The median contractor rate for a 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.

Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 39 56
Rank change year-on-year +21 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 21 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 6.95% 1.12% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.42% 1.16% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
Median daily rate £338 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 - £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 - £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £294
% change year-on-year -2.85% +19.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Cambridge

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 Test Engineer in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Cambridge

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (83.87%) Python
2 23 (74.19%) Test Automation
3 18 (58.06%) Wireless
4 15 (48.39%) Tcl
5 14 (45.16%) Test Scripting
6 13 (41.94%) Perl
7 12 (38.71%) Electronics
7 12 (38.71%) Telecoms
7 12 (38.71%) Degree
8 9 (29.03%) Digital Signal Processing
8 9 (29.03%) Signal Processing
9 8 (25.81%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (25.81%) Firmware
10 7 (22.58%) WLAN
11 6 (19.35%) Linux
12 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
13 3 (9.68%) Internet of Things
13 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
13 3 (9.68%) Bugzilla
13 3 (9.68%) Windows
13 3 (9.68%) Bluetooth
13 3 (9.68%) Internet
13 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
14 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
14 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
14 2 (6.45%) C#
14 2 (6.45%) Selenium

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 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (58.06%) Wireless
2 8 (25.81%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (22.58%) WLAN
4 3 (9.68%) Bluetooth
4 3 (9.68%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Bugzilla
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 12 (38.71%) Electronics
1 12 (38.71%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) CSS
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Test Automation
2 14 (45.16%) Test Scripting
3 9 (29.03%) Digital Signal Processing
3 9 (29.03%) Signal Processing
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
6 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (83.87%) Python
2 15 (48.39%) Tcl
3 13 (41.94%) Perl
4 2 (6.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
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