The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridge region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 43 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.28% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £364 £300
% change year-on-year
-31.27% +21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -
QA Tester
Cambridgeshire

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
337 504 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.40% 95.64% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 327 324
Median daily rate £400 £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 37 43
Median hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.77 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cambridge region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

QA Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

QA Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Appium
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Appium
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA