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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 41 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.57% 0.92% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.08% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £300 £288 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -28.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.58% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +36.36%

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
270 278 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 76.49% 85.54% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 166 162
Median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £37.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) RSpec
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (33.33%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) SAP