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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 49 57 52
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.75% 0.64% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.80% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £300 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

Software 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 423 499 527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 79.21% 80.23% 79.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 298 269
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 55
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +78.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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
Peterborough - 4 £300 - 1
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) Defect Management
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
5 3 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 3 (33.33%) Selenium
5 3 (33.33%) Java EE
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) JBehave
5 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) Appium
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 3 (33.33%) GDPR
5 3 (33.33%) Data Quality
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (33.33%) Data Analysis
5 3 (33.33%) TDD

Software Testing
Top Related 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 3 (33.33%) JBoss
2 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Appium
1 3 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 3 (33.33%) JBehave
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
1 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (22.22%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Back Office
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Environment Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Defect Management
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 3 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) Code Coverage
6 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
6 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
2 3 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 3 (33.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) VMware