The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 44 39
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 41 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 6.01% 3.10% 3.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.75% 55.56% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 9
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£350 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £408 £387
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 £36.50 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+102.77% -34.54%
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
71 36 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 10.41% 5.57% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 19
Average daily rate £338 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £244 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £411 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+26.76% -4.05%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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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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 +11 17 £406 +25.00% 13
Peterborough -7 1 £300 -7.69% 4
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (50.65%) C#
3 35 (45.45%) Selenium
4 34 (44.16%) SpecFlow
5 32 (41.56%) BDD
5 32 (41.56%) E-Commerce
6 29 (37.66%) .NET
7 28 (36.36%) WebDriver
8 20 (25.97%) SQL
9 17 (22.08%) Manual Testing
9 17 (22.08%) Ruby
10 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
11 14 (18.18%) .NET Framework
12 13 (16.88%) Linux
12 13 (16.88%) HTML
13 12 (15.58%) Python
13 12 (15.58%) JIRA
14 11 (14.29%) Perforce
15 10 (12.99%) Internet
16 9 (11.69%) Java
17 7 (9.09%) C++
17 7 (9.09%) C
17 7 (9.09%) XML
17 7 (9.09%) Software Testing
17 7 (9.09%) TDD
17 7 (9.09%) Test Automation
18 6 (7.79%) Performance Testing
19 5 (6.49%) Test Scripting
19 5 (6.49%) Cloud Computing
19 5 (6.49%) Retail

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.60%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Office
1 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.19%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) Internet
2 4 (5.19%) LAN
2 4 (5.19%) WAN
3 2 (2.60%) Wireless
3 2 (2.60%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.30%) MS Access
2 1 (1.30%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 35 (45.45%) Selenium
2 34 (44.16%) SpecFlow
3 28 (36.36%) WebDriver
4 12 (15.58%) JIRA
5 5 (6.49%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (3.90%) JMeter
6 3 (3.90%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.90%) Mercurial
6 3 (3.90%) JBehave
6 3 (3.90%) Appium
7 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
General
1 5 (6.49%) Retail
2 4 (5.19%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.60%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (54.55%) Analyst
2 29 (37.66%) Test Analyst
3 14 (18.18%) QA Analyst
4 10 (12.99%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (12.99%) Developer
5 9 (11.69%) Tester
6 7 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) QA Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Software Tester
9 4 (5.19%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (5.19%) DBA
9 4 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Administrator
9 4 (5.19%) Senior QA Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Test Architect
10 3 (3.90%) Architect
10 3 (3.90%) Senior Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (37.66%) .NET
2 14 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 13 (16.88%) HTML
4 7 (9.09%) XML
5 4 (5.19%) Application Packaging
6 3 (3.90%) jQuery
6 3 (3.90%) HTML5
6 3 (3.90%) CSS3
6 3 (3.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (3.90%) CSS
7 2 (2.60%) SAP Basis
8 1 (1.30%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.19%) Streaming Media
2 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) IPTV
3 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.30%) NHS
4 1 (1.30%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.30%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Linux
2 4 (5.19%) UNIX
2 4 (5.19%) Windows
3 1 (1.30%) Android
3 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (41.56%) E-Commerce
2 32 (41.56%) BDD
3 17 (22.08%) Manual Testing
4 7 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 7 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 7 (9.09%) TDD
5 6 (7.79%) Performance Testing
6 5 (6.49%) Test Scripting
7 4 (5.19%) Change Management
7 4 (5.19%) Workflow
7 4 (5.19%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.19%) Coaching
7 4 (5.19%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (5.19%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.90%) Test Strategy
8 3 (3.90%) Regression Testing
8 3 (3.90%) Scrum
8 3 (3.90%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (3.90%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (50.65%) C#
2 20 (25.97%) SQL
3 17 (22.08%) Ruby
4 12 (15.58%) Python
5 9 (11.69%) Java
6 7 (9.09%) C++
6 7 (9.09%) C
7 4 (5.19%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.60%) Perl
10 1 (1.30%) VB
10 1 (1.30%) ABAP
10 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) ISEB
2 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.29%) Perforce
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) SAP
5 1 (1.30%) Siebel
5 1 (1.30%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.30%) VMware
5 1 (1.30%) Google
5 1 (1.30%) Planview
5 1 (1.30%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat