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 30 March 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.

Test Automation
Surrey / Reigate
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 7 -
Rank change year-on-year -11 -  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reigate 6.82% 9.38% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.82% 11.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £450 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £376 £355
% change year-on-year -6.79% +5.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -19.44% +20.00%  

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 44 27 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reigate 100.00% 84.38% 82.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 18 24
Median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £196 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

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 30 March 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 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) C#

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:

General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB