Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 42 54
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 24 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.24% 3.22% 1.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.29% 28.00% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 3
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +11.84%
10th Percentile £323 £221 £408
90th Percentile £480 £454 £438
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £419
% change year-on-year - -10.45% +13.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -

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 75 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.45% 11.49% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 26
Cambridge median daily rate £423 £375 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.77% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £311 £205 £240
90th Percentile £532 £475 £447
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £364 £363
% change year-on-year +16.84% +0.34% -2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 10
Cambridge median hourly rate £19.25 £21.17 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.07% +9.97% -33.62%
10th Percentile £15.66 £17.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £45.25 £43.75 £77.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £19.25 £20.09 £29.25
% change year-on-year -4.16% -31.33% +0.86%

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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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018, 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 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 13 (54.17%) Test Scripting
4 11 (45.83%) CRM
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (37.50%) C#
6 9 (37.50%) HTML
6 9 (37.50%) CSS
6 9 (37.50%) Unit Testing
6 9 (37.50%) Use Case
6 9 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (37.50%) HTML5
6 9 (37.50%) CSS3
6 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (37.50%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (29.17%) Scrum
7 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
8 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
9 5 (20.83%) Linux
9 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
9 5 (20.83%) JIRA
9 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (16.67%) Selenium
10 4 (16.67%) Bluetooth
10 4 (16.67%) WLAN
10 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (16.67%) Wireless

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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:

Business Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (8.33%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Bluetooth
1 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (16.67%) Wireless
1 4 (16.67%) WLAN
2 3 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.83%) JIRA
3 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) Codeception
4 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.17%) JMeter
4 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.17%) PHPUnit
4 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Developer
3 8 (33.33%) CRM Developer
3 8 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) NetSuite Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Software Release Manager
7 1 (4.17%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) CSS
1 9 (37.50%) CSS3
1 9 (37.50%) HTML
1 9 (37.50%) HTML5
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Behat
2 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Fintech
2 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 13 (54.17%) Test Scripting
4 11 (45.83%) CRM
5 9 (37.50%) Unit Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Use Case
6 7 (29.17%) Scrum
7 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
9 3 (12.50%) Decision-Making
9 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (12.50%) TDD
10 2 (8.33%) BDD
10 2 (8.33%) Data Validation
10 2 (8.33%) ERP
10 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
10 2 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) C#
2 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.50%) Perl
3 3 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) GAMP
1 1 (4.17%) GxP
1 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft