Period
to 23 April 2018

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 6 months to 23 April 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 59 70
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11 -34
Contract jobs citing QA 28 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.62% 2.33% 1.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.69% 23.42% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 11
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £240
90th Percentile £613 £474 £438
East of England median daily rate £450 £370 £390
% change year-on-year +21.62% -5.13% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £11.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £17.90 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.54% -20.00% -38.36%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 109 111 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 10.21% 9.96% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 54 65
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £450 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.64% -21.43% -9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £118 £175
90th Percentile £578 £550 £438
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +9.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 10
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.10% +30.00% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.05 £14.88 £17.46
90th Percentile £94.98 £43.44 £27.10
East of England median hourly rate £21.21 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.56% -20.40% -

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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 6 months to 23 April 2018.

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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 April 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 0 12 £400 +18.52% 42
Peterborough -1 12 £300 +9.09% 4
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East of England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
3 8 (28.57%) SQL
4 7 (25.00%) .NET
4 7 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 7 (25.00%) Web Services
5 6 (21.43%) Change Control
5 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Selenium
6 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (17.86%) SDLC
6 5 (17.86%) Java
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle
6 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Back Office
7 4 (14.29%) C#
7 4 (14.29%) Change Management
7 4 (14.29%) XML
7 4 (14.29%) User Stories
7 4 (14.29%) Resource Allocation
7 4 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Degree
8 3 (10.71%) API Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
8 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
8 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
8 3 (10.71%) JMeter

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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:

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) SMS
1 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) JMeter
3 2 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) Appium
4 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.57%) Codeception
4 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) JBehave
4 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.57%) MSTest
4 1 (3.57%) PHPUnit
4 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (14.29%) Back Office
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Billing
4 1 (3.57%) French Language
4 1 (3.57%) Games
4 1 (3.57%) German Language
4 1 (3.57%) Law
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Tester
3 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Automation Tester
5 3 (10.71%) QA Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Python Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Release Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) .NET
1 7 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.57%) Behat
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
3 6 (21.43%) Change Control
3 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
4 5 (17.86%) SDLC
5 4 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (14.29%) Change Management
5 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Resource Allocation
5 4 (14.29%) User Stories
6 3 (10.71%) API Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
6 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (10.71%) TDD
7 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (17.86%) Java
4 4 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.57%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) GAMP
1 1 (3.57%) GxP
1 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Siemens
3 1 (3.57%) VMware