The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 44 46 57
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.20% 1.33% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.67% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Median daily rate £275 £320 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +11.30%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -33.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
397 479 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 79.08% 79.70% 81.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 288 312
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 42 54
Median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +70.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £17.50 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Cambridgeshire region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Cambridgeshire region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +7 4 - - 12
Peterborough - 2 £275 - 1
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (68.75%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) QA
2 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 7 (43.75%) Automation Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 5 (31.25%) BDD
5 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
5 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 5 (31.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (31.25%) Back Office
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) C#
5 5 (31.25%) Java
5 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
5 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Appium
5 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
6 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (25.00%) Perl
6 4 (25.00%) Python
6 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 4 (25.00%) JBehave
7 3 (18.75%) WCF
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (18.75%) Web Services
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) .NET
7 3 (18.75%) WLAN

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) WLAN
2 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 5 (31.25%) Appium
4 5 (31.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
4 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
5 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (25.00%) JBehave
6 2 (12.50%) JMeter
6 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 1 (6.25%) JIRA
7 1 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
7 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
General
1 5 (31.25%) Back Office
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Developer in Test
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (18.75%) WCF
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Automation Testing
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) BDD
3 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
3 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 2 (12.50%) MVC
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) C#
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) Perl
2 4 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA