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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 37 40 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 1 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.90% 0.30% 6.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.41% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 19
Average daily rate
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£300 - £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £38.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
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
235 243 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 70.36% 72.75% 60.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 146 108
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 27
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £35.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £45.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 7 (63.64%) Linux
1 7 (63.64%) Python
1 7 (63.64%) JIRA
1 7 (63.64%) QA
2 5 (45.45%) Internet
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) C
2 5 (45.45%) C++
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) Perforce
4 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (27.27%) Product Management
4 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Selenium
5 2 (18.18%) Streaming Media
5 2 (18.18%) Perl
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Validation
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) C#

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Internet
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) FitNesse
3 1 (9.09%) TestComplete
3 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Software Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Streaming Media
3 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
1 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Product Management
2 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
3 1 (9.09%) UML
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) C
2 5 (45.45%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Perforce
2 1 (9.09%) IBM