Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Peterborough during the 6 months to 22 January 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.

Tester
Cambridgeshire > Peterborough
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 26 30
Rank change year-on-year -8 +4 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 9 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 2.71% 1.95% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 2.00% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Peterborough median daily rate £300 £313 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +22.34%
10th Percentile £262 £301 £226
90th Percentile £440 £334 £339
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Peterborough median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £27.75 £28.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -0.89% -27.27% +18.46%

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 318 200 214
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 97.56% 97.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 93 120
Peterborough median daily rate £351 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.00% -7.69% -
10th Percentile £170 £110 £128
90th Percentile £505 £483 £575
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £385 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.68% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 38
Peterborough median hourly rate £14.05 £13.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.04% +10.42% -7.69%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.92 £8.75
90th Percentile £21.75 £45.85 £19.58
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% +42.86% -34.58%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Peterborough

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Peterborough

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Peterborough over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Peterborough

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Peterborough

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) JIRA
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
4 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 4 (44.44%) BDD
4 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
4 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) Selenium
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) NUnit
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) JUnit
4 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
5 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 3 (33.33%) JMeter
5 3 (33.33%) Retail
5 3 (33.33%) Spring
5 3 (33.33%) Maven
5 3 (33.33%) RESTful
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Kanban
5 3 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 3 (33.33%) ATDD
5 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (22.22%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) JIRA
2 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
3 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 4 (44.44%) JUnit
3 4 (44.44%) NUnit
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
4 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (33.33%) JMeter
4 3 (33.33%) Maven
5 2 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (22.22%) FitNesse
5 2 (22.22%) JBehave
5 2 (22.22%) MSTest
5 2 (22.22%) Robot Framework
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
6 1 (11.11%) RSpec
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 3 (33.33%) RESTful
1 3 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) ATDD
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Kanban
4 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Information Security
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) System Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Atlassian