The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 40 43 50
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.31% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £263 £301
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -12.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £36.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +176.92%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
295 309 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 90.21% 92.24% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 153 209
Average daily rate £330 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 49 71
Average hourly rate £22.25 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.94% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Tester across the Cambridge region.

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester across the Cambridge region.

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Software Tester
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (50.00%) Product Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Perforce
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Streaming Media
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) HTML

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) Streaming Media
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Product Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Perforce