The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 25 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 Tester
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.01% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £310 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £323 £288
% change year-on-year -1.55% +12.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - £92.00

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 278 338 438
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.92% 96.30% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 199 311
Median daily rate £340 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.57% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 22 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.19 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) MSTest
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Siemens
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing

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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) MSTest
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Siemens