Period
to 21 April 2021

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 21 April 2021 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 52 52
Rank change year-on-year +22 0 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 13 11 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.04% 1.51% 2.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.41% 13.41% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 12
10th Percentile £250 £390 £157
25th Percentile £266 £450 £272
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £338 £490 £300
Median % change year-on-year -31.12% +63.33% -20.00%
75th Percentile £481 £519 £438
90th Percentile £544 £575 £561
East of England median daily rate £463 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +2.78% +8.43% -7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
10th Percentile £14.35 " "
25th Percentile £14.50 " £9.65
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £9.80
75th Percentile £15.50 " £9.95
90th Percentile £15.95 " £17.40
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £18.31 £9.80
% change year-on-year -18.08% +86.84% -32.88%

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 58 82 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.55% 11.23% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 57
10th Percentile £162 £263 £101
25th Percentile £229 £374 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £463 £400
Median % change year-on-year -29.73% +15.63% -9.86%
75th Percentile £438 £512 £525
90th Percentile £573 £579 £613
East of England median daily rate £370 £400 £420
% change year-on-year -7.50% -4.76% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 7
10th Percentile " £16.25 "
25th Percentile £12.25 £17.50 £9.65
Median hourly rate £14.50 £26.05 £9.80
Median % change year-on-year -44.33% +165.77% -56.44%
75th Percentile £15.50 £47.50 £22.68
90th Percentile £16.10 " £34.80
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £20.39 £14.50
% change year-on-year -26.43% +40.62% -29.10%

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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 21 April 2021.

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 21 April 2021. 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
Peterborough +4 8 £300 -33.33%
Cambridge +18 5 £413 -15.82% 28
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East of England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, 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 6 (46.15%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) SLA
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (30.77%) Trend Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Retail
4 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.69%) GCP
5 1 (7.69%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (7.69%) Packer
5 1 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (7.69%) Terraform
5 1 (7.69%) Prototyping
5 1 (7.69%) CircleCI
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Core
5 1 (7.69%) Master's Degree
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (7.69%) Serverless
5 1 (7.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (7.69%) Spinnaker
5 1 (7.69%) Istio
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
5 1 (7.69%) Canary Deployment

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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 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.69%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Akamai
1 1 (7.69%) AWS
1 1 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (7.69%) CloudFront
1 1 (7.69%) GCP
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
1 1 (7.69%) Serverless
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) CircleCI
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Spinnaker
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Dutch Language
2 1 (7.69%) French Language
2 1 (7.69%) German Language
2 1 (7.69%) Italian Language
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Coordinator
2 2 (15.38%) QA Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Scrum Master
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Programme Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Scrum Master
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Core
1 1 (7.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 1 (7.69%) RESTful
1 1 (7.69%) WCF
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) WinForms
1 1 (7.69%) WPF
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) AS400
2 1 (7.69%) FMCG
2 1 (7.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Bioinformatics
4 1 (7.69%) Biology
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.69%) MVVM
4 1 (7.69%) Parallel Programming
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Product Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Use Case
4 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) C++
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
1 1 (7.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Master's Degree
1 1 (7.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Istio
1 1 (7.69%) Packer
1 1 (7.69%) Terraform