The first table below looks at the demand for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 45 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.48% 0.53% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £336 £286
% change year-on-year
-5.20% +17.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
287 258 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 68.33% 68.25% 58.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 131 120
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 58
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £32.50 £21.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
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Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing across the Cambridge region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Red Gate
2 2 (66.67%) MSBuild
2 2 (66.67%) NuGet
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SSDT
2 2 (66.67%) Gradle
2 2 (66.67%) Artifactory
2 2 (66.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Linux

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
1 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) MSBuild
1 2 (66.67%) NuGet
1 2 (66.67%) Gradle
1 2 (66.67%) Artifactory
1 2 (66.67%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Release Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Build Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Build and Release Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Red Gate