The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 June 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)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 56 65
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9  
Contract jobs citing QA 9 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.52% 1.01% 1.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.07% 9.68% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Median daily rate £425 £375 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +45.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £288 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £708 £439 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £380 £361
% change year-on-year +1.64% +5.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +16.12% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 56 62 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.46% 10.42% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 43 30
Median daily rate £300 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £244 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 5
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -5.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.75 £18.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £31.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -10.71% +29.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Cambridgeshire

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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 within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +6 4 £253 -40.58% 20
Peterborough 0 1 - - 2
Huntingdon - 1 - -
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East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 5 (27.78%) Selenium
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (16.67%) IT Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
5 3 (16.67%) Appium
5 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 3 (16.67%) Back Office
5 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (16.67%) JIRA
5 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.11%) ISEB
6 2 (11.11%) Internet
6 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (11.11%) C
6 2 (11.11%) Web Services

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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 (11.11%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle SCM
1 1 (5.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) BrowserStack
1 1 (5.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
1 2 (11.11%) LAN
1 2 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 3 (16.67%) Appium
3 3 (16.67%) JIRA
3 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 2 (11.11%) JBehave
4 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.11%) JMeter
5 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.56%) MSTest
5 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.56%) TestComplete
5 1 (5.56%) TestRail
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Back Office
3 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
4 1 (5.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Automation Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 2 (11.11%) Ehcache
1 2 (11.11%) MyBatis
1 2 (11.11%) REST
1 2 (11.11%) Spring
1 2 (11.11%) Spring Boot
1 2 (11.11%) Spring MVC
1 2 (11.11%) Spring Security
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) Angular 2
2 1 (5.56%) Behat
2 1 (5.56%) Node.js
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (5.56%) React
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 3 (16.67%) IT Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (11.11%) BDD
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Product Management
6 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
1 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C
2 2 (11.11%) TypeScript
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Mercator
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Siemens
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