The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Peterborough region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 8 22
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Contract jobs citing QA 8 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 5.16% 6.45% 0.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.33% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate £325 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 9.68% 12.90% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate £340 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
Cambridgeshire

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Peterborough region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Peterborough region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

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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 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (30.00%) Marketing
4 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (30.00%) Unica
4 3 (30.00%) Endeca
4 3 (30.00%) EPiServer
4 3 (30.00%) Online Marketing
4 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
4 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (20.00%) C++
5 2 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) Wiki
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Change Control
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB

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Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
General
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) QA Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (20.00%) Wiki
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Online Marketing
2 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Unica
1 3 (30.00%) Endeca
1 3 (30.00%) EPiServer