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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 40 31
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 11 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.22% 1.10% 3.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.48% 28.57% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
Average daily rate
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£406 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £381 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £18.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+91.66% -30.76%
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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
31 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.06% 3.84% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 9
Average daily rate £344 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.12% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £247 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £443 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.22% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.12%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 17 (43.59%) SQL
1 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) BDD
3 12 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 11 (28.21%) Linux
4 11 (28.21%) Python
4 11 (28.21%) HTML
4 11 (28.21%) JIRA
4 11 (28.21%) Selenium
5 10 (25.64%) SpecFlow
5 10 (25.64%) Perforce
5 10 (25.64%) C#
6 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 9 (23.08%) Internet
6 9 (23.08%) Manual Testing
7 8 (20.51%) Ruby
7 8 (20.51%) WebDriver
7 8 (20.51%) .NET
8 7 (17.95%) .NET Framework
9 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 6 (15.38%) XML
9 6 (15.38%) C++
9 6 (15.38%) C
10 4 (10.26%) Streaming Media
10 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (10.26%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
10 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
10 4 (10.26%) Coaching

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.56%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) Internet
2 4 (10.26%) LAN
2 4 (10.26%) WAN
3 2 (5.13%) Wireless
3 2 (5.13%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) MS Access
2 1 (2.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) JIRA
1 11 (28.21%) Selenium
2 10 (25.64%) SpecFlow
3 8 (20.51%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.13%) Appium
4 2 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (5.13%) JMeter
4 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.13%) Mercurial
4 2 (5.13%) JBehave
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Tester
3 5 (12.82%) Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) QA Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (10.26%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) DBA
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Administrator
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) HTML
2 8 (20.51%) .NET
3 7 (17.95%) .NET Framework
4 6 (15.38%) XML
5 4 (10.26%) Application Packaging
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (5.13%) jQuery
7 2 (5.13%) HTML5
7 2 (5.13%) CSS3
7 2 (5.13%) CSS
8 1 (2.56%) Web Dynpro
8 1 (2.56%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Client/Server
1 4 (10.26%) Streaming Media
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) IPTV
3 1 (2.56%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) UNIX
3 2 (5.13%) Windows
4 1 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) BDD
3 12 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 9 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
6 4 (10.26%) Coaching
7 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.69%) TDD
7 3 (7.69%) Scrum
8 2 (5.13%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (5.13%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.13%) Project Management
8 2 (5.13%) Change Management
8 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Workflow
8 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.13%) Product Management
8 2 (5.13%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) SQL
2 11 (28.21%) Python
3 10 (25.64%) C#
4 8 (20.51%) Ruby
5 6 (15.38%) C++
5 6 (15.38%) C
6 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
6 4 (10.26%) Java
6 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.13%) Perl
8 1 (2.56%) VB
8 1 (2.56%) ABAP
8 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) ISEB
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Perforce
2 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.26%) WorldPay
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle
4 3 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (2.56%) Siebel
5 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.56%) Google