Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 62 49
Rank change year-on-year +15 -13 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 10 20 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.75% 1.91% 3.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.63% 20.62% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 14
Median daily rate £470 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.67% -20.00% +2.74%
10th Percentile £390 £142 £274
90th Percentile £725 £575 £488
East of England median daily rate £450 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £9.80 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.91% -
East of England median hourly rate £18.31 £9.80 £12.80
% change year-on-year +86.84% -23.44% -28.89%

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 64 97 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 11.19% 9.28% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 54 62
Median daily rate £475 £416 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.11% -3.20% +43.33%
10th Percentile £352 £101 £229
90th Percentile £646 £625 £488
East of England median daily rate £406 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -3.27% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 10
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.15 £15.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.08% -15.65% -30.71%
10th Percentile £16.25 £9.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £18.75 £31.85 £25.50
Median hourly rate £20.39 £15.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +31.55% -10.14% -19.15%

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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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +19 9 £490 +63.33% 5
Peterborough - 1 £450 - 1
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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%) Git (software)
2 4 (40.00%) Azure
2 4 (40.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (30.00%) AWS
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) JUnit
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Cypress.io
4 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (20.00%) TMap
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (20.00%) QA Automation

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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 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) SAS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (10.00%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Azure
2 3 (30.00%) AWS
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (10.00%) GCP
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365
3 1 (10.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (10.00%) PaaS
3 1 (10.00%) Power Platform
3 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (10.00%) BigQuery
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Power BI
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (10.00%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) Cypress.io
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) JUnit
2 2 (20.00%) Robot Framework
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) ERwin
3 1 (10.00%) GoCD
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) IoT Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Cloud Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Software Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Apache NiFi
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) SAP PI
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) TMap
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (20.00%) Go
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) Python
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) APMG
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Google
1 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) MuleSoft
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) Tableau