Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 36 75
Rank change year-on-year +20 +39 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 317 128 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 9.57% 5.05% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.05% 5.92% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 93 58
Surrey median daily rate £475 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £307
90th Percentile £588 £488 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £390 £398
% change year-on-year +8.97% -1.89% +11.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Surrey median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -13.33% +233.33%
10th Percentile £36.20 £38.50 £42.50
90th Percentile £59.38 £39.50 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +19.05% +12.00%

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 2,869 2,163 2,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 86.60% 85.29% 84.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,009 1,490 1,497
Surrey median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £300 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 55 116
Surrey median hourly rate £27.00 £26.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -22.96% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £14.10 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.23 £47.50 £49.75
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £19.90 £24.00
% change year-on-year +26.23% -17.08% +11.37%

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 20 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Surrey over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 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
Weybridge - 69 £575 -
Reigate -1 44 £400 -3.03% 13
Staines -4 35 £500 +5.26% 1
Sunbury-on-Thames +10 23 £547 -
Guildford +1 23 £450 -14.29% 12
Woking +5 19 £425 +16.84% 3
Camberley - 15 £500 -
Redhill +19 12 £475 +35.71% 3
Leatherhead +5 12 £268 -15.75% 7
Epsom 0 3 £350 +2.79%
Godalming - 2 £475 -
Chertsey - 2 £425 - 1
Cobham - 1 £325 -
East Molesey - 1 - - 1
Windlesham - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 219 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (45.11%) JavaScript
3 130 (41.01%) TDD
4 101 (31.86%) Java
5 97 (30.60%) RESTful
6 90 (28.39%) BDD
7 83 (26.18%) Jenkins
8 80 (25.24%) Scrum
9 79 (24.92%) HTML
10 77 (24.29%) CSS
11 74 (23.34%) Selenium
12 72 (22.71%) C#
13 70 (22.08%) Git (software)
14 67 (21.14%) Amazon AWS
15 66 (20.82%) Microservices
15 66 (20.82%) Continuous Integration
16 65 (20.50%) SQL
17 64 (20.19%) OO
17 64 (20.19%) SDLC
18 59 (18.61%) Finance
19 58 (18.30%) Continuous Delivery
19 58 (18.30%) Test Strategy
20 55 (17.35%) Unit Testing
21 54 (17.03%) Web Services
22 53 (16.72%) ES6
23 51 (16.09%) React
24 47 (14.83%) DevOps
25 46 (14.51%) Project Management
26 45 (14.20%) Spring
26 45 (14.20%) HTML5

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 23 (7.26%) Confluence
2 14 (4.42%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (2.84%) Apache
4 7 (2.21%) Apache Spark
4 7 (2.21%) GemFire
5 4 (1.26%) CICS
5 4 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.95%) JBoss
6 3 (0.95%) Mule
7 2 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.95%) Simulink
3 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 67 (21.14%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (10.73%) Serverless
3 27 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (5.99%) GitHub
5 9 (2.84%) PaaS
6 8 (2.52%) Force.com
7 6 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.95%) npm
8 3 (0.95%) Yarn
9 2 (0.63%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.32%) Google Play
10 1 (0.32%) Heroku
10 1 (0.32%) SaaS
10 1 (0.32%) TestFlight
10 1 (0.32%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.21%) HTTP
2 6 (1.89%) Bluetooth
3 4 (1.26%) DSL
4 3 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.32%) Internet
5 1 (0.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.99%) Relational Database
2 25 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.05%) HBase
4 15 (4.73%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.47%) MySQL
6 10 (3.15%) Redis
7 8 (2.52%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.21%) Apache Hive
8 7 (2.21%) Data Lake
9 6 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (1.89%) MySQL Workbench
9 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.58%) Big Data
11 4 (1.26%) Power BI
11 4 (1.26%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.95%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.95%) KNIME
12 3 (0.95%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 83 (26.18%) Jenkins
2 74 (23.34%) Selenium
3 70 (22.08%) Git (software)
4 41 (12.93%) Maven
5 37 (11.67%) Mocha
6 33 (10.41%) Babel
6 33 (10.41%) Gerrit
6 33 (10.41%) Sinon.JS
6 33 (10.41%) SpecFlow
6 33 (10.41%) webpack
7 32 (10.09%) JIRA
8 28 (8.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (8.83%) Visual Studio
9 26 (8.20%) JUnit
10 23 (7.26%) Cucumber
11 20 (6.31%) Subversion
12 18 (5.68%) SoapUI
12 18 (5.68%) WebDriver
13 15 (4.73%) Protractor
14 14 (4.42%) HP UFT
General
1 59 (18.61%) Finance
2 11 (3.47%) Banking
2 11 (3.47%) Marketing
3 10 (3.15%) Automotive
4 9 (2.84%) Electronics
5 8 (2.52%) Retail
6 3 (0.95%) Games
7 2 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 150 (47.32%) Developer
2 42 (13.25%) Full Stack Developer
3 41 (12.93%) Java Developer
4 40 (12.62%) React Developer
5 38 (11.99%) Analyst
6 35 (11.04%) Lead Developer
6 35 (11.04%) Lead Java Developer
6 35 (11.04%) Test Analyst
7 33 (10.41%) Node.js Developer
8 24 (7.57%) Tester
9 18 (5.68%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (5.68%) JavaScript Developer
10 17 (5.36%) C# Developer
11 15 (4.73%) Automation Test Analyst
12 13 (4.10%) Automation Tester
12 13 (4.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 12 (3.79%) Developer in Test
13 12 (3.79%) Software Engineer
13 12 (3.79%) Test Manager
14 11 (3.47%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (30.60%) RESTful
2 79 (24.92%) HTML
3 77 (24.29%) CSS
4 54 (17.03%) Web Services
5 51 (16.09%) React
6 45 (14.20%) HTML5
6 45 (14.20%) Spring
7 41 (12.93%) Node.js
8 40 (12.62%) .NET
8 40 (12.62%) CSS3
9 38 (11.99%) Hibernate
10 36 (11.36%) Redux
10 36 (11.36%) Spring Boot
11 33 (10.41%) Chai
11 33 (10.41%) Express
11 33 (10.41%) JMS
11 33 (10.41%) XML
12 32 (10.09%) JSON
13 26 (8.20%) AngularJS
14 23 (7.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.93%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (4.73%) Computer Science
2 15 (4.73%) User Experience
3 14 (4.42%) Mobile App
4 13 (4.10%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.52%) Smart Meter
7 7 (2.21%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.58%) Infotainment
9 4 (1.26%) Clustering
9 4 (1.26%) Wiki
10 3 (0.95%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.95%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.63%) PKI
11 2 (0.63%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.32%) Life Science
12 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.89%) Unix
2 23 (7.26%) Linux
2 23 (7.26%) Windows
3 9 (2.84%) Android
3 9 (2.84%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.58%) CentOS
5 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (41.01%) TDD
3 90 (28.39%) BDD
4 80 (25.24%) Scrum
5 66 (20.82%) Continuous Integration
5 66 (20.82%) Microservices
6 64 (20.19%) OO
6 64 (20.19%) SDLC
7 58 (18.30%) Continuous Delivery
7 58 (18.30%) Test Strategy
8 55 (17.35%) Unit Testing
9 47 (14.83%) DevOps
10 46 (14.51%) Project Management
11 44 (13.88%) Configuration Management
12 41 (12.93%) Web Development
13 36 (11.36%) API Development
14 34 (10.73%) API Design
15 30 (9.46%) Software Engineering
16 27 (8.52%) Regression Testing
16 27 (8.52%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 143 (45.11%) JavaScript
2 101 (31.86%) Java
3 72 (22.71%) C#
4 65 (20.50%) SQL
5 53 (16.72%) ES6
6 39 (12.30%) TypeScript
7 38 (11.99%) Java 8
8 30 (9.46%) Python
9 21 (6.62%) Ruby
10 17 (5.36%) C++
11 14 (4.42%) T-SQL
12 13 (4.10%) Apex Code
12 13 (4.10%) Shell Script
13 10 (3.15%) PL/SQL
14 8 (2.52%) C
15 6 (1.89%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.58%) Perl
17 4 (1.26%) Groovy
18 3 (0.95%) VBA
19 2 (0.63%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 26 (8.20%) Degree
2 23 (7.26%) ISTQB
3 21 (6.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (6.62%) Security Cleared
4 18 (5.68%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.21%) ISEB
7 4 (1.26%) PMP
8 3 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.32%) HND
9 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (12.93%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) GCP
2 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (12.93%) Docker
2 13 (4.10%) HDFS
3 7 (2.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 19 (5.99%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (3.79%) Ansible
3 12 (3.79%) Puppet
4 5 (1.58%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.63%) Kibana
5 2 (0.63%) logstash
5 2 (0.63%) Salt
6 1 (0.32%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.32%) QRadar
6 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (7.57%) Oracle
2 21 (6.62%) HP
3 19 (5.99%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (4.10%) Microsoft
5 8 (2.52%) SAP
6 6 (1.89%) Workday
7 3 (0.95%) Axway
7 3 (0.95%) Cloudera
7 3 (0.95%) Google
7 3 (0.95%) MathWorks
8 2 (0.63%) Apple
9 1 (0.32%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.32%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.32%) BMC
9 1 (0.32%) Capita
9 1 (0.32%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.32%) Remedy
9 1 (0.32%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.32%) Wrike