Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Automated Testing
South East > Surrey
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 35 59
Rank change year-on-year +19 +24 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 280 124 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 8.64% 4.65% 3.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.82% 5.46% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 92 54
Surrey median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £301 £305
90th Percentile £588 £500 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Surrey median hourly rate £40.00 £44.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.61% - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £52.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% -13.46% +30.00%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,851 2,272 2,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 87.97% 85.22% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,014 1,621 1,350
Surrey median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £258
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 59 87
Surrey median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +41.82% -8.33%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.00
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -2.17%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Surrey

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Surrey

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Surrey over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Surrey

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Surrey

Test Automation
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 within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Reigate +12 63 £500 +11.11% 10
Staines -1 30 £488 +5.41% 1
Guildford +2 27 £450 - 4
Weybridge - 26 £575 - 2
Redhill +5 21 £500 +32.45% 3
Camberley +9 14 £500 - 5
Woking +10 13 £400 +6.67% 10
Sunbury-on-Thames -3 10 £700 - 4
Leatherhead +6 7 £350 +16.67% 8
Chertsey - 4 £413 - 2
Epsom +5 2 £350 +3.70%
Godalming - 2 £475 - 1
Godstone - 1 £375 -
Cobham - 1 £325 -
East Molesey - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 191 (68.21%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (32.86%) JavaScript
3 77 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
4 75 (26.79%) Java
5 70 (25.00%) Finance
5 70 (25.00%) QA
6 68 (24.29%) C#
6 68 (24.29%) SQL
7 64 (22.86%) TDD
7 64 (22.86%) Scrum
8 60 (21.43%) OO
8 60 (21.43%) Git (software)
9 58 (20.71%) Selenium
10 57 (20.36%) Test Strategy
10 57 (20.36%) Microservices
11 55 (19.64%) .NET
11 55 (19.64%) CSS
12 52 (18.57%) AngularJS
13 48 (17.14%) BDD
13 48 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
14 46 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
15 44 (15.71%) JIRA
16 42 (15.00%) HTML
17 39 (13.93%) RESTful
17 39 (13.93%) Cucumber
18 37 (13.21%) SDLC
19 36 (12.86%) Jenkins
20 35 (12.50%) Visual Studio
21 34 (12.14%) Software Engineering
22 33 (11.79%) Docker

Test Automation
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 24 (8.57%) Confluence
2 9 (3.21%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (2.50%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.14%) Apache
4 6 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.79%) CICS
6 4 (1.43%) GemFire
7 1 (0.36%) JBoss
7 1 (0.36%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (6.07%) BrowserStack
4 12 (4.29%) GitHub
5 11 (3.93%) Lucidchart
6 10 (3.57%) PaaS
7 4 (1.43%) IaaS
7 4 (1.43%) Serverless
8 2 (0.71%) Force.com
8 2 (0.71%) SaaS
8 2 (0.71%) TestFlight
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.36%) Google Play
9 1 (0.36%) Heroku
9 1 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.36%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.79%) DSL
2 3 (1.07%) DNS
2 3 (1.07%) Firewall
2 3 (1.07%) HTTP
2 3 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.36%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.36%) SMS
3 1 (0.36%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 10 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.21%) HBase
5 8 (2.86%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.14%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.14%) MySQL
7 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.43%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.07%) Big Data
9 3 (1.07%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 60 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 58 (20.71%) Selenium
3 44 (15.71%) JIRA
4 39 (13.93%) Cucumber
5 36 (12.86%) Jenkins
6 35 (12.50%) Visual Studio
7 30 (10.71%) Maven
8 23 (8.21%) Protractor
8 23 (8.21%) SoapUI
9 22 (7.86%) JMeter
10 17 (6.07%) JUnit
11 15 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (5.36%) WebDriver
12 13 (4.64%) Jasmine
13 12 (4.29%) SpecFlow
13 12 (4.29%) Travis CI
13 12 (4.29%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (3.57%) Ranorex
15 9 (3.21%) HP UFT
15 9 (3.21%) MSTest
General
1 70 (25.00%) Finance
2 12 (4.29%) Retail
3 8 (2.86%) Marketing
4 7 (2.50%) Banking
5 4 (1.43%) Billing
6 3 (1.07%) Back Office
6 3 (1.07%) Games
7 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 117 (41.79%) Developer
2 36 (12.86%) Tester
3 35 (12.50%) Analyst
4 33 (11.79%) Test Analyst
5 26 (9.29%) Java Developer
6 23 (8.21%) Lead Developer
7 22 (7.86%) Lead Java Developer
8 21 (7.50%) C# Developer
9 20 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 20 (7.14%) Test Engineer
10 15 (5.36%) .NET Developer
10 15 (5.36%) Full Stack Developer
11 14 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
11 14 (5.00%) Test Manager
12 13 (4.64%) Automation Tester
12 13 (4.64%) QA Engineer
12 13 (4.64%) Software Engineer
13 12 (4.29%) Developer in Test
14 11 (3.93%) C# .NET Developer
14 11 (3.93%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (19.64%) .NET
1 55 (19.64%) CSS
2 52 (18.57%) AngularJS
3 42 (15.00%) HTML
4 39 (13.93%) RESTful
5 32 (11.43%) ASP.NET
6 31 (11.07%) Node.js
7 30 (10.71%) Spring
8 26 (9.29%) .NET Framework
9 24 (8.57%) Entity Framework
10 22 (7.86%) .NET Core
10 22 (7.86%) Hibernate
10 22 (7.86%) Spring Boot
11 20 (7.14%) XML
12 15 (5.36%) ASP.NET Core
12 15 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (5.36%) Ember.js
13 12 (4.29%) Angular 2
13 12 (4.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.07%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (6.07%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.00%) User Experience
4 11 (3.93%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (3.21%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.43%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.43%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.07%) PKI
9 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.36%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.36%) EPoS
10 1 (0.36%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.43%) Linux
2 19 (6.79%) Windows
3 15 (5.36%) Unix
4 5 (1.79%) Android
4 5 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.07%) CentOS
5 3 (1.07%) VMS
5 3 (1.07%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.71%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (68.21%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
3 64 (22.86%) Scrum
3 64 (22.86%) TDD
4 60 (21.43%) OO
5 57 (20.36%) Microservices
5 57 (20.36%) Test Strategy
6 48 (17.14%) BDD
7 37 (13.21%) SDLC
8 34 (12.14%) Software Engineering
9 33 (11.79%) DevOps
10 32 (11.43%) Project Management
11 31 (11.07%) Test Scripting
12 28 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 26 (9.29%) Regression Testing
14 25 (8.93%) Manual Testing
14 25 (8.93%) Scenario Testing
15 24 (8.57%) User Stories
16 23 (8.21%) MVC
17 22 (7.86%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 92 (32.86%) JavaScript
2 75 (26.79%) Java
3 68 (24.29%) C#
3 68 (24.29%) SQL
4 28 (10.00%) Python
5 26 (9.29%) Java 8
6 22 (7.86%) ES6
7 13 (4.64%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.57%) C++
9 9 (3.21%) Ruby
10 8 (2.86%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.50%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.50%) TypeScript
12 6 (2.14%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.14%) C
12 6 (2.14%) Groovy
13 4 (1.43%) Perl
13 4 (1.43%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.71%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (8.21%) Security Cleared
2 21 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.14%) Degree
4 19 (6.79%) ISTQB
5 15 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (3.93%) ISEB
7 6 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.43%) PMP
9 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.36%) HND
9 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (11.79%) Docker
2 9 (3.21%) HDFS
3 4 (1.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.36%) ACF2
5 1 (0.36%) RACF
Systems Management
1 15 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (5.00%) Puppet
3 12 (4.29%) Ansible
4 9 (3.21%) HP ALM
5 8 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.79%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.07%) Grafana
7 3 (1.07%) Graphite
7 3 (1.07%) Kibana
7 3 (1.07%) logstash
8 2 (0.71%) Salt
9 1 (0.36%) QRadar
9 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (6.07%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.71%) HP
2 16 (5.71%) Oracle
3 12 (4.29%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.14%) Workday
5 3 (1.07%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.07%) Google
5 3 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.71%) Apple
7 1 (0.36%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.36%) Axway
7 1 (0.36%) BMC
7 1 (0.36%) IBM
7 1 (0.36%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.36%) Remedy
7 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.36%) Wrike