Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Peterborough with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Testing
Cambridgeshire > Peterborough
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 29 32
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 1.91% 1.73% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.22% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Peterborough median daily rate £377 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.91% -26.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £289 £263 £243
90th Percentile £392 £358 £388
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £355 £298 £300
% change year-on-year +19.41% -0.83% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Peterborough median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Peterborough with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Peterborough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 297 180 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 80.93% 77.92% 70.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 96 85
Peterborough median daily rate £375 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -8.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £246 £184 £197
90th Percentile £475 £488 £575
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 28
Peterborough median hourly rate £14.50 £26.88 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.05% +123.96% -35.57%
10th Percentile £10.11 £9.00 £10.68
90th Percentile £33.63 £45.63 £20.58
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.33% +114.29% -36.36%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Peterborough.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Peterborough

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Peterborough region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) JIRA
3 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) BDD
4 4 (57.14%) ATDD
4 4 (57.14%) Bitbucket
4 4 (57.14%) Gradle
4 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 4 (57.14%) User Stories
4 4 (57.14%) Hibernate
4 4 (57.14%) Retail
4 4 (57.14%) Spring
4 4 (57.14%) Tomcat
4 4 (57.14%) Atlassian
4 4 (57.14%) Velocity
4 4 (57.14%) RESTful
4 4 (57.14%) Confluence
5 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (42.86%) TeamCity
5 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
5 3 (42.86%) SDLC
5 3 (42.86%) Virtual Team
6 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center

Software Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) Confluence
1 4 (57.14%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SMS
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) JIRA
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Bitbucket
3 4 (57.14%) Gradle
3 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (42.86%) TeamCity
5 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 1 (14.29%) JMeter
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Scrum Master
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Scrum Master
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Hibernate
1 4 (57.14%) RESTful
1 4 (57.14%) Spring
1 4 (57.14%) Velocity
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Virtual Team
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) BDD
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) ATDD
3 4 (57.14%) User Stories
4 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 1 (14.29%) TDD
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Atlassian