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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 76 85 69
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 17 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.26% 0.32% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 0.42% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 7
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£400 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £251 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £395 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +15.38%
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
1034 957 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 76.71% 76.32% 72.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 574 498
Average daily rate £406 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.21% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 49
Average hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £18.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £59.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 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 4 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 - 6 £394 -
Reigate - 4 £360 - 1
Egham - 3 £400 - 1
Redhill - 2 - - 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 4 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 18 (69.23%) Selenium
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (46.15%) Java
3 12 (46.15%) SQL
3 12 (46.15%) HP
4 10 (38.46%) TDD
4 10 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (34.62%) UNIX
6 8 (30.77%) SOAP
6 8 (30.77%) XML
6 8 (30.77%) Scrum
6 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
6 8 (30.77%) Automation Testing
7 7 (26.92%) SoapUI
7 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
7 7 (26.92%) Subversion
7 7 (26.92%) Test Management
7 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
7 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
7 7 (26.92%) Linux
8 6 (23.08%) Eclipse
8 6 (23.08%) HP UFT
8 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
8 6 (23.08%) Ruby
8 6 (23.08%) XML Messaging
8 6 (23.08%) RSpec
8 6 (23.08%) TestNG
9 5 (19.23%) RubyGems
9 5 (19.23%) Finance

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (3.85%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (69.23%) Selenium
2 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
3 7 (26.92%) SoapUI
3 7 (26.92%) Subversion
4 6 (23.08%) Eclipse
4 6 (23.08%) HP UFT
4 6 (23.08%) TestNG
4 6 (23.08%) RSpec
5 5 (19.23%) RubyGems
6 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
7 3 (11.54%) WATIR
8 2 (7.69%) WebLOAD
8 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
9 1 (3.85%) JIRA
9 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
9 1 (3.85%) PHPUnit
9 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Developer
1 7 (26.92%) Automation Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Tester
2 6 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (11.54%) AWS Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) SOAP
1 8 (30.77%) XML
2 6 (23.08%) XML Messaging
3 5 (19.23%) HTML
4 4 (15.38%) .NET
5 3 (11.54%) Web Services
6 1 (3.85%) CSS
6 1 (3.85%) Ajax
6 1 (3.85%) WCF
6 1 (3.85%) REST
6 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) STB
2 1 (3.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) UNIX
2 7 (26.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) TDD
3 8 (30.77%) Scrum
3 8 (30.77%) Automation Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Test Management
4 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Coaching
7 2 (7.69%) Cyber Security
7 2 (7.69%) DevOps
7 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.69%) System Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance
7 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 2 (7.69%) BDD
7 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) Java
1 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) Ruby
2 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 5 (19.23%) C#
3 5 (19.23%) VBA
4 3 (11.54%) PHP
5 2 (7.69%) VBScript
5 2 (7.69%) VB
6 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) ISEB
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft