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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 41 60
Rank change year-on-year +3 +19  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.33% 0.84% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 1.01% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £425 £294 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.68% +33.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £12.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +124.00% -67.53%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 234 297 371
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 77.74% 82.96% 80.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 180 273
Median daily rate £363 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 20 17
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £20.65 £17.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 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 27 June 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 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Appium
1 2 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (50.00%) BrowserStack
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) TestNG
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Robotium
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Ant
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) BrowserStack
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Appium
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Ant
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Robotium
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) TestNG
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Android Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (50.00%) iOS Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: Rate £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago