The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 49 63
Rank change year-on-year +17 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 23 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.32% 1.46% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.71% 1.51% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 1
Median daily rate £338 £238 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.10% -13.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £290
% change year-on-year +0.74% +15.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
Median hourly rate £34.25 £33.60 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.93% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -13.33% +8.69%  

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 488 595 702
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 91.56% 96.59% 96.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 357 357
Median daily rate £350 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 43 75
Median hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +140.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.84 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 April 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 +20 20 £338 +42.10% 14
Peterborough -1 2 £300 - 3
Test Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 23 (76.67%) Python
2 14 (46.67%) Wireless
2 14 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 13 (43.33%) Tcl
4 11 (36.67%) Electronics
4 11 (36.67%) Telecoms
5 10 (33.33%) Perl
5 10 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 10 (33.33%) Degree
6 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (26.67%) Digital Signal Processing
7 8 (26.67%) Signal Processing
8 7 (23.33%) Windows
8 7 (23.33%) Linux
8 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Firmware
9 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 5 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (16.67%) WLAN
11 4 (13.33%) Bluetooth
11 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
11 4 (13.33%) QA
11 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
12 3 (10.00%) Internet of Things
12 3 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
12 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
12 3 (10.00%) Selenium

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 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (6.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) Wireless
2 5 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (16.67%) WLAN
3 4 (13.33%) Bluetooth
4 3 (10.00%) Internet
5 2 (6.67%) Firewall
6 1 (3.33%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.00%) Bugzilla
3 3 (10.00%) Selenium
3 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.33%) Appium
5 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.33%) Gerrit
5 1 (3.33%) JBehave
General
1 11 (36.67%) Electronics
1 11 (36.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Back Office
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Java EE
2 1 (3.33%) Behat
2 1 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Internet of Things
2 1 (3.33%) AS400
2 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Linux
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Test Scripting
2 10 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (26.67%) Digital Signal Processing
4 8 (26.67%) Signal Processing
5 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
9 2 (6.67%) Cryptography
9 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
9 2 (6.67%) Defect Management
9 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
9 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) Python
2 13 (43.33%) Tcl
3 10 (33.33%) Perl
4 3 (10.00%) C#
4 3 (10.00%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) C
5 2 (6.67%) SQL
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) BT
2 1 (3.33%) Samsung
2 1 (3.33%) VMware
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