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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 17 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7  
Contract jobs citing QA 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 1.08% 2.02% 0.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 14.29% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.04%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +2.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Peterborough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 8 14 7
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 8.60% 14.14% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
Median daily rate £365 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £344 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £31.00 £31.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -10.71% +13.13%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Peterborough citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Peterborough

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Peterborough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Back Office
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (40.00%) JBehave
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Appium
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing

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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:

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Appium
2 2 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (40.00%) JBehave
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) JMeter
General
1 3 (60.00%) Back Office
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center