The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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 (QA)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 42 46
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4  
Contract jobs citing QA 6 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.03% 0.84% 2.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.18% 8.82% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £425 £425 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +75.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £425 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £425 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +2.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 33 34 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 11.15% 9.50% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 14
Median daily rate £275 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £240 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
Median hourly rate £21.84 £17.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.77% -34.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £16.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.85 £20.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Cambridge

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Cambridge

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Cambridge over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Cambridge

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 2 (25.00%) Spring Boot
4 2 (25.00%) API Design
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Spring
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Aerospace
4 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) Spring MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Spring Security
4 2 (25.00%) Product Management
4 2 (25.00%) Ehcache
4 2 (25.00%) REST
4 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) TypeScript

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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 (25.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Appium
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) MSTest
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (12.50%) TestComplete
2 1 (12.50%) TestRail
General
1 2 (25.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (25.00%) Ehcache
1 2 (25.00%) MyBatis
1 2 (25.00%) REST
1 2 (25.00%) Spring
1 2 (25.00%) Spring Boot
1 2 (25.00%) Spring MVC
1 2 (25.00%) Spring Security
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Angular 2
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) React
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) API Design
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Product Management
4 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
3 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Mercator
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Siemens
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