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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 55 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Contract jobs citing QA 19 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.22% 1.69% 3.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.43% 21.21% 56.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 11
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£380 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £446 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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
47 66 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 5.49% 7.95% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 17
Average daily rate £325 £313 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £210 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 0
Average hourly rate £26.75 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +1 13 £375 +25.00% 12
Huntingdon -2 1 - - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) Selenium
3 16 (37.21%) C#
4 12 (27.91%) E-Commerce
5 11 (25.58%) Java
5 11 (25.58%) Manual Testing
5 11 (25.58%) BDD
6 10 (23.26%) SpecFlow
6 10 (23.26%) .NET
7 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
7 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
8 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
8 8 (18.60%) Release Management
8 8 (18.60%) SoapUI
8 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
8 8 (18.60%) CSS
8 8 (18.60%) HTML
8 8 (18.60%) Change Management
9 7 (16.28%) TDD
9 7 (16.28%) HTML5
9 7 (16.28%) jQuery
10 6 (13.95%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (13.95%) Mercurial
10 6 (13.95%) JBehave
10 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
10 6 (13.95%) CSS3
10 6 (13.95%) Appium
10 6 (13.95%) JMeter
10 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
10 6 (13.95%) SAP

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (2.33%) Apache
1 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.33%) Jetty
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Bluetooth
1 2 (4.65%) Wireless
2 1 (2.33%) Intranet
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.33%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (39.53%) Selenium
2 10 (23.26%) SpecFlow
3 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
3 8 (18.60%) SoapUI
4 6 (13.95%) Appium
4 6 (13.95%) JMeter
4 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
4 6 (13.95%) Mercurial
4 6 (13.95%) JBehave
5 5 (11.63%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.98%) eggPlant
6 3 (6.98%) Xcode
7 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.33%) TestComplete
8 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Billing
3 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Analyst
1 10 (23.26%) Test Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) Developer
3 5 (11.63%) Release Manager
3 5 (11.63%) QA Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Test Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) SAP Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.98%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) SAP Release Manager
5 3 (6.98%) QA Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) AWS Developer
6 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) QA Leader
6 2 (4.65%) QA Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (2.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) CSS
2 8 (18.60%) HTML
3 7 (16.28%) jQuery
3 7 (16.28%) HTML5
4 6 (13.95%) CSS3
5 5 (11.63%) SOAP
6 2 (4.65%) XML
7 1 (2.33%) NHibernate
7 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.33%) WPF
7 1 (2.33%) STL
7 1 (2.33%) Web Services
7 1 (2.33%) Kendo UI
7 1 (2.33%) REST
7 1 (2.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) User Experience
2 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Android
2 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) E-Commerce
3 11 (25.58%) Manual Testing
3 11 (25.58%) BDD
4 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
5 8 (18.60%) Release Management
5 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
5 8 (18.60%) Change Management
6 7 (16.28%) TDD
7 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (9.30%) ITIL
8 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
8 4 (9.30%) Project Management
8 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
8 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.98%) Service Management
9 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) C#
2 11 (25.58%) Java
3 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.30%) Python
5 3 (6.98%) PHP
5 3 (6.98%) Ruby
6 2 (4.65%) C++
7 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.33%) SQL
7 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) ISEB
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) SAP
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Perforce
2 2 (4.65%) Google
3 1 (2.33%) Planview
3 1 (2.33%) Cognizant
3 1 (2.33%) Remedy
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
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