The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 66 34 50
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +16
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 36 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.13% 5.09% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 6.63% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
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£220 £394 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.12% +31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -5.84%
Automated Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
550 543 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 73.14% 76.80% 61.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 266 181
Average daily rate £350 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 56 32
Average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.80 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cambridgeshire region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cambridgeshire region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -4 1 £220 -45.84% 8
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 8 (72.73%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
3 6 (54.55%) Change Management
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
3 6 (54.55%) Puppet
3 6 (54.55%) PaaS
3 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
3 6 (54.55%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) QA
4 2 (18.18%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
5 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
5 1 (9.09%) ATM
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) ISEB
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) MS Office
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) Windows
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) HTML

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) PaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) ATM
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
1 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) DevOps Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) Streaming Media
1 1 (9.09%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
3 6 (54.55%) Change Management
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (54.55%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) System Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) HP
1 1 (9.09%) Perforce