Period
to 23 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 53 55
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 41 27 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.16% 2.54% 2.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.79% 28.42% 33.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 19
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £318 £225 £248
90th Percentile £553 £435 £495
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £38.75 - £50.00
East of England median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -3.13% +73.91% -36.99%

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 159 95 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 12.24% 8.92% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 36 61
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £170 £146 £91
90th Percentile £538 £491 £575
East of England median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 10
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.97% +5.08% +7.27%
10th Percentile £9.60 £11.10 £15.77
90th Percentile £89.95 £77.50 £50.00
East of England median hourly rate £26.22 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -30.08% +7.14% +20.17%

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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 January 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 January 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 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 +2 18 £375 +11.11% 50
Peterborough -13 11 £426 +54.73% 6
Huntingdon - 2 - - 1
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East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 15 (36.59%) Change Control
2 13 (31.71%) Test Automation
3 10 (24.39%) SAP
4 9 (21.95%) Python
4 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
4 9 (21.95%) Process Improvement
4 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (19.51%) Degree
5 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
5 8 (19.51%) GAP Analysis
6 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
7 6 (14.63%) Wireless
7 6 (14.63%) Manufacturing
7 6 (14.63%) SQL
8 5 (12.20%) C++
8 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
8 5 (12.20%) Web Services
8 5 (12.20%) Linux
8 5 (12.20%) Change Management
8 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
8 5 (12.20%) SAP Payroll
8 5 (12.20%) Scrum
8 5 (12.20%) Business Analysis
8 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (12.20%) Resource Allocation
9 4 (9.76%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (9.76%) Selenium
9 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

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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 (4.88%) CMS
1 2 (4.88%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) SAP Payroll
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.44%) ResourceLink
3 1 (2.44%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) Wireless
2 2 (4.88%) IP Telephony
2 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.44%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Selenium
2 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.88%) JMeter
4 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) JUnit
4 1 (2.44%) MSTest
4 1 (2.44%) NUnit
4 1 (2.44%) RSpec
4 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.63%) Manufacturing
3 4 (9.76%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Billing
4 1 (2.44%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) French Language
4 1 (2.44%) Games
4 1 (2.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Analyst
1 7 (17.07%) Consultant
1 7 (17.07%) Payroll Consultant
2 6 (14.63%) Tester
3 5 (12.20%) Business Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) SAP Consultant
3 5 (12.20%) SAP Payroll Consultant
3 5 (12.20%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Technical Business Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Test Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Hardware Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Hardware Test Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) QA Tester
4 4 (9.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Business IT Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Web Services
2 4 (9.76%) CSS
3 3 (7.32%) .NET
3 3 (7.32%) HTML
3 3 (7.32%) XML
4 2 (4.88%) Ajax
4 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.76%) Device Driver
2 4 (9.76%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (9.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (9.76%) Verilog
3 3 (7.32%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (7.32%) Life Science
4 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.88%) CMDB
4 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Change Control
2 13 (31.71%) Test Automation
3 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.95%) Process Improvement
4 8 (19.51%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (12.20%) Business Analysis
5 5 (12.20%) Change Management
5 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Resource Allocation
5 5 (12.20%) Scrum
5 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.76%) ITIL
6 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Manual Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.88%) Supplier Management
8 2 (4.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) Python
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 5 (12.20%) C++
3 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
4 4 (9.76%) C
4 4 (9.76%) C#
4 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.76%) Tcl
5 2 (4.88%) Java
6 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Degree
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (4.88%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) SAP
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) ServiceNow
2 2 (4.88%) Twitter
3 1 (2.44%) Cognos
3 1 (2.44%) Google
3 1 (2.44%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) NGA Human Resources
3 1 (2.44%) Northgate
3 1 (2.44%) Siemens
3 1 (2.44%) webMethods