Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 19 July 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 Engineer
South East > Surrey
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 141 146
Rank change year-on-year -17 +5 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.18% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Surrey median daily rate £438 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £367 £321 £349
90th Percentile £488 £375 £388
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +14.29% -9.68% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate £40.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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 3,105 2,401 2,514
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 94.68% 95.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,162 1,638 1,677
Surrey median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £241
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £409 £400
% change year-on-year +3.91% +2.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 80 144
Surrey median hourly rate £23.00 £18.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.67% -18.48% +27.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.61 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.98 £47.50 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year +8.57% -10.83% +12.14%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Surrey

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in Surrey

Test Automation Engineer
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 Engineer within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 19 July 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 +23 3 £475 +48.44%
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 £378 -
Woking +4 1 - -
Test Automation Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, Test Automation Engineer 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) BDD
4 3 (50.00%) Selenium
4 3 (50.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
5 2 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Confluence
5 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (33.33%) JIRA
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Test Management
5 2 (33.33%) QA
5 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
5 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (16.67%) DevOps
6 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (16.67%) API Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
6 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems

Test Automation Engineer 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) JUnit
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
1 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) API Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Process Management
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP