The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 31 37 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.62% 2.24% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Median daily rate £338 £370 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.78% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +1.24% +9.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated 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 Cambridge with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 255 332 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 82.79% 82.59% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 206 157
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 16
Median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Cambridge

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Cambridge

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in Cambridge

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 6 (85.71%) Degree
1 6 (85.71%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) Tcl
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
2 5 (71.43%) Electronics
2 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) Digital Signal Processing
2 5 (71.43%) Signal Processing
3 2 (28.57%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) RSpec
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) BDD

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
1 1 (14.29%) NUnit
1 1 (14.29%) RSpec
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (71.43%) Electronics
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Embedded Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Software Test Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Test Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Audio Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 1 (14.29%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Digital Signal Processing
1 5 (71.43%) Signal Processing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) Tcl
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
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