The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 61 31 64
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +33
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 23 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.57% 3.97% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 6.73% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 3
Average daily rate - £303 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +27.58%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
514 342 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 73.22% 59.07% 66.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 173 254
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 33 54
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -0.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Software Testing
East of England

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 24 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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 -18 2 - - 6
Peterborough -21 1 - -
Ely - - - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Google
2 2 (33.33%) Qt
2 2 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) LabVIEW
2 2 (33.33%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) STL
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) GoogleTest
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Subversion

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) LabVIEW
1 2 (33.33%) GoogleTest
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) UAT Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) STL
1 2 (33.33%) Qt
1 2 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Google
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