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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 57 37
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 14 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.81% 1.72% 3.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.84% 24.07% 52.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 15
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£250 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £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 £37.25 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+86.25% +19.40%
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
38 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.91% 7.12% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 22
Average daily rate £325 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £211 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £436 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 £21.00 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -71.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +6.34%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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 -4 12 £250 -33.33% 25
Peterborough - 1 £288 - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 30 (58.82%) C#
2 29 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (56.86%) Selenium
3 24 (47.06%) SpecFlow
4 22 (43.14%) WebDriver
4 22 (43.14%) BDD
5 20 (39.22%) E-Commerce
6 19 (37.25%) .NET
7 13 (25.49%) Manual Testing
8 11 (21.57%) Ruby
9 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
10 9 (17.65%) .NET Framework
11 7 (13.73%) TDD
11 7 (13.73%) SoapUI
12 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
12 6 (11.76%) Performance Testing
12 6 (11.76%) Java
13 5 (9.80%) Project Management
13 5 (9.80%) Retail
13 5 (9.80%) Cucumber
13 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
13 5 (9.80%) Coaching
14 4 (7.84%) HTML5
14 4 (7.84%) jQuery
14 4 (7.84%) Software Engineering
14 4 (7.84%) Degree
14 4 (7.84%) Python
14 4 (7.84%) ISEB
14 4 (7.84%) CSS
14 4 (7.84%) SOAP

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Bluetooth
1 2 (3.92%) Wireless
2 1 (1.96%) LAN
2 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) MS Access
1 1 (1.96%) SAP BW
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (56.86%) Selenium
2 24 (47.06%) SpecFlow
3 22 (43.14%) WebDriver
4 7 (13.73%) SoapUI
5 5 (9.80%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.88%) Mercurial
6 3 (5.88%) JBehave
6 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.88%) JMeter
6 3 (5.88%) Xcode
6 3 (5.88%) eggPlant
6 3 (5.88%) Appium
7 1 (1.96%) JIRA
7 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.80%) Retail
2 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Analyst
2 16 (31.37%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Tester
4 6 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) QA Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Quality Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (7.84%) QA Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Software Tester
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst Developer
8 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.92%) Test Specialist
8 2 (3.92%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.92%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (37.25%) .NET
2 9 (17.65%) .NET Framework
3 4 (7.84%) jQuery
3 4 (7.84%) CSS
3 4 (7.84%) SOAP
3 4 (7.84%) HTML5
3 4 (7.84%) HTML
4 3 (5.88%) CSS3
5 1 (1.96%) Kendo UI
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.96%) STL
5 1 (1.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.96%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.96%) User Experience
2 1 (1.96%) NHS
2 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.96%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.96%) UNIX
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Android
2 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (43.14%) BDD
3 20 (39.22%) E-Commerce
4 13 (25.49%) Manual Testing
5 7 (13.73%) TDD
6 6 (11.76%) Performance Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
7 5 (9.80%) Coaching
7 5 (9.80%) Project Management
8 4 (7.84%) ITIL
8 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.84%) Software Engineering
9 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.88%) Service Management
9 3 (5.88%) Change Management
9 3 (5.88%) Regression Testing
9 3 (5.88%) ITSM
9 3 (5.88%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (58.82%) C#
2 11 (21.57%) Ruby
3 6 (11.76%) Java
4 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.84%) Python
5 3 (5.88%) PHP
6 2 (3.92%) SQL
6 2 (3.92%) C++
7 1 (1.96%) Perl
7 1 (1.96%) C
7 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) ISEB
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Perforce
2 2 (3.92%) SAP
3 1 (1.96%) Google
3 1 (1.96%) Planview
3 1 (1.96%) WorldPay
3 1 (1.96%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.96%) Remedy
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Business Objects
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