Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 46 68
Rank change year-on-year +6 +22 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 22 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.12% 2.06% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 2.17% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 14
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -5.80%
10th Percentile £209 £340 £228
90th Percentile £434 £465 £377
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.79% -27.27% +282.04%
10th Percentile £13.00 £28.00 £37.75
90th Percentile £49.25 £28.00 £39.25
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +51.79% -27.27% +282.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 666 600 903
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 95.09% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 304 589
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +5.92%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £244
90th Percentile £549 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 63 62
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +27.45%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.93 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £57.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +11.94% +63.41% -18.00%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Cambridge over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Tester in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (50.00%) Python
4 10 (45.45%) C
4 10 (45.45%) Embedded C
4 10 (45.45%) Wireless
4 10 (45.45%) Telecoms
5 9 (40.91%) Bluetooth
5 9 (40.91%) Perforce
5 9 (40.91%) Signal Processing
5 9 (40.91%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (22.73%) Selenium
7 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (18.18%) C#
7 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 4 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 4 (18.18%) QA
7 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
8 3 (13.64%) BDD
8 3 (13.64%) Appium
8 3 (13.64%) BrowserStack
8 3 (13.64%) ISEB
8 3 (13.64%) JMeter
8 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.64%) TeamCity
8 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
8 3 (13.64%) JIRA

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 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) BrowserStack
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) Wireless
2 9 (40.91%) Bluetooth
3 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.64%) Appium
3 3 (13.64%) JIRA
3 3 (13.64%) JMeter
3 3 (13.64%) TeamCity
4 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.55%) CircleCI
5 1 (4.55%) Mocha
5 1 (4.55%) MSTest
5 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (4.55%) Protractor
5 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (45.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) Node.js
1 1 (4.55%) RESTful
1 1 (4.55%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Signal Processing
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) BDD
5 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) SDET
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
7 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Python
2 10 (45.45%) C
2 10 (45.45%) Embedded C
3 4 (18.18%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Perforce
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Siemens
2 1 (4.55%) webMethods
2 1 (4.55%) WSO2