The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 39 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 10 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.70% 1.65% 3.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.48% 24.00% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £550 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+72.09% -19.62%
QA
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
29 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.84% 6.89% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 11
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £205 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) BDD
3 12 (36.36%) E-Commerce
4 11 (33.33%) SQL
5 10 (30.30%) C#
5 10 (30.30%) SpecFlow
5 10 (30.30%) Selenium
6 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 8 (24.24%) .NET
7 8 (24.24%) Ruby
7 8 (24.24%) WebDriver
8 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
9 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
10 5 (15.15%) MS Office
10 5 (15.15%) HTML
10 5 (15.15%) Perforce
11 4 (12.12%) Change Management
11 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
11 4 (12.12%) Project Management
11 4 (12.12%) LAN
11 4 (12.12%) WAN
11 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
11 4 (12.12%) Oracle
11 4 (12.12%) UNIX
11 4 (12.12%) Linux
11 4 (12.12%) Python
11 4 (12.12%) Degree
11 4 (12.12%) Application Packaging
11 4 (12.12%) JIRA
11 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 11g

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Office
2 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.06%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) LAN
1 4 (12.12%) WAN
2 3 (9.09%) Internet
3 2 (6.06%) Wireless
3 2 (6.06%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) MS Access
2 1 (3.03%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) SpecFlow
1 10 (30.30%) Selenium
2 8 (24.24%) WebDriver
3 4 (12.12%) JIRA
4 2 (6.06%) JMeter
4 2 (6.06%) JBehave
4 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.06%) Mercurial
4 2 (6.06%) Appium
5 1 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (6.06%) Legal
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Analyst
2 11 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) DBA
4 4 (12.12%) Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) QA Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Tester
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (6.06%) QA Tester
6 2 (6.06%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) .NET
2 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
3 5 (15.15%) HTML
4 4 (12.12%) Application Packaging
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (9.09%) XML
6 2 (6.06%) CSS
6 2 (6.06%) jQuery
6 2 (6.06%) HTML5
6 2 (6.06%) CSS3
7 1 (3.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (3.03%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) UNIX
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) BDD
3 12 (36.36%) E-Commerce
4 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Change Management
5 4 (12.12%) Project Management
5 4 (12.12%) TDD
5 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.12%) Coaching
6 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.06%) ITSM
7 2 (6.06%) Workflow
7 2 (6.06%) Service Management
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL
7 2 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (30.30%) C#
3 8 (24.24%) Ruby
4 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
4 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
4 4 (12.12%) Python
5 3 (9.09%) Java
6 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.06%) C++
7 1 (3.03%) VB
7 1 (3.03%) C
7 1 (3.03%) Perl
7 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Perforce
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 4 (12.12%) WorldPay
4 1 (3.03%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) Business Objects
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