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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 36 45 37
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.32% 0.53% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.63% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £106.75 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +231.00%

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
247 316 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 78.91% 84.04% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 197 152
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 15
Median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £29.00 £23.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (20.00%) Build Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) TestComplete
4 1 (20.00%) NUnit
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB

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:

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) NUnit
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) TestComplete
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification