Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 23 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.

Software Testing
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 72 73
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 19 10 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.33% 0.89% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.08% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 17
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £355 £298 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.41% -0.83% -17.24%
10th Percentile £168 £263 £225
90th Percentile £422 £362 £388
East of England median daily rate £346 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +6.31% +8.33% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.25% +14.29% +16.67%

Software 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 1190 925 1241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 83.57% 82.00% 79.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 437 740
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +0.65% +6.21%
10th Percentile £220 £213 £258
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 95 82
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +111.27% -35.45%
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.60 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £51.13
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £31.95 £23.63
% change year-on-year -1.41% +35.24% -1.56%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Cambridgeshire

Software 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 Software Testing within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 23 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 +7 11 £288 -10.16% 5
Peterborough -9 7 £377 +36.91% 2
Huntingdon - 1 £175 -
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 11 (57.89%) Selenium
4 10 (52.63%) Scrum
5 9 (47.37%) JIRA
6 8 (42.11%) BDD
7 7 (36.84%) RESTful
7 7 (36.84%) User Stories
7 7 (36.84%) Finance
8 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
8 6 (31.58%) Java
8 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
8 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
9 5 (26.32%) Confluence
9 5 (26.32%) Bitbucket
9 5 (26.32%) Gradle
9 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
9 5 (26.32%) ATDD
9 5 (26.32%) Atlassian
9 5 (26.32%) QA
9 5 (26.32%) Velocity
9 5 (26.32%) Retail
9 5 (26.32%) Spring
9 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
9 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
9 5 (26.32%) C#
10 4 (21.05%) Tcl
10 4 (21.05%) Python
10 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis

Software 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 5 (26.32%) Confluence
1 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.53%) ColdFusion
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) BrowserStack
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Selenium
2 9 (47.37%) JIRA
3 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
4 5 (26.32%) Bitbucket
4 5 (26.32%) Gradle
4 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
5 4 (21.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (15.79%) JMeter
7 2 (10.53%) Appium
7 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
7 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
7 2 (10.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
7 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
8 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
8 1 (5.26%) MSTest
8 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Retail
3 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.53%) Electronics
5 1 (5.26%) Back Office
5 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Scrum Master
2 5 (26.32%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Tester
4 3 (15.79%) QA Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Web Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Web Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Web Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) RESTful
2 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
2 5 (26.32%) Spring
2 5 (26.32%) Velocity
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) WebdriverIO
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Virtual Team
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Life Science
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 10 (52.63%) Scrum
4 8 (42.11%) BDD
5 7 (36.84%) User Stories
6 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
7 5 (26.32%) ATDD
8 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) SDLC
9 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (15.79%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
10 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
10 2 (10.53%) DevOps
10 2 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
10 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (10.53%) QA Automation
10 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) Python
3 4 (21.05%) Tcl
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Atlassian
2 2 (10.53%) Twitter
2 2 (10.53%) WSO2
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Siemens