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 27 June 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.

Automated Testing
South East / Surrey
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 62 58
Rank change year-on-year +33 -4  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 69 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 5.66% 2.75% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.58% 3.27% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 30 22
Median daily rate £375 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £347 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £39.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.65% +8.57%  

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 1048 1070 999
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 85.97% 84.12% 78.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 717 571
Median daily rate £438 £430 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.74% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 53 23
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £21.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Woking +12 15 £364 -20.92% 1
Staines - 13 £469 - 1
Leatherhead +13 6 £300 -33.33% 3
Redhill -13 6 £320 +6.66%
Guildford - 2 - - 1
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 - -
Reigate -7 1 £475 +23.37% 8
Epsom - 1 £341 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 66 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.95%) C#
3 36 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (27.78%) Java
5 34 (26.98%) JavaScript
5 34 (26.98%) ISTQB
6 33 (26.19%) Selenium
7 29 (23.02%) Test Strategy
8 27 (21.43%) TDD
9 25 (19.84%) Finance
9 25 (19.84%) HP
10 23 (18.25%) Linux
10 23 (18.25%) Python
11 22 (17.46%) ISEB
12 21 (16.67%) Defect Management
13 20 (15.87%) CSS
13 20 (15.87%) JIRA
14 19 (15.08%) Scrum
15 18 (14.29%) Web Services
15 18 (14.29%) SQL
15 18 (14.29%) MVVM
16 17 (13.49%) HTML
17 16 (12.70%) OO
17 16 (12.70%) AngularJS
17 16 (12.70%) SoapUI
17 16 (12.70%) Use Case
17 16 (12.70%) Test Scripting
17 16 (12.70%) Front End Development
18 15 (11.90%) ES6
18 15 (11.90%) HP UFT

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 2 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.17%) SaaS
2 3 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.59%) GitHub
3 2 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.79%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.59%) NAS
3 1 (0.79%) Firewall
3 1 (0.79%) FlexRay
3 1 (0.79%) FTP
3 1 (0.79%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) LAN
3 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.97%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.97%) Redis
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (26.19%) Selenium
2 20 (15.87%) JIRA
3 16 (12.70%) SoapUI
4 15 (11.90%) HP UFT
5 14 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 14 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 14 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 13 (10.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (8.73%) WebDriver
8 10 (7.94%) Subversion
9 9 (7.14%) Gatling
10 8 (6.35%) Jasmine
10 8 (6.35%) Protractor
11 7 (5.56%) NUnit
12 5 (3.97%) Grunt
12 5 (3.97%) Mocha
12 5 (3.97%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (3.17%) Bower
13 4 (3.17%) Karma Test Runner
13 4 (3.17%) webpack
General
1 25 (19.84%) Finance
2 5 (3.97%) Publishing
2 5 (3.97%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.17%) Banking
3 4 (3.17%) Legal
4 2 (1.59%) Electronics
4 2 (1.59%) Games
4 2 (1.59%) Law
4 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.59%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (34.13%) Analyst
2 41 (32.54%) Test Analyst
3 38 (30.16%) Developer
4 13 (10.32%) Automation Test Analyst
4 13 (10.32%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (10.32%) Tester
5 12 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
6 11 (8.73%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (7.94%) Automation Tester
7 10 (7.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 9 (7.14%) Angular Developer
9 8 (6.35%) Test Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) Test Manager
10 7 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
10 7 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
10 7 (5.56%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.76%) Pensions Analyst
12 5 (3.97%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 5 (3.97%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.87%) CSS
2 18 (14.29%) Web Services
3 17 (13.49%) HTML
4 16 (12.70%) AngularJS
5 12 (9.52%) React
6 11 (8.73%) Ember.js
6 11 (8.73%) Node.js
7 9 (7.14%) Redux
8 8 (6.35%) REST
8 8 (6.35%) SOAP
9 7 (5.56%) XML
10 6 (4.76%) React Native
10 6 (4.76%) RESTful
11 5 (3.97%) .NET
11 5 (3.97%) HTML5
12 3 (2.38%) LESS
12 3 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (2.38%) XML Messaging
13 2 (1.59%) Chai
13 2 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (8.73%) Mobile App
1 11 (8.73%) User Experience
2 7 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.79%) Clustering
5 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.79%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.25%) Linux
2 7 (5.56%) Unix
2 7 (5.56%) Windows
3 5 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.17%) Android
4 4 (3.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.79%) AIX
5 1 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Solaris
5 1 (0.79%) ThreadX
5 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (23.02%) Test Strategy
4 27 (21.43%) TDD
5 21 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 19 (15.08%) Scrum
7 18 (14.29%) MVVM
8 16 (12.70%) Front End Development
8 16 (12.70%) OO
8 16 (12.70%) Test Scripting
8 16 (12.70%) Use Case
9 14 (11.11%) DevOps
10 13 (10.32%) Non-Functional Testing
10 13 (10.32%) Scenario Testing
10 13 (10.32%) SDLC
10 13 (10.32%) Software Engineering
11 11 (8.73%) E-Commerce
12 10 (7.94%) BDD
12 10 (7.94%) Configuration Management
12 10 (7.94%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.95%) C#
2 35 (27.78%) Java
3 34 (26.98%) JavaScript
4 23 (18.25%) Python
5 18 (14.29%) SQL
6 15 (11.90%) ES6
7 13 (10.32%) Groovy
8 10 (7.94%) PL/SQL
9 7 (5.56%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.97%) Bash Shell
11 4 (3.17%) XAML
12 3 (2.38%) C++
12 3 (2.38%) Perl
12 3 (2.38%) Ruby
12 3 (2.38%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.38%) VBScript
13 2 (1.59%) C
13 2 (1.59%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.79%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (26.98%) ISTQB
2 22 (17.46%) ISEB
3 14 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.73%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (4.76%) Docker
2 3 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.59%) vSphere
3 2 (1.59%) XenServer
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) Ansible
2 7 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (4.76%) Puppet
4 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (19.84%) HP
2 12 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.94%) Oracle
4 5 (3.97%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.17%) Xamarin
6 3 (2.38%) IBM
6 3 (2.38%) VMware
7 2 (1.59%) Citrix
7 2 (1.59%) SAP
7 2 (1.59%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.79%) Agilent
8 1 (0.79%) Intel
8 1 (0.79%) Motorola
8 1 (0.79%) Perforce
8 1 (0.79%) Snow
8 1 (0.79%) Tektronix
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