Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 34 25
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 93 51 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.53% 4.52% 6.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.82% 5.51% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 26 56
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -10.34%
10th Percentile £213 £278 £244
90th Percentile £436 £422 £445
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £350
% change year-on-year +3.03% +17.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 6
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -25.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £36.25 £33.85 £37.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £42.40 £60.00
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% -2.60% -12.00%

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 1190 925 1241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 83.57% 82.00% 79.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 437 740
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +0.65% +6.21%
10th Percentile £220 £213 £258
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 95 82
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +111.27% -35.45%
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.60 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £51.13
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £31.95 £23.63
% change year-on-year -1.41% +35.24% -1.56%

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 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 November 2017. 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 +9 58 £375 - 33
Peterborough -9 14 £300 - 5
Huntingdon - 1 £175 -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 51 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (52.69%) Python
3 38 (40.86%) Test Scripting
4 31 (33.33%) Wireless
5 29 (31.18%) Telecoms
6 21 (22.58%) C#
7 20 (21.51%) Selenium
8 18 (19.35%) Embedded Systems
8 18 (19.35%) QA
8 18 (19.35%) Bluetooth
9 17 (18.28%) C
9 17 (18.28%) JIRA
9 17 (18.28%) Signal Processing
10 16 (17.20%) Web Services
11 14 (15.05%) Electronics
11 14 (15.05%) Scrum
11 14 (15.05%) Manual Testing
12 13 (13.98%) Git (software)
12 13 (13.98%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (13.98%) WebDriver
12 13 (13.98%) BDD
12 13 (13.98%) Tcl
12 13 (13.98%) Java
13 12 (12.90%) Linux
13 12 (12.90%) Perforce
13 12 (12.90%) Software Testing
13 12 (12.90%) Cucumber
13 12 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (11.83%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (11.83%) SoapUI

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 6 (6.45%) Confluence
2 3 (3.23%) Mule
2 3 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.15%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.08%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) BrowserStack
2 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.15%) GitHub
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.15%) SaaS
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 31 (33.33%) Wireless
2 18 (19.35%) Bluetooth
3 10 (10.75%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (6.45%) ATM
5 1 (1.08%) SMS
5 1 (1.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (21.51%) Selenium
2 17 (18.28%) JIRA
3 13 (13.98%) Git (software)
3 13 (13.98%) WebDriver
4 12 (12.90%) Cucumber
5 11 (11.83%) JMeter
5 11 (11.83%) SoapUI
6 10 (10.75%) NUnit
7 9 (9.68%) Jenkins
7 9 (9.68%) TeamCity
8 5 (5.38%) Appium
8 5 (5.38%) JUnit
9 4 (4.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (4.30%) JBehave
10 3 (3.23%) FitNesse
10 3 (3.23%) Maven
10 3 (3.23%) Robot Framework
11 2 (2.15%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (2.15%) RSpec
General
1 29 (31.18%) Telecoms
2 14 (15.05%) Electronics
3 11 (11.83%) Finance
4 3 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (35.48%) Test Engineer
2 27 (29.03%) Tester
3 21 (22.58%) Embedded Engineer
4 19 (20.43%) Automation Tester
5 15 (16.13%) Analyst
5 15 (16.13%) Test Analyst
6 14 (15.05%) Bluetooth Engineer
7 12 (12.90%) Test Automation Engineer
8 11 (11.83%) Software Test Engineer
9 8 (8.60%) Developer
10 6 (6.45%) Software Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) Systems Test Engineer
11 5 (5.38%) Hardware Engineer
11 5 (5.38%) Hardware Test Engineer
12 4 (4.30%) Agile Test Analyst
12 4 (4.30%) Audio Engineer
12 4 (4.30%) QA Engineer
12 4 (4.30%) Software Tester
13 3 (3.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 3 (3.23%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.20%) Web Services
2 9 (9.68%) .NET
2 9 (9.68%) SOAP
3 8 (8.60%) JSON
4 6 (6.45%) Gherkin
4 6 (6.45%) REST
4 6 (6.45%) RESTful
4 6 (6.45%) Spring
5 5 (5.38%) CSS
5 5 (5.38%) XML
6 3 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.23%) Apache Camel
6 3 (3.23%) Entity Framework
6 3 (3.23%) HTML
6 3 (3.23%) J2EE
7 2 (2.15%) jQuery
7 2 (2.15%) Node.js
7 2 (2.15%) WebdriverIO
8 1 (1.08%) Fluent NHibernate
8 1 (1.08%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.35%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (6.45%) Device Driver
4 5 (5.38%) Verilog
5 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.15%) Life Science
7 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.90%) Linux
2 6 (6.45%) Ubuntu
3 5 (5.38%) Android
4 4 (4.30%) Windows
5 2 (2.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.86%) Test Scripting
3 17 (18.28%) Signal Processing
4 14 (15.05%) Manual Testing
4 14 (15.05%) Scrum
5 13 (13.98%) BDD
6 12 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (12.90%) Software Testing
7 11 (11.83%) Regression Testing
7 11 (11.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (10.75%) TDD
9 9 (9.68%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 9 (9.68%) E-Commerce
9 9 (9.68%) SDLC
10 8 (8.60%) Defect Management
10 8 (8.60%) Functional Testing
10 8 (8.60%) Performance Testing
11 7 (7.53%) Digital Signal Processing
11 7 (7.53%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (7.53%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 49 (52.69%) Python
2 21 (22.58%) C#
3 17 (18.28%) C
4 13 (13.98%) Java
4 13 (13.98%) Tcl
5 11 (11.83%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.68%) Embedded C
7 8 (8.60%) C++
8 4 (4.30%) Perl
9 3 (3.23%) SQL
10 2 (2.15%) Ruby
11 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.08%) ES6
11 1 (1.08%) F#
11 1 (1.08%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.75%) Degree
2 3 (3.23%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.15%) ISEB
3 2 (2.15%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.35%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.53%) Firmware
2 1 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (13.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (12.90%) Perforce
2 4 (4.30%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.15%) Twitter
3 2 (2.15%) WSO2
4 1 (1.08%) Google
4 1 (1.08%) HP
4 1 (1.08%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle
4 1 (1.08%) Siemens