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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 16 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 2.11% 4.12% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 5.80% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £275 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -27.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.50 £34.90
% change year-on-year -0.64% +10.31%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Peterborough with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Peterborough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75 69 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 78.95% 71.13% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 38 48
Median daily rate £370 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 28
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £12.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +27.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £31.00 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Peterborough citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 23 June 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
3 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (42.86%) Appium
4 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 3 (42.86%) JBehave
4 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Back Office
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
5 2 (28.57%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) JMeter
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 1 (14.29%) BDD
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Management

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:

Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
3 3 (42.86%) Appium
3 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
3 3 (42.86%) JBehave
4 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) JMeter
5 1 (14.29%) JUnit
5 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (42.86%) Back Office
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center