The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 25 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 35 50
Rank change year-on-year +7 +15  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 28 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.84% 3.79% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.03% 4.73% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 13
Median daily rate £338 £325 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +22.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £325 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.57%  

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 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 464 465 623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 80.28% 80.03% 79.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 267 371
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 31 54
Median hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.33% +59.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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 +10 23 £338 -6.25% 30
Peterborough -1 2 £275 -15.38%
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 25 (49.02%) Python
2 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (43.14%) Test Scripting
3 18 (35.29%) Tcl
4 16 (31.37%) Wireless
5 15 (29.41%) Selenium
6 14 (27.45%) Degree
7 13 (25.49%) Electronics
8 12 (23.53%) Telecoms
9 10 (19.61%) Firmware
9 10 (19.61%) Perl
10 9 (17.65%) QA
10 9 (17.65%) Digital Signal Processing
10 9 (17.65%) Signal Processing
11 8 (15.69%) C#
11 8 (15.69%) Linux
12 7 (13.73%) Windows
12 7 (13.73%) WLAN
12 7 (13.73%) JIRA
12 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (13.73%) BDD
12 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
13 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
13 6 (11.76%) Appium
13 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
13 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
13 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
14 5 (9.80%) Scrum
14 5 (9.80%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (9.80%) TDD

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.96%) Apache Solr
1 1 (1.96%) CMS
1 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) BrowserStack
2 2 (3.92%) GitHub
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.92%) SaaS
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon CloudSearch
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (31.37%) Wireless
2 7 (13.73%) WLAN
3 5 (9.80%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (7.84%) Bluetooth
4 4 (7.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) Selenium
2 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
2 7 (13.73%) JIRA
3 6 (11.76%) Appium
3 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.80%) WebDriver
5 4 (7.84%) JMeter
6 3 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (5.88%) Bugzilla
6 3 (5.88%) Eclipse
6 3 (5.88%) HP UFT
6 3 (5.88%) JBehave
6 3 (5.88%) SpecFlow
6 3 (5.88%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.96%) Maven
8 1 (1.96%) MSTest
8 1 (1.96%) Robotium
8 1 (1.96%) TestRail
General
1 13 (25.49%) Electronics
2 12 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.88%) Back Office
4 2 (3.92%) Finance
5 1 (1.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) Test Engineer
2 16 (31.37%) Software Test Engineer
3 13 (25.49%) Embedded Engineer
4 10 (19.61%) Audio Engineer
4 10 (19.61%) Senior Test Engineer
5 9 (17.65%) Tester
6 6 (11.76%) Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Test Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Automation Tester
9 3 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Development Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Senior Development Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Senior Software Development Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Senior Software Test Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Software Development Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Test Development Engineer
10 2 (3.92%) QA Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) QA Test Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Web Services
2 3 (5.88%) .NET
2 3 (5.88%) Node.js
2 3 (5.88%) RESTful
3 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.92%) CSS
3 2 (3.92%) HTML
3 2 (3.92%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.96%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.96%) jQuery
4 1 (1.96%) Lucene
4 1 (1.96%) OAuth
4 1 (1.96%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.96%) React
4 1 (1.96%) SAML
4 1 (1.96%) SOAP
4 1 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Internet of Things
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) Windows
3 1 (1.96%) Android
3 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.96%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (43.14%) Test Scripting
2 9 (17.65%) Digital Signal Processing
2 9 (17.65%) Signal Processing
3 7 (13.73%) BDD
3 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
4 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 5 (9.80%) Scrum
5 5 (9.80%) TDD
6 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.84%) Defect Management
6 4 (7.84%) Manual Testing
6 4 (7.84%) Performance Testing
6 4 (7.84%) Test Planning
6 4 (7.84%) User Stories
7 3 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (5.88%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.92%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) Python
2 18 (35.29%) Tcl
3 10 (19.61%) Perl
4 8 (15.69%) C#
5 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.84%) Java
6 4 (7.84%) SQL
7 1 (1.96%) C
7 1 (1.96%) ES6
7 1 (1.96%) PHP
7 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) ISEB
2 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
1 1 (1.96%) HP
1 1 (1.96%) Mercator
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle
1 1 (1.96%) Siemens
1 1 (1.96%) WSO2
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