The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 43 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.54% - 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% - 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
Test Automation Engineer
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
361 302 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.78% 96.49% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 181 132
Average daily rate £400 £368 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 35
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Test Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the Cambridge region.

Test Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Test Automation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the Cambridge region.

Test Automation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Test Automation Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 8 (50.00%) JIRA
2 8 (50.00%) Groovy
2 8 (50.00%) Scrum
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 8 (50.00%) Maven
2 8 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 8 (50.00%) C++
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) Ant
2 8 (50.00%) SOAP
2 8 (50.00%) Web Services
2 8 (50.00%) XML
2 8 (50.00%) Python
2 8 (50.00%) ISEB
2 8 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 8 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 7 (43.75%) WSDL
3 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
4 5 (31.25%) Qt
4 5 (31.25%) Games
4 5 (31.25%) MySQL
4 5 (31.25%) PHP
4 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Unreal Engine
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Android

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Test Automation Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Ant
1 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 8 (50.00%) JIRA
1 8 (50.00%) Maven
1 8 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (31.25%) Games
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) SOAP
1 8 (50.00%) Web Services
1 8 (50.00%) XML
2 7 (43.75%) WSDL
3 5 (31.25%) Qt
3 5 (31.25%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) Device Driver
1 2 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Android
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 8 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 8 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
4 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C++
1 8 (50.00%) Groovy
1 8 (50.00%) Python
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) PHP
3 2 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) ISEB
1 8 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (12.50%) Degree