Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 20 34
Rank change year-on-year +11 +14 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 103 91 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.16% 6.54% 4.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.55% 7.66% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 52 26
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £363 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £263
90th Percentile £486 £424 £422
East of England median daily rate £465 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +9.41% +3.03% +16.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 11
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £41.25 £36.25 £33.25
90th Percentile £46.75 £49.75 £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -

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 976 1,188 949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 86.83% 85.34% 83.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 597 441
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -2.60%
10th Percentile £263 £247 £213
90th Percentile £586 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 109 96
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% +91.78%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.50 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -50.00% +14.29% +27.75%

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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 0 57 £375 - 65
Peterborough +22 26 £300 +1.69% 1
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 61 (59.22%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (49.51%) Java
3 38 (36.89%) Jenkins
4 35 (33.98%) Python
5 31 (30.10%) Linux
5 31 (30.10%) JIRA
6 30 (29.13%) Web Services
7 27 (26.21%) Selenium
7 27 (26.21%) Git (software)
8 25 (24.27%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (20.39%) REST
10 19 (18.45%) J2EE
11 18 (17.48%) Firmware
11 18 (17.48%) Software Engineering
11 18 (17.48%) Test Scripting
11 18 (17.48%) Mule
12 16 (15.53%) JSON
12 16 (15.53%) Finance
13 15 (14.56%) OO
13 15 (14.56%) E-Commerce
14 14 (13.59%) Wireless
15 13 (12.62%) Scrum
15 13 (12.62%) TDD
15 13 (12.62%) QA
15 13 (12.62%) Degree
16 11 (10.68%) Confluence
16 11 (10.68%) Ruby
16 11 (10.68%) JavaScript
16 11 (10.68%) C#
17 10 (9.71%) HTML

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 18 (17.48%) Mule
2 11 (10.68%) Confluence
3 2 (1.94%) Apache
3 2 (1.94%) JBoss
3 2 (1.94%) WildFly
4 1 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.97%) IIS
4 1 (0.97%) nginx
4 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.88%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (3.88%) GitHub
3 3 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.91%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.94%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (1.94%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.94%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (1.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.94%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.94%) Serverless
4 2 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.97%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.59%) Wireless
2 7 (6.80%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (5.83%) Internet
4 5 (4.85%) Bluetooth
4 5 (4.85%) WLAN
5 2 (1.94%) HTTP
5 2 (1.94%) VPN
6 1 (0.97%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.94%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.94%) GIS
4 1 (0.97%) Big Data
4 1 (0.97%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.97%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.97%) MySQL
4 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.97%) Redis
Development Applications
1 38 (36.89%) Jenkins
2 31 (30.10%) JIRA
3 27 (26.21%) Git (software)
3 27 (26.21%) Selenium
4 9 (8.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (7.77%) JMeter
5 8 (7.77%) JUnit
6 7 (6.80%) Cucumber
7 6 (5.83%) TeamCity
8 5 (4.85%) HP UFT
8 5 (4.85%) Hudson
8 5 (4.85%) Maven
9 4 (3.88%) Jasmine
9 4 (3.88%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (3.88%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.88%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.91%) Protractor
10 3 (2.91%) Subversion
10 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (15.53%) Finance
2 9 (8.74%) Back Office
3 5 (4.85%) Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Electronics
4 3 (2.91%) Law
5 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.97%) Retail
5 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (37.86%) Developer
2 26 (25.24%) Test Engineer
3 13 (12.62%) Test Automation Engineer
4 11 (10.68%) Tester
5 10 (9.71%) Python Engineer
5 10 (9.71%) Software Engineer
6 9 (8.74%) Analyst
6 9 (8.74%) Automation Tester
6 9 (8.74%) Integration Developer
7 7 (6.80%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (5.83%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) QA Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 4 (3.88%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Java Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Java Software Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Python Developer
10 4 (3.88%) QA Automation Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (29.13%) Web Services
2 21 (20.39%) REST
3 19 (18.45%) J2EE
4 16 (15.53%) JSON
5 10 (9.71%) HTML
5 10 (9.71%) SOAP
6 8 (7.77%) HTML5
6 8 (7.77%) Node.js
6 8 (7.77%) XML
7 7 (6.80%) AngularJS
7 7 (6.80%) React
8 6 (5.83%) CSS
8 6 (5.83%) RAML
9 5 (4.85%) .NET
9 5 (4.85%) Gherkin
9 5 (4.85%) RESTful
10 4 (3.88%) Hibernate
10 4 (3.88%) Sass
11 3 (2.91%) LESS
11 3 (2.91%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.83%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.88%) Internet of Things
3 4 (3.88%) Smart City
4 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.91%) LIMS
4 3 (2.91%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.91%) Raspberry Pi
5 2 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.94%) User Experience
6 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.97%) Derivative
6 1 (0.97%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.97%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 31 (30.10%) Linux
2 10 (9.71%) Windows
3 5 (4.85%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (2.91%) Unix
5 2 (1.94%) Fedora
5 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.97%) Android
6 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.97%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (59.22%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (24.27%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (17.48%) Software Engineering
3 18 (17.48%) Test Scripting
4 15 (14.56%) E-Commerce
4 15 (14.56%) OO
5 13 (12.62%) Scrum
5 13 (12.62%) TDD
6 9 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (7.77%) BDD
7 8 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (6.80%) DevOps
8 7 (6.80%) Regression Testing
9 6 (5.83%) API Testing
9 6 (5.83%) Computer Science
9 6 (5.83%) Manual Testing
10 5 (4.85%) Configuration Management
10 5 (4.85%) Unit Testing
11 4 (3.88%) Mathematics
11 4 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (49.51%) Java
2 35 (33.98%) Python
3 11 (10.68%) C#
3 11 (10.68%) JavaScript
3 11 (10.68%) Ruby
4 8 (7.77%) Perl
5 7 (6.80%) C++
6 6 (5.83%) C
7 5 (4.85%) SQL
8 3 (2.91%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.94%) Groovy
9 2 (1.94%) Java 8
9 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.97%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.97%) ES6
10 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (12.62%) Degree
2 3 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.97%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.62%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.97%) IEC 62304
2 1 (0.97%) MISRA
2 1 (0.97%) MISRA C
System Software
1 18 (17.48%) Firmware
2 5 (4.85%) Docker
3 3 (2.91%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.97%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (6.80%) Puppet
2 5 (4.85%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.85%) Salt
3 4 (3.88%) Ansible
4 3 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.94%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (6.80%) Oracle
2 4 (3.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.94%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (0.97%) Google
4 1 (0.97%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.97%) Xamarin