The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 4.35% 2.96% 3.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.44% 29.41% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate £245 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.35% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
QA
Cambridgeshire

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
9 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 9.78% 10.06% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 3
Average daily rate £245 £438 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £325 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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
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

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Top 23 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (60.00%) Change Control
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (20.00%) CMS
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Systems Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Systems Test Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) CMS Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Retail Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle