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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South East / Surrey
Rank 68 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 12 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.29% 1.69% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 2.12% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 16
Median daily rate £408 £400 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +18.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £443 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £378
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
731 944 1131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 78.86% 79.73% 80.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 637 633
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 23
Median hourly rate £41.00 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £61.00 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Surrey region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Woking -7 6 £415 -
Guildford -10 2 - - 1
Epsom - 2 - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 23 (82.14%) Selenium
2 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (60.71%) C#
4 14 (50.00%) XML
5 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 12 (42.86%) ISEB
5 12 (42.86%) Scrum
5 12 (42.86%) ISTQB
5 12 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (42.86%) SpecFlow
6 11 (39.29%) Test Strategy
7 10 (35.71%) RESTful
7 10 (35.71%) TDD
7 10 (35.71%) Java
8 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (32.14%) BDD
9 8 (28.57%) Kanban
9 8 (28.57%) QA
10 7 (25.00%) SQL
10 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 6 (21.43%) Hadoop
11 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (21.43%) MVVM
11 6 (21.43%) Big Data
11 6 (21.43%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (21.43%) Oozie
11 6 (21.43%) DevOps
11 6 (21.43%) Apache Spark
11 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (21.43%) Apache Spark
1 6 (21.43%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Big Data
1 6 (21.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (82.14%) Selenium
2 12 (42.86%) SpecFlow
2 12 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
5 5 (17.86%) MSTest
5 5 (17.86%) NUnit
6 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
8 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (7.14%) JUnit
8 2 (7.14%) Robolectric
9 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
9 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
9 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.57%) Subversion
9 1 (3.57%) TestNG
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Developer
1 8 (28.57%) Test Automation Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 7 (25.00%) Tester
3 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 5 (17.86%) Selenium Tester
4 5 (17.86%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Test Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Developer in Test
6 2 (7.14%) Manual Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Test Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (3.57%) Java Automation Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) XML Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) XML
2 10 (35.71%) RESTful
3 6 (21.43%) .NET
3 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
3 6 (21.43%) SOAP
4 5 (17.86%) Angular 2
4 5 (17.86%) AngularJS
5 4 (14.29%) HTML
5 4 (14.29%) Web Services
6 3 (10.71%) CSS
7 2 (7.14%) JSON
8 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
8 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (3.57%) REST
8 1 (3.57%) Spring
8 1 (3.57%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Scrum
3 11 (39.29%) Test Strategy
4 10 (35.71%) TDD
5 9 (32.14%) BDD
5 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (28.57%) Kanban
7 6 (21.43%) DevOps
7 6 (21.43%) Load Testing
7 6 (21.43%) MVVM
7 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Security Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (7.14%) Mobile Development
9 2 (7.14%) Process Improvement
9 2 (7.14%) Product Management
9 2 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) Java
3 7 (25.00%) SQL
4 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
5 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
6 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 2 (7.14%) Apple Swift
7 2 (7.14%) Objective-C
7 2 (7.14%) VBA
8 1 (3.57%) Scala
8 1 (3.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) ISEB
1 12 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 5 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Oozie
2 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Google
2 1 (3.57%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle