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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 40 38 36
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.35% 0.63% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 0.84% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £278 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% -5.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
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
317 237 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 85.44% 75.00% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 148 102
Average daily rate £400 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £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 14 21
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% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 15 (62.50%) Python
2 14 (58.33%) C++
3 12 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 12 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (41.67%) Linux
5 9 (37.50%) Android
6 8 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 8 (33.33%) Degree
7 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (29.17%) Selenium
7 7 (29.17%) Device Driver
7 7 (29.17%) C
8 6 (25.00%) Electronics
8 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
9 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
9 5 (20.83%) Games
9 5 (20.83%) MySQL
9 5 (20.83%) HTML
9 5 (20.83%) Java
9 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
9 5 (20.83%) PHP
9 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (20.83%) Qt
9 5 (20.83%) Unreal Engine
10 4 (16.67%) Appium
10 4 (16.67%) Mercurial
10 4 (16.67%) JBehave
10 4 (16.67%) HTML5
10 4 (16.67%) BDD
10 4 (16.67%) CSS3

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Selenium
2 4 (16.67%) Appium
2 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.67%) JBehave
2 4 (16.67%) JMeter
2 4 (16.67%) Mercurial
3 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.17%) Protractor
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (25.00%) Electronics
2 5 (20.83%) Games
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (25.00%) Tester
5 4 (16.67%) QA Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Applications Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Regression Tester
7 1 (4.17%) SAP Manager
7 1 (4.17%) SAP Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) HTML
1 5 (20.83%) Qt
1 5 (20.83%) Unreal Engine
2 4 (16.67%) CSS
2 4 (16.67%) CSS3
2 4 (16.67%) HTML5
2 4 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (29.17%) Device Driver
3 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 9 (37.50%) Android
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 12 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
4 4 (16.67%) BDD
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Content Management
7 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.17%) SDLC
7 1 (4.17%) Test Management
7 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) Python
2 14 (58.33%) C++
3 7 (29.17%) C
4 5 (20.83%) Java
4 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 5 (20.83%) PHP
5 3 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) HP
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