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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 55 56 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 14 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.78% 0.50% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 0.72% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 2
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£475 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £57.50 £36.88 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.93% +40.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
614 416 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 78.02% 69.57% 64.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 183 255
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 38 63
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 +5 5 £400 +14.28% 6
Peterborough - - - - 2
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 13 (61.90%) .NET
1 13 (61.90%) Scrum
2 12 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (52.38%) Git (software)
3 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
3 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
4 10 (47.62%) C#
5 8 (38.10%) SQL
5 8 (38.10%) Change Management
5 8 (38.10%) DevOps
5 8 (38.10%) PaaS
5 8 (38.10%) Puppet
6 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
7 5 (23.81%) JIRA
7 5 (23.81%) C++
7 5 (23.81%) Python
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
8 4 (19.05%) C
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (19.05%) HTML
8 4 (19.05%) XML
8 4 (19.05%) Windows
8 4 (19.05%) Selenium
8 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
9 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 3 (14.29%) Red Gate

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) PaaS
2 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SSDT
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Git (software)
1 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
2 5 (23.81%) JIRA
3 4 (19.05%) Selenium
3 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 3 (14.29%) MSBuild
4 3 (14.29%) NuGet
4 3 (14.29%) Gradle
4 3 (14.29%) Artifactory
4 3 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 3 (14.29%) Maven
5 2 (9.52%) JUnit
5 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.76%) TestNG
6 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.76%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) DevOps Engineer
1 8 (38.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Build Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Build and Release Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Release Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Software Build Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
2 4 (19.05%) XML
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
4 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 3 (14.29%) Streaming Media
1 3 (14.29%) IPTV
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) HPUX
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Scrum
2 12 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
4 8 (38.10%) Change Management
4 8 (38.10%) DevOps
5 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 3 (14.29%) BDD
7 3 (14.29%) Release Management
8 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
8 2 (9.52%) TDD
9 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
9 1 (4.76%) Kanban
9 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.76%) ITIL
9 1 (4.76%) OO
9 1 (4.76%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) C#
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) C++
3 5 (23.81%) Python
4 4 (19.05%) C
5 2 (9.52%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.76%) Perl
6 1 (4.76%) PHP
6 1 (4.76%) Tcl
6 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.76%) Ruby
6 1 (4.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Red Gate
2 3 (14.29%) Perforce
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
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