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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 45 36 44
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.03% 1.37% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.85% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+135.29% -15.00%
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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
314 271 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 64.74% 74.45% 63.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 121 128
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 74
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.44 £24.60 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.25 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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 7 (58.33%) C++
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
2 5 (41.67%) Selenium
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (25.00%) STL
4 3 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
4 3 (25.00%) LabVIEW
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Kanban
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Qt
4 3 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (25.00%) GoogleTest
4 3 (25.00%) Big Data
4 3 (25.00%) Test-First Development
4 3 (25.00%) Ruby
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Google

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) FitNesse
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%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) JUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
3 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Software Programmer
3 3 (25.00%) C++ Programmer
3 3 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Programmer
3 3 (25.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Build and Release Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Release Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Build Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Embedded C Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .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
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
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
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C++
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (25.00%) Ruby
4 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
4 2 (16.67%) C
5 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Google
2 2 (16.67%) Red Gate
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft