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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 43 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.48% 0.83% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£356 £369 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
271 269 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 65.30% 74.52% 68.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 116 122
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 64
Average hourly rate £35.63 £41.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £26.71 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Release Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Red Gate
1 2 (50.00%) MSBuild
1 2 (50.00%) NuGet
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) SSDT
1 2 (50.00%) Gradle
1 2 (50.00%) Artifactory
1 2 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (25.00%) ATDD
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (50.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
1 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) MSBuild
1 2 (50.00%) NuGet
1 2 (50.00%) Gradle
1 2 (50.00%) Artifactory
1 2 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Release Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Build Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Build and Release Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Release Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ATDD
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Red Gate