Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 46 60
Rank change year-on-year +6 +14 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 21 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.00% 1.75% 2.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.00% 24.44% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 18
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £263 £196 £209
90th Percentile £438 £430 £498
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Cambridge median hourly rate £43.25 - £50.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £39.00 - £50.00

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 70 45 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.99% 7.18% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 18 42
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £215 £198 £212
90th Percentile £490 £443 £688
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £300 £370
% change year-on-year +25.00% -18.92% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 11
Cambridge median hourly rate £39.00 £38.25 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +31.90% +5.45%
10th Percentile £17.50 £10.13 £15.77
90th Percentile £100.00 £77.50 £50.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% +20.69% +5.45%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 22 November 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 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Python
4 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (33.33%) Wireless
4 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 6 (28.57%) C#
5 6 (28.57%) Degree
5 6 (28.57%) Selenium
5 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 5 (23.81%) Ubuntu
6 5 (23.81%) Device Driver
6 5 (23.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (23.81%) C++
6 5 (23.81%) Linux
6 5 (23.81%) Verilog
6 5 (23.81%) C
6 5 (23.81%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (19.05%) BDD
7 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
7 4 (19.05%) JMeter
7 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 3 (14.29%) Life Science
8 3 (14.29%) CMDB
8 3 (14.29%) Ajax

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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 3 (14.29%) CMS
2 2 (9.52%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) BrowserStack
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) JMeter
3 3 (14.29%) Appium
3 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.76%) JIRA
5 1 (4.76%) MSTest
5 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Hardware Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Hardware Test Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) QA Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Manual Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) QA Manual Tester
6 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Software Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) Ajax
1 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 3 (14.29%) CSS
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 3 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Device Driver
1 5 (23.81%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 5 (23.81%) Verilog
2 3 (14.29%) CMDB
2 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (14.29%) Life Science
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
1 5 (23.81%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 4 (19.05%) BDD
4 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) QA Automation
5 3 (14.29%) SDET
5 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps
6 2 (9.52%) OO
7 1 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (28.57%) C#
4 5 (23.81%) C
4 5 (23.81%) C++
5 2 (9.52%) Tcl
6 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (9.52%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
2 2 (9.52%) Twitter
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Siemens
3 1 (4.76%) webMethods