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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 53 76
Rank change year-on-year -1 +23  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.85% 1.01% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.27% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Median daily rate £230 £300 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +36.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +7.50% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £12.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +124.00% -67.53%  

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 472 474 624
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 80.41% 79.93% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 276 368
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 29 53
Median hourly rate £19.00 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.64% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Cambridge +7 1 £425 +44.68% 8
Manual Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Appium
3 4 (40.00%) iSeries
3 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (40.00%) ISEB
3 4 (40.00%) AS400
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (30.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (30.00%) JBehave
4 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) JUnit
6 1 (10.00%) COM
6 1 (10.00%) Windows
6 1 (10.00%) CRM
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (10.00%) Ant
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Back Office
6 1 (10.00%) JMeter

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) BrowserStack
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Appium
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (30.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (30.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (30.00%) JBehave
3 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) JUnit
5 1 (10.00%) Ant
5 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (10.00%) JMeter
5 1 (10.00%) Maven
5 1 (10.00%) Robotium
5 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (10.00%) TestNG
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Tester
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Manual Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Manual Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Android Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) iOS Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) AS400
1 4 (40.00%) iSeries
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) BDD
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) CRM
6 1 (10.00%) DevOps
6 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) SDET
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Test Management
6 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft