The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 28 50
Rank change year-on-year +12 +22  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 23 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 7.62% 4.21% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.79% 5.05% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 8
Median daily rate £338 £360 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +48.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £318 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £421 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14%  

Test Automation 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 235 297 370
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 77.81% 83.43% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 180 273
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 20 17
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.25 £17.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Cambridge

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Cambridge

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Cambridge over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Cambridge

Test Automation
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 in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 23 (62.16%) Python
2 16 (43.24%) Wireless
2 16 (43.24%) Tcl
2 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
3 13 (35.14%) Electronics
4 12 (32.43%) Telecoms
4 12 (32.43%) Degree
5 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (27.03%) Firmware
6 10 (27.03%) Perl
7 9 (24.32%) Digital Signal Processing
7 9 (24.32%) Signal Processing
8 7 (18.92%) WLAN
8 7 (18.92%) Windows
9 6 (16.22%) Linux
9 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (13.51%) JIRA
10 5 (13.51%) Selenium
10 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
11 4 (10.81%) C#
11 4 (10.81%) Bluetooth
11 4 (10.81%) Internet
11 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
11 4 (10.81%) QA
11 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
11 4 (10.81%) Test Planning
12 3 (8.11%) Defect Management
12 3 (8.11%) Internet of Things
12 3 (8.11%) BDD

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.70%) CMS
1 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.41%) GitHub
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon CloudSearch
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.70%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (43.24%) Wireless
2 7 (18.92%) WLAN
3 5 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (10.81%) Bluetooth
4 4 (10.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
1 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) JIRA
1 5 (13.51%) Selenium
2 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.11%) Bugzilla
3 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.41%) Appium
4 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.70%) Ant
5 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.70%) JMeter
5 1 (2.70%) Maven
5 1 (2.70%) MSTest
5 1 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.70%) Robotium
5 1 (2.70%) Subversion
5 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.70%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.70%) TestNG
5 1 (2.70%) TestRail
General
1 13 (35.14%) Electronics
2 12 (32.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Test Engineer
2 16 (43.24%) Software Test Engineer
3 13 (35.14%) Embedded Engineer
4 10 (27.03%) Audio Engineer
4 10 (27.03%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Development Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Development Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Development Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Software Development Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Test Development Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Angular Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Firmware Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) WLAN Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) Node.js
2 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (5.41%) RESTful
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.70%) Angular 2
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.70%) Lucene
3 1 (2.70%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.70%) OpenID
3 1 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.70%) React
3 1 (2.70%) SAML
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Internet of Things
2 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Android
3 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.70%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
2 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (24.32%) Digital Signal Processing
3 9 (24.32%) Signal Processing
4 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.81%) Test Planning
6 3 (8.11%) BDD
6 3 (8.11%) Defect Management
7 2 (5.41%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (5.41%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Microservices
7 2 (5.41%) Scrum
7 2 (5.41%) SOA
7 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.41%) TDD
7 2 (5.41%) Test Management
7 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) Python
2 16 (43.24%) Tcl
3 10 (27.03%) Perl
4 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.81%) C#
6 3 (8.11%) SQL
7 1 (2.70%) C
7 1 (2.70%) ES6
7 1 (2.70%) Java
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
1 1 (2.70%) HP
1 1 (2.70%) Mercator
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle
1 1 (2.70%) Siemens
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