The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank - 97 77
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey - 0.073% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.078% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1141 1274 1130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.84% 92.65% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 738 563
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 64 92
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -0.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £51.00 £51.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Automation Tester
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle