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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 35 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.46% 1.34% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.63% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £375 £265 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -37.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £31.44 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -19.38%
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
284 429 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.80% 82.18% 71.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 288 235
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £524 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 14 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +63.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.00 £20.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 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 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
1 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
1 3 (42.86%) JMeter
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Games
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Bluetooth
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
1 1 (14.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JMeter
1 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) Robot Framework
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Games
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Automation Test Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Buildbot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Keyword-Driven Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
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