The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 28 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.

Software Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 42 60
Rank change year-on-year +20 +18  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 17 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 5.63% 0.28% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.01% 0.29% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Median daily rate £338 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £363 £275
% change year-on-year -6.89% +31.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year -7.05% +26.86%  

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 283 344 440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.71% 96.63% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 783 1495
Median daily rate £340 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.56% +8.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £517 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 72 108
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.24 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 28 June 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 19 (86.36%) Python
2 18 (81.82%) Wireless
3 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
4 15 (68.18%) Tcl
5 14 (63.64%) Test Scripting
6 12 (54.55%) Electronics
6 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
6 12 (54.55%) Degree
7 9 (40.91%) Digital Signal Processing
7 9 (40.91%) Signal Processing
8 6 (27.27%) Firmware
8 6 (27.27%) Perl
9 4 (18.18%) Linux
9 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (13.64%) Internet of Things
10 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
10 3 (13.64%) Bluetooth
10 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Windows
10 3 (13.64%) Internet
10 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
10 3 (13.64%) Bugzilla
11 2 (9.09%) C#
11 2 (9.09%) Selenium
12 1 (4.55%) JIRA
12 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
12 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering

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 (4.55%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) Wireless
2 3 (13.64%) Bluetooth
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Bugzilla
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 12 (54.55%) Electronics
1 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 14 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 9 (40.91%) Digital Signal Processing
3 9 (40.91%) Signal Processing
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
6 1 (4.55%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) Python
2 15 (68.18%) Tcl
3 6 (27.27%) Perl
4 2 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
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