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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 83 73 78
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 9 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.63% 1.25% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.69% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
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£331 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £48.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.23%
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
1144 1006 953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 79.67% 74.08% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 513 462
Average daily rate £396 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £518 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 55
Average hourly rate £45.00 £25.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.56 £11.25 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 March 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 March 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
Staines - 3 £331 -
Guildford -2 2 £338 +14.40% 1
Leatherhead - 1 £450 - 1
Woking - 1 £265 - 1
Walton-on-Thames - - - - 1
Redhill - - - - 1
Reigate - - - - 2
Camberley - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Egham - - - - 1
Farnham - - - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 17 (47.22%) Java
2 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
2 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
3 12 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 10 (27.78%) SQL
5 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (22.22%) C#
6 8 (22.22%) Linux
6 8 (22.22%) Python
6 8 (22.22%) Selenium
6 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 7 (19.44%) Smart Meter
7 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
8 6 (16.67%) Test Management
8 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
9 5 (13.89%) ISEB
9 5 (13.89%) C
9 5 (13.89%) XML
9 5 (13.89%) Games
9 5 (13.89%) Scrum
9 5 (13.89%) TeamCity
9 5 (13.89%) Degree
9 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
9 5 (13.89%) Game Development
9 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
9 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
10 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (11.11%) OpenStack

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.11%) IaaS
1 4 (11.11%) PaaS
2 3 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
1 1 (2.78%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Selenium
2 5 (13.89%) TeamCity
2 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.56%) InstallShield
3 2 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.78%) JUnit
4 1 (2.78%) Maven
4 1 (2.78%) Mockito
4 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.78%) RSpec
General
1 5 (13.89%) Games
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Junior
7 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Agile Test Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) SAP Business Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Applications Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Performance Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) XML
2 4 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) Spring
3 1 (2.78%) Ajax
3 1 (2.78%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.78%) LAMP
3 1 (2.78%) JPA
3 1 (2.78%) RESTful
3 1 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.78%) WCF
3 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Smart Meter
2 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Visualisation
4 2 (5.56%) Open Source
5 1 (2.78%) User Experience
5 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 6 (16.67%) Test Management
4 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Scrum
5 5 (13.89%) Game Development
6 4 (11.11%) Release Management
6 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 4 (11.11%) TDD
6 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 4 (11.11%) DevOps
6 4 (11.11%) Line Management
7 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.33%) Use Case
7 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) Java
2 10 (27.78%) SQL
3 8 (22.22%) C#
3 8 (22.22%) Python
4 5 (13.89%) C
5 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.56%) Perl
7 2 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
1 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.89%) ISEB
3 5 (13.89%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) IIBA
4 1 (2.78%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
1 1 (2.78%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
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