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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 13 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.53% 4.76% 3.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.14% 64.00% 45.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 9
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£380 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £321 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.64% +25.00%
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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 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.05% 7.44% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 16
Average daily rate £380 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -11.39%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014, 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 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Linux
3 8 (38.10%) Python
3 8 (38.10%) Internet
4 7 (33.33%) Scrum
4 7 (33.33%) Selenium
5 6 (28.57%) C
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) Java
6 5 (23.81%) Windows
6 5 (23.81%) Change Management
6 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
7 4 (19.05%) JIRA
7 4 (19.05%) Ruby
7 4 (19.05%) UNIX
7 4 (19.05%) ISEB
7 4 (19.05%) OO
8 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (14.29%) HTTP
8 3 (14.29%) PHP
8 3 (14.29%) MS Office
8 3 (14.29%) C++
8 3 (14.29%) Workflow
8 3 (14.29%) TDD
8 3 (14.29%) Data Management
8 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Open Source

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) Apache
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) JBoss
3 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
1 3 (14.29%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Internet
2 3 (14.29%) HTTP
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) JIRA
3 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.76%) JMeter
4 1 (4.76%) Maven
4 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) QA Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Senior QA Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Development Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Open Source
1 3 (14.29%) Internet of Things
2 2 (9.52%) Machine to Machine
2 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) Streaming Media
3 1 (4.76%) IPTV
3 1 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) Change Management
3 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
4 4 (19.05%) OO
5 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 3 (14.29%) Workflow
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
5 3 (14.29%) Data Management
5 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Line Management
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.76%) DRM
7 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Python
2 6 (28.57%) C
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) Ruby
4 3 (14.29%) PHP
4 3 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (9.52%) Perl
6 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Perforce
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
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