The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 43 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.26% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.36% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £170.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
+300.00% -
Automation 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
310 279 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 79.90% 75.61% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 186 168
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £271 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 31
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.85 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management

Automation 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Coordinator
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Test Coordinator
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Coordinator
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) SAP