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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 16 29
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 7 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.88% 7.62% 3.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.43% 58.54% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 7
Average daily rate £425 £363 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -12.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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
23 41 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.18% 13.02% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 10
Average daily rate £300 £363 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £516 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
3 6 (35.29%) jQuery
3 6 (35.29%) HTML5
3 6 (35.29%) CSS3
3 6 (35.29%) CSS
3 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (35.29%) HTML
3 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
4 5 (29.41%) JMeter
4 5 (29.41%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (29.41%) Selenium
4 5 (29.41%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) JBehave
4 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Mercurial
4 5 (29.41%) Appium
5 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 4 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (17.65%) C#
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) Unix
6 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
6 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.76%) WorldPay
7 2 (11.76%) SDLC
7 2 (11.76%) F5

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
2 5 (29.41%) Appium
2 5 (29.41%) JBehave
2 5 (29.41%) JMeter
2 5 (29.41%) Mercurial
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) QADirector
4 1 (5.88%) TestLink
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) QA Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Development Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Development Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Author
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) CRM Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Functional Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Manual Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Process Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Author
4 1 (5.88%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) CSS
1 6 (35.29%) CSS3
1 6 (35.29%) HTML
1 6 (35.29%) HTML5
1 6 (35.29%) jQuery
2 2 (11.76%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Device Driver
1 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.88%) FMCG
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
3 5 (29.41%) BDD
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.76%) CMMI
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) Kanban
6 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (11.76%) OO
6 2 (11.76%) OOD
6 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
6 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) SDLC
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) CRM
7 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.76%) C
4 2 (11.76%) Perl
4 2 (11.76%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco
1 2 (11.76%) F5
1 2 (11.76%) Juniper
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) SonicWALL
1 2 (11.76%) Splunk
1 2 (11.76%) Sun
1 2 (11.76%) WorldPay
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
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