The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 38 47 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -19
Contract jobs citing QA 17 8 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.02% 1.43% 5.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.50% 21.62% 48.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 18
Median daily rate £275 £248 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -31.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £222 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £285 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -16.29%

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
40 37 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 7.12% 6.61% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 55
Median daily rate £288 £303 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.95% -28.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £80 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -29.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £41.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.09% +70.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +6 11 £313 +4.16% 10
Peterborough +1 5 £275 +12.24% 2
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) Selenium
3 14 (51.85%) Cucumber
4 13 (48.15%) Java
4 13 (48.15%) Regression Testing
5 12 (44.44%) WebDriver
5 12 (44.44%) Jenkins
6 11 (40.74%) Appium
6 11 (40.74%) TDD
7 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
8 9 (33.33%) BDD
9 8 (29.63%) Back Office
9 8 (29.63%) Eclipse
9 8 (29.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (29.63%) Manual Testing
9 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
9 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
9 8 (29.63%) JBehave
10 7 (25.93%) Defect Management
10 7 (25.93%) Degree
10 7 (25.93%) Finance
11 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
11 6 (22.22%) Scrum
12 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
12 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
13 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
13 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Ethernet
1 2 (7.41%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
1 2 (7.41%) Software-Defined Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Wireless
2 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
1 1 (3.70%) SAP HANA
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Selenium
2 14 (51.85%) Cucumber
3 12 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 12 (44.44%) WebDriver
4 11 (40.74%) Appium
5 8 (29.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (29.63%) Eclipse
5 8 (29.63%) JBehave
6 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
7 4 (14.81%) JIRA
8 2 (7.41%) JMeter
8 2 (7.41%) Subversion
9 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
9 1 (3.70%) JUnit
9 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
9 1 (3.70%) NUnit
9 1 (3.70%) RSpec
9 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (29.63%) Back Office
2 7 (25.93%) Finance
3 4 (14.81%) Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Law
4 2 (7.41%) Local Government
5 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Tester
4 5 (18.52%) QA Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) QA Tester
4 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Automation Tester
5 4 (14.81%) Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
6 3 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Developer in Test
7 2 (7.41%) Java Automation Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Python Software Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) QA Automation Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) CSS3
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) HTML5
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.70%) REST
3 1 (3.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) iPad
4 1 (3.70%) Life Science
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Regression Testing
3 11 (40.74%) TDD
4 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
5 9 (33.33%) BDD
6 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
6 8 (29.63%) Manual Testing
6 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
7 7 (25.93%) Defect Management
8 6 (22.22%) Scrum
9 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
11 3 (11.11%) ERP
11 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
11 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Migration
12 2 (7.41%) OOP
12 2 (7.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) C++
3 4 (14.81%) Python
4 3 (11.11%) Perl
4 3 (11.11%) Ruby
5 2 (7.41%) C
6 1 (3.70%) Apple Swift
6 1 (3.70%) ECMAScript
6 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) HNC
2 1 (3.70%) HND
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) NVQ Level 4
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Docker
1 2 (7.41%) KVM
1 2 (7.41%) LXC
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Brocade
2 2 (7.41%) CA
2 2 (7.41%) Riverbed
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
2 2 (7.41%) Vyatta
2 2 (7.41%) webMethods
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
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