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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 36 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 3 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.84% 2.70% 1.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.32% 34.48% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-60.13% +72.09%
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
41 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.45% 7.84% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 12
Median daily rate £425 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £310 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £488 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -62.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%

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 25 May 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 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) jQuery
2 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (33.33%) HTML5
2 3 (33.33%) CSS3
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) JBehave
3 2 (22.22%) Mercurial
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Appium
3 2 (22.22%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) TestLink
4 1 (11.11%) WorldPay
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) COBIT
4 1 (11.11%) Mathematics

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) NServiceBus
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (33.33%) JMeter
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Appium
2 2 (22.22%) JBehave
2 2 (22.22%) Mercurial
3 1 (11.11%) TestLink
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Test Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Author
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) CRM Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) CRM Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Data Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Documentation Author
2 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Functional Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Lead Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Master Data Manager
2 1 (11.11%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Data Manager
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Manager
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Master Data Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Author
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) CSS3
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) HTML5
1 3 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (11.11%) Data Entry
3 1 (11.11%) Data Transformation
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) OOD
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) ECMAScript
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) COBIT
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
1 1 (11.11%) Sun
1 1 (11.11%) WorldPay
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