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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 56 58 59
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.05% 0.33% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.47% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate
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£413 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £57.50 £36.88 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.93% +28.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -7.89%
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
575 423 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 75.26% 68.89% 64.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 178 245
Average daily rate £400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 38 66
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 - 6 £370 - 8
Peterborough - - - - 2
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 18 (75.00%) SQL
1 18 (75.00%) .NET
2 16 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 15 (62.50%) Configuration Management
4 14 (58.33%) Windows
4 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 14 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (54.17%) TeamCity
5 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (54.17%) SSDT
5 13 (54.17%) Visual Studio
5 13 (54.17%) .NET Framework
5 13 (54.17%) Release Management
6 12 (50.00%) Automation Testing
7 11 (45.83%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (45.83%) Gradle
7 11 (45.83%) Artifactory
7 11 (45.83%) MSBuild
7 11 (45.83%) NuGet
7 11 (45.83%) Red Gate
7 11 (45.83%) Maven
8 7 (29.17%) Scrum
9 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 6 (25.00%) Manual Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Selenium
10 5 (20.83%) C++
11 4 (16.67%) Python
11 4 (16.67%) Linux

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) PaaS
1 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) SSDT
2 2 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 14 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (54.17%) TeamCity
3 13 (54.17%) Visual Studio
4 11 (45.83%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (45.83%) Gradle
4 11 (45.83%) Artifactory
4 11 (45.83%) MSBuild
4 11 (45.83%) NuGet
4 11 (45.83%) Maven
5 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 5 (20.83%) Selenium
7 4 (16.67%) JIRA
8 3 (12.50%) JUnit
9 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
9 2 (8.33%) FitNesse
10 1 (4.17%) JMeter
10 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
10 1 (4.17%) TestNG
General
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Build Engineer
2 11 (45.83%) Build and Release Engineer
2 11 (45.83%) Release Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Software Configuration Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) .NET
2 13 (54.17%) .NET Framework
3 3 (12.50%) HTML
3 3 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) User Experience
1 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 2 (8.33%) Streaming Media
1 2 (8.33%) IPTV
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
5 1 (4.17%) HPUX
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (62.50%) Configuration Management
3 13 (54.17%) Release Management
4 12 (50.00%) Automation Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Scrum
6 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (12.50%) TDD
7 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.33%) BDD
8 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Kanban
8 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.33%) DevOps
8 2 (8.33%) OO
8 2 (8.33%) Test-First Development
8 2 (8.33%) Extreme Programming
8 2 (8.33%) Change Management
8 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
9 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) C++
3 4 (16.67%) Python
3 4 (16.67%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) C
4 3 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby
6 1 (4.17%) Korn
6 1 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (4.17%) Tcl
6 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) Red Gate
3 2 (8.33%) Perforce
4 1 (4.17%) VMware
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