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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 42 49
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 8 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.30% 3.43% 2.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 41.67% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 15
Average daily rate £325 £475 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +58.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.30 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.13% +14.06%
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
72 60 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 11.69% 8.23% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 24
Average daily rate £425 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £192 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £511 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -62.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +48.71%

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
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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Peterborough - 4 £325 -
Cambridge -11 3 £419 -11.84% 19
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
2 7 (38.89%) SDLC
3 6 (33.33%) Selenium
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) CSS
4 5 (27.78%) C#
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) BDD
5 4 (22.22%) REST
5 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
5 4 (22.22%) RSpec
5 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) NUnit
5 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Ruby
5 4 (22.22%) ISEB
5 4 (22.22%) Python

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
1 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
2 6 (33.33%) Selenium
3 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 4 (22.22%) JUnit
3 4 (22.22%) NUnit
3 4 (22.22%) RSpec
3 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.11%) JMeter
5 1 (5.56%) Appium
5 1 (5.56%) JBehave
5 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
5 1 (5.56%) TestLink
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Tester
2 4 (22.22%) QA Tester
2 4 (22.22%) Systems Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Systems Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) CRM Business Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Functional Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Manual Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Process Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) CSS
2 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
2 4 (22.22%) REST
3 2 (11.11%) CSS3
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) HTML5
3 2 (11.11%) jQuery
3 2 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
1 3 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) SDLC
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Change Control
5 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) CMMI
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) OOD
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.56%) CRM
7 1 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (27.78%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) C++
4 4 (22.22%) Python
4 4 (22.22%) Ruby
5 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
7 1 (5.56%) ECMAScript
7 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) COBIT
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Sun
2 2 (11.11%) WorldPay
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
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