The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridgeshire region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 53 51 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.18% 0.88% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.92% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Median daily rate - £285 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +49.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
543 545 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 97.14% 95.45% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 322 410
Median daily rate £350 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £253 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 52 54
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +112.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Tester
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -1 1 - - 1
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Software 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Appium
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Application Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) JBehave
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Appium
1 2 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) JBehave
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Application Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
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