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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 41 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 16 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.82% 2.90% 2.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.24% 33.33% 30.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 20
Median daily rate £300 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £285 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £442 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -31.06%
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
37 60 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 6.51% 8.71% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 54
Median daily rate £300 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £91 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £16.64 £26.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 3 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +10 9 £313 -21.13% 14
Peterborough +5 7 £275 -26.66% 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) Selenium
3 11 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 10 (45.45%) Regression Testing
4 10 (45.45%) Java
5 9 (40.91%) TDD
5 9 (40.91%) Appium
6 8 (36.36%) BDD
6 8 (36.36%) WebDriver
6 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
7 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
7 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
8 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
9 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
9 5 (22.73%) JBehave
9 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (22.73%) Back Office
9 5 (22.73%) Finance
9 5 (22.73%) Scrum
9 5 (22.73%) Eclipse
9 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
10 4 (18.18%) ERP
10 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 4 (18.18%) CSS
10 4 (18.18%) C#
10 4 (18.18%) Degree
11 3 (13.64%) JIRA
11 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing

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 (9.09%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.55%) SAP BW
1 1 (4.55%) SAP HANA
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Selenium
2 11 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 9 (40.91%) Appium
4 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 8 (36.36%) WebDriver
5 5 (22.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (22.73%) Eclipse
5 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
5 5 (22.73%) JBehave
6 3 (13.64%) JIRA
6 3 (13.64%) JMeter
7 2 (9.09%) Mercurial
8 1 (4.55%) Bugzilla
8 1 (4.55%) JUnit
8 1 (4.55%) NUnit
8 1 (4.55%) RSpec
8 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 5 (22.73%) Back Office
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Local Government
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Test Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Developer
4 4 (18.18%) QA Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Automation Tester
5 3 (13.64%) QA Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Developer in Test
6 2 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
6 2 (9.09%) QA Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Java Automation Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) CSS
2 3 (13.64%) CSS3
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) HTML5
3 2 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) REST
4 1 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) iPad
3 1 (4.55%) Life Science
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Regression Testing
3 9 (40.91%) TDD
4 8 (36.36%) BDD
5 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
6 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
7 5 (22.73%) Scrum
8 4 (18.18%) ERP
9 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Project Management
10 2 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
10 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Content Management
10 2 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) Ruby
4 2 (9.09%) C++
4 2 (9.09%) ECMAScript
4 2 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) Apple Swift
5 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) HNC
2 1 (4.55%) HND
2 1 (4.55%) NVQ Level 4
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) webMethods
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
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