The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridge region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 28 45 41
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.64% 2.07% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 2.19% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £331 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £309
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 £38.50 £9.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +298.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.75% +62.50%
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
283 456 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.40% 94.21% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 279 255
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 53
Median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.23 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £57.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cambridge region that featured Tester in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 4 (33.33%) BDD
1 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 4 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 4 (33.33%) C#
1 4 (33.33%) JMeter
2 3 (25.00%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (16.67%) QA
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) ERP
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Games
3 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) ESRI
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (8.33%) VMware

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JMeter
2 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) Appium
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (16.67%) Games
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
1 1 (8.33%) Life Science
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) BDD
1 4 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (16.67%) ERP
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Content Management
4 1 (8.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) QA Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CEH
1 1 (8.33%) CHECK Team Leader
1 1 (8.33%) CHECK Team Member
1 1 (8.33%) CREST Certified
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (8.33%) OSCP
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Becrypt
1 1 (8.33%) ESRI
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) VMware
1 1 (8.33%) webMethods