Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Software Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 58 56
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 11 1 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.58% 0.16% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 0.20% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 14
Cambridge median daily rate £288 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.16% +6.67% -17.24%
10th Percentile £163 £310 £242
90th Percentile £500 £330 £326
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £355 £298 £300
% change year-on-year +19.41% -0.83% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.50 - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 584 509 802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 83.67% 82.63% 83.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 259 545
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
10th Percentile £217 £247 £263
90th Percentile £569 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £388 £385
% change year-on-year -3.23% +0.65% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 53 32
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.50 £39.25 £38.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.18% +0.96% +41.36%
10th Percentile £17.09 £14.63 £14.18
90th Percentile £52.88 £59.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% +108.33% -34.55%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Cambridge

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Cambridge

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Cambridge over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Cambridge

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Tcl
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) QA
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
4 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) ColdFusion
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) Life Science
5 2 (18.18%) Electronics
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) RESTful
5 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Twitter
5 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps

Software 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) ColdFusion
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) BrowserStack
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
3 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 1 (9.09%) Appium
4 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
4 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) Gradle
4 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (9.09%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) MSTest
4 1 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) QA Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum Master
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Web Tester
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Applications Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Applications Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Velocity
2 1 (9.09%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Life Science
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) ATDD
5 1 (9.09%) Change Control
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) Python
1 4 (36.36%) Tcl
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Twitter
2 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Siemens
2 1 (9.09%) WSO2