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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 64 59 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.48% 0.53% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.71% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£388 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+32.75% -22.66%
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
560 566 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 66.51% 74.87% 62.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 249 215
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 28 96
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £12.00 £18.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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
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 29 August 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 -11 2 £438 -7.89% 8
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Ruby
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) OO
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) JUnit
3 3 (37.50%) FitNesse
3 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) Test-First Development
3 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Big Data
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (25.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (25.00%) ZigBee
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) GIS
4 2 (25.00%) LabVIEW

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (12.50%) GPRS
2 1 (12.50%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) JUnit
2 3 (37.50%) FitNesse
2 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) LabVIEW
4 1 (12.50%) JMeter
4 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
4 1 (12.50%) WinRunner
4 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) Robotium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) J2SE
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (50.00%) OO
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) Test-First Development
3 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (25.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Ruby
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) C++
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
3 2 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) Groovy
4 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (12.50%) Korn
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Perforce
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle