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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 35 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.94% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -62.50%
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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
238 197 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 74.38% 70.36% 64.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 106 126
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 28
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £25.60 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £45.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (33.33%) Streaming Media
3 2 (33.33%) IPTV
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Perforce
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 2 (33.33%) Streaming Media
1 2 (33.33%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Perforce