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 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 57 72
Rank change year-on-year +6 +15  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.20% 0.17% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.21% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Median daily rate £275 - £266
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

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 470 466 630
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 80.34% 80.07% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 267 374
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 31 54
Median hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.33% +59.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 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 3 months to 26 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 +5 4 £275 - 9
Peterborough - 1 - - 2
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) Selenium
4 4 (36.36%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (27.27%) Data Quality
5 3 (27.27%) QA
5 3 (27.27%) GDPR
5 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) JBoss
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) Java EE
5 3 (27.27%) JIRA
5 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
5 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
6 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure

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 3 (27.27%) JBoss
2 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) BrowserStack
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) Appium
4 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
4 1 (9.09%) MSTest
4 1 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Environment Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Web Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Web Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Test Environment Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Web Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Java EE
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) AS400
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
3 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Change Control
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Data Quality
1 3 (27.27%) GDPR
1 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Siemens
3 1 (9.09%) WSO2