The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 26 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 3.47% 5.13% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 7.23% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 1
Average daily rate
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£335 £240 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.43% -26.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £39.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-26.92% +62.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
154 83 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 76.24% 70.94% 63.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 54 34
Average daily rate £368 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £211 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.41 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.06% -35.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.82 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Games
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) Game Development
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) Code Coverage
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
3 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Process Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 (14.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) PaaS
1 1 (14.29%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (42.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Change Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Security Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Game Development
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Process Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Code Coverage
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft