The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridgeshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 50 61 64
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 9 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.48% 0.81% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 0.84% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
Median daily rate £325 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £308 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.80% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £11.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+291.30% -8.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +25.00%
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
586 712 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.07% 96.61% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 360 320
Median daily rate £413 £339 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.77% -3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 79 72
Median hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.14% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 5 £360 +6.66% 5
Peterborough - 4 £325 -
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) Selenium
3 7 (38.89%) C++
3 7 (38.89%) Python
4 6 (33.33%) Java
4 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
5 5 (27.78%) BDD
5 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
5 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
5 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
5 5 (27.78%) QA
5 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 5 (27.78%) .NET
5 5 (27.78%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) TDD
6 4 (22.22%) NUnit
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) JUnit
6 4 (22.22%) CSS
6 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
6 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 4 (22.22%) RSpec
6 4 (22.22%) Ruby
6 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
6 4 (22.22%) Gherkin

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.56%) Bluetooth
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) LTE
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
1 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
3 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
3 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
4 4 (22.22%) JUnit
4 4 (22.22%) NUnit
4 4 (22.22%) RSpec
5 2 (11.11%) Robot Framework
6 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.56%) TestLink
General
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) CSS
2 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
2 4 (22.22%) REST
3 2 (11.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) CRM
7 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
7 1 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C#
2 7 (38.89%) C++
2 7 (38.89%) Python
3 6 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 4 (22.22%) Ruby
6 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 1 (5.56%) C
7 1 (5.56%) PHP
7 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CEH
1 1 (5.56%) CHECK Team Leader
1 1 (5.56%) CHECK Team Member
1 1 (5.56%) CREST Certified
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft