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 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 27 42 41
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.06% 0.31% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.18% 0.44% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate
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£345 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £350 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £34.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-5.14% +40.20%
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
239 225 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 73.09% 69.02% 66.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 109 147
Average daily rate £363 £350 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £508 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 47
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 November 2014, 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 14 (87.50%) Python
2 13 (81.25%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Subversion
3 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
3 7 (43.75%) Bash Shell
3 7 (43.75%) OpenCL
4 6 (37.50%) JIRA
4 6 (37.50%) QA
5 5 (31.25%) Internet
5 5 (31.25%) HTML
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) C
6 4 (25.00%) C++
6 4 (25.00%) Perforce
6 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (18.75%) Product Management
7 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
8 2 (12.50%) XML
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 2 (12.50%) Perl
8 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
8 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 2 (12.50%) Streaming Media
8 2 (12.50%) Selenium
8 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) TETRA
2 1 (6.25%) DECT
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Subversion
1 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 6 (37.50%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
4 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Software Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) OpenCL
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Product Management
3 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Python
2 7 (43.75%) Bash Shell
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) C
4 4 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
6 1 (6.25%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Perforce
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft