The median contractor rate for a Automation Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
South East / Surrey
Rank 84 93 90
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 5 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.43% 0.62% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.65% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £325 £364 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.65% +21.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £325 £305
% change year-on-year -0.76% +6.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1100 1237 1352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 94.10% 96.26% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 803 733
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 99 61
Median hourly rate £14.75 £30.00 £25.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.83% +16.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leatherhead +22 1 £318 -15.33%
Reigate -9 1 £350 -3.44%
Automation Tester
South East

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (81.82%) Selenium
2 8 (72.73%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
3 5 (45.45%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) QA
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) API Testing
6 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
6 2 (18.18%) Protractor
6 2 (18.18%) Kanban
6 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
6 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
6 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
6 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
6 2 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 2 (18.18%) Finance

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
3 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
4 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 2 (18.18%) Protractor
4 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 2 (18.18%) Subversion
4 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
5 1 (9.09%) MSTest
5 1 (9.09%) NUnit
5 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
1 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) Behat
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) API Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Kanban
5 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Build Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft