Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 62 68
Rank change year-on-year +25 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 25 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.01% 1.16% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.80% 1.38% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 1
Cambridge median daily rate £338 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +40.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £213 £313 £225
90th Percentile £372 £414 £275
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £338 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -6.90% +3.57% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.67% - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year +0.67% - -

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 521 652 679
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 83.63% 83.80% 80.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 402 475
Cambridge median daily rate £363 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00% +2.74%
10th Percentile £190 £281 £250
90th Percentile £513 £538 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £413 £360
% change year-on-year -9.09% +14.58% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 44 29
Cambridge median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +4.17% -6.49%
10th Percentile £12.05 £17.50 £10.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £56.00 £54.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £25.00 £37.25 £15.77
% change year-on-year -32.89% +136.21% -47.43%

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 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 19 (76.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (72.00%) Python
3 16 (64.00%) Wireless
4 14 (56.00%) Tcl
5 11 (44.00%) Telecoms
5 11 (44.00%) Degree
6 10 (40.00%) Digital Signal Processing
6 10 (40.00%) Signal Processing
6 10 (40.00%) Electronics
7 9 (36.00%) Linux
8 7 (28.00%) Perl
9 6 (24.00%) Firmware
10 5 (20.00%) Windows
10 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
11 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (16.00%) Test Planning
12 3 (12.00%) Internet of Things
12 3 (12.00%) Selenium
12 3 (12.00%) Bugzilla
12 3 (12.00%) C#
12 3 (12.00%) Internet
12 3 (12.00%) Bluetooth
13 2 (8.00%) WLAN
13 2 (8.00%) HTML
13 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
13 2 (8.00%) PHP
13 2 (8.00%) CSS
13 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
13 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi

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 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) Wireless
2 3 (12.00%) Bluetooth
2 3 (12.00%) Internet
3 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (8.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (12.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) MSTest
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (44.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (40.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Test Engineer
2 15 (60.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 10 (40.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 8 (32.00%) Audio Engineer
5 5 (20.00%) Tester
6 3 (12.00%) Development Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Development Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Software Development Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Test Development Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
8 1 (4.00%) Hardware Test Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Software Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) CSS
1 2 (8.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (12.00%) Internet of Things
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (4.00%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (40.00%) Digital Signal Processing
2 10 (40.00%) Signal Processing
3 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (8.00%) DevOps
5 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Change Control
6 1 (4.00%) CRM
6 1 (4.00%) Defect Management
6 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) Python
2 14 (56.00%) Tcl
3 7 (28.00%) Perl
4 3 (12.00%) C#
5 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) HP
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) Siemens