Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 64 65
Rank change year-on-year +14 +1 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 46 20 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.26% 1.76% 2.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.14% 21.28% 35.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 24
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £325 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -12.75% -1.97%
10th Percentile £319 £220 £215
90th Percentile £475 £438 £488
East of England median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £39.00 - £50.00
East of England median hourly rate £39.00 £35.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +9.86% +54.35% -

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 176 94 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 12.49% 8.28% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 39 65
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £300 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.92% -1.33%
10th Percentile £165 £166 £91
90th Percentile £526 £451 £575
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 13
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +20.69% +5.45%
10th Percentile £10.10 £11.10 £15.77
90th Percentile £69.85 £77.50 £50.00
East of England median hourly rate £23.50 £37.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -37.33% +29.31% +5.45%

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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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +4 21 £375 - 6
Peterborough -6 13 £388 +41.00% 2
Huntingdon - 2 - -
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East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
2 15 (32.61%) Change Control
3 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (26.09%) Python
5 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
6 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
6 9 (19.57%) SAP
6 9 (19.57%) Selenium
6 9 (19.57%) Process Improvement
7 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
7 8 (17.39%) C#
7 8 (17.39%) GAP Analysis
7 8 (17.39%) Wireless
8 7 (15.22%) C++
8 7 (15.22%) Web Services
8 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
8 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
8 7 (15.22%) Business Analysis
9 6 (13.04%) Scrum
9 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
9 6 (13.04%) Degree
9 6 (13.04%) PL/SQL
9 6 (13.04%) SQL
9 6 (13.04%) Linux
9 6 (13.04%) Change Management
9 6 (13.04%) Manufacturing
9 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (13.04%) BDD
9 6 (13.04%) Resource Allocation

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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 3 (6.52%) CMS
2 2 (4.35%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (2.17%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) Wireless
2 2 (4.35%) IP Telephony
2 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.17%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Selenium
2 5 (10.87%) Cucumber
2 5 (10.87%) JMeter
3 4 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.52%) Appium
4 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.52%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.35%) JIRA
5 2 (4.35%) JUnit
5 2 (4.35%) NUnit
5 2 (4.35%) RSpec
6 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.17%) MSTest
6 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 5 (10.87%) Marketing
4 3 (6.52%) Finance
5 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Business Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Consultant
2 7 (15.22%) Payroll Consultant
2 7 (15.22%) Tester
3 6 (13.04%) Technical Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Technical Business Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Test Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Automation Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Hardware Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Hardware Test Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) SAP Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) SAP Payroll Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Developer
5 4 (8.70%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Business IT Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) IT Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) Web Services
2 5 (10.87%) CSS
3 4 (8.70%) XML
4 3 (6.52%) .NET
4 3 (6.52%) Ajax
4 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.52%) HTML
4 3 (6.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.35%) REST
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Device Driver
2 5 (10.87%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (10.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (10.87%) Verilog
3 3 (6.52%) CMDB
3 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.52%) Life Science
4 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Linux
2 5 (10.87%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
2 15 (32.61%) Change Control
3 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.57%) Process Improvement
5 8 (17.39%) GAP Analysis
6 7 (15.22%) Business Analysis
6 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
7 6 (13.04%) BDD
7 6 (13.04%) Change Management
7 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Resource Allocation
7 6 (13.04%) Scrum
8 5 (10.87%) ITIL
8 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Regression Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.70%) TDD
9 4 (8.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) Python
2 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
3 8 (17.39%) C#
4 7 (15.22%) C++
5 6 (13.04%) PL/SQL
5 6 (13.04%) SQL
6 5 (10.87%) C
7 4 (8.70%) Tcl
8 3 (6.52%) Java
9 2 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.04%) Degree
4 3 (6.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (4.35%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) SAP
2 3 (6.52%) ServiceNow
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Twitter
4 1 (2.17%) Cognos
4 1 (2.17%) Google
4 1 (2.17%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) NGA Human Resources
4 1 (2.17%) Northgate
4 1 (2.17%) Siemens
4 1 (2.17%) webMethods