Period
to 15 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Peterborough during the 6 months to 15 December 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.

Software Tester
Cambridgeshire > Peterborough
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 27 34
Rank change year-on-year -16 +7 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 0.27% 1.32% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 1.35% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Peterborough median daily rate £300 £313 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% - -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £213 £313 £290
% change year-on-year -32.00% +7.76% +33.33%
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 342 222 238
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.44% 97.37% 98.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 107 132
Peterborough median daily rate £360 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% - -
10th Percentile £170 £105 £130
90th Percentile £475 £480 £575
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 43
Peterborough median hourly rate £13.00 £12.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +6.25% -17.24%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.04 £8.75
90th Percentile £15.75 £45.25 £23.15
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% +47.06% -32.00%

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 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, Software 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 Peterborough region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Client Onboarding
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Client Onboarding
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center