The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Cambridgeshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 66 51 61
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.56% 0.84% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.93% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate £200 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £285 £315
% change year-on-year
-29.82% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £28.00 £38.50 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +327.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +19.04%
Job Titles Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
673 538 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.99% 89.97% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 245 368
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 94
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -40.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.15 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Software Test Engineer
East of England

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region.

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region.

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -1 2 £200 -27.27% 7
Peterborough - - - -
Software Test Engineer
East of England

Software Test Engineer
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Software Test Engineer 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 Software Test Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) TETRA
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (25.00%) GSM
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (25.00%) Firmware
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Software Test Engineer 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 Software Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) TETRA
2 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (25.00%) GSM
General
1 2 (50.00%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
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