Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 19 27
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 14 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 4.32% 8.18% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.04% 10.29% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 2
Peterborough median daily rate £283 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -31.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £244 £263 £360
90th Percentile £324 £335 £440
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £340 £311 £360
% change year-on-year +9.24% -13.54% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Peterborough median hourly rate £26.50 - £32.50
10th Percentile £25.75 - £31.25
90th Percentile £27.25 - £33.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £41.50 £34.75 £44.25
% change year-on-year +19.42% -21.47% +1.14%

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 278 175 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 85.80% 79.55% 69.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 101 78
Peterborough median daily rate £364 £340 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.99% -4.90% +2.14%
10th Percentile £210 £213 £171
90th Percentile £500 £488 £575
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £378 £400
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 21
Peterborough median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +45.83% -3.23%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.70 £8.75
90th Percentile £26.70 £46.40 £34.28
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £26.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year +48.84% -28.33% +15.38%

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 February 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 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (71.43%) SoapUI
2 9 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (64.29%) Test Scripting
2 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (64.29%) JIRA
3 8 (57.14%) SOAP
3 8 (57.14%) Web Services
4 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (50.00%) SDLC
4 7 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 7 (50.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 6 (42.86%) ATM
5 6 (42.86%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Client Onboarding
6 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
8 2 (14.29%) RESTful
8 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
8 2 (14.29%) BDD
8 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
8 2 (14.29%) ATDD
8 2 (14.29%) Robot Framework
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (14.29%) JBehave
8 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
8 2 (14.29%) Open Source

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
2 1 (7.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) ATM
2 1 (7.14%) SMS
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) SoapUI
2 9 (64.29%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 2 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 2 (14.29%) FitNesse
4 2 (14.29%) JBehave
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (14.29%) JMeter
4 2 (14.29%) JUnit
4 2 (14.29%) Maven
4 2 (14.29%) NUnit
4 2 (14.29%) Robot Framework
4 2 (14.29%) Selenium
4 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.14%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) SOAP
1 8 (57.14%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 2 (14.29%) RESTful
2 2 (14.29%) Spring
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) Laravel
3 1 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) Sass
3 1 (7.14%) Velocity
3 1 (7.14%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Test Scripting
2 9 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 7 (50.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 7 (50.00%) SDLC
4 4 (28.57%) Client Onboarding
4 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (14.29%) ATDD
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Component Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Kanban
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) MATLAB
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
2 1 (7.14%) PHP 7
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Atlassian