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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 45 34
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.32% 0.48% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.59% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £331 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year -17.77% -  

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 265 338 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 83.86% 81.45% 76.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 211 160
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 15
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 3 (60.00%) QA
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) RSpec
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Appium
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (20.00%) Robotium
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Ant
3 1 (20.00%) Appium
3 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Maven
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Robotium
3 1 (20.00%) RSpec
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) TestNG
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Android Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) ERP Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) iOS Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) webMethods