Period
to 24 November 2017

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 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.

Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire > Peterborough
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 19 36
Rank change year-on-year -10 +17 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 14 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 3.79% 4.80% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.68% 6.18% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
Peterborough median daily rate £300 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £360
90th Percentile £375 £356 £440
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Peterborough median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% -25.00% +14.29%

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 299 178 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 81.03% 77.73% 70.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 95 86
Peterborough median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £246 £183 £198
90th Percentile £475 £488 £575
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £385
% change year-on-year - -2.60% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 29
Peterborough median hourly rate £14.50 £26.88 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.05% +123.96% -42.17%
10th Percentile £10.11 £9.00 £10.95
90th Percentile £33.63 £45.63 £24.05
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year +6.67% +111.27% -35.45%

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 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 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Peterborough region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) JIRA
3 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
4 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (57.14%) SoapUI
5 8 (57.14%) Web Services
6 7 (50.00%) Finance
6 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (50.00%) SDLC
6 7 (50.00%) Defect Management
7 6 (42.86%) Selenium
7 6 (42.86%) SOAP
7 6 (42.86%) ATM
8 4 (28.57%) JMeter
8 4 (28.57%) Scrum
8 4 (28.57%) JUnit
8 4 (28.57%) Java
8 4 (28.57%) NUnit
8 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
8 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
8 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
8 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
8 4 (28.57%) BDD
8 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
8 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (28.57%) Client Onboarding
9 3 (21.43%) QA

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 2 (14.29%) Confluence
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) ATM
2 1 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) JIRA
2 8 (57.14%) SoapUI
3 6 (42.86%) Selenium
4 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 4 (28.57%) JMeter
4 4 (28.57%) JUnit
4 4 (28.57%) NUnit
4 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 2 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (14.29%) FitNesse
5 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 2 (14.29%) JBehave
5 2 (14.29%) Maven
5 2 (14.29%) Robot Framework
5 2 (14.29%) RSpec
5 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
6 1 (7.14%) LabVIEW
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) Web Services
2 6 (42.86%) SOAP
3 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
4 2 (14.29%) CSS
4 2 (14.29%) REST
4 2 (14.29%) RESTful
4 2 (14.29%) Spring
4 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Mindset
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 7 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 7 (50.00%) SDLC
3 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) BDD
4 4 (28.57%) Client Onboarding
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Component Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Kanban
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) System Testing
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) MATLAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Atlassian