The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 75 87 70
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 19 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.32% 0.31% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 0.41% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 12
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£388 £260 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.03% -30.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £272 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +32.75%
Test Automation
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
1102 969 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 76.42% 75.88% 74.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 590 554
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 39
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.00 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £53.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Surrey region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 31 August 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 - 7 £388 -
Reigate - 4 £360 -
Egham - 3 £400 -
Redhill - 2 - - 1
Guildford - 1 £275 - 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 20 (66.67%) Selenium
2 15 (50.00%) Java
2 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 15 (50.00%) HP
2 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (43.33%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (40.00%) TDD
5 11 (36.67%) Scrum
5 11 (36.67%) SOAP
5 11 (36.67%) XML
6 10 (33.33%) UNIX
6 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 10 (33.33%) Test Management
6 10 (33.33%) SoapUI
7 9 (30.00%) Subversion
7 9 (30.00%) XML Messaging
8 8 (26.67%) Linux
8 8 (26.67%) Eclipse
8 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
8 8 (26.67%) Automation Testing
8 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
8 8 (26.67%) TestNG
9 7 (23.33%) Cucumber
9 7 (23.33%) VBA
9 7 (23.33%) C#
9 7 (23.33%) HTML
10 6 (20.00%) Ruby
10 6 (20.00%) RSpec

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (3.33%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (66.67%) Selenium
2 10 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 9 (30.00%) Subversion
4 8 (26.67%) Eclipse
4 8 (26.67%) TestNG
4 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
5 7 (23.33%) Cucumber
6 6 (20.00%) RSpec
7 5 (16.67%) RubyGems
7 5 (16.67%) HP UFT
8 4 (13.33%) WebDriver
9 3 (10.00%) WATIR
10 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
10 2 (6.67%) WebLOAD
10 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
11 1 (3.33%) JIRA
11 1 (3.33%) PHPUnit
11 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Automation Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Tester
3 6 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) AWS Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Test Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Automated Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) SOAP
1 11 (36.67%) XML
2 9 (30.00%) XML Messaging
3 7 (23.33%) HTML
4 5 (16.67%) .NET
5 3 (10.00%) Web Services
6 1 (3.33%) CSS
6 1 (3.33%) Ajax
6 1 (3.33%) WCF
6 1 (3.33%) REST
6 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.33%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) STB
2 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) UNIX
2 8 (26.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) TDD
3 11 (36.67%) Scrum
4 10 (33.33%) Test Management
5 8 (26.67%) Automation Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Coaching
8 2 (6.67%) DevOps
8 2 (6.67%) Test Planning
8 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.67%) Information Assurance
8 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.67%) BDD
8 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
8 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 7 (23.33%) VBA
3 7 (23.33%) C#
4 6 (20.00%) Ruby
5 3 (10.00%) PHP
6 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.67%) VBScript
6 2 (6.67%) VB
6 2 (6.67%) Perl
7 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.33%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.67%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Cadence