The median contractor rate for a Tester was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 27 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.

Tester
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 41 59
Rank change year-on-year +9 +18  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.33% 0.84% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 0.87% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £310 £388 £219
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +77.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £378 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £398 £226
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £334 £300
% change year-on-year +0.44% +11.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year -50.76% -26.17%  

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 283 345 441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 94.02% 96.37% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 202 312
Median daily rate £340 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.57% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £225 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 23 39
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 £14.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Cambridge

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) JIRA
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) Test Management
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) QA
4 3 (23.08%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Appium
5 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (15.38%) SaaS
5 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
5 2 (15.38%) Firmware
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (15.38%) Perl
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (15.38%) WLAN
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing

Tester 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
2 1 (7.69%) BrowserStack
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (15.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) Appium
3 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.69%) Ant
4 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
4 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.69%) JMeter
4 1 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) MSTest
4 1 (7.69%) NetBeans
4 1 (7.69%) NUnit
4 1 (7.69%) Robotium
4 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (7.69%) TestComplete
4 1 (7.69%) TestNG
4 1 (7.69%) TestRail
General
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) JSON
1 1 (7.69%) React
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) Swagger
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) Test Management
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Time Management
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
1 2 (15.38%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
1 1 (7.69%) HP
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) Siemens
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