Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 24 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.

Automation Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 68 71
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.97% 0.64% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.67% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Cambridge median daily rate £325 £305 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.56% -4.69% -
10th Percentile £288 £298 £310
90th Percentile £388 £313 £330
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £305 £335
% change year-on-year +14.75% -8.96% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - £40.00 -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £40.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 583 751 815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 94.18% 96.41% 96.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 460 545
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.59% -
10th Percentile £175 £233 £225
90th Percentile £503 £538 £523
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 53 69
Cambridge median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.67% +82.93% -43.84%
10th Percentile £11.76 £13.48 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.75 £44.60
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £19.38 £35.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -44.63% +94.44% -28.00%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Cambridge

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in Cambridge

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in Cambridge

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, Test Automation Engineer 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 Cambridge region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (83.33%) Python
3 4 (66.67%) Wireless
3 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (50.00%) Bluetooth
4 3 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (50.00%) Perforce
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) C
6 1 (16.67%) C#
6 1 (16.67%) C++
6 1 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (16.67%) Device Driver
6 1 (16.67%) Verilog
6 1 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (16.67%) QA
6 1 (16.67%) Selenium

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (66.67%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) Bluetooth
2 3 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (16.67%) Device Driver
2 1 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (16.67%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Perforce
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