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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 22 41
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +19
Contract jobs citing QA 9 45 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.54% 6.52% 3.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.95% 51.72% 36.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 11
Average daily rate £275 £363 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -10.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £526 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +83.62%
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
41 87 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 7.03% 12.61% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 47 20
Average daily rate £325 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £18.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.82% +126.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +45.77%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 5 £425 +17.24% 8
Peterborough +12 4 £245 -42.35%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) Finance
3 9 (25.00%) Selenium
4 8 (22.22%) HTML
4 8 (22.22%) Java
4 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 8 (22.22%) CSS
4 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 7 (19.44%) HTML5
5 7 (19.44%) CSS3
5 7 (19.44%) jQuery
5 7 (19.44%) Linux
5 7 (19.44%) C#
5 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
6 6 (16.67%) SAP BW
6 6 (16.67%) SAP
6 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 6 (16.67%) Mercurial
6 6 (16.67%) JBehave
6 6 (16.67%) JMeter
6 6 (16.67%) SAP BPC
6 6 (16.67%) BDD
6 6 (16.67%) Coaching
6 6 (16.67%) Appium
6 6 (16.67%) SDLC
6 6 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (5.56%) Apache
1 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (16.67%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (5.56%) Firewall
2 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.56%) VoIP
3 1 (2.78%) Extranet
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SAP BW
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Selenium
2 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 6 (16.67%) Appium
3 6 (16.67%) JBehave
3 6 (16.67%) JMeter
3 6 (16.67%) Mercurial
4 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.56%) QADirector
5 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.78%) TestLink
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Billing
2 1 (2.78%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
2 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Consultant
2 6 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) SAP BPC Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Systems Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Development Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Test Development Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.56%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) CSS
1 8 (22.22%) HTML
2 7 (19.44%) CSS3
2 7 (19.44%) HTML5
2 7 (19.44%) jQuery
3 5 (13.89%) XML
4 3 (8.33%) Web Services
5 2 (5.56%) .NET
5 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.56%) NHibernate
6 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.78%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.78%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.56%) Device Driver
2 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) FMCG
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
3 2 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
4 6 (16.67%) BDD
4 6 (16.67%) Coaching
4 6 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (16.67%) SDLC
4 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 5 (13.89%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.11%) Defect Management
6 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.33%) Change Control
7 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Java
1 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 7 (19.44%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) Python
3 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.56%) C
4 2 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.78%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) ECMAScript
5 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) ISEB
1 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.56%) CCNA
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) SAP
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco
3 2 (5.56%) F5
3 2 (5.56%) Juniper
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) SonicWALL
3 2 (5.56%) Splunk
3 2 (5.56%) Sun
3 2 (5.56%) WorldPay
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
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