The median contractor rate for a Tester was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 34 41 35
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.92% 1.23% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 1.25% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £275 £313 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -7.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.92% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

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 292 399 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.29% 97.79% 97.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 257 180
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 25
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 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Cambridge

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Cambridge

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Cambridge over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Cambridge

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Cambridge

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 2 (22.22%) SaaS
3 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Appium
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) NUnit
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Maven
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Ant
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) Windows

Tester 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Appium
2 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) Ant
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 1 (11.11%) JBehave
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 1 (11.11%) Maven
3 1 (11.11%) NetBeans
3 1 (11.11%) NUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Robotium
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) TestNG
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) JSON
1 1 (11.11%) REST
1 1 (11.11%) Swagger
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP