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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South East / Surrey
Rank 75 91 80
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 16 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.37% 0.77% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.94% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 8
Median daily rate £380 £388 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +2.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £363 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £415 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +16.66%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 959 1064 1161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 82.11% 82.23% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 698 649
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £317 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 81 29
Median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.38 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.77 £51.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Redhill -6 4 £350 -15.66% 1
Reigate -8 3 £450 +24.13% 1
Leatherhead - 1 £350 - 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 20 (66.67%) Selenium
2 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 15 (50.00%) Java
3 15 (50.00%) ISEB
3 15 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 10 (33.33%) TDD
4 10 (33.33%) C#
4 10 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 9 (30.00%) HP UFT
5 9 (30.00%) HP
6 8 (26.67%) Python
6 8 (26.67%) JIRA
6 8 (26.67%) BDD
6 8 (26.67%) RESTful
7 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (23.33%) Kanban
7 7 (23.33%) Finance
8 6 (20.00%) SQL
8 6 (20.00%) XML
8 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (20.00%) Scrum
8 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (20.00%) WebDriver
8 6 (20.00%) Process Improvement
8 6 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement

Test Automation
Top Related 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 (6.67%) Apache Spark
1 2 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.67%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (66.67%) Selenium
2 9 (30.00%) HP UFT
3 8 (26.67%) JIRA
4 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 5 (16.67%) SpecFlow
6 4 (13.33%) MSTest
6 4 (13.33%) NUnit
6 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
8 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (6.67%) JUnit
8 2 (6.67%) Robolectric
8 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
9 1 (3.33%) Ant
9 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
9 1 (3.33%) Maven
9 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 11 (36.67%) Test Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Test Manager
4 5 (16.67%) Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Test Automation Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Developer in Test
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Agile C# Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Automation Team Leader
8 1 (3.33%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (3.33%) UI Developer
8 1 (3.33%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) RESTful
2 6 (20.00%) XML
3 5 (16.67%) SOAP
4 3 (10.00%) HTML
4 3 (10.00%) Web Services
5 2 (6.67%) Angular 2
5 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.67%) CSS
5 2 (6.67%) JSON
6 1 (3.33%) REST
6 1 (3.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Android
3 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 10 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 10 (33.33%) TDD
4 8 (26.67%) BDD
5 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (23.33%) Kanban
6 6 (20.00%) Process Improvement
6 6 (20.00%) Scrum
6 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (16.67%) MVVM
7 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 4 (13.33%) Line Management
8 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (10.00%) SDLC
9 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (33.33%) C#
3 8 (26.67%) Python
4 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (20.00%) SQL
5 5 (16.67%) Groovy
6 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
7 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.67%) Apple Swift
8 2 (6.67%) Objective-C
8 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.33%) VBA
9 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) ISEB
1 15 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Oozie
2 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) HP
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
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