The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 15 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.85% 3.81% 4.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.06% 54.00% 64.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 29
Average daily rate
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£425 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.25% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
68 50 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 8.38% 7.05% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 37
Average daily rate £313 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £107 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £72.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.06% +205.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
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East of England

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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

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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

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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 30 July 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

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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

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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 30 July 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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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 -10 9 £425 +21.42% 8
Peterborough +1 2 £448 +37.84%
Huntingdon - 1 £443 - 3
St Neots - - - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Java
2 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 8 (25.00%) Internet
2 8 (25.00%) Selenium
3 7 (21.88%) Python
4 6 (18.75%) Linux
4 6 (18.75%) JIRA
5 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
5 5 (15.63%) UNIX
5 5 (15.63%) Project Management
6 4 (12.50%) JMeter
6 4 (12.50%) Finance
6 4 (12.50%) OO
6 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 4 (12.50%) Web Services
6 4 (12.50%) Ruby
6 4 (12.50%) Open Source
7 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
7 3 (9.38%) Data Management
7 3 (9.38%) Internet of Things
7 3 (9.38%) Strategic Management
7 3 (9.38%) Endeca
7 3 (9.38%) Marketing
7 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
7 3 (9.38%) Unica
7 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
7 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
1 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
1 3 (9.38%) IIS
1 3 (9.38%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (3.13%) ZigBee
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Selenium
2 6 (18.75%) JIRA
3 4 (12.50%) JMeter
4 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.13%) Robotium
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.13%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.13%) Bugzilla
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Project Manager
2 5 (15.63%) Tester
3 4 (12.50%) Coordinator
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Programme Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Senior QA Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) QA Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Software Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (6.25%) Project Planner
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Change Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 4 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Open Source
2 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.38%) Internet of Things
3 2 (6.25%) Wiki
3 2 (6.25%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.13%) IPTV
4 1 (3.13%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) UNIX
3 2 (6.25%) Windows
4 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
2 5 (15.63%) Project Management
3 4 (12.50%) OO
4 3 (9.38%) Data Management
4 3 (9.38%) Strategic Management
4 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Online Marketing
4 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
4 3 (9.38%) System Testing
4 3 (9.38%) CRM
4 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Scrum
5 2 (6.25%) TDD
5 2 (6.25%) DevOps
5 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) Java
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) Python
3 4 (12.50%) Ruby
4 3 (9.38%) C
4 3 (9.38%) PHP
5 2 (6.25%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Endeca
1 3 (9.38%) Unica
1 3 (9.38%) EPiServer
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) JBoss
3 1 (3.13%) Perforce