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 3 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 37 38 40
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.31% 0.69% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.96% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
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
243 208 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 75.00% 71.72% 64.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 114 130
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £548 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 29
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £27.25 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £45.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Python
3 4 (57.14%) C
3 4 (57.14%) C++
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Streaming Media
4 3 (42.86%) IPTV
4 3 (42.86%) Perforce
4 3 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (42.86%) Internet
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Client/Server
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 2 (28.57%) ISEB
5 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Selenium
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Test Management
6 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (14.29%) TestNG
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) Hudson
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Build Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Build Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Client/Server
1 3 (42.86%) Streaming Media
1 3 (42.86%) IPTV
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) HPUX
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) C
2 4 (57.14%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (14.29%) Tcl
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) Korn
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Perforce
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft