Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 48 63
Rank change year-on-year +13 +15 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 21 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.41% 2.06% 1.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.84% 20.63% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 5
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +41.67%
10th Percentile £324 £182 £406
90th Percentile £485 £465 £438
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £373 £378 £413
% change year-on-year -1.25% -8.48% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £11.00 - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £11.00 - -

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 57 63 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.25% 9.98% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 34 42
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03% +26.92%
10th Percentile £281 £193 £213
90th Percentile £540 £493 £438
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £365 £395
% change year-on-year +9.59% -7.59% +21.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 11
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £19.90 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.06% +13.71% -28.57%
10th Percentile £11.03 £17.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £42.25 £40.53 £21.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £18.38 £20.54 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.52% +17.34% -15.66%

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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 11 (52.38%) CRM
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
4 9 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Use Case
4 9 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (42.86%) CSS
4 9 (42.86%) C#
4 9 (42.86%) HTML
4 9 (42.86%) HTML5
4 9 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (42.86%) CSS3
4 9 (42.86%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (14.29%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Decision-Making
8 2 (9.52%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
8 2 (9.52%) BDD
8 2 (9.52%) Validation
8 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Degree
8 2 (9.52%) NetSuite
8 2 (9.52%) Selenium
8 2 (9.52%) Mathematics

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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 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (9.52%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Bluetooth
1 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
1 1 (4.76%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Codeception
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) PHPUnit
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Electronics
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Developer
3 8 (38.10%) CRM Developer
3 8 (38.10%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) NetSuite Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Release Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Release Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Software Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Software Test Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Test Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) CSS
1 9 (42.86%) CSS3
1 9 (42.86%) HTML
1 9 (42.86%) HTML5
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Behat
2 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.76%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Fintech
2 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 11 (52.38%) CRM
3 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
4 9 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Use Case
5 3 (14.29%) Decision-Making
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) BDD
6 2 (9.52%) Data Validation
6 2 (9.52%) ERP
6 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
6 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Validation
7 1 (4.76%) Analytics
7 1 (4.76%) Computational Biology
7 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C#
2 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) GAMP
1 1 (4.76%) GxP
1 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Extreme Networks
2 1 (4.76%) VMware