Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Peterborough during the 6 months to 23 October 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.

Software Tester
Cambridgeshire > Peterborough
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 42 25
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 0.43% 0.29% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.31% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Peterborough median daily rate - £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £310 £225 £313
% change year-on-year +37.78% -28.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Peterborough median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough. 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
Peterborough
Contract vacancies in Peterborough with a recognized job title 225 325 203
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.40% 93.39% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 187 97
Peterborough median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £120 £172 £104
90th Percentile £588 £474 £480
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 21
Peterborough median hourly rate £14.50 £13.60 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +8.80% -
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.48 £21.25 £46.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £33.50 £27.19
% change year-on-year -47.76% +23.22% +32.62%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Peterborough

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Tester in Peterborough

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 4 Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, Software Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Peterborough region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA