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 22 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 29 41
Rank change year-on-year +16 +12  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 23 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 7.59% 4.37% 3.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.58% 5.28% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 10
Median daily rate £338 £343 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +33.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £303 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £411 £330
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 £38.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.50 £34.90
% change year-on-year -0.64% +10.31%  

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 240 303 361
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 79.21% 82.79% 80.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 189 266
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 £210 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 18 18
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 £12.68 £19.25 £27.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -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 22 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 22 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 (58.97%) Python
2 16 (41.03%) Wireless
2 16 (41.03%) Tcl
2 16 (41.03%) Test Scripting
3 13 (33.33%) Degree
3 13 (33.33%) Electronics
4 12 (30.77%) Telecoms
4 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (25.64%) Firmware
5 10 (25.64%) Perl
6 9 (23.08%) Digital Signal Processing
6 9 (23.08%) Signal Processing
7 7 (17.95%) WLAN
7 7 (17.95%) Windows
8 6 (15.38%) Linux
8 6 (15.38%) Selenium
8 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (12.82%) QA
9 5 (12.82%) JIRA
9 5 (12.82%) C#
9 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
9 5 (12.82%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
10 4 (10.26%) Internet
10 4 (10.26%) Bluetooth
10 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
10 4 (10.26%) BDD
10 4 (10.26%) Test Planning
11 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
11 3 (7.69%) Defect Management

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 (2.56%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.56%) CMS
1 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.13%) GitHub
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon CloudSearch
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.56%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) Wireless
2 7 (17.95%) WLAN
3 5 (12.82%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (10.26%) Bluetooth
4 4 (10.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MySQL
1 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Selenium
2 5 (12.82%) JIRA
3 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
4 3 (7.69%) Bugzilla
4 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.13%) Appium
5 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.56%) Ant
6 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.56%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.56%) JMeter
6 1 (2.56%) Maven
6 1 (2.56%) MSTest
6 1 (2.56%) NUnit
6 1 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.56%) Subversion
6 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.56%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.56%) TestNG
General
1 13 (33.33%) Electronics
2 12 (30.77%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Test Engineer
2 16 (41.03%) Software Test Engineer
3 13 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
4 10 (25.64%) Audio Engineer
4 10 (25.64%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (15.38%) Tester
6 5 (12.82%) Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Development Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Development Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Software Development Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Software Development Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Test Development Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Automation Tester
8 2 (5.13%) Firmware Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.13%) WLAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
1 3 (7.69%) Node.js
2 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (5.13%) RESTful
3 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.56%) Fluent NHibernate
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
3 1 (2.56%) Lucene
3 1 (2.56%) OAuth
3 1 (2.56%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.56%) OpenID
3 1 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.56%) SAML
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Internet of Things
2 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Test Scripting
2 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.08%) Digital Signal Processing
3 9 (23.08%) Signal Processing
4 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.26%) BDD
5 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.26%) Test Planning
6 3 (7.69%) Defect Management
6 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (5.13%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.13%) SOA
7 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.13%) TDD
7 2 (5.13%) Test Management
7 2 (5.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (58.97%) Python
2 16 (41.03%) Tcl
3 10 (25.64%) Perl
4 5 (12.82%) C#
4 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (2.56%) C
6 1 (2.56%) ES6
6 1 (2.56%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
1 1 (2.56%) HP
1 1 (2.56%) Mercator
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle
1 1 (2.56%) Siemens
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