The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridgeshire region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 56 69 69
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.69% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.28% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £325 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
QA Tester
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
550 721 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 94.83% 95.37% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 375 327
Median daily rate £413 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 90 71
Median hourly rate £21.00 £13.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cambridgeshire region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

QA Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

QA Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough - 4 £325 -
QA Tester
East of England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) JUnit
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) NUnit
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Ruby
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (100.00%) RSpec
1 4 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) REST
1 4 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (100.00%) JUnit
1 4 (100.00%) NUnit
1 4 (100.00%) RSpec
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 4 (100.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA