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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 45 42 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% 0.83% 4.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 1.10% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Average daily rate
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£300 - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +25.50%
Software Testing
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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
273 273 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 73.78% 75.21% 61.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 165 109
Average daily rate £370 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 28
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £21.70 £35.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) TestComplete
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) UML
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) TestComplete
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (25.00%) UML
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM