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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 30 42 18
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -24
Contract jobs citing QA 7 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.22% 1.33% 7.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.82% 20.00% 58.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Median daily rate £438 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £425 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

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
22 25 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.98% 6.65% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 20
Median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £200 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £441 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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
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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017, 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 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (33.33%) C++
2 5 (33.33%) Python
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (26.67%) Selenium
4 3 (20.00%) JIRA
4 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (20.00%) ERP
4 3 (20.00%) Perl
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) C
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (13.33%) Law
5 2 (13.33%) Wireless
5 2 (13.33%) SAN
5 2 (13.33%) CA
5 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) VMware

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
1 2 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
1 2 (13.33%) Software-Defined Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (13.33%) Appium
4 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
4 1 (6.67%) JBehave
4 1 (6.67%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) JUnit
4 1 (6.67%) NUnit
4 1 (6.67%) RSpec
4 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Law
1 2 (13.33%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Tester
2 3 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (13.33%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Python Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) QA Automation Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) ERP Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) iOS Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS3
2 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) Life Science
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (20.00%) ERP
4 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
5 2 (13.33%) OOP
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) Software Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C++
1 5 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) C
3 3 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) Perl
4 2 (13.33%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) Apple Swift
5 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) HNC
2 1 (6.67%) HND
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) NVQ Level 4
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
1 2 (13.33%) KVM
1 2 (13.33%) LXC
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Brocade
2 2 (13.33%) CA
2 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Vyatta
2 2 (13.33%) webMethods
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
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