Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Peterborough during the 6 months to 26 July 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.

Tester
Cambridgeshire > Peterborough
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 25 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 - +43
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 1.40% 2.04% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 2.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Peterborough median daily rate £310 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% - -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £240 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -26.15% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Peterborough median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £45.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year - +291.30% -8.00%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Peterborough. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Peterborough
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 195 186 241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 90.70% 94.90% 96.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 101 130
Peterborough median daily rate £363 £338 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +2.27% +6.45%
10th Percentile £158 £104 £211
90th Percentile £475 £513 £514
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 51
Peterborough median hourly rate £13.60 £14.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.56% +14.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £10.36 £9.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £23.98 £34.01 £24.25
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £19.90 £35.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -43.14% +89.19% -26.00%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) RSpec
3 1 (33.33%) iSeries
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) RSpec
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) AS400
1 1 (33.33%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA