Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 16 January 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.

Automation Test Developer
South East > Surrey
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 109 130
Rank change year-on-year -25 +21 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 7 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.25% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.42% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Surrey median daily rate £475 £480 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +21.90% +25.00%
10th Percentile £443 £470 £321
90th Percentile £488 £490 £425
South East median daily rate £475 £490 £394
% change year-on-year -3.06% +24.44% +30.17%
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 2,611 1,918 2,453
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 95.04% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,836 1,208 1,549
Surrey median daily rate £450 £419 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% +1.02% +10.67%
10th Percentile £276 £165 £263
90th Percentile £580 £575 £542
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 111 108
Surrey median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% - +18.31%
10th Percentile £11.34 £11.55 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.92 £42.00 £54.26
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%

Test Automation Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Developer in Surrey

Test Automation Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Developer in Surrey

Test Automation Developer
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 Test Automation Developer within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Redhill - 6 £475 -
Reigate - 1 £425 -
Test Automation Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Test Automation Developer 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 Test Automation Developer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Python
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
1 7 (100.00%) SDLC
2 6 (85.71%) Database Optimisation
2 6 (85.71%) SDET
2 6 (85.71%) AngularJS
2 6 (85.71%) PyCharm
2 6 (85.71%) jQuery
2 6 (85.71%) Unit Testing
2 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) Load Balancing
2 6 (85.71%) Ajax
2 6 (85.71%) Eclipse
2 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 6 (85.71%) CSS
3 5 (71.43%) OOP
3 5 (71.43%) OO
3 5 (71.43%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing

Test Automation Developer 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Eclipse
2 6 (85.71%) PyCharm
2 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Ajax
1 6 (85.71%) AngularJS
1 6 (85.71%) CSS
1 6 (85.71%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) SDLC
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Database Optimisation
2 6 (85.71%) Load Balancing
2 6 (85.71%) SDET
2 6 (85.71%) Unit Testing
3 5 (71.43%) OO
3 5 (71.43%) OOP
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Python
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (71.43%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification