Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 24 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 63 91
Rank change year-on-year +16 +28 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 54 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.79% 1.49% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.53% 1.82% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 8 13
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £338 £323 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +17.27% -15.38%
10th Percentile £168 £263 £198
90th Percentile £393 £399 £348
East of England median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 4
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.25 £36.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.81% -20.00% +50.00%
10th Percentile £36.25 £32.90 £37.33
90th Percentile £49.75 £41.38 £50.00
East of England median hourly rate £40.25 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.81% -4.00% +25.00%

Test Scripting 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 1192 935 1249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 83.71% 81.95% 79.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 442 745
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.60% +6.21%
10th Percentile £221 £213 £259
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 96 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 £13.63 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £51.13
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.63
% change year-on-year -1.56% +35.45% -1.56%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Cambridgeshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Cambridgeshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Cambridgeshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Cambridgeshire

Test Scripting
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 Scripting within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 24 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 +13 30 £350 - 4
Peterborough -7 12 £290 +0.87% 1
Huntingdon - 4 £175 -
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 37 (68.52%) Test Automation
2 26 (48.15%) Python
3 18 (33.33%) Wireless
4 16 (29.63%) Telecoms
4 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (25.93%) JIRA
6 13 (24.07%) Degree
7 10 (18.52%) Electronics
7 10 (18.52%) Finance
7 10 (18.52%) Linux
7 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (18.52%) SoapUI
7 10 (18.52%) SDLC
8 9 (16.67%) Tcl
9 8 (14.81%) Web Services
9 8 (14.81%) C
9 8 (14.81%) Selenium
9 8 (14.81%) Defect Management
10 7 (12.96%) QA
10 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (12.96%) Digital Signal Processing
10 7 (12.96%) Signal Processing
10 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
10 7 (12.96%) C++
10 7 (12.96%) SOAP
10 7 (12.96%) Firmware
11 6 (11.11%) ERP
11 6 (11.11%) ATM
11 6 (11.11%) Bluetooth

Test Scripting
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 4 (7.41%) Confluence
2 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) iTrent
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.33%) Wireless
2 6 (11.11%) ATM
2 6 (11.11%) Bluetooth
3 4 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (5.56%) SMS
5 1 (1.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (25.93%) JIRA
2 10 (18.52%) SoapUI
3 8 (14.81%) Selenium
4 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.26%) JMeter
5 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
5 4 (7.41%) JBehave
5 4 (7.41%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (5.56%) FitNesse
6 3 (5.56%) JUnit
6 3 (5.56%) Maven
6 3 (5.56%) NUnit
6 3 (5.56%) Robot Framework
6 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.85%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.85%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (29.63%) Telecoms
2 10 (18.52%) Electronics
2 10 (18.52%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Advertising
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Test Engineer
2 11 (20.37%) Analyst
2 11 (20.37%) Tester
3 9 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 8 (14.81%) Embedded Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Audio Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Agile Tester
8 3 (5.56%) Embedded Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Embedded Software Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Hardware Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Hardware Test Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.56%) Systems Test Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Android Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) QA Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) Web Services
2 7 (12.96%) SOAP
3 4 (7.41%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.56%) RESTful
4 3 (5.56%) Spring
5 2 (3.70%) CSS
5 2 (3.70%) HTML
6 1 (1.85%) COM
6 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (7.41%) Device Driver
4 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (5.56%) Verilog
5 1 (1.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) Ubuntu
3 3 (5.56%) Android
3 3 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (68.52%) Test Automation
2 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (18.52%) SDLC
3 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (14.81%) Defect Management
5 7 (12.96%) Digital Signal Processing
5 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
5 7 (12.96%) Signal Processing
6 6 (11.11%) ERP
7 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.26%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (9.26%) Regression Testing
7 5 (9.26%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (9.26%) Software Testing
8 4 (7.41%) Client Onboarding
8 4 (7.41%) Component Testing
8 4 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (7.41%) Functional Testing
8 4 (7.41%) SDET
8 4 (7.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (48.15%) Python
2 9 (16.67%) Tcl
3 8 (14.81%) C
4 7 (12.96%) C++
5 5 (9.26%) Java
6 4 (7.41%) Embedded C
7 3 (5.56%) Assembly Language
7 3 (5.56%) C#
7 3 (5.56%) Perl
8 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Atlassian
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) webMethods