Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 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 22 September 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
Cambridgeshire > Peterborough
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +21 -8 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 30 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 13.39% 1.51% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.54% 1.98% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 3
Peterborough median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -27.78%
10th Percentile £269 £275 £288
90th Percentile £484 £375 £373
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £374 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +6.83% -6.67% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Peterborough median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.00% -25.00%

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 Peterborough with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Peterborough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 193 202 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 86.16% 76.23% 77.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 121 77
Peterborough median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £250 £263 £107
90th Percentile £594 £475 £490
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 14
Peterborough median hourly rate £14.50 £15.78 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.11% -28.27% +77.42%
10th Percentile £9.73 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £19.93 £31.50 £43.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -53.33% +4.17% +128.28%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Peterborough.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Peterborough

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Peterborough

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Peterborough over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Peterborough

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 Peterborough region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) Web Services
3 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
3 11 (36.67%) Selenium
4 10 (33.33%) Finance
4 10 (33.33%) API Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Java
6 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
7 7 (23.33%) QA
7 7 (23.33%) JSON
7 7 (23.33%) XML
7 7 (23.33%) REST
8 6 (20.00%) Back Office
8 6 (20.00%) J2EE
8 6 (20.00%) Mule
9 5 (16.67%) .NET
9 5 (16.67%) C#
9 5 (16.67%) JMeter
10 4 (13.33%) Acceptance Criteria
10 4 (13.33%) User Stories
10 4 (13.33%) React
10 4 (13.33%) Node.js
10 4 (13.33%) SDLC
10 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
10 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (13.33%) TDD
10 4 (13.33%) Ruby
11 3 (10.00%) Banking
11 3 (10.00%) JIRA

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough 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 (20.00%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) BlazeMeter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Selenium
2 5 (16.67%) JMeter
3 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 3 (10.00%) JIRA
4 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.33%) JBehave
6 1 (3.33%) JUnit
6 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Back Office
3 3 (10.00%) Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 10 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 6 (20.00%) Tester
4 5 (16.67%) Integration Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 5 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (13.33%) Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Test Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Automation Tester
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Tester
6 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Java Automation Tester
7 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) QA Automation Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) Web Services
2 7 (23.33%) JSON
2 7 (23.33%) REST
2 7 (23.33%) XML
3 6 (20.00%) J2EE
4 5 (16.67%) .NET
5 4 (13.33%) Node.js
5 4 (13.33%) React
6 3 (10.00%) SOAP
7 2 (6.67%) RESTful
8 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.33%) Middleware
8 1 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
3 10 (33.33%) API Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (13.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 4 (13.33%) SDLC
5 4 (13.33%) TDD
5 4 (13.33%) User Stories
6 3 (10.00%) BDD
6 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum
7 2 (6.67%) Test Management
7 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.33%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Supply Chain Transformation
8 1 (3.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) C#
3 4 (13.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) JDA
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft