The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridge region.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 48 31 41
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.48% 2.16% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 3.19% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 5
Average daily rate
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- £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +22.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
283 251 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 68.03% 67.84% 58.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 126 119
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £250 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 59
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £32.50 £24.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
Software Testing
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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 12 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) STL
1 3 (100.00%) UML
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) LabVIEW
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Google
1 3 (100.00%) Qt
1 3 (100.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (100.00%) GoogleTest

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) LabVIEW
1 3 (100.00%) GoogleTest
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Programmer
1 3 (100.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) C++ Programmer
1 3 (100.00%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) STL
1 3 (100.00%) Qt
1 3 (100.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) UML
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Google