Period
to 18 April 2019

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 18 April 2019 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 27 32
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 60 56 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.95% 5.20% 4.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.12% 5.90% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 28
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £460 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.33% -11.11% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £263
90th Percentile £680 £475 £386
East of England median daily rate £425 £475 £421
% change year-on-year -10.53% +12.83% +8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 12
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £43.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.05% +20.83% +10.77%
10th Percentile £37.50 £34.15 £32.53
90th Percentile £46.50 £49.25 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -6.90% +16.00% +25.00%

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 843 949 929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 83.55% 88.20% 83.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 440 439
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £445 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.95% +12.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £255 £262 £205
90th Percentile £625 £563 £538
East of England median daily rate £450 £437 £400
% change year-on-year +3.09% +9.13% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 93 121
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -32.84% -10.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.25 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% -43.28% +22.08%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 6 months to 18 April 2019.

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 6 months to 18 April 2019. 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 +16 41 £450 +38.46% 44
Peterborough +2 5 £295 +4.89% 1
Huntingdon - 1 - -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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 37 (61.67%) Python
2 34 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (51.67%) Jenkins
4 26 (43.33%) Git (software)
5 23 (38.33%) JIRA
6 22 (36.67%) Java
7 20 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (31.67%) Linux
9 17 (28.33%) DevOps
10 15 (25.00%) Web Services
10 15 (25.00%) Docker
10 15 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (25.00%) Kubernetes
11 13 (21.67%) Selenium
12 12 (20.00%) Scrum
13 11 (18.33%) Puppet
13 11 (18.33%) REST
13 11 (18.33%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (18.33%) Data Science
14 10 (16.67%) Salt
14 10 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (16.67%) Windows
15 9 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (15.00%) TDD
15 9 (15.00%) Ruby
15 9 (15.00%) Confluence
16 8 (13.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (13.33%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (13.33%) Docker Swarm

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 9 (15.00%) Confluence
2 6 (10.00%) Mule
3 2 (3.33%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Simulink
2 1 (1.67%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (13.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (6.67%) Amazon S3
4 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (5.00%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (5.00%) Serverless
6 2 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (3.33%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (3.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) Internet
2 6 (10.00%) Wireless
3 2 (3.33%) VPN
3 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.67%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) Big Data
2 3 (5.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.33%) Apache Hive
3 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.33%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.67%) HBase
4 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (51.67%) Jenkins
2 26 (43.33%) Git (software)
3 23 (38.33%) JIRA
4 13 (21.67%) Selenium
5 9 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (13.33%) JUnit
7 7 (11.67%) Cucumber
8 5 (8.33%) JMeter
8 5 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (5.00%) HP UFT
9 3 (5.00%) Hudson
9 3 (5.00%) Maven
9 3 (5.00%) Subversion
9 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (3.33%) Bitbucket
10 2 (3.33%) RSpec
10 2 (3.33%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.67%) Appium
11 1 (1.67%) Mockito
11 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (6.67%) Electronics
3 3 (5.00%) Back Office
3 3 (5.00%) Finance
4 2 (3.33%) Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Developer
2 16 (26.67%) Test Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Python Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
4 5 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) AWS Developer
6 3 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Cloud Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) DevOps Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Python Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Tester
7 2 (3.33%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (3.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Lead DevOps
7 2 (3.33%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) Web Services
2 11 (18.33%) REST
3 7 (11.67%) SOAP
4 6 (10.00%) J2EE
4 6 (10.00%) RAML
5 5 (8.33%) Gherkin
5 5 (8.33%) HTML
5 5 (8.33%) Node.js
6 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 3 (5.00%) Django
7 3 (5.00%) HTML5
7 3 (5.00%) JSON
7 3 (5.00%) React
8 2 (3.33%) CSS
8 2 (3.33%) CSS3
8 2 (3.33%) RESTful
8 2 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (3.33%) Sass
8 2 (3.33%) XML
8 2 (3.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (11.67%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 4 (6.67%) Internet of Things
3 4 (6.67%) Smart City
4 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.33%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.67%) Fintech
6 1 (1.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.67%) Linux
2 10 (16.67%) Windows
3 5 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (5.00%) Unix
5 2 (3.33%) Fedora
6 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (28.33%) DevOps
4 12 (20.00%) Scrum
5 11 (18.33%) Data Science
6 10 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (15.00%) TDD
8 8 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 8 (13.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 8 (13.33%) Workflow
9 7 (11.67%) Deployment Automation
9 7 (11.67%) High Availability
9 7 (11.67%) Kanban
9 7 (11.67%) OO
9 7 (11.67%) Regression Testing
9 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
9 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
10 6 (10.00%) BDD
10 6 (10.00%) Functional Testing
11 5 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (61.67%) Python
2 22 (36.67%) Java
3 9 (15.00%) Ruby
4 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.67%) SQL
7 3 (5.00%) C
7 3 (5.00%) C#
7 3 (5.00%) Perl
7 3 (5.00%) R
8 2 (3.33%) C++
8 2 (3.33%) VBScript
9 1 (1.67%) Groovy
9 1 (1.67%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) AWS Certification
2 5 (8.33%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 15 (25.00%) Docker
2 7 (11.67%) Firmware
3 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.67%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (25.00%) Kubernetes
2 11 (18.33%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (18.33%) Puppet
3 10 (16.67%) Salt
4 8 (13.33%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (11.67%) Ansible
6 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (3.33%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.33%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (3.33%) MuleSoft
2 2 (3.33%) Talend
3 1 (1.67%) Google
3 1 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (1.67%) Xamarin