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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 50 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 22 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.80% 0.34% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 0.49% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £190 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -41.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £190 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £190 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.43% +50.55%
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
614 409 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 78.02% 70.52% 65.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 179 260
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 40 58
Average hourly rate £35.75 £35.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.70% +5.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 December 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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Last Year
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Cambridge +7 8 £350 - 2
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (53.13%) Python
2 14 (43.75%) Manual Testing
3 13 (40.63%) Linux
4 12 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (31.25%) .NET
5 10 (31.25%) Oracle
5 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio
5 10 (31.25%) Oracle Database
6 7 (21.88%) OpenCL
6 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
6 7 (21.88%) Bash Shell
6 7 (21.88%) Subversion
7 6 (18.75%) JIRA
7 6 (18.75%) QA
8 5 (15.63%) HTML
8 5 (15.63%) SQL
8 5 (15.63%) ISEB
8 5 (15.63%) Internet
9 4 (12.50%) C
9 4 (12.50%) C++
9 4 (12.50%) LabVIEW
9 4 (12.50%) Perforce
10 3 (9.38%) 2G
10 3 (9.38%) ZigBee
10 3 (9.38%) Client/Server
10 3 (9.38%) 3G
10 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.38%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (9.38%) Product Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Project
1 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Internet
2 3 (9.38%) 3G
2 3 (9.38%) 2G
2 3 (9.38%) ZigBee
3 1 (3.13%) DECT
3 1 (3.13%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio
2 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
2 7 (21.88%) Subversion
3 6 (18.75%) JIRA
4 4 (12.50%) LabVIEW
5 2 (6.25%) Selenium
6 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Advertising
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 11 (34.38%) Analyst
3 10 (31.25%) Test Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Tester
6 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Tester
9 1 (3.13%) Test Consultant
9 1 (3.13%) QA Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Software Consultant
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Tester
9 1 (3.13%) Automation Tester
9 1 (3.13%) Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) .NET
2 7 (21.88%) OpenCL
3 5 (15.63%) HTML
4 2 (6.25%) XML
5 1 (3.13%) SOAP
5 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.25%) Streaming Media
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Manual Testing
2 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (9.38%) Product Management
3 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Validation
5 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL
5 1 (3.13%) UML
5 1 (3.13%) ERP
5 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.13%) Functional Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Automation Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) Python
2 7 (21.88%) Bash Shell
3 5 (15.63%) SQL
4 4 (12.50%) C
4 4 (12.50%) C++
5 2 (6.25%) Perl
6 1 (3.13%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ISEB
2 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Perforce
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft