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 20 November 2014 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 28 50
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +22
Contract jobs citing QA 22 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.93% 4.97% 2.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.60% 67.39% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 13
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£380 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £488 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +75.67%
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
57 46 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 7.60% 7.37% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 23 23
Average daily rate £425 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £293 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £488 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.28 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.10% +89.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £36.06 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 20 November 2014.

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 20 November 2014. 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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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
Cambridge +1 18 £380 +8.57% 11
Peterborough -1 3 £475 - 5
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Linux
2 12 (34.29%) Internet
3 11 (31.43%) SQL
4 10 (28.57%) Python
5 9 (25.71%) Java
5 9 (25.71%) JIRA
5 9 (25.71%) Selenium
6 7 (20.00%) Scrum
6 7 (20.00%) HTML
7 6 (17.14%) C++
7 6 (17.14%) C
7 6 (17.14%) Change Management
7 6 (17.14%) Perforce
7 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
8 5 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Finance
8 5 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (14.29%) SAP
8 5 (14.29%) Client/Server
9 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
9 4 (11.43%) Apache
9 4 (11.43%) Windows
9 4 (11.43%) XML
9 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
9 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
9 4 (11.43%) ISEB
9 4 (11.43%) System Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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 4 (11.43%) Apache
2 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
2 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) NetWeaver
4 1 (2.86%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.86%) JBoss
4 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) Mingle
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) Internet
2 3 (8.57%) HTTP
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.86%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) JIRA
1 9 (25.71%) Selenium
2 5 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.86%) JMeter
4 1 (2.86%) Maven
4 1 (2.86%) FitNesse
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Automotive
2 1 (2.86%) Publishing
2 1 (2.86%) Games
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Analyst
2 4 (11.43%) Tester
2 4 (11.43%) Programme Manager
2 4 (11.43%) Developer
2 4 (11.43%) QA Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) QA Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Senior QA Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Change Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Software Tester
4 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Test Leader
4 2 (5.71%) Test Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Tester
4 2 (5.71%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Transformation Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (11.43%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) SAP Basis
3 2 (5.71%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) Spring
4 1 (2.86%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 4 (11.43%) Streaming Media
3 2 (5.71%) IPTV
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Open Source
4 1 (2.86%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) UNIX
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) Scrum
3 6 (17.14%) Change Management
3 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
3 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
4 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 4 (11.43%) System Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
5 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.57%) Workflow
6 3 (8.57%) TDD
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.57%) Product Management
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) SQL
2 10 (28.57%) Python
3 9 (25.71%) Java
4 6 (17.14%) C
4 6 (17.14%) C++
5 2 (5.71%) C#
5 2 (5.71%) Perl
6 1 (2.86%) Ruby
6 1 (2.86%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Perforce
2 5 (14.29%) SAP
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.86%) Siebel
4 1 (2.86%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) Riverbed
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle
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