Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Software Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 58 82
Rank change year-on-year +11 +24 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 16 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.29% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Cambridge median daily rate £350 - -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -2.50% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 657 585 914
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.13% 94.97% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 299 601
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £200 £208 £250
90th Percentile £546 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 57 63
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +28.71%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.63 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.50 £57.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +33.93% +36.59% -16.33%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Software Test Engineer 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 Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (87.50%) Python
2 10 (62.50%) Wireless
2 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) Electronics
4 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 6 (37.50%) Tcl
4 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
5 4 (25.00%) Signal Processing
5 4 (25.00%) Degree
5 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (25.00%) Perl
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) Firmware
7 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (6.25%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Component Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
8 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
8 1 (6.25%) Office 365
8 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Windows
8 1 (6.25%) Linux
8 1 (6.25%) C
8 1 (6.25%) Java

Software Test Engineer 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Wireless
2 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.25%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 7 (43.75%) Electronics
2 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 4 (25.00%) Signal Processing
4 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (6.25%) Component Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.25%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Test Management
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Python
2 6 (37.50%) Tcl
3 4 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Firmware