The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire 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.

Software Test Engineer
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 57 76
Rank change year-on-year +18 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 17 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.90% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.13% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Median daily rate £338 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £275
% change year-on-year -3.57% +27.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.38 £33.50
% change year-on-year -6.78% +26.49%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 544 560 755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 92.67% 94.28% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 319 440
Median daily rate £340 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £155 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 31 85
Median hourly rate £19.38 £27.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.52% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.91 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Test Engineer
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 Software Test Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 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 +21 17 £338 - 7
Software Test Engineer
East of England

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Software Test Engineer 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (86.36%) Python
2 18 (81.82%) Wireless
3 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
4 15 (68.18%) Tcl
5 14 (63.64%) Test Scripting
6 12 (54.55%) Electronics
6 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
6 12 (54.55%) Degree
7 9 (40.91%) Digital Signal Processing
7 9 (40.91%) Signal Processing
8 6 (27.27%) Firmware
8 6 (27.27%) Perl
9 4 (18.18%) Linux
9 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (13.64%) Internet of Things
10 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
10 3 (13.64%) Bluetooth
10 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Windows
10 3 (13.64%) Internet
10 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
10 3 (13.64%) Bugzilla
11 2 (9.09%) C#
11 2 (9.09%) Selenium
12 1 (4.55%) JIRA
12 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
12 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
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 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) Wireless
2 3 (13.64%) Bluetooth
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Bugzilla
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 12 (54.55%) Electronics
1 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 14 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 9 (40.91%) Digital Signal Processing
3 9 (40.91%) Signal Processing
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
6 1 (4.55%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) Python
2 15 (68.18%) Tcl
3 6 (27.27%) Perl
4 2 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
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