Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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.

Automation Tester
South East > Surrey
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 113 130
Rank change year-on-year -22 +17 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 9 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.32% 0.87% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.91% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 7
Surrey median daily rate £338 £350 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -9.09% +14.93%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £283
90th Percentile £419 £388 £423
South East median daily rate £388 £358 £361
% change year-on-year +8.39% -1.04% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £40.94 -

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 2648 2205 2599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.37% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1860 1449 1588
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £207 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 103 86
Surrey median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +19.90% +9.10%
10th Percentile £11.79 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.76 £45.07 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Surrey

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Surrey

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Surrey over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in Surrey

Automation Tester
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 Tester within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Cobham - 3 - -
Epsom - 2 £338 -
Staines - 1 £425 -
Automation Tester
South East

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) TestRail
4 3 (33.33%) Gherkin
4 3 (33.33%) RubyMine
4 3 (33.33%) Web Development
4 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Kanban
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Ruby
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) JMeter
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) SOAP
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Use Case
5 2 (22.22%) NeoLoad
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing

Automation Tester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) TestRail
2 3 (33.33%) RubyMine
3 2 (22.22%) JMeter
3 2 (22.22%) NeoLoad
3 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) Appium
4 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Mindset
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Kanban
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Web Development
4 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Build Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 2 (22.22%) Use Case
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP