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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 39 41 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% 0.60% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.82% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +4.00%
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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
259 244 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 70.19% 73.72% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 110 141
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £459 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 50
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) FitNesse
2 3 (75.00%) Extreme Programming
2 3 (75.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Big Data
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Test-First Development
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) User Experience
3 2 (50.00%) JUnit
3 2 (50.00%) GIS
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) FitNesse
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) JUnit
4 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) User Experience
2 2 (50.00%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Extreme Programming
2 3 (75.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Test-First Development
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (75.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA