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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 58 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.27% 0.67% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 0.87% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
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
533 575 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 67.55% 76.56% 66.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 241 233
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 £225 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 29 96
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 7 £340 +30.76% 8
Huntingdon - - - -
Peterborough - - - - 1
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 42 (80.77%) SQL
2 41 (78.85%) .NET
3 39 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 39 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (73.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (71.15%) Microsoft
5 37 (71.15%) Visual Studio
6 36 (69.23%) Windows
6 36 (69.23%) .NET Framework
6 36 (69.23%) Release Management
6 36 (69.23%) TeamCity
6 36 (69.23%) Git (software)
6 36 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (69.23%) SSDT
7 34 (65.38%) Automation Testing
8 33 (63.46%) Gradle
8 33 (63.46%) Artifactory
8 33 (63.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 33 (63.46%) NuGet
8 33 (63.46%) Red Gate
8 33 (63.46%) MSBuild
8 33 (63.46%) Maven
9 8 (15.38%) Selenium
10 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (13.46%) C++
11 6 (11.54%) Java
12 5 (9.62%) TDD
12 5 (9.62%) Scrum
12 5 (9.62%) Software Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Manual Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (69.23%) SSDT
2 3 (5.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (73.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (71.15%) Visual Studio
3 36 (69.23%) TeamCity
3 36 (69.23%) Git (software)
4 33 (63.46%) MSBuild
4 33 (63.46%) Maven
4 33 (63.46%) NuGet
4 33 (63.46%) Gradle
4 33 (63.46%) Artifactory
4 33 (63.46%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (15.38%) Selenium
6 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.77%) JUnit
7 3 (5.77%) GoogleTest
7 3 (5.77%) FitNesse
7 3 (5.77%) JIRA
7 3 (5.77%) JMeter
7 3 (5.77%) LabVIEW
7 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (1.92%) Electronics
1 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (63.46%) Release Engineer
1 33 (63.46%) Build Engineer
1 33 (63.46%) Build and Release Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) Software Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Tester
4 4 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 3 (5.77%) Software Configuration Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) C++ Programmer
5 3 (5.77%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Software Programmer
5 3 (5.77%) Configuration Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Programmer
6 2 (3.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Tester
6 2 (3.85%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (1.92%) Automated Test Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) Automated Tester
7 1 (1.92%) Embedded C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (78.85%) .NET
2 36 (69.23%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.77%) Qt
3 3 (5.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (5.77%) STL
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) XML
4 1 (1.92%) SOAP
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) User Experience
2 2 (3.85%) Firmware
2 2 (3.85%) GIS
3 1 (1.92%) Open Source
3 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 36 (69.23%) Windows
1 36 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.85%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Android
3 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 39 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 36 (69.23%) Release Management
3 34 (65.38%) Automation Testing
4 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.62%) TDD
5 5 (9.62%) Software Testing
5 5 (9.62%) Manual Testing
5 5 (9.62%) Scrum
6 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 4 (7.69%) BDD
7 3 (5.77%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.77%) Test-First Development
7 3 (5.77%) Kanban
7 3 (5.77%) Extreme Programming
7 3 (5.77%) Validation
7 3 (5.77%) UML
7 3 (5.77%) OO
Programming Languages
1 42 (80.77%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) C++
3 6 (11.54%) Java
4 4 (7.69%) C#
5 3 (5.77%) C
5 3 (5.77%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.77%) Embedded C
5 3 (5.77%) Ruby
6 2 (3.85%) Python
7 1 (1.92%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) ISEB
1 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
Vendors
1 37 (71.15%) Microsoft
2 33 (63.46%) Red Gate
3 3 (5.77%) Google
4 1 (1.92%) Perforce
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