The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 41 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.53% - 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% - 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate £370 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +7.14%
Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
311 266 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 79.54% 74.51% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 179 165
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cambridge region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cambridge region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) SOAP
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
5 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (30.00%) SAP
5 3 (30.00%) iPad
5 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) CMS
6 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (20.00%) Maven
6 2 (20.00%) Heroku
6 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
6 2 (20.00%) System Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Force.com
1 2 (20.00%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Ant
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Maven
1 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Salesforce.com Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) UI Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum Master
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (40.00%) jQuery
1 4 (40.00%) SOAP
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) COM
2 2 (20.00%) RESTful
2 2 (20.00%) Visualforce
2 2 (20.00%) WSDL
2 2 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) iPad
2 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) ERP
5 2 (20.00%) ETL
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (20.00%) Presales
5 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Product Management
5 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (20.00%) System Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) Use Case
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) Apex Code
3 2 (20.00%) Groovy
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) SAP
3 2 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (20.00%) Siebel
4 1 (10.00%) Facebook
4 1 (10.00%) Twitter