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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 11 August 2022 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
11 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 55 37 37
Rank change year-on-year -18 0 +22
Contract jobs citing QA 18 22 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.33% 3.55% 2.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.17% 25.88% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 6
10th Percentile £210 £250 £425
25th Percentile £296 £273 £444
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £325 £575
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% -43.48% +91.67%
75th Percentile £491 £525 £725
90th Percentile £538 - -
East of England median daily rate £440 £430 £520
% change year-on-year +2.33% -17.31% +22.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
10th Percentile £13.33 £14.35 -
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £17.75 £15.50 -
90th Percentile £18.58 £15.95 -
East of England median hourly rate £29.13 £15.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +94.17% -33.33% +129.59%

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 127 85 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.45% 13.73% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 58 36
10th Percentile £205 £131 £313
25th Percentile £313 £164 £321
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £294 £413
Median % change year-on-year +44.68% -28.79% -2.94%
75th Percentile £575 £386 £533
90th Percentile £675 £525 £691
East of England median daily rate £427 £370 £425
% change year-on-year +15.27% -12.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 0
10th Percentile £11.65 - -
25th Percentile £12.22 £12.25 -
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
75th Percentile £13.75 £16.25 -
90th Percentile £37.94 £41.75 -
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -51.61% +100.00%

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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 11 August 2022.

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 11 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridge -6 12 £375 -25.00% 14
Peterborough -19 4 - - 6
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East of England

For the 6 months to 11 August 2022, 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 7 (38.89%) Python
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) C++
3 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) User Experience
4 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (16.67%) Agile
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Games
5 2 (11.11%) ERP
5 2 (11.11%) SLA
5 2 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (11.11%) C
5 2 (11.11%) C#
5 2 (11.11%) Validation
5 2 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.11%) JIRA
5 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (11.11%) Data Mapping
5 2 (11.11%) Android
5 2 (11.11%) BDD

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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 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Postman
3 1 (5.56%) Robot Framework
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Games
2 2 (11.11%) Social Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Documentation Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Data Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Delivery Lead
3 1 (5.56%) Data Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) ERP Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Excel Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) IT Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Product Owner
3 1 (5.56%) Python Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Service Improvement Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.56%) JSON
1 1 (5.56%) Kafka
1 1 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) User Experience
2 2 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.56%) IoT
3 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Android
3 2 (11.11%) Tizen
4 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
1 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 3 (16.67%) Agile
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) BDD
3 2 (11.11%) CI/CD
3 2 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (11.11%) Data Mapping
3 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Data Transformation
3 2 (11.11%) ERP
3 2 (11.11%) Machine Learning
3 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (5.56%) Business Strategy
4 1 (5.56%) Development Roadmap
4 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Transfer
4 1 (5.56%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Python
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) C
4 2 (11.11%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) Scala
5 1 (5.56%) VBScript
5 1 (5.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker