Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Engineer was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 75 84
Rank change year-on-year -16 +9 +14
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.23% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.20% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £288 - £394
10th Percentile £229 - £360
90th Percentile £346 - £426
East of England median daily rate £288 - £418
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £39.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £39.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 1,225 1,022 1,284
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 95.60% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 451 743
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £355 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -7.79% +9.22%
10th Percentile £230 £163 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 120 117
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +47.06% -34.62%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.98 £9.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.19
% change year-on-year -2.50% -9.86% +10.94%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Cambridgeshire

QA Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Engineer in Cambridgeshire

QA Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Engineer in Cambridgeshire

QA Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge - 3 £288 - 6
QA Engineer
East of England

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, QA Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Twitter
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) QA Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Life Science
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) ColdFusion
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Tcl
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Google
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (66.67%) ColdFusion
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) QA Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Twitter
2 1 (33.33%) Google