Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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.

Test Engineer
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 58 66
Rank change year-on-year -13 +8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 29 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.24% 1.80% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 1.88% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 11
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +15.70% -16.55%
10th Percentile £325 £254 £263
90th Percentile £408 £375 £445
East of England median daily rate £395 £444 £350
% change year-on-year -10.94% +26.71% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 3
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -25.00% +37.93%
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%

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 1,219 1,009 1,284
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 95.73% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 443 743
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £385 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.68% +8.39%
10th Percentile £231 £163 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
East of England median daily rate £415 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +7.10% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 120 116
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +42.86% -34.58%
10th Percentile £11.62 £10.98 £9.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £22.73
% change year-on-year -4.88% -9.81% +13.65%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire

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 Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Engineer in Cambridgeshire

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 Test Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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 +12 24 £375 +35.14% 30
Peterborough -18 1 - - 3
Test Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (89.66%) Python
1 26 (89.66%) Test Automation
2 18 (62.07%) Wireless
3 17 (58.62%) Test Scripting
4 13 (44.83%) Electronics
4 13 (44.83%) Telecoms
5 9 (31.03%) Tcl
6 8 (27.59%) Degree
7 7 (24.14%) Linux
8 6 (20.69%) Digital Signal Processing
8 6 (20.69%) Signal Processing
9 5 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (17.24%) Firmware
9 5 (17.24%) Bluetooth
9 5 (17.24%) C
9 5 (17.24%) Perl
9 5 (17.24%) JIRA
9 5 (17.24%) QA
9 5 (17.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (13.79%) Ubuntu
10 4 (13.79%) Verilog
10 4 (13.79%) C++
10 4 (13.79%) Device Driver
10 4 (13.79%) Windows
10 4 (13.79%) Android
10 4 (13.79%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (10.34%) Test Management
11 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development

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 2 (6.90%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 18 (62.07%) Wireless
2 5 (17.24%) Bluetooth
2 5 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.45%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.45%) JBehave
2 1 (3.45%) MSTest
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
2 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.45%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (44.83%) Electronics
1 13 (44.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
1 1 (3.45%) SOAP
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
1 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (13.79%) Device Driver
2 4 (13.79%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (13.79%) Verilog
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Android
2 4 (13.79%) Ubuntu
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (89.66%) Test Automation
2 17 (58.62%) Test Scripting
3 6 (20.69%) Digital Signal Processing
3 6 (20.69%) Signal Processing
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Test Management
5 2 (6.90%) Cryptography
5 2 (6.90%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Information Security
5 2 (6.90%) Manual Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Validation
6 1 (3.45%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (3.45%) Component Testing
6 1 (3.45%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 26 (89.66%) Python
2 9 (31.03%) Tcl
3 5 (17.24%) C
3 5 (17.24%) Perl
4 4 (13.79%) C++
5 2 (6.90%) C#
5 2 (6.90%) Java
6 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
1 1 (3.45%) HP
1 1 (3.45%) Siemens