Period
to 17 January 2018

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 6 months to 17 January 2018 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 51 68
Rank change year-on-year +21 +17 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 30 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.72% 1.13% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.50% 1.40% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 1
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £373 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.04% +24.17% -11.11%
10th Percentile £319 £320 £285
90th Percentile £390 £427 £315
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £338 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +17.39% +4.55% -21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 2
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.25 £35.63 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.98% -28.75% +376.19%
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.25 £34.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +18.38% -24.44% +50.00%

Test Scripting 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 545 499 654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 85.83% 80.35% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 224 416
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.24% +6.46%
10th Percentile £270 £240 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £388 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 68 40
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.50 £35.63 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.68% -11.49% +46.36%
10th Percentile £17.43 £14.36 £16.43
90th Percentile £52.88 £47.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +16.67%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Cambridge over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 17 January 2018, 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 25 (83.33%) Python
2 18 (60.00%) Wireless
2 18 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 18 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (46.67%) Degree
4 12 (40.00%) Linux
5 11 (36.67%) C
6 10 (33.33%) C++
6 10 (33.33%) Bluetooth
7 9 (30.00%) Electronics
8 8 (26.67%) Embedded C
8 8 (26.67%) Tcl
9 7 (23.33%) Assembly Language
9 7 (23.33%) Windows
10 6 (20.00%) Digital Signal Processing
10 6 (20.00%) Signal Processing
11 4 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (13.33%) Firmware
11 4 (13.33%) QA
12 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
12 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (10.00%) Ubuntu
12 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
12 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (10.00%) Device Driver
13 2 (6.67%) Verilog
13 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
13 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) Confluence
1 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) iTrent
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) Wireless
2 10 (33.33%) Bluetooth
3 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.33%) JBehave
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) JMeter
3 1 (3.33%) JUnit
3 1 (3.33%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) NUnit
3 1 (3.33%) Robot Framework
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.33%) TestDirector
3 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (30.00%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Test Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Software Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Embedded Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Embedded Software Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Audio Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Consultant
8 2 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Hardware Test Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Implementation Consultant
9 1 (3.33%) Agile Manual Tester
9 1 (3.33%) Agile Tester
9 1 (3.33%) Developer in Test
9 1 (3.33%) JIRA Developer
9 1 (3.33%) QA Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (3.33%) RESTful
1 1 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (10.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.67%) Verilog
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
2 7 (23.33%) Windows
3 3 (10.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (20.00%) Digital Signal Processing
2 6 (20.00%) Signal Processing
3 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.67%) ERP
4 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.33%) ATDD
5 1 (3.33%) BDD
5 1 (3.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Kanban
5 1 (3.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Open Source
5 1 (3.33%) System Testing
5 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) Python
2 11 (36.67%) C
3 10 (33.33%) C++
4 8 (26.67%) Embedded C
4 8 (26.67%) Tcl
5 7 (23.33%) Assembly Language
6 2 (6.67%) Java
6 2 (6.67%) Perl
7 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle
1 1 (3.33%) webMethods