The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 71 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.13% - 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.37% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.38 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -27.63%
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East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
736 563 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.88% 93.83% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 254 356
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 70 115
Average hourly rate £14.50 £33.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.71% +3.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region.

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

QA Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge - 1 £450 - 1
Peterborough - - - -
QA Engineer
East of England

QA Engineer
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Perforce
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (33.33%) Product Management

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Perforce