Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leatherhead with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
Surrey > Leatherhead
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 26 24
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leatherhead 9.52% 9.63% 8.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.87% 10.88% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 16
Leatherhead median daily rate £318 £463 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.35% +8.50% +13.67%
10th Percentile £281 £425 £353
90th Percentile £426 £600 £494
Surrey median daily rate £375 £400 £394
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.59% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leatherhead median hourly rate - - -
Surrey median hourly rate £39.00 - £29.25

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leatherhead with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leatherhead
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 92 239 154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leatherhead 87.62% 88.52% 74.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 225 133
Leatherhead median daily rate £400 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +10.47% +22.86%
10th Percentile £310 £363 £344
90th Percentile £529 £575 £525
Surrey median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Leatherhead median hourly rate £37.50 - £18.50
10th Percentile £36.25 - £16.55
90th Percentile £38.75 - £37.85
Surrey median hourly rate £28.75 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -11.54% -13.33% +47.06%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leatherhead

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leatherhead.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Leatherhead

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leatherhead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Leatherhead.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Leatherhead

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leatherhead

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Leatherhead over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Leatherhead

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, 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 Leatherhead region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 8 (80.00%) Scenario Testing
2 5 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) SaaS
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) User Stories
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) Use Case
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) VBScript
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Test Management
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) Feature Driven Development
6 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leatherhead 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Games
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (10.00%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum Master
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Unix Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) User Stories
3 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) ATDD
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (10.00%) Feature Driven Development
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) IBM