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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 58 33
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs citing QA 14 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.63% 1.79% 3.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.90% 21.13% 53.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 15
Average daily rate
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£250 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+69.69% +22.22%
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
39 71 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.55% 8.48% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 23
Average daily rate £300 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £224 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £467 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -62.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +14.28%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -1 12 £250 -41.17% 18
Peterborough -1 1 £288 -35.82% 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) C#
3 18 (47.37%) Selenium
4 15 (39.47%) SpecFlow
5 13 (34.21%) .NET
5 13 (34.21%) BDD
5 13 (34.21%) WebDriver
6 12 (31.58%) E-Commerce
7 11 (28.95%) Manual Testing
8 8 (21.05%) Java
9 7 (18.42%) Ruby
9 7 (18.42%) SoapUI
10 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
10 6 (15.79%) Performance Testing
10 6 (15.79%) TDD
11 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
11 5 (13.16%) SOAP
11 5 (13.16%) Python
11 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
11 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
11 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
12 4 (10.53%) jQuery
12 4 (10.53%) HTML5
12 4 (10.53%) Degree
12 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
12 4 (10.53%) ISEB
12 4 (10.53%) Project Management
12 4 (10.53%) CSS
12 4 (10.53%) ITIL
12 4 (10.53%) HTML

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 1 (2.63%) Apache
1 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.63%) Jetty
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Bluetooth
1 2 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.63%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (47.37%) Selenium
2 15 (39.47%) SpecFlow
3 13 (34.21%) WebDriver
4 7 (18.42%) SoapUI
5 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
6 3 (7.89%) eggPlant
6 3 (7.89%) Appium
6 3 (7.89%) JMeter
6 3 (7.89%) Xcode
6 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
6 3 (7.89%) Mercurial
6 3 (7.89%) JBehave
7 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.63%) JIRA
7 1 (2.63%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Legal
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Developer
4 5 (13.16%) QA Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Quality Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) AWS Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Tester
6 3 (7.89%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (5.26%) QA Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) Test Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) .NET
2 5 (13.16%) SOAP
2 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
3 4 (10.53%) jQuery
3 4 (10.53%) CSS
3 4 (10.53%) HTML5
3 4 (10.53%) HTML
4 3 (7.89%) CSS3
5 1 (2.63%) Kendo UI
5 1 (2.63%) REST
5 1 (2.63%) STL
5 1 (2.63%) XML
5 1 (2.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
1 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
2 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.63%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
1 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) BDD
3 12 (31.58%) E-Commerce
4 11 (28.95%) Manual Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.79%) Performance Testing
5 6 (15.79%) TDD
6 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.53%) Project Management
6 4 (10.53%) ITIL
7 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.89%) Service Management
7 3 (7.89%) Change Management
7 3 (7.89%) Regression Testing
7 3 (7.89%) ITSM
7 3 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Release Management
7 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.89%) System Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) C#
2 8 (21.05%) Java
3 7 (18.42%) Ruby
4 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.16%) Python
5 3 (7.89%) PHP
5 3 (7.89%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) SQL
6 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) ISEB
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Perforce
2 2 (5.26%) Google
2 2 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Planview
3 1 (2.63%) Cognizant
3 1 (2.63%) Remedy
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Verticality Ltd
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
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