Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 20 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 3 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leatherhead 2.94% 2.78% 11.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 3.66% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 31
Leatherhead median daily rate £320 £403 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.50% -6.40% +7.50%
10th Percentile £310 £394 £356
90th Percentile £330 £474 £539
Surrey median daily rate £475 £375 £401
% change year-on-year +26.67% -6.54% +14.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leatherhead median hourly rate - - -
Surrey median hourly rate £50.50 - £45.00

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leatherhead
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 82 82 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leatherhead 80.39% 75.93% 68.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 74 161
Leatherhead median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
10th Percentile £250 £176 £369
90th Percentile £538 £613 £533
Surrey median daily rate £460 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +8.24% +1.74% +11.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Leatherhead median hourly rate £42.50 - -
Surrey median hourly rate £38.43 £27.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +42.31% -32.50% +14.29%

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) NeoLoad
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) NeoLoad
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Mindset
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle