The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reigate 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 3 months to 22 June 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 / Reigate
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -9 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reigate 5.26% 13.33% 7.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.26% 13.33% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £475 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.37% -3.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.50 £34.90
% change year-on-year -0.64% +10.31%  

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 Reigate with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reigate
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 38 15 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reigate 100.00% 100.00% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 9
Median daily rate £413 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Reigate

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reigate citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Reigate

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reigate

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Reigate

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Reigate region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 8 (88.89%) Finance
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
4 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
5 4 (44.44%) Selenium
5 4 (44.44%) Scrum
5 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
6 3 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (33.33%) HP
6 3 (33.33%) ISEB
6 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Banking
6 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (22.22%) Line Management
7 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
7 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
7 2 (22.22%) Protractor
7 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (22.22%) CQRS
7 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
7 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
7 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reigate 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (22.22%) Protractor
3 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
3 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (11.11%) MSTest
4 1 (11.11%) NUnit
4 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Agile .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Agile C# Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Angular Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Agile Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior C# .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior C# Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
1 2 (22.22%) REST
1 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (22.22%) CQRS
6 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
6 2 (22.22%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (22.22%) Line Management
6 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 2 (22.22%) System Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP