Period
to 24 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 21 23
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 22 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 9.73% 3.72% 4.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.58% 4.79% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
Peterborough median daily rate £300 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38% -27.78%
10th Percentile £261 £263 £288
90th Percentile £483 £354 £363
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £355 £338 £365
% change year-on-year +5.19% -7.53% +20.66%
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 £43.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +16.00% - +5.63%

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 190 146 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 84.07% 77.66% 78.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 84 76
Peterborough median daily rate £400 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +6.43% +5.66%
10th Percentile £229 £207 £107
90th Percentile £575 £488 £513
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £413
% change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 18
Peterborough median hourly rate £15.00 £15.16 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.02% -34.82% +86.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.46 £9.00
90th Percentile £23.75 £25.00 £35.62
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -30.00% -33.33% +97.37%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Web Services
3 10 (45.45%) Java
3 10 (45.45%) Selenium
4 9 (40.91%) QA
4 9 (40.91%) Finance
5 8 (36.36%) Back Office
5 8 (36.36%) .NET
6 7 (31.82%) XML
6 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce
7 5 (22.73%) API Testing
7 5 (22.73%) JMeter
7 5 (22.73%) SQL
8 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
8 4 (18.18%) C#
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
8 4 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (18.18%) REST
8 4 (18.18%) User Stories
8 4 (18.18%) SDLC
9 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
9 3 (13.64%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (13.64%) Scrum
9 3 (13.64%) J2EE
9 3 (13.64%) JSON
9 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
9 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Mule

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 3 (13.64%) Mule
2 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) JMeter
3 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) Appium
4 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.55%) JBehave
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 8 (36.36%) Back Office
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Automation Tester
1 7 (31.82%) Tester
2 5 (22.73%) Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Test Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Integration Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Automation Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (4.55%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Supply Chain Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) Web Services
2 8 (36.36%) .NET
3 7 (31.82%) XML
4 4 (18.18%) REST
5 3 (13.64%) J2EE
5 3 (13.64%) JSON
6 1 (4.55%) CSS
6 1 (4.55%) CSS3
6 1 (4.55%) HTML
6 1 (4.55%) HTML5
6 1 (4.55%) Laravel
6 1 (4.55%) Node.js
6 1 (4.55%) React
6 1 (4.55%) Sass
6 1 (4.55%) SOAP
6 1 (4.55%) Velocity
6 1 (4.55%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce
3 5 (22.73%) API Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
4 4 (18.18%) SDLC
4 4 (18.18%) User Stories
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.55%) Data Acquisition
7 1 (4.55%) Front End Development
7 1 (4.55%) QA Automation
7 1 (4.55%) Supply Chain Transformation
7 1 (4.55%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) PHP 7
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (4.55%) JDA