The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 39 34 37
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.61% 1.60% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.66% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate £290 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +14.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £290 £301
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
Tester
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
361 302 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.78% 96.49% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 181 132
Average daily rate £400 £368 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 35
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 8 (38.10%) C++
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Python
2 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 5 (23.81%) Android
3 5 (23.81%) NetWeaver
3 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) ABAP
3 5 (23.81%) SAP
4 4 (19.05%) TDD
4 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 3 (14.29%) Device Driver
5 3 (14.29%) C
6 2 (9.52%) C#
6 2 (9.52%) .NET
6 2 (9.52%) SQL
6 2 (9.52%) Electronics
6 2 (9.52%) WinForms
6 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
6 2 (9.52%) Selenium
6 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (23.81%) NetWeaver
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.76%) TestLink
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (9.52%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Device Driver
1 3 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
4 4 (19.05%) TDD
5 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Testing
6 1 (4.76%) API Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
6 1 (4.76%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) C++
2 6 (28.57%) Python
3 5 (23.81%) ABAP
3 5 (23.81%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) C
5 2 (9.52%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) SQL
6 1 (4.76%) Groovy
6 1 (4.76%) PHP
6 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) SAP