The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 42 63
Rank change year-on-year -9 +21  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.30% 3.01% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 3.78% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 0
Median daily rate £338 £373 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.39% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £383 £336
% change year-on-year -0.06% +13.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing 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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 430 503 527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 79.63% 79.59% 79.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 302 268
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 34 55
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +78.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £17.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.70 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Cambridgeshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Cambridgeshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in Cambridgeshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +6 6 £338 -8.78% 8
Peterborough -2 1 £380 +16.92%
Automated Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 7 (63.64%) Degree
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
1 7 (63.64%) Python
2 6 (54.55%) Tcl
2 6 (54.55%) Wireless
2 6 (54.55%) Electronics
2 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 6 (54.55%) Digital Signal Processing
2 6 (54.55%) Signal Processing
3 5 (45.45%) QA
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Ruby
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
6 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
6 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 1 (9.09%) NUnit
7 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
7 1 (9.09%) Refactoring
7 1 (9.09%) System Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) NUnit
2 1 (9.09%) RSpec
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (54.55%) Electronics
1 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Test Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Embedded Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Audio Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Developer in Test
4 2 (18.18%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
1 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Digital Signal Processing
2 6 (54.55%) Signal Processing
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Change Control
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Refactoring
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) System Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Python
2 6 (54.55%) Tcl
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) Ruby
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA