The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 43 51
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 6 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.13% 3.51% 2.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.00% 47.54% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 13
Median daily rate £419 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £285 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £499 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +26.58%
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
25 61 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.70% 7.38% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 33 36
Median daily rate £375 £325 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £271 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £605 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £15.77 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £48.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +40.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +9 4 £419 +0.29% 10
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
2 5 (45.45%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 4 (36.36%) Appium
3 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
3 4 (36.36%) JMeter
3 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 4 (36.36%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) SAP
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) ERP
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) HTML5
4 3 (27.27%) Mercurial
4 3 (27.27%) CSS3
4 3 (27.27%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Content Management
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
5 2 (18.18%) ECMAScript
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Content Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (9.09%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (9.09%) SAP BW
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Data Services
1 1 (9.09%) SAP HANA
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) Appium
2 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
2 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 4 (36.36%) JMeter
3 3 (27.27%) Mercurial
4 1 (9.09%) JBehave
4 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) JUnit
4 1 (9.09%) NUnit
4 1 (9.09%) RSpec
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) QA Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) SAP Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Test Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Change Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Data Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Environment Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Master Data Manager
4 1 (9.09%) PMO Manager
4 1 (9.09%) PMO Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Change Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Data Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Master Data Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) CSS
2 3 (27.27%) CSS3
2 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 3 (27.27%) HTML5
3 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) BDD
2 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (27.27%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 3 (27.27%) ERP
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Content Management
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Content Management
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) ECMAScript
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) webMethods