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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 30 38
Rank change year-on-year -35 +8  
Permanent jobs citing QA 83 136 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.40% 7.29% 5.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.87% 57.38% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 73 128 104
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £59,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cambridgeshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 157 237 240
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 8.32% 12.71% 10.97%
Number of salaries quoted 113 211 188
Median salary £45,500 £45,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £31,500 £29,050
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -38 59 £46,250 -7.50% 18
Peterborough 0 13 £52,500 -16.00% 2
Huntingdon -4 3 £90,000 +80.00% 1
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 68 (50.37%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (41.48%) Degree
3 54 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 41 (30.37%) Selenium
5 39 (28.89%) Software Engineering
5 39 (28.89%) C#
6 34 (25.19%) Java
7 33 (24.44%) Computer Science
8 29 (21.48%) Python
9 27 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 27 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 24 (17.78%) .NET
10 24 (17.78%) Linux
11 22 (16.30%) TDD
12 21 (15.56%) Mathematics
12 21 (15.56%) Manual Testing
12 21 (15.56%) SQL
12 21 (15.56%) ISEB
12 21 (15.56%) Finance
13 20 (14.81%) Scrum
14 19 (14.07%) Web Services
15 18 (13.33%) Physics
15 18 (13.33%) Cucumber
16 17 (12.59%) C++
16 17 (12.59%) SDLC
17 16 (11.85%) Computer Science Degree
17 16 (11.85%) Apple iOS
18 15 (11.11%) Software Architecture
18 15 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
18 15 (11.11%) Android

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 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.48%) Drupal
2 2 (1.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.93%) Internet
2 5 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (3.70%) Firewall
2 5 (3.70%) HTTP
2 5 (3.70%) SAN
2 5 (3.70%) Wireless
3 3 (2.22%) VoIP
4 2 (1.48%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.74%) SSL
5 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.15%) MySQL
2 9 (6.67%) Big Data
3 6 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (30.37%) Selenium
2 18 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 13 (9.63%) JIRA
4 11 (8.15%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.44%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.96%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.96%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.96%) NUnit
6 4 (2.96%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.96%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.22%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.22%) Subversion
7 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.48%) LabVIEW
8 2 (1.48%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.74%) Appium
9 1 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.74%) Calabash
9 1 (0.74%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.74%) YouTrack
General
1 21 (15.56%) Finance
2 7 (5.19%) Law
3 4 (2.96%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.96%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.22%) Marketing
4 3 (2.22%) Publishing
5 2 (1.48%) Banking
5 2 (1.48%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (26.67%) Software Engineer
2 24 (17.78%) Java Engineer
3 21 (15.56%) Java Software Engineer
3 21 (15.56%) QA Engineer
4 20 (14.81%) Tester
5 17 (12.59%) Test Engineer
6 15 (11.11%) Analyst
7 14 (10.37%) Developer
8 13 (9.63%) QA Automation Engineer
9 12 (8.89%) Software Tester
10 10 (7.41%) Graduate
11 9 (6.67%) Automation Tester
11 9 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
11 9 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
11 9 (6.67%) Principal Software Engineer
11 9 (6.67%) QA Tester
11 9 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
12 8 (5.93%) Graduate Java Software Engineer
12 8 (5.93%) Graduate Software Engineer
12 8 (5.93%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.78%) .NET
2 19 (14.07%) Web Services
3 11 (8.15%) HTML
4 10 (7.41%) CSS
5 8 (5.93%) REST
6 7 (5.19%) SOAP
7 6 (4.44%) CSS3
7 6 (4.44%) HTML5
7 6 (4.44%) RESTful
8 5 (3.70%) Catalyst
9 4 (2.96%) Gherkin
10 3 (2.22%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.22%) jQuery
10 3 (2.22%) JSON
10 3 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (2.22%) XML
11 2 (1.48%) Ajax
11 2 (1.48%) LINQ
11 2 (1.48%) Node.js
11 2 (1.48%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 33 (24.44%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 9 (6.67%) Data Structures
4 6 (4.44%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.44%) Thin Client
5 5 (3.70%) iPad
6 4 (2.96%) Smart City
7 3 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.22%) User Experience
8 2 (1.48%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.48%) Fintech
9 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.74%) Blog
9 1 (0.74%) LIMS
9 1 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.78%) Linux
2 16 (11.85%) Apple iOS
3 15 (11.11%) Android
4 13 (9.63%) Windows
5 3 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (50.37%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 39 (28.89%) Software Engineering
4 27 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 22 (16.30%) TDD
6 21 (15.56%) Manual Testing
6 21 (15.56%) Mathematics
7 20 (14.81%) Scrum
8 18 (13.33%) Physics
9 17 (12.59%) SDLC
10 15 (11.11%) Project Management
10 15 (11.11%) Software Architecture
11 13 (9.63%) OO
11 13 (9.63%) Process Improvement
11 13 (9.63%) Regression Testing
12 12 (8.89%) QA Automation
13 11 (8.15%) Waterfall
14 10 (7.41%) Multithreading
14 10 (7.41%) Risk Analysis
14 10 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.89%) C#
2 34 (25.19%) Java
3 29 (21.48%) Python
4 27 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 21 (15.56%) SQL
6 17 (12.59%) C++
7 15 (11.11%) Perl
8 11 (8.15%) Bash Shell
9 7 (5.19%) C
9 7 (5.19%) PHP
10 3 (2.22%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.22%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.48%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.48%) Ruby
12 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.74%) R
12 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 56 (41.48%) Degree
2 21 (15.56%) ISEB
3 16 (11.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (8.89%) ISTQB
5 8 (5.93%) PhD
6 4 (2.96%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (2.96%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (2.22%) CCNA
7 3 (2.22%) CCNP
7 3 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) PMO
2 1 (0.74%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (10.37%) Docker
2 6 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.70%) KVM
3 5 (3.70%) LXC
4 2 (1.48%) Firmware
5 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.74%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (4.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.44%) VMware
3 5 (3.70%) Brocade
3 5 (3.70%) CA
3 5 (3.70%) Riverbed
3 5 (3.70%) Vyatta
4 3 (2.22%) Cisco
4 3 (2.22%) Meraki
4 3 (2.22%) Sun
5 2 (1.48%) Apple
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle
5 2 (1.48%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.74%) SAP
6 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
Cambridgeshire
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + 15% bonus, 5% pension, other benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £20,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 75k, Pension, Cycle to work scheme, Free parking + more!
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k DoE + options
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £25k - 32k per year + Awesome Benefits+Prospects!
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum family healthcare, pension, life ins
Posted: 4 days ago
Huntingdon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago