Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 10 22
Rank change year-on-year -16 +12 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 71 110 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.86% 9.24% 6.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.72% 10.58% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 49 53
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £474 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.60% +2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £333 £275 £214
90th Percentile £600 £483 £410
East of England median daily rate £450 £439 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.69% -9.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 15
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £35.13 £34.15
90th Percentile £48.25 £46.38 £46.85
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +9.38% +4.58% +2.00%

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 1,056 1,040 1,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 87.13% 87.32% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 531 508
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £205
90th Percentile £625 £575 £521
East of England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 103 119
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.00% -
10th Percentile £10.42 £11.21 £12.85
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.60
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year - -32.69% +4.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -14 40 £450 +20.00% 67
Peterborough -9 14 £450 +50.00%
Huntingdon - 2 £630 -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 35 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.80%) SQL
3 17 (23.94%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (22.54%) Selenium
5 15 (21.13%) TDD
5 15 (21.13%) Java
6 14 (19.72%) Python
6 14 (19.72%) React
7 13 (18.31%) DevOps
7 13 (18.31%) Node.js
7 13 (18.31%) Test Scripting
8 12 (16.90%) Software Testing
8 12 (16.90%) Scrum
8 12 (16.90%) C#
9 11 (15.49%) Ruby
9 11 (15.49%) Docker
9 11 (15.49%) Continuous Deployment
10 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
10 10 (14.08%) Git (software)
10 10 (14.08%) API Testing
10 10 (14.08%) Degree
10 10 (14.08%) Finance
11 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
11 9 (12.68%) XML
11 9 (12.68%) Web Development
11 9 (12.68%) Jenkins
11 9 (12.68%) AWS
12 8 (11.27%) Kubernetes
12 8 (11.27%) User Experience
12 8 (11.27%) Software Engineering

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 (8.45%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.82%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) Confluence
3 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.68%) AWS
2 5 (7.04%) Amazon S3
2 5 (7.04%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (4.23%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (4.23%) SaaS
4 2 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.82%) Serverless
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.41%) Azure
5 1 (1.41%) npm
5 1 (1.41%) PaaS
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (2.82%) Wireless
2 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) Amazon Redshift
2 5 (7.04%) Big Data
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.63%) Apache Hive
3 4 (5.63%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.82%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.41%) HBase
6 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.41%) MySQL
6 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Selenium
2 10 (14.08%) Git (software)
3 9 (12.68%) Jenkins
4 7 (9.86%) JIRA
5 4 (5.63%) JMeter
6 3 (4.23%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.23%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.82%) Appium
7 2 (2.82%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.82%) Maven
7 2 (2.82%) RSpec
7 2 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.82%) Subversion
8 1 (1.41%) Hudson
8 1 (1.41%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.41%) JUnit
8 1 (1.41%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.41%) Mockito
8 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (14.08%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (5.63%) Public Sector
4 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.82%) Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Back Office
6 1 (1.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) Test Engineer
2 21 (29.58%) Developer
3 11 (15.49%) Test Automation Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Digital Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Tester
6 4 (5.63%) Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Automation Tester
6 4 (5.63%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.63%) SQL Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Data Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Data Analytics Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Programme Test Manager
8 2 (2.82%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Telecoms Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) React
2 13 (18.31%) Node.js
3 9 (12.68%) XML
4 8 (11.27%) HTML
4 8 (11.27%) Web Services
5 7 (9.86%) AngularJS
6 5 (7.04%) .NET
6 5 (7.04%) CSS
6 5 (7.04%) CSS3
6 5 (7.04%) HTML5
6 5 (7.04%) REST
6 5 (7.04%) RESTful
7 4 (5.63%) SOAP
8 3 (4.23%) Apache Cordova
8 3 (4.23%) GraphQL
8 3 (4.23%) Ionic Framework
8 3 (4.23%) Vue.js
9 2 (2.82%) Redux
9 2 (2.82%) Sass
9 2 (2.82%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) User Experience
2 6 (8.45%) Algorithms
2 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.45%) Reference Data
3 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) Life Science
4 2 (2.82%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (2.82%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.41%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Linux
3 3 (4.23%) Android
4 2 (2.82%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.94%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (21.13%) TDD
4 13 (18.31%) DevOps
4 13 (18.31%) Test Scripting
5 12 (16.90%) Scrum
5 12 (16.90%) Software Testing
6 11 (15.49%) Continuous Deployment
7 10 (14.08%) API Testing
8 9 (12.68%) Web Development
9 8 (11.27%) Data Modelling
9 8 (11.27%) Data Science
9 8 (11.27%) Regression Testing
9 8 (11.27%) Software Engineering
10 7 (9.86%) Analytics
10 7 (9.86%) ETL
10 7 (9.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (8.45%) Dashboard Development
11 6 (8.45%) Data Architecture
11 6 (8.45%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 24 (33.80%) SQL
2 15 (21.13%) Java
3 14 (19.72%) Python
4 12 (16.90%) C#
5 11 (15.49%) Ruby
6 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.63%) PL/SQL
8 4 (5.63%) R
9 2 (2.82%) C
9 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.41%) C++
10 1 (1.41%) ES6
10 1 (1.41%) Groovy
10 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.41%) Perl
10 1 (1.41%) PHP
10 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Degree
1 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.45%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.41%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (15.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.23%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.82%) Ansible
4 1 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.41%) Puppet
4 1 (1.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) Oracle
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.23%) SAP
4 2 (2.82%) JD Edwards
4 2 (2.82%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (2.82%) WorldPay
5 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.41%) Xamarin