The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
Rank 18 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 3.19% 0.96% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.23% 1.49% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £275 £350 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +75.43%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
71 67 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 75.53% 64.42% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 43 91
Median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £174 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 14
Median hourly rate £26.88 £11.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.88% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £14.25 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Peterborough 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 Peterborough

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Test Automation
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Peterborough region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
1 7 (100.00%) QA
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
3 5 (71.43%) BDD
3 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
3 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 5 (71.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) Eclipse
3 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Back Office
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) Appium
3 5 (71.43%) Defect Management
3 5 (71.43%) Automation Testing
3 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
4 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (57.14%) JBehave
5 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Banking
6 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Ruby
6 2 (28.57%) Scrum
6 2 (28.57%) C#
6 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
6 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement

Test Automation
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:

Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
3 5 (71.43%) Appium
3 5 (71.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (71.43%) Eclipse
3 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
3 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
4 4 (57.14%) JBehave
General
1 5 (71.43%) Back Office
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Developer in Test
3 2 (28.57%) QA Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) QA Test Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) Automation Testing
2 5 (71.43%) BDD
2 5 (71.43%) Defect Management
2 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA