpenShift
4 6 (2.93%) GitHub
5 5 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.44%) SMS
1 5 (2.44%) Wireless
2 3 (1.46%) HTTP
3 2 (0.98%) Network Security
3 2 (0.98%) VoIP
4 1 (0.49%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.49%) LAN
4 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.39%) Amazon RDS
1 9 (4.39%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (3.90%) Hadoop
2 8 (3.90%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.44%) Big Data
4 4 (1.95%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.95%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.46%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.46%) Sqoop
6 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 82 (40.00%) Selenium
2 38 (18.54%) JIRA
3 33 (16.10%) Jenkins
4 30 (14.63%) Cucumber
5 25 (12.20%) Appium
5 25 (12.20%) eggPlant
6 22 (10.73%) SpecFlow
7 19 (9.27%) Sonatype Nexus
8 15 (7.32%) JMeter
8 15 (7.32%) Maven
8 15 (7.32%) WebDriver
9 14 (6.83%) SoapUI
10 13 (6.34%) Git (software)
10 13 (6.34%) HP UFT
10 13 (6.34%) Ranorex
11 12 (5.85%) TeamCity
12 10 (4.88%) NUnit
13 6 (2.93%) Gatling
13 6 (2.93%) JBehave
13 6 (2.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (8.29%) Finance
2 7 (3.41%) Marketing
3 6 (2.93%) Law
4 4 (1.95%) Electronics
4 4 (1.95%) Retail
5 3 (1.46%) Banking
5 3 (1.46%) Games
6 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (30.24%) Test Engineer
2 57 (27.80%) QA Engineer
3 36 (17.56%) QA Test Engineer
4 27 (13.17%) Tester
5 26 (12.68%) Developer
6 19 (9.27%) QA Automation Engineer
7 18 (8.78%) Team Leader
8 17 (8.29%) Test Leader
9 16 (7.80%) Quality Engineer
9 16 (7.80%) Test Automation Engineer
10 14 (6.83%) Java Engineer
10 14 (6.83%) Software Engineer
11 13 (6.34%) Mobile Tester
11 13 (6.34%) QA Leader
12 12 (5.85%) Graduate
12 12 (5.85%) Senior Tester
13 11 (5.37%) Automation Test Lead
13 11 (5.37%) Principal Developer
14 10 (4.88%) Java Developer
14 10 (4.88%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.17%) Web Services
2 26 (12.68%) RESTful
3 19 (9.27%) Gherkin
4 16 (7.80%) .NET
5 13 (6.34%) SOAP
6 11 (5.37%) CSS
6 11 (5.37%) HTML
7 10 (4.88%) Kafka
7 10 (4.88%) Spring
8 9 (4.39%) Akka
8 9 (4.39%) Play Framework
8 9 (4.39%) Spring Boot
9 8 (3.90%) REST
10 7 (3.41%) jQuery
10 7 (3.41%) X-Windows
11 5 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (2.44%) CSS3
11 5 (2.44%) HTML5
12 4 (1.95%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.95%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.68%) Mobile App
2 13 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.88%) Virtual Team
4 9 (4.39%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.39%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (4.39%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.90%) User Experience
6 7 (3.41%) Replication
7 6 (2.93%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (2.44%) Fintech
9 3 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.98%) FMCG
10 2 (0.98%) PMI
10 2 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.49%) Digital Signage
11 1 (0.49%) NHS
11 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.56%) Android
2 30 (14.63%) Apple iOS
3 28 (13.66%) Linux
4 18 (8.78%) Windows
5 7 (3.41%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (69.76%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (68.29%) Test Automation
3 56 (27.32%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (26.83%) Manual Testing
5 43 (20.98%) Software Engineering
6 40 (19.51%) Software Testing
7 31 (15.12%) Scrum
8 27 (13.17%) Regression Testing
9 25 (12.20%) BDD
10 24 (11.71%) SDLC
11 23 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (10.24%) Coaching
12 21 (10.24%) Non-Functional Testing
12 21 (10.24%) TDD
13 20 (9.76%) DevOps
14 19 (9.27%) Exploratory Testing
15 18 (8.78%) Acceptance Criteria
15 18 (8.78%) Collaborative Working
15 18 (8.78%) QA Automation
16 17 (8.29%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.93%) C#
2 44 (21.46%) Java
2 44 (21.46%) Python
3 36 (17.56%) SQL
4 27 (13.17%) JavaScript
5 14 (6.83%) C++
6 12 (5.85%) Bash Shell
6 12 (5.85%) Scala
7 8 (3.90%) PHP
7 8 (3.90%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.95%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.46%) R
10 2 (0.98%) Perl
10 2 (0.98%) Ruby
11 1 (0.49%) C
11 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (9.76%) Degree
2 7 (3.41%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.95%) ISEB
4 3 (1.46%) PhD
5 2 (0.98%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.98%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.49%) PMP
6 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.49%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.49%) PMO
2 1 (0.49%) WAI
System Software
1 14 (6.83%) Docker
2 3 (1.46%) HDFS
2 3 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.98%) Firmware
4 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (6.34%) Ansible
1 13 (6.34%) HP ALM
2 12 (5.85%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (4.39%) Kubernetes
3 9 (4.39%) Terraform
4 4 (1.95%) Puppet
5 3 (1.46%) Oozie
Vendors
1 41 (20.00%) WorldPay
2 18 (8.78%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.34%) HP
4 5 (2.44%) Google
5 3 (1.46%) CA
5 3 (1.46%) Hortonworks
5 3 (1.46%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle
6 1 (0.49%) Sun
6 1 (0.49%) VMware