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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 60 68 45
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -23
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.42% 0.14% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.19% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £44.09
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -1.33%
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
529 536 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 73.57% 75.07% 60.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 259 184
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £252 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 58 34
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.10 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015. 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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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 -1 2 £338 -10.00% 8
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 9 (52.94%) Python
2 8 (47.06%) Web Services
2 8 (47.06%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Apache
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) QA
3 7 (41.18%) Django
3 7 (41.18%) Varnish
4 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
4 5 (29.41%) Selenium
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) C#
5 4 (23.53%) .NET
5 4 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) Banking
6 2 (11.76%) Wireless
6 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
6 2 (11.76%) Finance
6 2 (11.76%) Perforce
6 2 (11.76%) Bluetooth
6 2 (11.76%) OO
6 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
6 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.76%) Mobile Development

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 7 (41.18%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Wireless
1 2 (11.76%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Python Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
3 3 (17.65%) QA Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Test Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) Web Services
2 7 (41.18%) Django
3 4 (23.53%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) Catalyst
4 1 (5.88%) DBIx::Class
4 1 (5.88%) Moose
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) Ajax
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Informatics
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
2 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
2 2 (11.76%) TDD
2 2 (11.76%) OO
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile Development
3 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Code Coverage
3 1 (5.88%) MVC
3 1 (5.88%) Bioinformatics
3 1 (5.88%) Web Development
3 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Python
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) Perl
5 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Varnish
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Perforce
2 1 (5.88%) Google