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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
Rank 14 - 24
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 4.21% - 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.97% - 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £300 - £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Peterborough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 67 64 114
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 70.53% 79.01% 81.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 68
Median daily rate £350 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.47% +3.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £265 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 27
Median hourly rate £15.50 £32.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.81% +134.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £42.50 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Peterborough citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Peterborough over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Peterborough

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 25 March 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%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) Defect Management
3 4 (57.14%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
4 3 (42.86%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
4 3 (42.86%) Java EE
4 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) JBoss
4 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Back Office
4 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (42.86%) Appium
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) GDPR
4 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 3 (42.86%) JBehave
4 3 (42.86%) WebDriver

Software Testing
Top Related 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 3 (42.86%) JBoss
2 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Appium
1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
1 3 (42.86%) JBehave
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Back Office
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Environment Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Test Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Defect Management
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
4 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
4 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Data Quality
2 3 (42.86%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware