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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 43 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.54% 1.28% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate £500 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £344
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £106.75 £28.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+274.56% +90.00%
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
314 241 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 84.18% 77.00% 69.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 151 103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £210 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) ABAP
2 2 (25.00%) NetWeaver
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (12.50%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Groovy
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) Ant
3 1 (12.50%) WSDL
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) NetWeaver
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Ant
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Android Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Coordinator
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) WSDL
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Test Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) ABAP
1 2 (25.00%) C++
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Groovy
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) HP