The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 45 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.51% 0.84% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.13% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £325 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.04%
Software Testing
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
311 266 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 79.54% 74.51% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 179 165
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Ant
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) WSDL
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Groovy
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (33.33%) Maven
3 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Ant
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Software Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (33.33%) UI Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) WSDL
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Groovy
2 2 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) SAP