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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 46 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 4 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.10% 2.57% 1.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.67% 39.39% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 8
Median daily rate £419 £250 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% -41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £210 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £311 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £33.55 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-68.70% +72.05%
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
15 33 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.11% 6.53% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 26
Median daily rate £344 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £220 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £375 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 14
Median hourly rate £14.75 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.13% +5.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 28 July 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 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) JMeter
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) CSS3
2 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Appium
3 3 (42.86%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (42.86%) Mercurial
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) ECMAScript
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) JBehave
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (14.29%) Data Entry
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Data Cleansing

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 (14.29%) NServiceBus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JMeter
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Appium
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (42.86%) Mercurial
3 2 (28.57%) JBehave
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Master Data Manager
3 1 (14.29%) QA Manager
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Data Manager
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Manager
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Master Data Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) CSS
1 4 (57.14%) CSS3
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) HTML5
1 4 (57.14%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Data Transformation
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
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%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) ECMAScript
4 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
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