The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 36 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.31% 0.31% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.33% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£488 £325 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +41.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £240
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +35.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
311 305 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.99% 94.43% 91.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 171 155
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 62
Average hourly rate £17.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Engineer across the Cambridge region.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer across the Cambridge region.

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Perforce
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Product Management
3 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (33.33%) JBehave

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
2 1 (33.33%) JBehave
2 1 (33.33%) Appium
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Product Management
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Perforce