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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 14 26
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12  
Contract jobs citing QA 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 4.26% 3.53% 0.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 18.75% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £380 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% +8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +0.54% +4.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.76% +6.84%  

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 14 16 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 14.89% 18.82% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 9
Median daily rate £256 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.15% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £230 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £325 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Peterborough over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 29 March 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) TDD
2 10 (83.33%) Selenium
3 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (75.00%) Cucumber
4 8 (66.67%) WebDriver
4 8 (66.67%) Automation Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 8 (66.67%) Appium
4 8 (66.67%) Regression Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Back Office
4 8 (66.67%) Java
4 8 (66.67%) Eclipse
4 8 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
5 7 (58.33%) JBehave
6 6 (50.00%) Finance
7 5 (41.67%) BDD
7 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
8 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
8 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
9 3 (25.00%) Banking
9 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
10 2 (16.67%) Scrum
10 2 (16.67%) ISEB
10 2 (16.67%) C#
10 2 (16.67%) Ruby

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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 10 (83.33%) Selenium
2 9 (75.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (66.67%) Appium
3 8 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (66.67%) Eclipse
3 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 8 (66.67%) WebDriver
4 7 (58.33%) JBehave
General
1 8 (66.67%) Back Office
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer in Test
3 2 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) TDD
3 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (66.67%) Automation Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Regression Testing
5 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
6 5 (41.67%) BDD
6 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
7 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
7 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (16.67%) Scrum
10 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 1 (8.33%) Refactoring
10 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
10 1 (8.33%) Test Management
10 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
10 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification