Period
to 11 April 2021

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 6 months to 11 April 2021 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
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 34 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 17 37 59
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.94% 4.69% 5.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.84% 5.39% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 30
10th Percentile £303 £345 £263
25th Percentile £330 £405 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £500 £455
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +9.89% +51.67%
75th Percentile £483 £569 £625
90th Percentile £584 £688 £681
East of England median daily rate £425 £443 £450
% change year-on-year -3.95% -1.67% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
10th Percentile " £42.20 "
25th Percentile £26.25 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate £26.50 £46.00 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -42.39% +15.00% -8.05%
75th Percentile £26.75 £49.00 £45.00
90th Percentile " " £46.50
East of England median hourly rate £26.50 £46.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -42.39% +12.20% -5.75%

Test Automation 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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 351 687 865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 81.44% 87.07% 84.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 427 478
10th Percentile £203 £262 £250
25th Percentile £310 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £460 £444
Median % change year-on-year -7.61% +3.66% +7.58%
75th Percentile £500 £550 £530
90th Percentile £575 £625 £625
East of England median daily rate £425 £438 £450
% change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 86 82
10th Percentile " £13.50 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.25 £16.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.75
Median % change year-on-year -18.92% +17.46% -33.68%
75th Percentile £19.00 £47.50 £42.50
90th Percentile £22.85 £49.00 £49.88
East of England median hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -9.76% +13.89% -5.26%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Test Automation in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Cambridgeshire.

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 6 months to 11 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +6 11 £369 -28.05% 29
Peterborough -1 3 £475 +5.56% 5
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) TypeScript
3 5 (29.41%) Python
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Selenium
4 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 4 (23.53%) Node.js
4 4 (23.53%) Jest
5 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (17.65%) React
5 3 (17.65%) DevOps
5 3 (17.65%) Degree
5 3 (17.65%) JIRA
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) Validation
6 2 (11.76%) LabVIEW
6 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
6 2 (11.76%) Ruby
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) Bluetooth
6 2 (11.76%) Firmware
6 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (5.88%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon EKS
2 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Bluetooth
1 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
1 1 (5.88%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) Gerrit
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) Jasmine
3 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.76%) LabVIEW
4 1 (5.88%) Appium
4 1 (5.88%) Buildbot
4 1 (5.88%) Postman
4 1 (5.88%) Robot Framework
4 1 (5.88%) SonarQube
4 1 (5.88%) TestRail
4 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Test Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Bluetooth Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Python Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Automation Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Development Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Jest
1 4 (23.53%) Node.js
2 3 (17.65%) React
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Core
3 1 (5.88%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (5.88%) Redux
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) WinForms
3 1 (5.88%) WPF
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 3 (17.65%) DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) Validation
4 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.76%) QMS
4 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
1 6 (35.29%) TypeScript
2 5 (29.41%) Python
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) ES6
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Master's Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Grafana
2 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.88%) Prometheus
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) Scalr
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Talend