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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 79 71 65
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 16 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.12% 1.28% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.72% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 6
Average daily rate
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£415 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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
1123 1047 909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 78.64% 74.52% 72.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 549 444
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 53
Average hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.37% -29.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £15.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.70 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 2015.

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 March 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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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
Leatherhead - 9 £450 -
Guildford +1 3 £375 +26.05%
Camberley - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Godalming - - - - 1
Reigate - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Woking - - - - 2
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) Scrum
2 14 (35.90%) Selenium
3 11 (28.21%) C#
4 10 (25.64%) .NET
4 10 (25.64%) MySQL
4 10 (25.64%) ISEB
5 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (23.08%) Open Source
6 8 (20.51%) Build Automation
6 8 (20.51%) Integration Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Load Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Release Management
6 8 (20.51%) Software Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
6 8 (20.51%) Project Management
6 8 (20.51%) Apache
6 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
6 8 (20.51%) Java
6 8 (20.51%) SQL
6 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
6 8 (20.51%) DevOps
7 7 (17.95%) Web Services
7 7 (17.95%) HP
7 7 (17.95%) JMeter
7 7 (17.95%) LoadRunner
7 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
7 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
7 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 8 (20.51%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) uiautomator
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (2.56%) PBX
2 1 (2.56%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Selenium
2 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
3 7 (17.95%) LoadRunner
3 7 (17.95%) JMeter
4 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (12.82%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.56%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.56%) MSBuild
7 1 (2.56%) Robotium
7 1 (2.56%) Robolectric
7 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.56%) Subversion
7 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (10.26%) Games
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Tester
2 8 (20.51%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Performance Tester
3 7 (17.95%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Software Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Technical Test Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) AWS Developer
6 2 (5.13%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Software Design Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) Web Services
3 6 (15.38%) Middleware
4 5 (12.82%) REST
5 4 (10.26%) HTML
5 4 (10.26%) jQuery
5 4 (10.26%) XML
5 4 (10.26%) CSS
6 3 (7.69%) WCF
7 2 (5.13%) SOAP
8 1 (2.56%) LAMP
8 1 (2.56%) WinForms
8 1 (2.56%) Ajax
8 1 (2.56%) WPF
8 1 (2.56%) Symfony
8 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
8 1 (2.56%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Open Source
2 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) UNIX
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) Scrum
3 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (20.51%) Load Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Integration Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Build Automation
4 8 (20.51%) Software Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Release Management
4 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
4 8 (20.51%) Project Management
4 8 (20.51%) DevOps
5 7 (17.95%) Functional Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 6 (15.38%) BDD
7 5 (12.82%) Manual Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
7 5 (12.82%) Automation Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
8 4 (10.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) C#
2 8 (20.51%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) SQL
3 6 (15.38%) Python
3 6 (15.38%) PHP
4 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.26%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) ISEB
2 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
2 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) HP
3 3 (7.69%) Cadence
4 1 (2.56%) Zend
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.56%) VMware