The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 48 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 8 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.38% 3.09% 1.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.70% 39.34% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 13
Median daily rate £325 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-61.18% +76.74%
QA
East of England

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 Cambridgeshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
63 61 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 10.88% 7.86% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 22
Median daily rate £425 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £243 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £505 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
Median hourly rate £31.00 £26.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -28.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +19.04%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

QA
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 within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 30 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 +14 4 £325 +13.04% 2
Cambridge -5 3 £425 +25.92% 17
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
2 7 (41.18%) CSS
2 7 (41.18%) Selenium
2 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
3 6 (35.29%) BDD
3 6 (35.29%) SDLC
4 5 (29.41%) C#
4 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) NUnit
5 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Ruby
5 4 (23.53%) C++
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
5 4 (23.53%) JUnit
5 4 (23.53%) Python
5 4 (23.53%) RDBMS
5 4 (23.53%) ISEB
5 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
5 4 (23.53%) Gherkin
5 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
5 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
5 4 (23.53%) REST
5 4 (23.53%) RSpec
5 4 (23.53%) WebDriver

QA
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) NServiceBus
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) RDBMS
1 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
1 7 (41.18%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
2 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
2 4 (23.53%) JUnit
2 4 (23.53%) NUnit
2 4 (23.53%) RSpec
2 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
3 3 (17.65%) JMeter
4 2 (11.76%) Appium
4 2 (11.76%) JBehave
4 2 (11.76%) Mercurial
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) QA Tester
1 4 (23.53%) Systems Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Systems Test Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Tester
2 2 (11.76%) Test Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) CRM Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Data Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Master Data Manager
3 1 (5.88%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (5.88%) SAP Data Manager
3 1 (5.88%) SAP Manager
3 1 (5.88%) SAP Master Data Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) CSS
2 4 (23.53%) Gherkin
2 4 (23.53%) REST
3 3 (17.65%) CSS3
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) HTML5
3 3 (17.65%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Solaris
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) BDD
2 6 (35.29%) SDLC
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
4 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 3 (17.65%) Change Control
5 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
1 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
2 5 (29.41%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) C++
3 4 (23.53%) Python
3 4 (23.53%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) ECMAScript
4 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) COBIT
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Sun
2 1 (5.88%) WorldPay
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