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 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
Test Automation
Rank 49 53 56
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.03% 1.80% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 2.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Average daily rate £280 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 £43.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+40.84% -5.33%
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
462 573 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 79.38% 79.36% 71.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 334 195
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £218 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 50 37
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -34.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 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
Cambridge -2 5 £278 -20.71% 4
Peterborough +9 1 £350 -33.33%
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 16 (57.14%) C++
1 16 (57.14%) Python
2 12 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Linux
4 9 (32.14%) Android
5 8 (28.57%) C
5 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (28.57%) Degree
5 8 (28.57%) Selenium
5 8 (28.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (25.00%) Device Driver
7 6 (21.43%) Electronics
7 6 (21.43%) PHP
7 6 (21.43%) MySQL
7 6 (21.43%) Games
7 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
7 6 (21.43%) Unreal Engine
8 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Qt
8 5 (17.86%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (17.86%) QA
8 5 (17.86%) HTML
8 5 (17.86%) Java
8 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
9 4 (14.29%) C#
9 4 (14.29%) CSS
9 4 (14.29%) JMeter
9 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 4 (14.29%) jQuery

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (3.57%) NetWeaver
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) Wireless
1 1 (3.57%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) Appium
2 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.29%) JBehave
2 4 (14.29%) JMeter
2 4 (14.29%) Mercurial
3 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.57%) LabVIEW
4 1 (3.57%) Protractor
General
1 6 (21.43%) Electronics
1 6 (21.43%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Test Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Automation Engineer
3 8 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
4 7 (25.00%) Tester
5 4 (14.29%) QA Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Automated Test Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Regression Tester
8 1 (3.57%) SAP Manager
8 1 (3.57%) SAP Test Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) Test Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) Testing Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Unreal Engine
2 5 (17.86%) HTML
2 5 (17.86%) Qt
3 4 (14.29%) CSS
3 4 (14.29%) CSS3
3 4 (14.29%) HTML5
3 4 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (3.57%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (25.00%) Device Driver
3 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) Android
3 2 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Regression Testing
1 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
4 4 (14.29%) BDD
4 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.57%) SDLC
7 1 (3.57%) Test Management
7 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
7 1 (3.57%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) C++
1 16 (57.14%) Python
2 8 (28.57%) C
3 6 (21.43%) PHP
4 5 (17.86%) Java
4 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.29%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) SAP
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) HP
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