The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Surrey region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 71 74 93
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 12 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.94% 0.71% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.00% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.39% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+79.69% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
932 902 1063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 73.10% 71.59% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 488 541
Average daily rate £375 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 62
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.50 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Surrey region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Surrey region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 30 July 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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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
Woking - 3 £375 -
Cobham - 2 - -
Guildford +5 1 - - 1
Staines - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 29 (76.32%) QA
2 28 (73.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (71.05%) BDD
3 27 (71.05%) REST
3 27 (71.05%) C#
4 26 (68.42%) Scrum
4 26 (68.42%) WCF
5 25 (65.79%) SQL
5 25 (65.79%) .NET
5 25 (65.79%) XML
5 25 (65.79%) ISEB
6 24 (63.16%) Visual Studio
6 24 (63.16%) SOAP
6 24 (63.16%) Web Services
6 24 (63.16%) WPF
7 23 (60.53%) SQL Server
8 22 (57.89%) Software Testing
9 11 (28.95%) Office 365
10 10 (26.32%) SpecFlow
11 9 (23.68%) DevOps
11 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
13 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
14 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (10.53%) Selenium
14 4 (10.53%) Publishing
15 3 (7.89%) Linux
15 3 (7.89%) PBX
15 3 (7.89%) VoIP
15 3 (7.89%) C

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.89%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) PBX
1 3 (7.89%) VoIP
1 3 (7.89%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (60.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (73.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (63.16%) Visual Studio
3 10 (26.32%) SpecFlow
4 4 (10.53%) Selenium
5 3 (7.89%) JIRA
5 3 (7.89%) Mercurial
5 3 (7.89%) PHPUnit
5 3 (7.89%) Hudson
5 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.26%) TestComplete
7 1 (2.63%) NUnit
7 1 (2.63%) MSTest
General
1 4 (10.53%) Publishing
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Analyst
2 23 (60.53%) Test Analyst
3 18 (47.37%) Test Engineer
4 14 (36.84%) QA Analyst
5 9 (23.68%) Tester
6 5 (13.16%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) QA Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Developer
8 3 (7.89%) PHP Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Automation Tester
10 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Business Analyst
10 1 (2.63%) Consultant
10 1 (2.63%) Technical Engineer
10 1 (2.63%) QA Tester
10 1 (2.63%) Performance Tester
10 1 (2.63%) Software Tester
10 1 (2.63%) Systems Tester
10 1 (2.63%) Technical Tester
10 1 (2.63%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (71.05%) REST
2 26 (68.42%) WCF
3 25 (65.79%) .NET
3 25 (65.79%) XML
4 24 (63.16%) SOAP
4 24 (63.16%) Web Services
4 24 (63.16%) WPF
5 3 (7.89%) Zend Framework
5 3 (7.89%) jQuery
6 1 (2.63%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Open Source
2 2 (5.26%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.63%) EMV
3 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) UNIX
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (71.05%) BDD
2 26 (68.42%) Scrum
3 22 (57.89%) Software Testing
4 9 (23.68%) DevOps
4 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
6 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Usability Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.26%) Information Governance
8 2 (5.26%) Functional Testing
8 2 (5.26%) TDD
8 2 (5.26%) Quality Management
8 2 (5.26%) MVC
9 1 (2.63%) Six Sigma
9 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.63%) UML
9 1 (2.63%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (71.05%) C#
2 25 (65.79%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) C
3 3 (7.89%) C++
3 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.89%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 25 (65.79%) ISEB
2 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (76.32%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Zend
2 1 (2.63%) Mercator
2 1 (2.63%) MathWorks
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Telerik
2 1 (2.63%) Red Gate