Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Lead was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Leader
South East > Surrey
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 147 132
Rank change year-on-year -15 -15 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Lead 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.031% 0.037% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.039% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Surrey median daily rate - £288 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -22.82% -9.70%
South East median daily rate £355 £463 £400
% change year-on-year -23.24% +15.63% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Surrey
Contract vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 3,045 2,551 2,227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 95.01% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,139 1,799 1,476
Surrey median daily rate £468 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £209
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 83 109
Surrey median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% -22.22% +15.30%
10th Percentile £12.95 £11.79 £12.06
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £45.20
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.79% -5.26% +5.56%

Automation Test Lead
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings that featured Automation Test Lead in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Lead in Surrey

Automation Test Lead
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Test Lead in Surrey

Automation Test Lead
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Test Lead within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Camberley - 1 - -
Automation Test Lead
South East

Automation Test Lead Skill Set
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Automation Test Lead contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Surrey region featuring Automation Test Lead in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing

Automation Test Lead Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA