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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 45 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 6.64% 3.49% 2.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.64% 48.72% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 9
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£350 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £425 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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
73 39 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 10.77% 7.16% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 26
Average daily rate £400 £386 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +17.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £245 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £11.74 £19.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.21% -49.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 +15 25 £363 -9.48% 26
Peterborough -3 2 £325 -18.75% 2
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 37 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.78%) C#
3 29 (43.28%) Selenium
4 25 (37.31%) SpecFlow
5 24 (35.82%) BDD
5 24 (35.82%) E-Commerce
6 23 (34.33%) WebDriver
7 22 (32.84%) .NET
8 21 (31.34%) SQL
9 16 (23.88%) Ruby
10 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
11 13 (19.40%) .NET Framework
11 13 (19.40%) Linux
12 12 (17.91%) Python
12 12 (17.91%) JIRA
13 10 (14.93%) Manual Testing
13 10 (14.93%) HTML
13 10 (14.93%) Internet
14 9 (13.43%) Perforce
15 7 (10.45%) ISEB
15 7 (10.45%) C++
15 7 (10.45%) C
15 7 (10.45%) XML
15 7 (10.45%) QuickTest Pro
15 7 (10.45%) Software Testing
15 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
16 6 (8.96%) Test Automation
16 6 (8.96%) Scrum
16 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
16 6 (8.96%) MS Office

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.99%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MS Office
1 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.46%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.93%) Internet
2 4 (5.97%) LAN
2 4 (5.97%) WAN
3 1 (1.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.49%) MS Access
2 1 (1.49%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 29 (43.28%) Selenium
2 25 (37.31%) SpecFlow
3 23 (34.33%) WebDriver
4 12 (17.91%) JIRA
5 7 (10.45%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.49%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (7.46%) Retail
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.99%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (55.22%) Analyst
2 23 (34.33%) Test Analyst
3 14 (20.90%) QA Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (11.94%) Tester
6 6 (8.96%) Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Senior QA Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Quality Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Software Tester
8 4 (5.97%) Oracle DBA
8 4 (5.97%) DBA
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Administrator
9 3 (4.48%) Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Analyst Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.84%) .NET
2 13 (19.40%) .NET Framework
3 10 (14.93%) HTML
4 7 (10.45%) XML
5 4 (5.97%) Application Packaging
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (2.99%) SAP Basis
8 1 (1.49%) Web Dynpro
8 1 (1.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.97%) Streaming Media
3 2 (2.99%) IPTV
3 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.49%) Open Source
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Linux
2 5 (7.46%) Windows
3 4 (5.97%) UNIX
4 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.82%) BDD
2 24 (35.82%) E-Commerce
3 10 (14.93%) Manual Testing
4 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
4 7 (10.45%) Software Testing
5 6 (8.96%) Change Management
5 6 (8.96%) Scrum
5 6 (8.96%) Test Automation
6 5 (7.46%) Workflow
7 3 (4.48%) TDD
7 3 (4.48%) Product Management
7 3 (4.48%) Test Strategy
7 3 (4.48%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.48%) Coaching
7 3 (4.48%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.99%) Automation Testing
8 2 (2.99%) Automated Testing
8 2 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (2.99%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.78%) C#
2 21 (31.34%) SQL
3 16 (23.88%) Ruby
4 12 (17.91%) Python
5 7 (10.45%) C
5 7 (10.45%) C++
6 5 (7.46%) Java
7 4 (5.97%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.99%) Perl
9 1 (1.49%) VB
9 1 (1.49%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) ISEB
2 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) Perforce
3 5 (7.46%) Oracle
4 3 (4.48%) SAP
5 1 (1.49%) Siebel
5 1 (1.49%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.49%) VMware
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
QA Limited
Rate: £229.88 - £307.12 per week
Posted: 15 days ago