The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 40 59 54
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 32 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.92% 0.55% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.73% 0.79% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+83.84% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
558 505 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 68.38% 69.37% 61.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 243 207
Average daily rate £388 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 36 94
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £24.45 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automated Testing
East of England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
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Cambridge -3 9 £425 +41.66% 7
Peterborough - - - -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (79.25%) SQL
2 41 (77.36%) .NET
3 39 (73.58%) Configuration Management
4 38 (71.70%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (69.81%) Git (software)
5 37 (69.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (69.81%) Windows
5 37 (69.81%) Visual Studio
6 36 (67.92%) Microsoft
6 36 (67.92%) .NET Framework
6 36 (67.92%) Release Management
6 36 (67.92%) TeamCity
6 36 (67.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (67.92%) SSDT
7 34 (64.15%) Automation Testing
8 33 (62.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 33 (62.26%) Gradle
8 33 (62.26%) Artifactory
8 33 (62.26%) NuGet
8 33 (62.26%) MSBuild
8 33 (62.26%) Red Gate
8 33 (62.26%) Maven
9 8 (15.09%) C++
10 7 (13.21%) Selenium
11 5 (9.43%) Scrum
11 5 (9.43%) Java
12 4 (7.55%) C
12 4 (7.55%) C#
12 4 (7.55%) Python
12 4 (7.55%) Firmware

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) ZigBee
2 2 (3.77%) Bluetooth
2 2 (3.77%) GSM
2 2 (3.77%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (67.92%) SSDT
2 3 (5.66%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 37 (69.81%) Visual Studio
1 37 (69.81%) Git (software)
1 37 (69.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (67.92%) TeamCity
3 33 (62.26%) MSBuild
3 33 (62.26%) Maven
3 33 (62.26%) NuGet
3 33 (62.26%) Gradle
3 33 (62.26%) Artifactory
3 33 (62.26%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (13.21%) Selenium
5 3 (5.66%) FitNesse
5 3 (5.66%) JIRA
5 3 (5.66%) JMeter
5 3 (5.66%) LabVIEW
5 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.66%) GoogleTest
5 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.77%) JUnit
7 1 (1.89%) Robotium
General
1 3 (5.66%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 33 (62.26%) Release Engineer
1 33 (62.26%) Build Engineer
1 33 (62.26%) Build and Release Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Software Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Tester
4 3 (5.66%) Programmer
4 3 (5.66%) Test Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Automation Tester
4 3 (5.66%) Software Programmer
4 3 (5.66%) Configuration Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) C++ Programmer
4 3 (5.66%) Software Configuration Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (3.77%) Technical Tester
5 2 (3.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Developer
5 2 (3.77%) Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (77.36%) .NET
2 36 (67.92%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.66%) Qt
3 3 (5.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (5.66%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Firmware
2 2 (3.77%) GIS
3 1 (1.89%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Open Source
3 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 37 (69.81%) Windows
2 36 (67.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.66%) Linux
4 2 (3.77%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Android
5 1 (1.89%) Debian
5 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (73.58%) Configuration Management
2 38 (71.70%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (67.92%) Release Management
4 34 (64.15%) Automation Testing
5 5 (9.43%) Scrum
6 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.55%) TDD
6 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
6 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.66%) Test-First Development
7 3 (5.66%) Extreme Programming
7 3 (5.66%) Validation
7 3 (5.66%) UML
7 3 (5.66%) OO
7 3 (5.66%) Kanban
7 3 (5.66%) BDD
7 3 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.77%) Test Scripting
9 1 (1.89%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 42 (79.25%) SQL
2 8 (15.09%) C++
3 5 (9.43%) Java
4 4 (7.55%) C
4 4 (7.55%) C#
4 4 (7.55%) Python
5 3 (5.66%) Embedded C
5 3 (5.66%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.66%) Ruby
6 1 (1.89%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
Vendors
1 36 (67.92%) Microsoft
2 33 (62.26%) Red Gate
3 3 (5.66%) Google
4 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.89%) Perforce