The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 30 41 36
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.17% 1.23% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 1.25% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Median daily rate £338 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.72% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +9.58%  

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 293 399 319
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.02% 97.79% 97.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 257 187
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 32 27
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +74.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Cambridge

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (92.86%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) Electronics
2 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Digital Signal Processing
3 5 (35.71%) Signal Processing
3 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
3 5 (35.71%) Degree
3 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 5 (35.71%) WLAN
3 5 (35.71%) Tcl
3 5 (35.71%) Wireless
4 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) C#
7 1 (7.14%) C
7 1 (7.14%) Windows
7 1 (7.14%) Firmware
7 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.14%) Bluetooth
7 1 (7.14%) BT
7 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
7 1 (7.14%) Selenium
7 1 (7.14%) WPF
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Wireless
1 5 (35.71%) WLAN
2 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.14%) Bluetooth
3 1 (7.14%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Gerrit
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (42.86%) Electronics
1 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
1 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Digital Signal Processing
2 5 (35.71%) Signal Processing
3 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (7.14%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
3 5 (35.71%) Tcl
4 2 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) BT
1 1 (7.14%) Samsung
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