The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 96 94
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.41% 0.16% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.16% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £388 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.16% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 1156 1219 1229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 94.44% 95.31% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 799 697
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 65 52
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% +42.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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
Woking - 2 £365 -
Leatherhead - 1 £400 -
Redhill - 1 - -
Automation Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Selenium
5 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (30.00%) BDD
6 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (30.00%) TDD
7 2 (20.00%) Subversion
7 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (20.00%) Use Case
7 2 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) API Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Protractor
7 2 (20.00%) Gatling
7 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (20.00%) OO
7 2 (20.00%) MVVM
7 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (20.00%) OWASP

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) Gatling
3 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (20.00%) Protractor
3 2 (20.00%) Subversion
3 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) API Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) MVVM
5 2 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (20.00%) OWASP
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Use Case
5 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP