The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
Rank 15 16 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 5 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 5.68% 4.21% 3.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 62.50% 36.36% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £275 £245 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -48.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £33.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-21.21% -2.65%

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 Peterborough region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 9.09% 11.58% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 18
Median daily rate £275 £146 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.03% -67.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +88.76%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Peterborough region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Peterborough region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Peterborough region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

QA
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 Peterborough region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) TDD
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 9 (90.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (80.00%) WebDriver
3 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (80.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (80.00%) Java
3 8 (80.00%) Eclipse
3 8 (80.00%) Regression Testing
3 8 (80.00%) Back Office
3 8 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (80.00%) Automation Testing
3 8 (80.00%) Appium
4 7 (70.00%) JBehave
4 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (50.00%) BDD
5 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 5 (50.00%) Defect Management
6 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Banking
8 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Ruby
8 2 (20.00%) Scrum
8 2 (20.00%) C#
8 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (20.00%) Mobile App

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough 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:

Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 9 (90.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (80.00%) Appium
3 8 (80.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (80.00%) Eclipse
3 8 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (80.00%) WebDriver
4 7 (70.00%) JBehave
General
1 8 (80.00%) Back Office
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
1 8 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) QA Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Developer in Test
3 2 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) TDD
2 8 (80.00%) Automation Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (50.00%) Defect Management
5 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby