The median contractor rate for a Manual Tester was £80 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Manual Tester
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 44 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.33% 0.27% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £80 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £256 £200
% change year-on-year -7.31% +28.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 285 352 428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 94.06% 96.17% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 212 301
Median daily rate £340 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.57% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 21 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +82.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £110.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Manual Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Manual Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Tester in Cambridge

Manual Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Tester in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Tester in Cambridge

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Manual 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 Cambridge region featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) TestComplete
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
1 1 (50.00%) React
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) TestRail
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

Manual Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) TestComplete
1 1 (50.00%) TestRail
General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle