Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 54 76
Rank change year-on-year -3 +22 -13
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.86% 0.81% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.98% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £265 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.38% -3.64% -13.39%
10th Percentile £356 £221 £219
90th Percentile £468 £317 £288
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £265 £275
% change year-on-year +32.08% -3.64% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year +42.86% - -

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 584 509 802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 83.67% 82.63% 83.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 259 545
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
10th Percentile £217 £247 £263
90th Percentile £569 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £388 £385
% change year-on-year -3.23% +0.65% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 53 32
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.50 £39.25 £38.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.18% +0.96% +41.36%
10th Percentile £17.09 £14.63 £14.18
90th Percentile £52.88 £59.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% +108.33% -34.55%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Cambridge over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) JMeter
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) TeamCity
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) SDET
3 3 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 3 (50.00%) BrowserStack
3 3 (50.00%) Appium
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
5 1 (16.67%) ATDD
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Kanban

Manual Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) JMeter
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) TeamCity
2 3 (50.00%) Appium
3 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) JBehave
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) JUnit
3 1 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (16.67%) NUnit
3 1 (16.67%) Robot Framework
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer in Test
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) SDET
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) ATDD
5 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) ERP
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Kanban
5 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Atlassian
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) webMethods