The median contractor rate for a Tester was £230 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 29 June 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.

Tester
East of England > Cambridgeshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 58 77
Rank change year-on-year +17 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 13 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.21% 0.68% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 0.72% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £230 £375 £219
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.66% +71.42%  
10th Percentile £160 £303 £207
90th Percentile £364 £398 £230
East of England median daily rate £325 £350 £400
% change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £10.00 - £164.00

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 544 558 760
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 92.52% 94.42% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 1203 2009
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £340 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +10.34%  
10th Percentile £205 £145 £223
90th Percentile £502 £506 £475
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 97 315
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £19.38 £35.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.62% +94.44%  
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.24 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £43.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Cambridgeshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Cambridgeshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Cambridgeshire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Cambridgeshire

Tester
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 Tester within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 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 +11 7 £310 -20.00% 12
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
4 6 (27.27%) JIRA
4 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 6 (27.27%) ISEB
5 5 (22.73%) Selenium
5 5 (22.73%) Test Management
5 5 (22.73%) iSeries
6 4 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 4 (18.18%) AS400
6 4 (18.18%) C#
7 3 (13.64%) SQL
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) QA
7 3 (13.64%) Appium
7 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) SaaS
8 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
8 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
8 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (9.09%) Time Management
8 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
8 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (9.09%) Defect Management

Tester 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 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) SaaS
2 2 (9.09%) BrowserStack
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) JIRA
2 5 (22.73%) Selenium
3 3 (13.64%) Appium
3 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.09%) JMeter
4 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.55%) Ant
5 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.55%) Maven
5 1 (4.55%) MSTest
5 1 (4.55%) NetBeans
5 1 (4.55%) Robotium
5 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.55%) TestComplete
5 1 (4.55%) TestNG
5 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.55%) Advertising
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.55%) COM
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) JSON
2 1 (4.55%) React
2 1 (4.55%) REST
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) Swagger
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) iSeries
2 4 (18.18%) AS400
3 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
4 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 5 (22.73%) Test Management
6 4 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
8 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
8 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Project Management
8 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.09%) Time Management
8 2 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) HP
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Siemens
2 1 (4.55%) WSO2
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: Rate £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago