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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 48 42 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.56% 1.84% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.62% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
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£250 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +79.69%
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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
398 344 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 77.58% 70.35% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 224 115
Average daily rate £375 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 29
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.58 £30.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 7 (87.50%) SOAP
2 7 (87.50%) SoapUI
3 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (75.00%) Groovy
4 5 (62.50%) JIRA
4 5 (62.50%) Web Services
4 5 (62.50%) XML
4 5 (62.50%) Ant
4 5 (62.50%) Maven
5 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (50.00%) Scrum
5 4 (50.00%) SQL
6 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
7 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (25.00%) QA
7 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
8 1 (12.50%) Java
8 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 1 (12.50%) .NET
8 1 (12.50%) Servlets
8 1 (12.50%) Windows
8 1 (12.50%) Linux
8 1 (12.50%) Python
8 1 (12.50%) Selenium
8 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) SoapUI
2 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (62.50%) Ant
3 5 (62.50%) Maven
3 5 (62.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) SOAP
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) Servlets
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Groovy
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) WorldPay