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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank - 22 16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford - 3.08% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.17% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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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
98 96 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 71.01% 73.85% 68.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 66 29
Average daily rate £385 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £208 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 7
Average hourly rate £14.25 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.04 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £41.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) JSF
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Linux

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) JSF
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) OWASP
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle