Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 38 49
Rank change year-on-year +13 +11 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 34 4 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.14% 1.36% 3.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.51% 1.49% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 0 20
10th Percentile £344 " £259
25th Percentile £363 " £294
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 - £405
75th Percentile £472 " £484
90th Percentile £519 " £580
East of England median daily rate £375 £460 £417
% change year-on-year -18.48% +10.44% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +5.88%

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 522 269 1,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 78.85% 91.19% 87.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 167 611
10th Percentile £140 £278 £263
25th Percentile £300 £329 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £512 £538 £525
90th Percentile £600 £626 £625
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 22 85
10th Percentile " £13.64 £9.99
25th Percentile £12.25 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -15.63% -5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £18.75 £47.50 £48.75
90th Percentile £34.67 £53.75 £50.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -61.11% +160.87% -1.43%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Software Testing in Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Testing in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Cambridgeshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in Cambridgeshire.

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 21 September 2021. 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 +14 33 £375 - 31
Peterborough - 1 £375 - 1
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 25 (73.53%) Python
2 24 (70.59%) Test Automation
3 16 (47.06%) Test Scripting
4 14 (41.18%) Android
4 14 (41.18%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (41.18%) Bluetooth
4 14 (41.18%) Firmware
5 12 (35.29%) DevOps
6 10 (29.41%) Software Engineering
6 10 (29.41%) Degree
7 9 (26.47%) .NET
7 9 (26.47%) Git (software)
8 8 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (23.53%) C#
8 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
9 7 (20.59%) Windows
10 6 (17.65%) XML
10 6 (17.65%) C++
10 6 (17.65%) C
10 6 (17.65%) Azure
10 6 (17.65%) Gerrit
10 6 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (14.71%) Presentation Skills
11 5 (14.71%) Computer Architecture
11 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
11 5 (14.71%) Test Management
11 5 (14.71%) Change Control

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 1 (2.94%) nginx
1 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) FrameMaker
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Azure
2 2 (5.88%) AWS
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon EKS
3 1 (2.94%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) Bluetooth
1 14 (41.18%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (11.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Git (software)
2 6 (17.65%) Gerrit
3 5 (14.71%) Ranorex
3 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.88%) MSTest
6 1 (2.94%) Buildbot
6 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.94%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.94%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.94%) TestRail
6 1 (2.94%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (14.71%) Presentation Skills
1 5 (14.71%) Publishing
2 4 (11.76%) Social Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Test Engineer
2 18 (52.94%) Python Engineer
3 14 (41.18%) Bluetooth Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Software Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Python Software Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
7 3 (8.82%) C# WPF Developer
7 3 (8.82%) WPF Developer
8 2 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) .NET Software Developer
9 1 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.94%) C# Software Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Senior DevOps
9 1 (2.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) .NET
2 6 (17.65%) XML
3 5 (14.71%) XSLT
4 4 (11.76%) WCF
4 4 (11.76%) WPF
5 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
5 3 (8.82%) Autofac
5 3 (8.82%) Entity Framework
5 3 (8.82%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 3 (8.82%) RESTful
6 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.94%) CSS
6 1 (2.94%) HTML
6 1 (2.94%) Laravel
6 1 (2.94%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (2.94%) Node.js
6 1 (2.94%) REST
6 1 (2.94%) WebSockets
6 1 (2.94%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Android
2 7 (20.59%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) Test Automation
2 16 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 12 (35.29%) DevOps
4 10 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
6 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (14.71%) Change Control
6 5 (14.71%) Computer Architecture
6 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Test Management
6 5 (14.71%) UML
6 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (8.82%) Microservices
8 3 (8.82%) MVVM
8 3 (8.82%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) Python
2 8 (23.53%) C#
3 6 (17.65%) C
3 6 (17.65%) C++
4 3 (8.82%) XAML
5 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.94%) Java
5 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) PHP
5 1 (2.94%) Ruby
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.82%) PhD
4 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Firmware
2 3 (8.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Ansible
1 2 (5.88%) HP ALM
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (5.88%) Kubernetes
1 2 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) Grafana
2 1 (2.94%) Prometheus
2 1 (2.94%) Scalr
2 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Adobe
2 4 (11.76%) Siemens
3 2 (5.88%) HP
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) Google