Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 20 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.

Software Test Engineer
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 76 104
Rank change year-on-year -5 +28 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 17 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.20% 0.36% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.38% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 - -
East of England median daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +1.25% -2.44% +36.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 1325 1045 1517
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.71% 94.31% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 500 897
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £200 £167 £225
90th Percentile £525 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 99 130
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.93% +36.59% -16.33%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.15 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £46.94
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.86% +4.17% +5.00%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

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 6 months to 20 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 +11 16 £350 - 5
Software Test Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 14 (82.35%) Python
2 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
3 10 (58.82%) Wireless
4 7 (41.18%) Electronics
4 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
5 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
5 6 (35.29%) Tcl
6 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (23.53%) Digital Signal Processing
6 4 (23.53%) Signal Processing
6 4 (23.53%) Perl
6 4 (23.53%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
8 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.76%) JIRA
8 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.76%) Java
8 2 (11.76%) Firmware
8 2 (11.76%) Component Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
9 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 1 (5.88%) Scrum
9 1 (5.88%) C
9 1 (5.88%) Windows
9 1 (5.88%) Linux
9 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
9 1 (5.88%) Bluetooth
9 1 (5.88%) ISEB

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 (5.88%) Confluence
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) Wireless
2 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.88%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.88%) JBehave
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (41.18%) Electronics
2 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Digital Signal Processing
3 4 (23.53%) Signal Processing
4 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Component Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) ATDD
6 1 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Open Source
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) SDET
6 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) Python
2 6 (35.29%) Tcl
3 4 (23.53%) Perl
4 2 (11.76%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Atlassian