The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 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 Job Titles advertised 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 43 44 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.92% 0.25% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.27% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
407 376 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.35% 93.53% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 168 211
Average daily rate £365 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 96
Average hourly rate £25.25 £37.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.66% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Tester
Cambridgeshire

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 22 July 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) FitNesse
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Extreme Programming
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Test-First Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Kanban
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Big Data
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (25.00%) GIS
3 2 (25.00%) JMeter
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) FitNesse
2 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (25.00%) JMeter
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Scrum
1 3 (37.50%) Extreme Programming
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) TDD
1 3 (37.50%) Test-First Development
1 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
1 3 (37.50%) OO
1 3 (37.50%) Kanban
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
1 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby
2 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago