Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 28 25
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 31 14 72
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.69% 4.70% 5.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.00% 5.17% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 46
10th Percentile £344 £313 £339
25th Percentile £363 £322 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £443 £494
Median % change year-on-year -15.25% -10.38% +32.05%
75th Percentile £388 £497 £538
90th Percentile £482 £530 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £31.50 " £41.25
Median hourly rate £33.00 - £43.75
75th Percentile £34.50 " £48.44
90th Percentile " " £48.88
East of England median hourly rate £45.50 - £45.00

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 517 271 1,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 78.21% 90.94% 87.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 168 614
10th Percentile £140 £267 £263
25th Percentile £300 £324 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £405 £450 £439
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +2.56% +3.24%
75th Percentile £515 £538 £525
90th Percentile £600 £614 £625
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 21 87
10th Percentile " £13.60 £10.16
25th Percentile £12.25 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £17.25
Median % change year-on-year -15.63% -7.25% -1.43%
75th Percentile £18.75 £47.50 £48.75
90th Percentile £35.18 £53.75 £50.00
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -60.00% +160.87% -1.43%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 27 £375 -4.46% 46
Peterborough -20 4 £463 -2.63% 1
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 24 (77.42%) Software Testing
2 19 (61.29%) Python
3 16 (51.61%) Test Scripting
4 14 (45.16%) Android
4 14 (45.16%) Bluetooth
4 14 (45.16%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (45.16%) Firmware
5 8 (25.81%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (25.81%) C#
6 7 (22.58%) Degree
6 7 (22.58%) Azure
6 7 (22.58%) DevOps
7 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (16.13%) QA
8 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (16.13%) .NET
8 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Ranorex
9 4 (12.90%) React
9 4 (12.90%) Test Management
9 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Node.js
9 4 (12.90%) Wireless
9 4 (12.90%) Siemens
9 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
10 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (9.68%) Selenium
10 3 (9.68%) TDD
10 3 (9.68%) Ruby
10 3 (9.68%) Automotive

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 (3.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) Simulink
2 1 (3.23%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Azure
2 3 (9.68%) AWS
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) Bluetooth
1 14 (45.16%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (12.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Ranorex
2 3 (9.68%) Postman
2 3 (9.68%) Selenium
3 2 (6.45%) MSTest
3 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.23%) Buildbot
4 1 (3.23%) Gerrit
4 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) Robot Framework
4 1 (3.23%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.23%) TestRail
4 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (9.68%) Automotive
1 3 (9.68%) Social Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (74.19%) Test Engineer
2 14 (45.16%) Bluetooth Engineer
2 14 (45.16%) Python Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Test Development Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) Node.js
2 4 (12.90%) React
3 1 (3.23%) WCF
3 1 (3.23%) WinForms
3 1 (3.23%) WPF
3 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Android
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Software Testing
2 16 (51.61%) Test Scripting
3 7 (22.58%) DevOps
4 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
5 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Test Management
7 3 (9.68%) API Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.68%) TDD
8 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
8 2 (6.45%) Data Management
8 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.45%) OWASP
8 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
8 2 (6.45%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) Python
2 8 (25.81%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) Ruby
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) CISSP
3 2 (6.45%) GIAC
3 2 (6.45%) SANS
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.23%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Firmware
2 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP ALM
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) Grafana
2 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.23%) Prometheus
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) Scalr
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Siemens
2 2 (6.45%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Netsparker
2 2 (6.45%) Qualys