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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 32 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.93% 1.85% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 2.21% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Median daily rate £325 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £357
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -18.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
230 317 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 73.95% 83.86% 78.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 199 155
Median daily rate £425 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 17
Median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £29.00 £27.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017, 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 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (33.33%) WCF
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) WLAN
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
4 2 (22.22%) JMeter
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
4 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) TestComplete
5 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (11.11%) GitHub

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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) WLAN
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (22.22%) JMeter
4 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 1 (11.11%) JIRA
5 1 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (11.11%) TestComplete
5 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Software Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# Software Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer in Test
2 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Lead DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (33.33%) WCF
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) Perl
1 3 (33.33%) Python
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) SAP