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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 32 35 46
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.64% 3.77% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 4.66% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Median daily rate £320 £275 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -17.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -50.78%
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
257 386 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.64% 80.75% 71.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 251 188
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 12 28
Median hourly rate £32.75 £38.75 £31.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.48% +21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £60.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) ERP
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Force.com
1 1 (16.67%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) Ant
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (16.67%) MSTest
3 1 (16.67%) NUnit
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) COM
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) Visualforce
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
2 1 (16.67%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Presales
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Apex Code
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
2 1 (16.67%) Groovy
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) JD Edwards
3 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (16.67%) Siebel