The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 54 63 31
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -32
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 1 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.34% 0.16% 4.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 0.22% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 20
Average daily rate
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£295 - £303
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 - £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 - £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
Software Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
496 465 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 73.92% 73.46% 62.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 247 200
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 44 33
Average hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough +3 3 £290 -
Cambridge - 3 £300 - 7
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (53.13%) Manual Testing
2 16 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (46.88%) .NET
4 14 (43.75%) Oracle
4 14 (43.75%) Visual Studio
4 14 (43.75%) Oracle Database
5 10 (31.25%) Python
6 7 (21.88%) QA
6 7 (21.88%) JIRA
6 7 (21.88%) Linux
7 5 (15.63%) SQL
7 5 (15.63%) C
7 5 (15.63%) C++
7 5 (15.63%) HTML
7 5 (15.63%) ISEB
7 5 (15.63%) Internet
8 4 (12.50%) 3G
8 4 (12.50%) Perforce
8 4 (12.50%) 2G
9 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (9.38%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (9.38%) Product Management
9 3 (9.38%) LabVIEW
9 3 (9.38%) ZigBee
9 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
9 3 (9.38%) Client/Server
10 2 (6.25%) IBM
10 2 (6.25%) Perl

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Internet
2 4 (12.50%) 3G
2 4 (12.50%) 2G
3 3 (9.38%) ZigBee
4 1 (3.13%) LTE
4 1 (3.13%) Wireless
4 1 (3.13%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (43.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Visual Studio
2 7 (21.88%) JIRA
3 3 (9.38%) LabVIEW
4 2 (6.25%) Selenium
5 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.13%) TestComplete
5 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Analyst
2 16 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Tester
5 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Software Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Test Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) QA Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Software Project Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Software Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Software Configuration Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Client/Server
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Streaming Media
3 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (53.13%) Manual Testing
2 16 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
3 3 (9.38%) Product Management
4 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Automation Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Validation
4 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.13%) Project Management
5 1 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) UML
5 1 (3.13%) OO
5 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Python
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) C
2 5 (15.63%) C++
3 2 (6.25%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ISEB
2 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Perforce
3 2 (6.25%) IBM