Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 21 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 Tester
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 - 83
Rank change year-on-year - +83 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.28% - 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% - 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median daily rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £213 £313 -
% change year-on-year -32.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -

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 664 589 908
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.18% 95.00% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 301 596
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £200 £208 £248
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 58 62
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £38.38 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.23% +18.08% +27.45%
10th Percentile £15.34 £14.63 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.38 £52.00 £57.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +70.73% -17.17%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Cambridge

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Tester in Cambridge

Software Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Tester in Cambridge

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Software Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Siemens
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) MSTest
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365

Software Tester 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) MSTest
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Siemens