Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

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
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 69 91
Rank change year-on-year +29 +22 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 43 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.57% 1.43% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.84% 1.51% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 4 5
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £338 £281 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £198 £250
90th Percentile £378 £311 £357
East of England median daily rate £338 £350 £310
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.90% +12.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £32.50 £32.90 £36.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £42.90 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +7.64% +20.00%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1120 1196 1466
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 93.10% 95.22% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 698 805
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £163 £184 £225
90th Percentile £501 £538 £500
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 77 143
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £19.90 £37.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.93% +87.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.29 £10.05 £11.26
90th Percentile £47.35 £48.75 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -4.76%

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
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 21 July 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 +37 39 £338 +22.73% 22
Peterborough 0 3 £300 +4.35% 5
Test Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, 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 33 (76.74%) Python
2 32 (74.42%) Test Automation
3 24 (55.81%) Wireless
4 17 (39.53%) Telecoms
5 16 (37.21%) Test Scripting
5 16 (37.21%) Tcl
6 13 (30.23%) Perl
6 13 (30.23%) Electronics
6 13 (30.23%) Degree
7 11 (25.58%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (23.26%) Digital Signal Processing
8 10 (23.26%) Signal Processing
9 8 (18.60%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (18.60%) Firmware
10 7 (16.28%) WLAN
10 7 (16.28%) Linux
11 6 (13.95%) Windows
11 6 (13.95%) Bluetooth
12 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
13 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
13 4 (9.30%) Selenium
14 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
14 3 (6.98%) QA
14 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
14 3 (6.98%) Internet of Things
14 3 (6.98%) Test Planning
14 3 (6.98%) Internet
14 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
14 3 (6.98%) Microsoft

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 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.65%) JBoss
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (55.81%) Wireless
2 11 (25.58%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (16.28%) WLAN
4 6 (13.95%) Bluetooth
5 3 (6.98%) Internet
6 2 (4.65%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Selenium
2 3 (6.98%) Bugzilla
3 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.65%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.33%) JMeter
4 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (39.53%) Telecoms
2 13 (30.23%) Electronics
3 2 (4.65%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Java EE
2 1 (2.33%) Behat
2 1 (2.33%) CSS
2 1 (2.33%) HTML
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (6.98%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) AS400
3 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (74.42%) Test Automation
2 16 (37.21%) Test Scripting
3 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.26%) Digital Signal Processing
4 10 (23.26%) Signal Processing
5 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.98%) Test Planning
7 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.65%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.65%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.65%) Defect Management
8 2 (4.65%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.65%) ITIL
8 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.65%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (2.33%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (76.74%) Python
2 16 (37.21%) Tcl
3 13 (30.23%) Perl
4 2 (4.65%) C
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) SQL
5 1 (2.33%) C++
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.65%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Firmware
2 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.98%) Perforce
2 1 (2.33%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago