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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 37 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.32% 1.70% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 2.02% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £300 £288 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -22.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-0.56% -23.04%
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
244 347 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 79.22% 84.22% 76.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 229 161
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 17
Median hourly rate £34.50 £45.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £65.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) NUnit
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) XML

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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) NUnit
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) MSTest
3 1 (25.00%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) WCF
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) V-Model
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (25.00%) SAP