The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 53 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 12 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.64% 0.60% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 0.64% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 5
Average daily rate
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£288 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £325 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £343 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.08 - £13.41
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.74 - £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.42 - £16.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +27.50%
Tester
East of England

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
674 627 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 92.33% 93.58% 92.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 255 289
Average daily rate £330 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 63 106
Average hourly rate £23.25 £37.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% +56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £50.45 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Tester
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 Tester within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +8 9 £325 - 7
Peterborough - 2 £234 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 7 (41.18%) .NET
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
4 4 (23.53%) C#
4 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) Test-First Development
5 3 (17.65%) STB
5 3 (17.65%) Ruby
5 3 (17.65%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (17.65%) FitNesse
5 3 (17.65%) C++
5 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
5 3 (17.65%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) JUnit
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (17.65%) Big Data
5 3 (17.65%) Kanban
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 3 (17.65%) BDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
3 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 3 (17.65%) FitNesse
3 3 (17.65%) JUnit
4 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
4 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.88%) TestNG
5 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.88%) JMeter
5 1 (5.88%) JIRA
5 1 (5.88%) Hudson
5 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) STB
1 3 (17.65%) User Experience
2 2 (11.76%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) Test-First Development
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (17.65%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) Kanban
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
7 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) C++
3 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) SAP