The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridge region.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 41 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.80% 1.53% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 2.65% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
273 226 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 72.99% 57.80% 64.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 99 156
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 32
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.50 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire

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
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 16 April 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) STL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) LabVIEW
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Google
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Qt
2 2 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (50.00%) GoogleTest
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Bazaar
3 1 (25.00%) Hudson
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (25.00%) Debian
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) LabVIEW
1 2 (50.00%) GoogleTest
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Bazaar
2 1 (25.00%) Hudson
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) C++ Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) STL
1 2 (50.00%) Qt
1 2 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (25.00%) Debian
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) UML
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat