Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 52 41
Rank change year-on-year -4 -11 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 13 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.90% 1.95% 2.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.07% 25.00% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 8
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -14.83%
10th Percentile £293 £319 £201
90th Percentile £575 £450 £471
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £413 £300
% change year-on-year -15.20% +37.58% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £9.80 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.87% - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £9.80 £38.75 -
% change year-on-year -74.71% - -

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 54 48 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 7.89% 7.80% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 20
Cambridge median daily rate £434 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.23% +9.63% -10.00%
10th Percentile £310 £223 £207
90th Percentile £605 £490 £528
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £381 £300
% change year-on-year +4.92% +27.08% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Cambridge median hourly rate £47.50 £43.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.83% +101.16% -18.10%
10th Percentile £9.65 £21.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £100.00 £49.25
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.50 £37.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +21.33% +33.93% +5.66%

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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 16 February 2019.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Cambridge over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for QA in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Python
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (30.77%) Analytics
3 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
3 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) JIRA
3 4 (30.77%) C
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) Perl
3 4 (30.77%) ETL
4 3 (23.08%) Unix
4 3 (23.08%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) User Experience
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Apache Spark
5 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
5 2 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform

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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 (15.38%) Apache Spark
1 2 (15.38%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Bluetooth
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (15.38%) Wireless
1 2 (15.38%) WLAN
2 1 (7.69%) FlexRay
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Hive
1 2 (15.38%) Big Data
1 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
1 2 (15.38%) HBase
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (15.38%) Sqoop
2 1 (7.69%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (15.38%) ERwin
3 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) CppUnit
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) QA Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Data Scientist
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Developer in Test
3 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) QA Automation Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
4 1 (7.69%) GIS Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Python Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Python Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Agile Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Grails
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) HTML5
1 2 (15.38%) Kafka
1 2 (15.38%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
3 2 (15.38%) Solaris
3 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (30.77%) Analytics
2 4 (30.77%) ETL
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Data Entry
4 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (15.38%) Machine Learning
4 2 (15.38%) MapReduce
4 2 (15.38%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) C
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) Groovy
3 2 (15.38%) MATLAB
3 2 (15.38%) R
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) PhD
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Flume
2 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Hortonworks
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle