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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 37 42 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.79% 0.51% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 0.74% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
304 271 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 67.86% 68.43% 57.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 124 121
Average daily rate £400 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £550 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 68
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.04 £32.50 £21.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 23 July 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 8 (66.67%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) Kanban
5 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Qt
5 3 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (25.00%) FitNesse
5 3 (25.00%) Test-First Development
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Ruby
5 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Google
5 3 (25.00%) C
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (25.00%) STL
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) UML
5 3 (25.00%) OO
5 3 (25.00%) Extreme Programming

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Big Data
2 2 (16.67%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) FitNesse
2 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) LabVIEW
2 3 (25.00%) GoogleTest
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (16.67%) MSBuild
3 2 (16.67%) NuGet
3 2 (16.67%) Gradle
3 2 (16.67%) Artifactory
3 2 (16.67%) Maven
3 2 (16.67%) JUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (8.33%) Bazaar
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Programmer
2 3 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) C++ Programmer
2 3 (25.00%) Software Programmer
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Build and Release Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Build Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Release Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded C Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) STL
2 3 (25.00%) Qt
2 3 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Firmware
1 2 (16.67%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Debian
3 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) TDD
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Kanban
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test-First Development
3 3 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Validation
3 3 (25.00%) UML
3 3 (25.00%) OO
3 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) C
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (25.00%) Ruby
5 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
6 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++
6 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Google
2 2 (16.67%) Red Gate
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago