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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 61 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.54% 0.68% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.90% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £57.50 £38.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.38% -3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+96.42% -12.50%
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
492 553 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 66.49% 75.44% 65.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 232 213
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 36 79
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 2014. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -4 4 £325 +25.00% 8
Huntingdon - - - -
Peterborough - - - - 2
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 39 (79.59%) SQL
1 39 (79.59%) .NET
2 37 (75.51%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (73.47%) Configuration Management
4 35 (71.43%) Windows
4 35 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 35 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (69.39%) TeamCity
5 34 (69.39%) Git (software)
5 34 (69.39%) .NET Framework
5 34 (69.39%) Release Management
5 34 (69.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (69.39%) SSDT
5 34 (69.39%) Visual Studio
6 31 (63.27%) Gradle
6 31 (63.27%) Artifactory
6 31 (63.27%) MSBuild
6 31 (63.27%) Red Gate
6 31 (63.27%) Automation Testing
6 31 (63.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 31 (63.27%) NuGet
6 31 (63.27%) Maven
7 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (14.29%) Selenium
8 6 (12.24%) Java
8 6 (12.24%) C++
9 5 (10.20%) Scrum
9 5 (10.20%) TDD
9 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Jenkins

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (69.39%) SSDT
2 3 (6.12%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (69.39%) TeamCity
2 34 (69.39%) Git (software)
2 34 (69.39%) Visual Studio
3 31 (63.27%) Gradle
3 31 (63.27%) Artifactory
3 31 (63.27%) MSBuild
3 31 (63.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 31 (63.27%) NuGet
3 31 (63.27%) Maven
4 7 (14.29%) Selenium
5 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.12%) JUnit
6 3 (6.12%) FitNesse
6 3 (6.12%) JIRA
6 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.08%) GoogleTest
7 2 (4.08%) JMeter
7 2 (4.08%) LabVIEW
8 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (2.04%) Electronics
1 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (65.31%) Build Engineer
2 31 (63.27%) Build and Release Engineer
2 31 (63.27%) Release Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) Software Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Tester
5 4 (8.16%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Configuration Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (4.08%) Software Programmer
7 2 (4.08%) Programmer
7 2 (4.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Tester
7 2 (4.08%) C++ Programmer
8 1 (2.04%) Embedded C Developer
8 1 (2.04%) C Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (79.59%) .NET
2 34 (69.39%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.08%) Qt
3 2 (4.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (4.08%) STL
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) SOAP
4 1 (2.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) User Experience
2 2 (4.08%) GIS
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Open Source
3 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 35 (71.43%) Windows
2 34 (69.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.12%) Linux
4 2 (4.08%) UNIX
4 2 (4.08%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.04%) AIX
5 1 (2.04%) HPUX
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
5 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (75.51%) Continuous Integration
2 36 (73.47%) Configuration Management
3 34 (69.39%) Release Management
4 31 (63.27%) Automation Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.20%) Scrum
6 5 (10.20%) TDD
6 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.16%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.12%) Test-First Development
8 3 (6.12%) Extreme Programming
8 3 (6.12%) OO
8 3 (6.12%) Kanban
8 3 (6.12%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.12%) BDD
8 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.08%) Functional Testing
9 2 (4.08%) UML
Programming Languages
1 39 (79.59%) SQL
2 6 (12.24%) Java
2 6 (12.24%) C++
3 3 (6.12%) C
3 3 (6.12%) C#
3 3 (6.12%) VB.NET
3 3 (6.12%) Embedded C
3 3 (6.12%) Python
3 3 (6.12%) Ruby
4 1 (2.04%) Korn
4 1 (2.04%) PHP
4 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.04%) Tcl
4 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.08%) ISEB
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Firmware
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 35 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 31 (63.27%) Red Gate
3 2 (4.08%) Google
4 1 (2.04%) Perforce
4 1 (2.04%) VMware
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