Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Manual Testing
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 76 95
Rank change year-on-year -3 +19 -4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 17 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.19% 0.61% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 0.75% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 7
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £265 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.08% -3.64% -11.29%
10th Percentile £292 £221 £219
90th Percentile £443 £317 £288
East of England median daily rate £344 £263 £280
% change year-on-year +30.95% -6.25% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -27.27% +77.01%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1185 934 1271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 83.22% 81.93% 79.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 450 754
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £394 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.27% +6.21%
10th Percentile £238 £224 £263
90th Percentile £543 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 89 87
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +120.59% -38.18%
10th Percentile £12.18 £13.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £50.50
East of England median hourly rate £31.02 £31.23 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.67% +24.90% +3.91%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Cambridgeshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Testing in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Cambridgeshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Cambridgeshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Cambridgeshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -3 6 £425 +60.38% 3
Peterborough -10 4 £328 - 1
Manual Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) Test Automation
3 10 (58.82%) WebDriver
3 10 (58.82%) NUnit
3 10 (58.82%) C#
4 9 (52.94%) Selenium
4 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
4 9 (52.94%) BDD
5 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
6 7 (41.18%) SDET
6 7 (41.18%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 7 (41.18%) TDD
7 6 (35.29%) Scrum
7 6 (35.29%) JMeter
7 6 (35.29%) Java
7 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
7 6 (35.29%) QA
7 6 (35.29%) TeamCity
7 6 (35.29%) Gherkin
8 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
8 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
8 5 (29.41%) .NET
8 5 (29.41%) JUnit
8 5 (29.41%) Finance
8 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
8 5 (29.41%) JSON
9 4 (23.53%) JIRA
9 4 (23.53%) Atlassian

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 4 (23.53%) Confluence
2 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) NUnit
1 10 (58.82%) WebDriver
2 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
2 9 (52.94%) Selenium
3 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
4 6 (35.29%) JMeter
4 6 (35.29%) TeamCity
5 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
5 5 (29.41%) JUnit
6 4 (23.53%) JBehave
6 4 (23.53%) JIRA
7 3 (17.65%) Appium
7 3 (17.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (17.65%) FitNesse
7 3 (17.65%) Maven
7 3 (17.65%) Robot Framework
7 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
8 2 (11.76%) RSpec
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Tester
2 5 (29.41%) Automation Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Manual Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Tester
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) JIRA Developer
5 1 (5.88%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Gherkin
2 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) JSON
3 4 (23.53%) CSS
4 3 (17.65%) RESTful
4 3 (17.65%) Spring
4 3 (17.65%) Web Services
4 3 (17.65%) XML
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
5 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
5 2 (11.76%) HTML
5 2 (11.76%) jQuery
5 2 (11.76%) REST
6 1 (5.88%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) Test Automation
3 9 (52.94%) BDD
4 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (41.18%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 7 (41.18%) SDET
5 7 (41.18%) TDD
6 6 (35.29%) Scrum
6 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
7 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
7 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (23.53%) ATDD
8 4 (23.53%) Component Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Open Source
8 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
8 4 (23.53%) System Testing
9 3 (17.65%) SDLC
9 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) C++
5 2 (11.76%) Ruby
6 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) webMethods