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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 74 77 87
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 14 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.06% 0.99% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.34% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 1
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£375 £355 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +2.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
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
962 970 942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 72.66% 73.76% 71.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 604 469
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 48
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
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 16 September 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
Weybridge - 4 £425 -
Woking +2 3 £375 +3.80% 1
Staines - 2 £350 - 3
Camberley - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 31 (86.11%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (69.44%) QA
3 24 (66.67%) REST
4 23 (63.89%) BDD
4 23 (63.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (63.89%) C#
5 22 (61.11%) Web Services
5 22 (61.11%) ISEB
5 22 (61.11%) WCF
6 21 (58.33%) XML
6 21 (58.33%) SQL
6 21 (58.33%) .NET
7 20 (55.56%) Scrum
7 20 (55.56%) SOAP
7 20 (55.56%) Software Testing
8 19 (52.78%) Visual Studio
9 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
9 18 (50.00%) WPF
9 18 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (38.89%) SpecFlow
11 13 (36.11%) Office 365
12 9 (25.00%) DevOps
13 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
13 7 (19.44%) Selenium
14 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
15 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
15 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
15 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
16 4 (11.11%) Asterisk PBX
16 4 (11.11%) Open Source

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (36.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) PBX
1 4 (11.11%) VoIP
1 4 (11.11%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (2.78%) LAN
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) MySQL
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (63.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (52.78%) Visual Studio
3 14 (38.89%) SpecFlow
4 7 (19.44%) Selenium
5 4 (11.11%) JIRA
5 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 4 (11.11%) Mercurial
5 4 (11.11%) PHPUnit
5 4 (11.11%) Hudson
6 2 (5.56%) MSBuild
6 2 (5.56%) QARun
6 2 (5.56%) TestComplete
6 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (5.56%) Toad
6 2 (5.56%) TestDirector
6 2 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (2.78%) NUnit
7 1 (2.78%) MSTest
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Analyst
2 19 (52.78%) Test Analyst
3 15 (41.67%) Test Engineer
4 12 (33.33%) Tester
5 11 (30.56%) QA Analyst
6 6 (16.67%) Developer
7 5 (13.89%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (11.11%) PHP Developer
9 3 (8.33%) QA Engineer
9 3 (8.33%) Systems Tester
10 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
10 2 (5.56%) Senior Tester
11 1 (2.78%) Technical Engineer
11 1 (2.78%) QA Tester
11 1 (2.78%) Software Developer
11 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
11 1 (2.78%) QA Test Analyst
11 1 (2.78%) Hardware Tester
11 1 (2.78%) Technical Tester
11 1 (2.78%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (66.67%) REST
2 22 (61.11%) Web Services
2 22 (61.11%) WCF
3 21 (58.33%) XML
3 21 (58.33%) .NET
4 20 (55.56%) SOAP
5 18 (50.00%) WPF
6 4 (11.11%) Zend Framework
6 4 (11.11%) jQuery
7 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
8 1 (2.78%) LINQ
8 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Open Source
3 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.56%) NHS
5 1 (2.78%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.78%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (86.11%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (63.89%) BDD
3 20 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 20 (55.56%) Scrum
4 9 (25.00%) DevOps
5 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Usability Testing
8 4 (11.11%) TDD
8 4 (11.11%) MVC
9 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 3 (8.33%) System Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Test Planning
10 2 (5.56%) Web Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Test Management
10 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Information Governance
10 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 23 (63.89%) C#
2 21 (58.33%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) C
3 4 (11.11%) C++
3 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 22 (61.11%) ISEB
2 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (69.44%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Zend
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) MathWorks
3 1 (2.78%) Telerik
3 1 (2.78%) Red Gate