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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 49 56 40
Rank change year-on-year +7 -16  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.74% 0.80% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.00% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 6
Median daily rate £258 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.76% +12.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £264 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £370 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.07% -  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 424 499 526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 78.96% 80.23% 79.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 298 266
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 56
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +78.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough -2 3 £258 -20.76%
Cambridge +5 1 - - 4
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (76.92%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) TDD
3 7 (53.85%) QA
3 7 (53.85%) WebDriver
3 7 (53.85%) Java
3 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
4 6 (46.15%) Automation Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Appium
5 5 (38.46%) Eclipse
5 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
5 5 (38.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 4 (30.77%) Degree
6 4 (30.77%) C#
6 4 (30.77%) JBehave
7 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
7 3 (23.08%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
7 3 (23.08%) JUnit
7 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Ruby
7 3 (23.08%) BDD
8 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
8 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 2 (15.38%) Back Office
9 1 (7.69%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
9 1 (7.69%) Relational Database

Manual Testing
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
2 7 (53.85%) WebDriver
3 6 (46.15%) Appium
4 5 (38.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
4 5 (38.46%) Eclipse
5 4 (30.77%) JBehave
6 3 (23.08%) JUnit
7 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
8 1 (7.69%) Ant
8 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
8 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
8 1 (7.69%) JIRA
8 1 (7.69%) Maven
8 1 (7.69%) NUnit
8 1 (7.69%) Robotium
8 1 (7.69%) RSpec
8 1 (7.69%) Subversion
8 1 (7.69%) TestNG
General
1 2 (15.38%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Developer in Test
5 2 (15.38%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Tester
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Manual Tester
6 1 (7.69%) Applications Tester
6 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce Tester
6 1 (7.69%) iOS Tester
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) AS400
2 1 (7.69%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) TDD
3 6 (46.15%) Automation Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
7 1 (7.69%) DevOps
7 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.69%) ERP
7 1 (7.69%) Test Management
7 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.69%) Use Case
7 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) webMethods