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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 14 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.64% 3.40% 4.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.29% 57.78% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 23
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£325 £334 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.62% -16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £384 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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
69 45 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 8.09% 5.88% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 38
Average daily rate £313 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £127 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 0 12
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 -13 7 £300 -11.11% 14
Peterborough +5 2 £448 +25.75%
Huntingdon - 1 £443 - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 9 (33.33%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) Internet
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) Python
3 7 (25.93%) Linux
4 6 (22.22%) Selenium
5 5 (18.52%) Project Management
5 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) .NET
5 5 (18.52%) UNIX
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.81%) Finance
6 4 (14.81%) Web Services
6 4 (14.81%) OO
6 4 (14.81%) Apache
6 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
6 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Ruby
6 4 (14.81%) JIRA
6 4 (14.81%) Open Source
7 3 (11.11%) System Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Strategic Management
7 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Internet of Things
7 3 (11.11%) HTTP
7 3 (11.11%) Windows
7 3 (11.11%) PHP

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 4 (14.81%) Apache
2 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 3 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) MS Project Server
4 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Internet
2 3 (11.11%) HTTP
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Selenium
2 4 (14.81%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) JMeter
4 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.70%) Robotium
4 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.70%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
2 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Programme Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Coordinator
3 3 (11.11%) Senior QA Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) QA Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Change Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Development Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Java Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) Web Services
3 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Open Source
2 3 (11.11%) Internet of Things
3 2 (7.41%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (7.41%) Wiki
4 1 (3.70%) IPTV
4 1 (3.70%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.70%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) UNIX
3 3 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) Project Management
3 4 (14.81%) OO
3 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
3 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
4 3 (11.11%) System Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Strategic Management
4 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Data Management
4 3 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (7.41%) TDD
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps
5 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.70%) Release Management
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) Python
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) Ruby
5 3 (11.11%) PHP
5 3 (11.11%) C
6 2 (7.41%) C#
7 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Riverbed
3 1 (3.70%) JBoss
3 1 (3.70%) Perforce