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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 81 79 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 9 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.62% 1.11% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.50% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 3
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£378 £295 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.96% -21.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £48.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -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
1142 1069 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 78.70% 74.18% 72.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 562 450
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 53
Average hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.37% -29.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £15.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.70 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 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 31 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
Leatherhead - 3 £380 - 1
Guildford 0 1 £375 +27.11% 1
Woking - 1 £265 -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - - 2
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Egham - - - - 2
Farnham - - - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 31 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 (50.00%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
2 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (32.35%) Performance Testing
3 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) C#
5 8 (23.53%) Selenium
5 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
6 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
6 7 (20.59%) Python
6 7 (20.59%) Linux
7 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 6 (17.65%) XML
7 6 (17.65%) QA
8 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Test Management
8 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
8 5 (14.71%) Smart Meter
8 5 (14.71%) Web Services
8 5 (14.71%) ISEB
9 4 (11.76%) Games
9 4 (11.76%) Windows
9 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
9 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
9 4 (11.76%) C
9 4 (11.76%) PaaS

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (11.76%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.76%) PaaS
1 4 (11.76%) IaaS
2 3 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.94%) DNS
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
1 1 (2.94%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Selenium
2 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.76%) TeamCity
4 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.88%) InstallShield
6 1 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (11.76%) Games
2 1 (2.94%) Back Office
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Test Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) AWS Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Junior
7 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Security Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Testing Manager
8 1 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Agile Test Manager
8 1 (2.94%) SAP Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) XML
2 5 (14.71%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) LAMP
3 1 (2.94%) Ajax
3 1 (2.94%) WCF
3 1 (2.94%) REST
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Smart Meter
2 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.94%) Open Source
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (32.35%) Performance Testing
2 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
3 5 (14.71%) Test Management
3 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
4 4 (11.76%) Release Management
4 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
4 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
4 4 (11.76%) Game Development
4 4 (11.76%) Automation Testing
4 4 (11.76%) DevOps
4 4 (11.76%) Line Management
5 3 (8.82%) BDD
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.82%) Scrum
5 3 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) SQL
3 9 (26.47%) C#
4 7 (20.59%) Python
5 4 (11.76%) C
5 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.88%) Perl
7 2 (5.88%) PHP
8 1 (2.94%) C++
8 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
1 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
3 5 (14.71%) ISEB
4 4 (11.76%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) IIBA
5 1 (2.94%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) SAP
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