The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 4 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.29% 2.93% 1.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.77% 37.84% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 7
Median daily rate £419 £418 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% +15.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £370 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £515 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +26.58%
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
13 37 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.18% 7.74% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 22
Median daily rate £413 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £650 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 21
Median hourly rate £10.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.51% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £15.77 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £48.00 £38.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) JMeter
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Appium
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) CSS3
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) Mercurial
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) Life Science
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Content Management

QA
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Appium
1 3 (42.86%) JMeter
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Mercurial
3 1 (14.29%) JBehave
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) QA Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Test Specialist
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Master Data Manager
2 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) QA Manager
2 1 (14.29%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Data Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Master Data Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) CSS3
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) HTML5
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (28.57%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Content Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) webMethods