The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridge region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 42 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% 2.87% 4.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 4.95% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 15
Average daily rate £375 £313 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -26.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
267 222 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 73.35% 57.96% 64.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 98 155
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 33
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.50 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Automation
Cambridgeshire

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
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 17 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) J2EE
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) JUnit
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Korn
4 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) J2SE
4 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (25.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (25.00%) Sun

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (25.00%) Robotium
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (25.00%) WinRunner
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) ScrumMaster
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) Code Coverage
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) Network Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (25.00%) Korn
4 1 (25.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Sun
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Hitachi
1 1 (25.00%) NetApp
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (25.00%) Perforce
1 1 (25.00%) VMware