The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 44 46 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.55% 0.78% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.03% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Test Automation
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
300 290 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.19% 75.72% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 209 183
Median daily rate £413 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 30
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.00 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (20.00%) Bluetooth
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Robot Framework

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) NServiceBus
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Bluetooth
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
1 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) Robot Framework
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) Protractor
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Software Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) CSS3
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) Python
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft