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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 40 23
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Contract jobs citing QA 10 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.32% 2.14% 5.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.56% 32.14% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 17
Median daily rate £313 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £330 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £491 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% -30.30%
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
18 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.98% 6.67% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 32
Median daily rate £300 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £302 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £606 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £23.25 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.29% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £21.54 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.65 £50.00 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.09% +25.00%

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
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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 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 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
3 5 (38.46%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
4 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) ERP
5 3 (23.08%) Python
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) C++
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 3 (23.08%) Appium
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 2 (15.38%) JMeter
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) CSS3
6 2 (15.38%) HTML5
6 2 (15.38%) Defect 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 2 (15.38%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
3 3 (23.08%) Appium
3 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 2 (15.38%) JMeter
5 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
5 1 (7.69%) JBehave
5 1 (7.69%) JUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
5 1 (7.69%) NUnit
5 1 (7.69%) RSpec
5 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) QA Tester
1 3 (23.08%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) QA Automation Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) ERP Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) iOS Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Python Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) CSS3
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) Life Science
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) ERP
3 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
4 3 (23.08%) BDD
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
5 2 (15.38%) OOP
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) MVC
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) System Testing
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) Apple Swift
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) ECMAScript
4 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) HNC
2 1 (7.69%) HND
2 1 (7.69%) NVQ Level 4
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
1 1 (7.69%) KVM
1 1 (7.69%) LXC
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) webMethods
3 1 (7.69%) Brocade
3 1 (7.69%) CA
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Vyatta