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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 56 29
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -27
Contract jobs citing QA 24 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.19% 1.84% 4.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.00% 35.14% 54.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 14
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£313 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £445 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+76.74% -6.53%
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
50 37 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 6.65% 5.23% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 19
Average daily rate £325 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £211 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £460 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £36.25 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.27% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +13.51%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +7 11 £338 -20.58% 14
Peterborough +4 1 £288 -11.53% 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 40 (59.70%) C#
2 38 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (50.75%) SpecFlow
4 32 (47.76%) BDD
4 32 (47.76%) Selenium
5 28 (41.79%) .NET
5 28 (41.79%) E-Commerce
6 26 (38.81%) WebDriver
7 18 (26.87%) Ruby
8 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
9 15 (22.39%) Manual Testing
10 14 (20.90%) .NET Framework
11 10 (14.93%) SQL
12 8 (11.94%) TDD
13 7 (10.45%) HTML
14 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
15 5 (7.46%) Retail
15 5 (7.46%) Test Automation
15 5 (7.46%) Java
15 5 (7.46%) Python
15 5 (7.46%) Perforce
15 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
15 5 (7.46%) Coaching
16 4 (5.97%) WorldPay
16 4 (5.97%) Data Centre
16 4 (5.97%) Cucumber
16 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database 12c
16 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
16 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
16 4 (5.97%) Project Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Office
2 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) LAN
1 4 (5.97%) WAN
2 3 (4.48%) Internet
3 2 (2.99%) Wireless
3 2 (2.99%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.49%) MS Access
2 1 (1.49%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 34 (50.75%) SpecFlow
2 32 (47.76%) Selenium
3 26 (38.81%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.97%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.97%) JIRA
5 3 (4.48%) JBehave
5 3 (4.48%) Mercurial
5 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.48%) JMeter
5 3 (4.48%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.48%) Appium
6 1 (1.49%) Xcode
6 1 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.49%) eggPlant
General
1 5 (7.46%) Retail
2 3 (4.48%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (55.22%) Analyst
2 28 (41.79%) Test Analyst
3 10 (14.93%) QA Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Agile Test Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Tester
6 6 (8.96%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Analyst Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Quality Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) DBA
8 4 (5.97%) Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Oracle DBA
9 3 (4.48%) Software Tester
9 3 (4.48%) QA Tester
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Analyst Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.99%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (41.79%) .NET
2 14 (20.90%) .NET Framework
3 7 (10.45%) HTML
4 4 (5.97%) CSS
4 4 (5.97%) jQuery
4 4 (5.97%) HTML5
4 4 (5.97%) Application Packaging
5 3 (4.48%) XML
5 3 (4.48%) CSS3
5 3 (4.48%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (2.99%) SOAP
7 1 (1.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (1.49%) STL
7 1 (1.49%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.49%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.49%) NHS
3 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.97%) UNIX
1 4 (5.97%) Linux
2 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.99%) Windows
3 1 (1.49%) Android
3 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.76%) BDD
3 28 (41.79%) E-Commerce
4 15 (22.39%) Manual Testing
5 8 (11.94%) TDD
6 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
7 5 (7.46%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.46%) Coaching
8 4 (5.97%) Project Management
8 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.48%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (4.48%) Release Management
9 3 (4.48%) ITIL
9 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.48%) Change Management
9 3 (4.48%) Regression Testing
10 2 (2.99%) Mobile Development
10 2 (2.99%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 40 (59.70%) C#
2 18 (26.87%) Ruby
3 10 (14.93%) SQL
4 5 (7.46%) Java
4 5 (7.46%) Python
5 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.97%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.99%) C++
7 1 (1.49%) C
7 1 (1.49%) Perl
7 1 (1.49%) PHP
7 1 (1.49%) VB
7 1 (1.49%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) ISEB
3 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) Perforce
3 4 (5.97%) WorldPay
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle
4 2 (2.99%) SAP
5 1 (1.49%) Google
5 1 (1.49%) Planview
5 1 (1.49%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.49%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.49%) Remedy
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