The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 54 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.17% 0.42% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £350 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £170.00 - -
Automation Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
563 700 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.74% 96.95% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 395 239
Average daily rate £400 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £172 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 54
Average hourly rate £37.50 £17.94 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.05% -10.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.74 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the Cambridgeshire region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Automation Tester
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 Automation Tester within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Peterborough - 1 £350 -
Automation Tester
East of England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 5 (35.71%) NetWeaver
1 5 (35.71%) Java
1 5 (35.71%) ABAP
1 5 (35.71%) SAP
1 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) C++
3 3 (21.43%) Python
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Selenium
4 2 (14.29%) Android
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) API Testing
5 1 (7.14%) SDET
5 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Groovy
5 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.14%) Retail
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) MySQL
5 1 (7.14%) PHP

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) NetWeaver
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
1 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Android
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) API Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) ABAP
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) C++
2 3 (21.43%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Groovy
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) SAP