Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 62 77
Rank change year-on-year +24 +15 -16
Contract jobs citing QA 43 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.03% 1.76% 1.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.44% 16.54% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 10
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £373 £380 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.89% -7.88% +37.50%
10th Percentile £263 £265 £288
90th Percentile £478 £479 £438
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £11.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £11.00 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -38.89% +14.29% -55.00%

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 118 127 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 11.06% 10.65% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 72 64
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £365 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -7.59% +21.54%
10th Percentile £263 £116 £205
90th Percentile £488 £496 £443
East of England median daily rate £413 £420 £413
% change year-on-year -1.79% +1.82% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 15
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £18.38 £20.54 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +17.34% -15.66%
10th Percentile £11.29 £17.50 £15.95
90th Percentile £41.50 £44.88 £31.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.08% -34.55% +3.77%

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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 19 July 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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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 19 July 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 +15 21 £375 -11.76% 38
Peterborough +7 17 £300 -29.82% 1
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East of England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) Test Automation
3 14 (32.56%) C#
4 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
5 12 (27.91%) CRM
6 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
7 10 (23.26%) Dynamics CRM
8 9 (20.93%) Selenium
8 9 (20.93%) Use Case
8 9 (20.93%) Unit Testing
8 9 (20.93%) HTML5
8 9 (20.93%) CSS3
8 9 (20.93%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (20.93%) CSS
8 9 (20.93%) HTML
8 9 (20.93%) .NET
8 9 (20.93%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (18.60%) SQL
9 8 (18.60%) Web Services
10 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
10 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
11 6 (13.95%) Java
11 6 (13.95%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (13.95%) User Stories
11 6 (13.95%) Acceptance Criteria
11 6 (13.95%) SDLC
12 5 (11.63%) API Testing
12 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing

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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 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.65%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.93%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.33%) SMS
1 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.33%) Wireless
1 1 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Selenium
2 6 (13.95%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (6.98%) JMeter
4 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.33%) Appium
5 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.33%) Codeception
5 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.33%) JBehave
5 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Back Office
3 3 (6.98%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Developer
2 10 (23.26%) Test Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Developer
4 8 (18.60%) CRM Developer
4 8 (18.60%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Business Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Tester
6 4 (9.30%) Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.98%) CRM Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) .NET
1 9 (20.93%) CSS
1 9 (20.93%) CSS3
1 9 (20.93%) HTML
1 9 (20.93%) HTML5
2 8 (18.60%) Web Services
3 3 (6.98%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) Behat
4 1 (2.33%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.33%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) SWIFT
4 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Cyberattack
5 1 (2.33%) Fintech
5 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) Test Automation
3 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
4 12 (27.91%) CRM
5 9 (20.93%) Unit Testing
5 9 (20.93%) Use Case
6 6 (13.95%) Acceptance Criteria
6 6 (13.95%) SDLC
6 6 (13.95%) User Stories
7 5 (11.63%) API Testing
7 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
7 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Change Control
8 4 (9.30%) Change Management
8 4 (9.30%) Functional Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Manual Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Resource Allocation
8 4 (9.30%) Scrum
9 3 (6.98%) Cash Management
9 3 (6.98%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) C#
2 8 (18.60%) SQL
3 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
3 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
4 6 (13.95%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.98%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.33%) ISEB
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) GAMP
1 1 (2.33%) GxP
1 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.33%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.33%) VMware