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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 43 30
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 11 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.38% 1.93% 2.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.74% 18.60% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £268 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £510 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+86.25% +19.40%
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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
27 43 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.83% 10.36% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 10
Average daily rate £325 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.54 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.06% +10.81%

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 6 July 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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Selenium
3 9 (36.00%) C#
4 8 (32.00%) WebDriver
5 7 (28.00%) BDD
5 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (20.00%) Project Management
6 5 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
6 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Degree
7 4 (16.00%) TDD
7 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (16.00%) Ruby
7 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (16.00%) Coaching
7 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (16.00%) Python
8 3 (12.00%) Xcode
8 3 (12.00%) Legal
8 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (12.00%) Service Management
8 3 (12.00%) Change Management
8 3 (12.00%) ITSM
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (12.00%) PHP
8 3 (12.00%) HTML

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Bluetooth
1 2 (8.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MS Access
1 1 (4.00%) SAP BW
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Selenium
2 8 (32.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (12.00%) eggPlant
4 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (12.00%) Xcode
5 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.00%) Mercurial
5 2 (8.00%) JBehave
5 2 (8.00%) Appium
5 2 (8.00%) JMeter
6 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.00%) QA Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) QA Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (4.00%) QA Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) NHS Information Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.00%) SAP BPC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) CSS
1 3 (12.00%) jQuery
1 3 (12.00%) HTML5
2 2 (8.00%) CSS3
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) STL
3 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (4.00%) Kendo UI
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (28.00%) BDD
3 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.00%) Project Management
4 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (16.00%) TDD
4 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (16.00%) Coaching
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 3 (12.00%) ITSM
5 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.00%) Service Management
5 3 (12.00%) Change Management
6 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.00%) OOP
6 2 (8.00%) Mobile Development
6 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) C#
2 5 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) Python
3 4 (16.00%) Ruby
4 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) PHP
5 2 (8.00%) SQL
5 2 (8.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Perforce
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) WorldPay
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
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