Period
to 1 December 2020

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 1 December 2020 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
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 63 53
Rank change year-on-year +35 -10 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 10 29 34
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.23% 2.52% 3.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.73% 18.47% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 19
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £216 £306 £263
90th Percentile £500 £526 £475
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 1
Median hourly rate £21.09 £9.80 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.18% -78.46% +16.67%
10th Percentile £18.42 £9.50 £42.75
90th Percentile £22.74 £12.25 £48.25
East of England median hourly rate £23.00 £9.80 £28.25
% change year-on-year +134.69% -65.31% -27.10%

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 44 157 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 14.19% 13.63% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 70 67
Median daily rate £335 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.92% -1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £162 £121 £263
90th Percentile £545 £625 £566
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £420
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 26 9
Median hourly rate £20.34 £17.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.90% -59.41% +22.30%
10th Percentile £12.00 £9.50 £17.74
90th Percentile £39.00 £47.50 £49.50
Median hourly rate £28.75 £16.50 £17.60
% change year-on-year +74.24% -6.25% -29.60%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing QA in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for QA in Cambridgeshire

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Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing QA in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for QA in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing QA in Cambridgeshire.

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 6 months to 1 December 2020. 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 +24 9 £450 +12.50% 12
Peterborough +14 1 £120 - 3
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East of England

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, 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 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (40.00%) Test Management
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) QA Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) CMMI
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) TMMi
3 3 (30.00%) Project Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) SLA
4 2 (20.00%) AWS
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (20.00%) Office 365
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) GitHub
5 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
5 1 (10.00%) Ranorex
5 1 (10.00%) User Experience

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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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) GCP
2 1 (10.00%) GitHub
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (10.00%) GitLab
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Mocha
1 1 (10.00%) MSTest
1 1 (10.00%) Ranorex
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
3 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Programme Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Service Improvement Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Django
1 1 (10.00%) RESTful
1 1 (10.00%) Velocity
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Test Management
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) CMMI
3 3 (30.00%) Project Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) QA Automation
3 3 (30.00%) TMMi
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (10.00%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP ALM
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Siemens