The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 56 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 16 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.03% 0.86% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 1.22% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +22.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £388 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £388 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £328 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.26% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 1
Average hourly rate £43.75 £38.25 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.37% +14.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
Test Automation
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
614 409 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 78.02% 70.52% 65.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 179 260
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 £235 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 40 58
Average hourly rate £35.75 £35.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.70% +5.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Cambridgeshire region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 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 -2 2 £350 -9.67% 2
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 11 (52.38%) Python
2 10 (47.62%) Web Services
2 10 (47.62%) Linux
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) Apache
3 9 (42.86%) Django
3 9 (42.86%) Varnish
4 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (28.57%) Selenium
6 5 (23.81%) QA
6 5 (23.81%) Java
6 5 (23.81%) .NET
6 5 (23.81%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (19.05%) C#
7 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
8 3 (14.29%) OO
8 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 2 (9.52%) TDD
9 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 2 (9.52%) Banking
9 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
9 2 (9.52%) Finance
9 2 (9.52%) LabVIEW
9 2 (9.52%) Scrum
9 2 (9.52%) GPRS
9 2 (9.52%) FitNesse
9 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
10 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
10 1 (4.76%) Node.js
10 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (42.86%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) GPRS
2 1 (4.76%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
4 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
4 2 (9.52%) LabVIEW
4 2 (9.52%) FitNesse
5 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.76%) Subversion
5 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.76%) JUnit
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 9 (42.86%) Python Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Test Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) Web Services
2 9 (42.86%) Django
3 5 (23.81%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
4 1 (4.76%) Ajax
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.76%) jQuery
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Informatics
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
1 1 (4.76%) Open Source
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) OO
2 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (9.52%) Scrum
3 2 (9.52%) TDD
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) Web Development
4 1 (4.76%) Refactoring
4 1 (4.76%) Test-First Development
4 1 (4.76%) Pair Programming
4 1 (4.76%) Bioinformatics
4 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (4.76%) Code Coverage
4 1 (4.76%) MVC
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Kanban
4 1 (4.76%) BDD
4 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Python
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) C#
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) VB
5 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Postgraduate
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Varnish
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