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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 80 77 89
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 17 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.31% 0.78% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.02% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 4
Median daily rate £413 £375 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £309 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £410 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
1048 985 1116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 80.99% 77.07% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 538 639
Median daily rate £425 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 36 57
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.31 £13.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.19 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Leatherhead -13 8 £456 +20.06%
Egham +5 5 £370 -1.33%
Reigate - 2 £363 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) Selenium
2 18 (54.55%) BDD
3 17 (51.52%) SQL
4 15 (45.45%) Java
4 15 (45.45%) Web Services
5 14 (42.42%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (39.39%) Cucumber
6 13 (39.39%) Functional Testing
6 13 (39.39%) Load Testing
6 13 (39.39%) Linux
6 13 (39.39%) JBoss
7 12 (36.36%) HP
8 11 (33.33%) SOAP
8 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 11 (33.33%) XML
8 11 (33.33%) C#
8 11 (33.33%) JMeter
8 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 11 (33.33%) SoapUI
9 10 (30.30%) JBehave
9 10 (30.30%) Jenkins
9 10 (30.30%) VoltDB
9 10 (30.30%) Java EE
9 10 (30.30%) JSON
9 10 (30.30%) Maven
9 10 (30.30%) Unix
9 10 (30.30%) Oracle
9 10 (30.30%) JUnit
9 10 (30.30%) Eclipse

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 13 (39.39%) JBoss
2 5 (15.15%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) VoltDB
2 2 (6.06%) Apache Accumulo
2 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (54.55%) Selenium
2 13 (39.39%) Cucumber
3 11 (33.33%) JMeter
3 11 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 10 (30.30%) Eclipse
4 10 (30.30%) JBehave
4 10 (30.30%) Jenkins
4 10 (30.30%) JUnit
4 10 (30.30%) Maven
5 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (21.21%) JIRA
7 6 (18.18%) TestNG
8 5 (15.15%) SpecFlow
9 4 (12.12%) Subversion
9 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
10 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
10 2 (6.06%) MSTest
10 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
11 1 (3.03%) Introscope
11 1 (3.03%) WebLOAD
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) Developer in Test
3 10 (30.30%) Java Developer
4 6 (18.18%) Agile Developer
4 6 (18.18%) Agile Java Developer
4 6 (18.18%) Test Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Consultant
5 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Test Consultant
5 5 (15.15%) Tester
6 4 (12.12%) Automation Tester
6 4 (12.12%) Test Automation Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Agile Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) Web Services
2 11 (33.33%) SOAP
2 11 (33.33%) XML
3 10 (30.30%) Java EE
3 10 (30.30%) JSON
4 3 (9.09%) Middleware
5 2 (6.06%) .NET
5 2 (6.06%) REST
5 2 (6.06%) RESTful
5 2 (6.06%) Swing
5 2 (6.06%) WPF
6 1 (3.03%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Linux
2 10 (30.30%) Unix
3 3 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) BDD
3 13 (39.39%) Functional Testing
3 13 (39.39%) Load Testing
4 9 (27.27%) Automation Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Scrum
6 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 6 (18.18%) User Stories
7 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (12.12%) TDD
8 4 (12.12%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (12.12%) Use Case
9 3 (9.09%) Manual Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
10 2 (6.06%) MapReduce
10 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Test Management
10 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) SQL
2 15 (45.45%) Java
3 11 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (9.09%) Ruby
5 2 (6.06%) VB
5 2 (6.06%) VBScript
6 1 (3.03%) C
6 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (27.27%) ISEB
3 8 (24.24%) ISTQB
4 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (42.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) HP
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (30.30%) Oracle
4 3 (9.09%) Telerik
5 1 (3.03%) AppDynamics
5 1 (3.03%) CA
5 1 (3.03%) Dynatrace
5 1 (3.03%) SAP