The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 26 April 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 46 40
Rank change year-on-year +18 -6  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 15 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.76% 0.50% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.54% 0.62% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Median daily rate £338 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £42.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -14.20% +3.04%  

Test Scripting 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 271 325 269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 86.03% 81.25% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 201 178
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £320 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 23 17
Median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £17.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.25 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +2.77% +17.07%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Cambridge

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Cambridge

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 15 (78.95%) Python
2 13 (68.42%) Wireless
3 12 (63.16%) Tcl
4 9 (47.37%) Electronics
4 9 (47.37%) Degree
5 8 (42.11%) Automated Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Digital Signal Processing
5 8 (42.11%) Signal Processing
5 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
6 7 (36.84%) Linux
7 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
8 5 (26.32%) Firmware
8 5 (26.32%) Perl
9 4 (21.05%) Windows
9 4 (21.05%) Bluetooth
9 4 (21.05%) Bugzilla
9 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
9 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
10 3 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (15.79%) Internet
10 3 (15.79%) Internet of Things
11 2 (10.53%) DevOps
11 2 (10.53%) Defect Tracking
11 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
11 2 (10.53%) PHP
11 2 (10.53%) Subversion
11 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
11 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
11 2 (10.53%) Git (software)

Test Scripting
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Wireless
2 4 (21.05%) Bluetooth
3 3 (15.79%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Bugzilla
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Gerrit
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Trac
General
1 9 (47.37%) Electronics
2 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Test Engineer
2 11 (57.89%) Software Test Engineer
3 8 (42.11%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (31.58%) Audio Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Development Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Development Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Software Development Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Test Development Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Radio Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Test Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Internet of Things
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Automated Testing
1 8 (42.11%) Digital Signal Processing
1 8 (42.11%) Signal Processing
2 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
3 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
3 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) Defect Management
5 1 (5.26%) ERP
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (5.26%) SDLC
5 1 (5.26%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Use Case
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) Python
2 12 (63.16%) Tcl
3 5 (26.32%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ARP4754
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) BT
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle
1 1 (5.26%) Samsung
1 1 (5.26%) webMethods
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