Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 24 21
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 57 35 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.05% 5.47% 8.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.56% 6.58% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 47
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -10.34%
10th Percentile £313 £301 £233
90th Percentile £438 £428 £434
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 5
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -25.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £36.25 £35.95 £42.65
90th Percentile £49.75 £41.55 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% -25.00% +14.29%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 596 532 801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 84.18% 83.13% 83.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 268 539
Cambridge median daily rate £388 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £217 £234 £262
90th Percentile £574 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £385
% change year-on-year - -2.60% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 60 32
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.00 £38.38 £38.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.84% -1.29% +41.36%
10th Percentile £16.82 £14.63 £14.18
90th Percentile £53.13 £49.00 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year +6.67% +111.27% -35.45%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

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 6 months to 24 November 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

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Cambridge over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Automation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 41 (71.93%) Python
2 28 (49.12%) Wireless
2 28 (49.12%) Telecoms
3 25 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
5 18 (31.58%) Embedded Systems
6 17 (29.82%) Bluetooth
6 17 (29.82%) C
7 16 (28.07%) Signal Processing
8 14 (24.56%) Electronics
9 12 (21.05%) Perforce
9 12 (21.05%) QA
10 11 (19.30%) Tcl
10 11 (19.30%) Linux
11 10 (17.54%) C#
11 10 (17.54%) Selenium
11 10 (17.54%) Degree
12 9 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (15.79%) Embedded C
13 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
13 8 (14.04%) Software Testing
14 7 (12.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 7 (12.28%) BDD
14 7 (12.28%) Scrum
14 7 (12.28%) Digital Signal Processing
15 6 (10.53%) Device Driver
15 6 (10.53%) JMeter
15 6 (10.53%) C++
15 6 (10.53%) Cucumber
15 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration

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 2 (3.51%) ColdFusion
1 2 (3.51%) Confluence
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) BrowserStack
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.51%) GitHub
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 28 (49.12%) Wireless
2 17 (29.82%) Bluetooth
3 9 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Selenium
2 6 (10.53%) Cucumber
2 6 (10.53%) JMeter
2 6 (10.53%) TeamCity
3 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.02%) Appium
4 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
4 4 (7.02%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.26%) JIRA
6 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.75%) CppUnit
6 1 (1.75%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.75%) JBehave
6 1 (1.75%) JUnit
6 1 (1.75%) Maven
6 1 (1.75%) Mocha
6 1 (1.75%) NUnit
6 1 (1.75%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.75%) TestDirector
General
1 28 (49.12%) Telecoms
2 14 (24.56%) Electronics
3 2 (3.51%) Finance
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (49.12%) Test Engineer
2 18 (31.58%) Embedded Engineer
3 15 (26.32%) Tester
4 14 (24.56%) Automation Tester
4 14 (24.56%) Bluetooth Engineer
5 11 (19.30%) Test Automation Engineer
6 10 (17.54%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Hardware Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Hardware Test Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Audio Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) QA Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Systems Test Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Test Analyst
10 2 (3.51%) .NET Developer
10 2 (3.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) RESTful
3 2 (3.51%) Node.js
4 1 (1.75%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.75%) Fluent NHibernate
4 1 (1.75%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.75%) HTML
4 1 (1.75%) OAuth
4 1 (1.75%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.75%) OpenID
4 1 (1.75%) REST
4 1 (1.75%) SOAP
4 1 (1.75%) Spring
4 1 (1.75%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.58%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (12.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (10.53%) Device Driver
4 5 (8.77%) Verilog
5 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.51%) Life Science
7 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Linux
2 6 (10.53%) Ubuntu
3 3 (5.26%) Android
4 2 (3.51%) Windows
5 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
3 16 (28.07%) Signal Processing
4 8 (14.04%) Software Testing
5 7 (12.28%) BDD
5 7 (12.28%) Digital Signal Processing
5 7 (12.28%) Scrum
6 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.77%) Performance Testing
7 5 (8.77%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.02%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 4 (7.02%) Manual Testing
8 4 (7.02%) SDET
8 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
9 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (5.26%) OO
9 3 (5.26%) QA Automation
9 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (71.93%) Python
2 17 (29.82%) C
3 11 (19.30%) Tcl
4 10 (17.54%) C#
5 9 (15.79%) Embedded C
6 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.53%) C++
8 5 (8.77%) Java
9 4 (7.02%) Perl
10 3 (5.26%) SQL
11 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.75%) ES6
11 1 (1.75%) F#
11 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.51%) ISEB
2 2 (3.51%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.05%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Firmware
2 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Perforce
2 2 (3.51%) Twitter
3 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.75%) Google
3 1 (1.75%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.75%) WSO2