Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 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 24 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)
Cambridgeshire > Peterborough
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 24 37
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 13 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 3.52% 2.62% 0.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.70% 23.08% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Peterborough median daily rate £388 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.00% -26.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £363
90th Percentile £450 £298 £388
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £313 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Peterborough median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £39.00 - £50.00

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 Peterborough with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Peterborough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 66 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 17.89% 11.35% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 11 17
Peterborough median daily rate £351 £300 £103
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.00% +192.68% -77.22%
10th Percentile £149 £263 £78
90th Percentile £448 £375 £575
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £300 £370
% change year-on-year +25.00% -18.92% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Peterborough median hourly rate £11.00 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +57.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £9.20 £14.85 £16.25
90th Percentile £37.95 £30.95 £18.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £34.75 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -0.71% +20.69% +5.45%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Peterborough.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Peterborough

QA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Peterborough.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 24 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 Peterborough region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (61.54%) Process Improvement
1 8 (61.54%) Change Control
2 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) SAP
2 7 (53.85%) GAP Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) SAP Payroll
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Selenium
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (15.38%) RSpec
6 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) REST
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
6 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (15.38%) User Stories
6 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (15.38%) TDD
6 2 (15.38%) NUnit
6 2 (15.38%) Ruby

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough 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%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (7.69%) ResourceLink
2 1 (7.69%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) JUnit
2 2 (15.38%) NUnit
2 2 (15.38%) RSpec
2 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Consultant
1 6 (46.15%) Payroll Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) SAP Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) SAP Payroll Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Content Editor
4 1 (7.69%) OSS Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) System Design Authority
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
1 2 (15.38%) REST
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Change Control
1 8 (61.54%) Process Improvement
2 7 (53.85%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Content Development
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) C++
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) Ruby
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Cognos
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) NGA Human Resources
2 1 (7.69%) Northgate