The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 17 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.36% 4.00% 5.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 43.64% 64.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 32
Average daily rate £313 £275 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
34 55 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.72% 9.17% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 44
Average daily rate £320 £308 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -23.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £219 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £380 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +80.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
East of England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough -20 8 £325 +18.18% 3
Cambridge -9 4 £300 +9.09% 24
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) SQL
3 13 (34.21%) Java
4 12 (31.58%) Finance
5 11 (28.95%) Subversion
6 10 (26.32%) .NET
6 10 (26.32%) UNIX
6 10 (26.32%) Linux
7 9 (23.68%) Tomcat
8 8 (21.05%) OO
8 8 (21.05%) Perl
8 8 (21.05%) Sybase
9 7 (18.42%) Solaris
10 6 (15.79%) CGI
11 5 (13.16%) Advertising
11 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
11 5 (13.16%) Internet
11 5 (13.16%) Project Management
11 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
11 5 (13.16%) C++
12 4 (10.53%) C#
12 4 (10.53%) J2EE
12 4 (10.53%) Oracle
12 4 (10.53%) Web Services
12 4 (10.53%) Python
12 4 (10.53%) Apache
12 4 (10.53%) Sun
12 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
12 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
12 4 (10.53%) Waterfall

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (23.68%) Tomcat
2 4 (10.53%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.63%) SAP Portal
4 1 (2.63%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.26%) Mingle
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) Internet
2 2 (5.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.89%) MySQL
2 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Subversion
2 4 (10.53%) JIRA
3 3 (7.89%) Selenium
4 2 (5.26%) JMeter
5 1 (2.63%) Robotium
5 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.63%) Bugzilla
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Advertising
3 3 (7.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Project Manager
2 7 (18.42%) Java Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) QA Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Tester
4 4 (10.53%) Software Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (7.89%) Programmer
5 3 (7.89%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.26%) Project Planner
6 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior QA Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Programmer
6 2 (5.26%) Python Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) .NET
2 6 (15.79%) CGI
3 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.53%) J2EE
4 4 (10.53%) Web Services
5 1 (2.63%) jQuery
5 1 (2.63%) Ajax
5 1 (2.63%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (2.63%) CSS
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.26%) Wiki
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.63%) Open Source
3 1 (2.63%) IPTV
3 1 (2.63%) MPEG
3 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) UNIX
1 10 (26.32%) Linux
2 7 (18.42%) Solaris
3 2 (5.26%) Windows
4 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) OO
3 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
3 5 (13.16%) Project Management
4 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
4 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
4 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.89%) Online Marketing
5 3 (7.89%) Strategic Management
5 3 (7.89%) OOD
5 3 (7.89%) CRM
6 2 (5.26%) User Stories
6 2 (5.26%) Change Management
6 2 (5.26%) Workflow
6 2 (5.26%) TDD
6 2 (5.26%) Manual Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Network Management
7 1 (2.63%) Product Management
7 1 (2.63%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) SQL
2 13 (34.21%) Java
3 8 (21.05%) Perl
4 5 (13.16%) C++
5 4 (10.53%) C#
5 4 (10.53%) Python
6 2 (5.26%) C
6 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.63%) VB
7 1 (2.63%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) ISEB
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Sybase
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Sun
3 3 (7.89%) Unica
3 3 (7.89%) EPiServer
3 3 (7.89%) Perforce
3 3 (7.89%) Endeca
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
Cambridgeshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago