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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 40 33
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 17 29 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.19% 3.83% 4.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.94% 63.04% 44.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 20
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£363 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £386 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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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 46 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 9.16% 6.08% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 35
Average daily rate £363 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £127 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 0 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 - £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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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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 -5 10 £363 +5.45% 6
Peterborough +11 2 £448 +15.61% 9
Huntingdon - 1 £443 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Java
3 8 (29.63%) Internet
3 8 (29.63%) Selenium
4 6 (22.22%) Python
4 6 (22.22%) Linux
4 6 (22.22%) Scrum
5 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
6 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
6 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Ruby
6 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Open Source
6 4 (14.81%) Finance
6 4 (14.81%) OO
6 4 (14.81%) UNIX
6 4 (14.81%) SQL
6 4 (14.81%) .NET
6 4 (14.81%) Apache
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
7 3 (11.11%) PHP
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) HTTP
7 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
7 3 (11.11%) IIS
7 3 (11.11%) C
7 3 (11.11%) Windows
7 3 (11.11%) Web Services
7 3 (11.11%) Change Management
7 3 (11.11%) TDD

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (14.81%) Apache
2 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 3 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.70%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Internet
2 3 (11.11%) HTTP
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Selenium
2 3 (11.11%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) JMeter
3 2 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.70%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.70%) Maven
4 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.70%) Robotium
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
2 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Programme Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Change Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.70%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) QA Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Open Source
2 3 (11.11%) Internet of Things
3 2 (7.41%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (7.41%) Wiki
4 1 (3.70%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) UNIX
3 3 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Scrum
3 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
4 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
4 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
4 4 (14.81%) OO
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
5 3 (11.11%) TDD
5 3 (11.11%) Data Management
5 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 3 (11.11%) System Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Line Management
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
6 2 (7.41%) DevOps
6 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) Ruby
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
4 3 (11.11%) PHP
4 3 (11.11%) C
5 2 (7.41%) C#
6 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) JBoss
3 1 (3.70%) Perforce
3 1 (3.70%) Riverbed
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