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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 52 47 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.00% 0.64% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.90% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£210 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.58% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +15.38%
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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
386 333 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 77.05% 70.70% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 214 119
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 29
Average hourly rate £52.50 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £18.31 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) PHP
3 3 (42.86%) Xcode
3 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 3 (42.86%) eggPlant
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile Development
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) OOP
4 2 (28.57%) Perforce
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (28.57%) Bluetooth
5 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) C++

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (28.57%) Bluetooth
1 2 (28.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Xcode
2 3 (42.86%) eggPlant
2 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 1 (14.29%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
1 2 (28.57%) QA Tester
1 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile Tester
2 1 (14.29%) AWS Developer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (14.29%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) TDD
1 2 (28.57%) OOP
1 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile Development
1 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) PHP
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Perforce
2 1 (14.29%) Google