Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 51 70
Rank change year-on-year +2 +19 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 39 45 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.25% 3.30% 1.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.91% 26.95% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 7
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £373 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £234 £285
90th Percentile £475 £475 £439
East of England median daily rate £411 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +2.81% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.50 £38.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.42% - -
East of England median hourly rate £28.25 £38.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -27.10% +84.52% -41.26%

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 115 167 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.59% 12.24% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 90 43
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £413 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.40% +3.93% -6.67%
10th Percentile £233 £155 £215
90th Percentile £548 £475 £471
East of England median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 19
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £21.17 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.14% -31.71% +6.90%
10th Percentile £17.50 £9.90 £11.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.45 £77.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £21.59 £35.25
% change year-on-year -16.61% -38.77% +0.71%

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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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -5 23 £374 -0.29% 45
Peterborough +8 10 £310 -20.05% 4
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East of England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 17 (43.59%) Test Scripting
4 13 (33.33%) C#
5 12 (30.77%) CRM
5 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 10 (25.64%) HTML
6 10 (25.64%) HTML5
6 10 (25.64%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (23.08%) Use Case
7 9 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 9 (23.08%) CSS
7 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (23.08%) CSS3
7 9 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (23.08%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (20.51%) Scrum
8 8 (20.51%) Selenium
9 7 (17.95%) Linux
9 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
10 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (15.38%) JIRA
10 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
11 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
11 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
11 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (10.26%) Wireless
12 4 (10.26%) Finance

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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 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.13%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Bluetooth
1 4 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (10.26%) Wireless
1 4 (10.26%) WLAN
2 3 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (2.56%) FlexRay
3 1 (2.56%) HTTP
3 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Selenium
2 6 (15.38%) JIRA
2 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
4 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.56%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.56%) JMeter
6 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Automotive
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Developer
4 8 (20.51%) CRM Developer
4 8 (20.51%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Test Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Tester
7 4 (10.26%) Consultant
8 3 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) CRM Consultant
8 3 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
8 3 (7.69%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 3 (7.69%) QA Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) QA Automation Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) NetSuite Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) HTML
1 10 (25.64%) HTML5
2 9 (23.08%) CSS
2 9 (23.08%) CSS3
3 3 (7.69%) .NET
3 3 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Cyberattack
4 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.56%) Fintech
4 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 17 (43.59%) Test Scripting
4 12 (30.77%) CRM
5 9 (23.08%) Unit Testing
5 9 (23.08%) Use Case
6 8 (20.51%) Scrum
7 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
8 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Issue Tracking
9 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (10.26%) SDLC
10 3 (7.69%) Decision-Making
10 3 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Test Planning
10 3 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) C#
2 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.69%) Perl
3 3 (7.69%) Python
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (5.13%) Java
4 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.56%) Groovy
5 1 (2.56%) RPG
5 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.26%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.56%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.56%) SAP