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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank - 42 35
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge - 1.00% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.20% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £300 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £315
% change year-on-year +6.15% +3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 255 332 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 82.79% 82.59% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 206 157
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 16
Median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Cambridge