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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 24 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.41% 3.45% 3.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.86% 55.56% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 6
Average daily rate
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£363 £401 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% +33.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £425 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+112.50% -41.81%
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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
37 18 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.42% 6.21% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 9
Average daily rate £400 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.06% +28.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%

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 3 March 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (50.00%) SQL
3 15 (35.71%) E-Commerce
4 12 (28.57%) Linux
4 12 (28.57%) Python
4 12 (28.57%) JIRA
5 11 (26.19%) Selenium
5 11 (26.19%) BDD
6 10 (23.81%) Manual Testing
6 10 (23.81%) SpecFlow
6 10 (23.81%) Internet
6 10 (23.81%) C#
6 10 (23.81%) HTML
7 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 9 (21.43%) Perforce
8 8 (19.05%) .NET
8 8 (19.05%) WebDriver
8 8 (19.05%) Ruby
9 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
9 7 (16.67%) XML
9 7 (16.67%) C++
9 7 (16.67%) C
10 6 (14.29%) MS Office
10 6 (14.29%) ISEB
10 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 6 (14.29%) Change Management
10 6 (14.29%) Scrum
11 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
11 5 (11.90%) Cloud Computing

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Office
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.90%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) Internet
2 4 (9.52%) LAN
2 4 (9.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) JIRA
2 11 (26.19%) Selenium
3 10 (23.81%) SpecFlow
4 8 (19.05%) WebDriver
5 4 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) Test Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) QA Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Senior QA Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Oracle DBA
5 4 (9.52%) DBA
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (7.14%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) HTML
2 8 (19.05%) .NET
3 7 (16.67%) XML
3 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 4 (9.52%) Application Packaging
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (2.38%) Web Dynpro
6 1 (2.38%) SAP Basis
6 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Client/Server
2 4 (9.52%) Streaming Media
3 2 (4.76%) IPTV
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (11.90%) Windows
3 4 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) E-Commerce
3 11 (26.19%) BDD
4 10 (23.81%) Manual Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 6 (14.29%) Change Management
6 6 (14.29%) Scrum
7 5 (11.90%) Workflow
7 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.14%) Coaching
8 3 (7.14%) Product Management
9 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.76%) Automation Testing
9 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.76%) TDD
9 2 (4.76%) Project Management
9 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
10 1 (2.38%) CRM
10 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (28.57%) Python
3 10 (23.81%) C#
4 8 (19.05%) Ruby
5 7 (16.67%) C++
5 7 (16.67%) C
6 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
6 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.76%) Perl
8 1 (2.38%) Java
8 1 (2.38%) VB
8 1 (2.38%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 9 (21.43%) Perforce
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Siebel
4 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
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