The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 80 75 76
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 18 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.19% 1.06% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.41% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 6
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£353 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £247 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £373 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.47% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -12.50%
Automated Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1086 991 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 71.78% 74.79% 70.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 624 480
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 33 46
Average hourly rate £40.50 £36.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.95% -14.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £15.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
Woking 0 4 £375 +3.44%
Guildford -11 3 £240 -0.20% 3
Staines - 2 £350 - 2
Weybridge - 1 £425 -
Esher - - - -
Leatherhead - - - - 2
Redhill - - - - 1
Reigate - - - - 1
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) QA
2 17 (56.67%) REST
3 16 (53.33%) ISEB
4 15 (50.00%) BDD
4 15 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (46.67%) Scrum
5 14 (46.67%) Web Services
5 14 (46.67%) XML
6 13 (43.33%) SQL
6 13 (43.33%) Software Testing
6 13 (43.33%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (40.00%) WCF
7 12 (40.00%) Visual Studio
8 11 (36.67%) .NET
8 11 (36.67%) C#
8 11 (36.67%) Selenium
9 10 (33.33%) SpecFlow
9 10 (33.33%) SOAP
10 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
10 8 (26.67%) PHP
10 8 (26.67%) MySQL
10 8 (26.67%) jQuery
10 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
10 8 (26.67%) WPF
11 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing
11 7 (23.33%) MVC
11 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
12 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
12 6 (20.00%) ISTQB

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) PBX
1 5 (16.67%) VoIP
1 5 (16.67%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) MySQL
2 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 11 (36.67%) Selenium
4 10 (33.33%) SpecFlow
5 5 (16.67%) Mercurial
5 5 (16.67%) PHPUnit
6 4 (13.33%) Hudson
6 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 4 (13.33%) JIRA
7 3 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (6.67%) QARun
8 2 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (6.67%) Toad
8 2 (6.67%) TestDirector
8 2 (6.67%) TestComplete
8 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
8 2 (6.67%) MSBuild
9 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Tester
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
1 12 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Test Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
4 4 (13.33%) PHP Developer
4 4 (13.33%) QA Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Lead Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Systems Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Hardware Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (56.67%) REST
2 14 (46.67%) Web Services
2 14 (46.67%) XML
3 12 (40.00%) WCF
4 11 (36.67%) .NET
5 10 (33.33%) SOAP
6 8 (26.67%) WPF
6 8 (26.67%) jQuery
7 4 (13.33%) Zend Framework
8 3 (10.00%) HTML
8 3 (10.00%) CSS
9 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
10 1 (3.33%) Symfony
10 1 (3.33%) Middleware
10 1 (3.33%) LAMP
10 1 (3.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Open Source
3 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.67%) NHS
4 1 (3.33%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) UNIX
3 1 (3.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) BDD
3 14 (46.67%) Scrum
4 13 (43.33%) Software Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing
6 7 (23.33%) MVC
7 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 5 (16.67%) Usability Testing
9 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.00%) TDD
9 3 (10.00%) Test Management
9 3 (10.00%) System Testing
9 3 (10.00%) DevOps
9 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
10 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 2 (6.67%) Web Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Information Governance
10 2 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) SQL
2 11 (36.67%) C#
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (26.67%) PHP
4 5 (16.67%) C++
5 4 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) ISEB
2 6 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (56.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Zend
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.33%) VMware