Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 - 81
Rank change year-on-year - +81 -15
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.57% - 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% - 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Cambridge median daily rate £338 - £370
10th Percentile £239 - £205
90th Percentile £421 - £426
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £338 - £370
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £39.00 - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £39.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 666 614 909
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 95.05% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 311 591
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +6.29%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £250
90th Percentile £560 £538 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £366 £380
% change year-on-year +2.39% -3.62% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 65 61
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +27.45%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.70 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £58.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £30.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +21.95% +61.84% -23.23%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Cambridge

QA Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Engineer in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Engineer in Cambridge

QA Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Engineer in Cambridge

QA Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Engineer in Cambridge

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, QA Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) QA Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) ColdFusion
3 2 (50.00%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Life Science
3 2 (50.00%) Twitter
3 2 (50.00%) DevOps
3 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Appium
4 1 (25.00%) SDET
4 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (25.00%) BrowserStack
4 1 (25.00%) Tcl
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) BrowserStack
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Appium
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) JMeter
3 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) QA Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) DevOps
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SDET
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Twitter
2 1 (25.00%) Google