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 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
Automation Tester
Rank 87 88 88
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.076% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £223 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £281
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 £170.00
% change year-on-year
- -81.76%
Automation Tester
South East

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
1219 1218 1210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.07% 92.62% 91.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 737 592
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 100
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -26.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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
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 Automation Tester 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
Staines - 1 £350 - 1
Woking - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Automation Tester
South East

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA