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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 80 74 75
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 19 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.58% 1.36% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.68% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 8
Average daily rate £400 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £302 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £485 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
975 1134 979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 81.05% 81.06% 76.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 633 521
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 16 35
Average hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +102.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £18.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.88 £55.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Guildford +4 4 £375 +13.63% 3
Leatherhead -16 4 £406 -9.72%
Woking +5 2 - - 1
Redhill - 1 £415 - 1
Reigate - 1 £415 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (52.27%) Selenium
3 22 (50.00%) SQL
4 19 (43.18%) C#
4 19 (43.18%) Java
5 18 (40.91%) BDD
6 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
7 16 (36.36%) Scrum
8 15 (34.09%) HP
8 15 (34.09%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (31.82%) QA
10 13 (29.55%) ISTQB
10 13 (29.55%) Security Cleared
10 13 (29.55%) SOAP
10 13 (29.55%) XML
10 13 (29.55%) SoapUI
11 12 (27.27%) Cucumber
11 12 (27.27%) Functional Testing
11 12 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (27.27%) SC Cleared
12 11 (25.00%) TestNG
12 11 (25.00%) Eclipse
12 11 (25.00%) SpecFlow
13 10 (22.73%) XML Messaging
13 10 (22.73%) Automated Testing
13 10 (22.73%) Test Management
14 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
14 9 (20.45%) TDD
14 9 (20.45%) ISEB
14 9 (20.45%) REST

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 7 (15.91%) JBoss
2 3 (6.82%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.55%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) GitHub
2 1 (2.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Apache Accumulo
1 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
1 3 (6.82%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 23 (52.27%) Selenium
2 13 (29.55%) SoapUI
3 12 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 12 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 11 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 11 (25.00%) TestNG
5 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
6 8 (18.18%) Subversion
7 6 (13.64%) JIRA
8 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio
9 4 (9.09%) HP UFT
9 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
9 4 (9.09%) JMeter
9 4 (9.09%) Maven
10 3 (6.82%) JBehave
10 3 (6.82%) JUnit
10 3 (6.82%) MSTest
11 1 (2.27%) VersionOne
11 1 (2.27%) WebLOAD
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Electronics
3 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Consultant
1 11 (25.00%) Test Consultant
2 10 (22.73%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Test Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Developer in Test
3 8 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 8 (18.18%) Tester
4 7 (15.91%) Test Automation Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Java Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Java Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) QA Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Automation Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Development Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Test Development Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) SOAP
1 13 (29.55%) XML
2 10 (22.73%) XML Messaging
3 9 (20.45%) REST
4 7 (15.91%) .NET
4 7 (15.91%) Web Services
5 3 (6.82%) Java EE
5 3 (6.82%) JSON
5 3 (6.82%) Swing
6 2 (4.55%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.55%) HTML
6 2 (4.55%) WPF
7 1 (2.27%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (2.27%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) Unix
3 2 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) BDD
3 16 (36.36%) Scrum
4 12 (27.27%) Functional Testing
5 10 (22.73%) Automated Testing
5 10 (22.73%) Test Management
6 9 (20.45%) TDD
7 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (15.91%) Load Testing
7 7 (15.91%) Manual Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Defect Management
8 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
9 5 (11.36%) CRM
10 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing
10 4 (9.09%) SDLC
10 4 (9.09%) User Stories
11 3 (6.82%) Kanban
11 3 (6.82%) MapReduce
11 3 (6.82%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) SQL
2 19 (43.18%) C#
2 19 (43.18%) Java
3 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 8 (18.18%) VBA
4 3 (6.82%) VBScript
5 2 (4.55%) VB
6 1 (2.27%) C
6 1 (2.27%) C++
6 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.27%) Perl
6 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) ISTQB
1 13 (29.55%) Security Cleared
2 12 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 9 (20.45%) ISEB
4 2 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (34.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.27%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.09%) HP
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) SAP
4 2 (4.55%) Telerik
5 1 (2.27%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.27%) CA
5 1 (2.27%) Cadence
5 1 (2.27%) Dynatrace
5 1 (2.27%) Rally