Period
to 20 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 36 66
Rank change year-on-year +22 +30 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 292 109 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 9.93% 4.81% 3.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.55% 5.74% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 78 61
Surrey median daily rate £475 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £363 £302 £313
90th Percentile £588 £491 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £380 £395
% change year-on-year +11.84% -3.80% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Surrey median hourly rate £50.75 - £46.25
10th Percentile £38.08 - £37.25
90th Percentile £64.03 - £48.75
South East median hourly rate £50.39 £50.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +0.78% +19.05% +18.31%

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 2,528 1,899 2,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 85.99% 83.77% 82.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,787 1,221 1,416
Surrey median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +11.84%
10th Percentile £313 £279 £269
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 68 127
Surrey median hourly rate £27.00 £26.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.93% -33.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.25 £13.68 £13.31
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £53.75
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.52 £27.25
% change year-on-year -4.53% -17.36% +26.45%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 - 44 £475 -
Reigate -14 40 £425 +13.33% 6
Sunbury-on-Thames - 34 £495 - 1
Staines -2 29 £494 +9.72% 3
Redhill +17 26 £475 +31.94% 1
Guildford +18 20 £585 +41.82% 7
Woking +5 11 £425 +10.39% 6
Leatherhead -1 10 £265 -34.16% 1
Camberley - 5 £500 - 2
Cobham - 4 - -
Epsom +8 3 £338 -
Windlesham - 1 - -
Oxted - 1 £375 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 199 (68.15%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (32.88%) BDD
3 94 (32.19%) JavaScript
4 93 (31.85%) TDD
5 91 (31.16%) Jenkins
6 89 (30.48%) Scrum
7 87 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
8 80 (27.40%) Continuous Delivery
9 79 (27.05%) Selenium
10 78 (26.71%) Java
11 76 (26.03%) DevOps
12 75 (25.68%) Git (software)
13 68 (23.29%) SDLC
14 66 (22.60%) C#
15 65 (22.26%) CSS
15 65 (22.26%) RESTful
16 64 (21.92%) Finance
17 60 (20.55%) Unit Testing
18 56 (19.18%) HTML
19 52 (17.81%) SQL
20 51 (17.47%) Relational Database
21 50 (17.12%) Configuration Management
22 49 (16.78%) Web Services
23 44 (15.07%) React
24 41 (14.04%) HTML5
25 40 (13.70%) Node.js
25 40 (13.70%) OO
26 39 (13.36%) QA
26 39 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
26 39 (13.36%) 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 25 (8.56%) Confluence
2 13 (4.45%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (1.71%) CMS
4 4 (1.37%) Apache
5 3 (1.03%) GemFire
5 3 (1.03%) Mule
6 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.68%) IIS
6 2 (0.68%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.37%) Simulink
3 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 39 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (10.62%) Serverless
3 16 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (4.11%) GitHub
5 7 (2.40%) Force.com
6 6 (2.05%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (1.71%) Sauce Labs
8 4 (1.37%) BrowserStack
8 4 (1.37%) PaaS
9 3 (1.03%) Lucidchart
9 3 (1.03%) npm
9 3 (1.03%) Yarn
10 1 (0.34%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.71%) Bluetooth
1 5 (1.71%) HTTP
2 2 (0.68%) DSL
3 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (17.47%) Relational Database
2 28 (9.59%) SQL Server
3 27 (9.25%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (6.85%) MongoDB
5 18 (6.16%) Redis
6 12 (4.11%) Oracle Database
7 10 (3.42%) RDBMS
8 9 (3.08%) MySQL
9 8 (2.74%) HBase
10 6 (2.05%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (2.05%) MySQL Workbench
11 4 (1.37%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.37%) Power BI
12 3 (1.03%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.03%) Big Data
12 3 (1.03%) KNIME
13 2 (0.68%) Amazon Aurora
13 2 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 91 (31.16%) Jenkins
2 79 (27.05%) Selenium
3 75 (25.68%) Git (software)
4 37 (12.67%) JIRA
5 35 (11.99%) Mocha
6 34 (11.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (10.96%) Maven
7 32 (10.96%) Visual Studio
8 31 (10.62%) Babel
8 31 (10.62%) Gerrit
8 31 (10.62%) Sinon.JS
8 31 (10.62%) SpecFlow
8 31 (10.62%) webpack
9 27 (9.25%) Subversion
10 21 (7.19%) SoapUI
10 21 (7.19%) WebDriver
11 18 (6.16%) HP UFT
12 17 (5.82%) Bitbucket
12 17 (5.82%) Sonatype Nexus
13 14 (4.79%) Protractor
General
1 64 (21.92%) Finance
2 12 (4.11%) Banking
3 10 (3.42%) Automotive
4 9 (3.08%) Electronics
5 4 (1.37%) Marketing
6 3 (1.03%) Advertising
7 2 (0.68%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 124 (42.47%) Developer
2 48 (16.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (12.67%) Node.js Developer
3 37 (12.67%) React Developer
4 32 (10.96%) Analyst
4 32 (10.96%) Full Stack Developer
5 25 (8.56%) Test Analyst
6 22 (7.53%) Tester
7 20 (6.85%) Salesforce Developer
8 18 (6.16%) C# Developer
8 18 (6.16%) DevOps Developer
9 17 (5.82%) Java Developer
9 17 (5.82%) Lead Developer
10 16 (5.48%) Senior DevOps
10 16 (5.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 15 (5.14%) Automation Tester
12 14 (4.79%) Architect
13 13 (4.45%) .NET Developer
13 13 (4.45%) Automation Test Analyst
13 13 (4.45%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (22.26%) CSS
1 65 (22.26%) RESTful
2 56 (19.18%) HTML
3 49 (16.78%) Web Services
4 44 (15.07%) React
5 41 (14.04%) HTML5
6 40 (13.70%) Node.js
7 36 (12.33%) CSS3
8 35 (11.99%) .NET
9 33 (11.30%) Redux
10 32 (10.96%) Chai
11 31 (10.62%) Express
11 31 (10.62%) JMS
11 31 (10.62%) JSON
12 23 (7.88%) AngularJS
13 22 (7.53%) XML
14 21 (7.19%) SOAP
15 19 (6.51%) .NET Framework
16 18 (6.16%) REST
17 17 (5.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.59%) User Experience
2 15 (5.14%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.42%) Clustering
5 10 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.05%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.71%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.71%) Infotainment
7 5 (1.71%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.03%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.03%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.03%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.03%) Wiki
9 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.34%) Life Science
10 1 (0.34%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.56%) Linux
1 25 (8.56%) Windows
2 22 (7.53%) Unix
3 6 (2.05%) CentOS
4 5 (1.71%) Android
4 5 (1.71%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (68.15%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (32.88%) BDD
3 93 (31.85%) TDD
4 89 (30.48%) Scrum
5 87 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
6 80 (27.40%) Continuous Delivery
7 76 (26.03%) DevOps
8 68 (23.29%) SDLC
9 60 (20.55%) Unit Testing
10 50 (17.12%) Configuration Management
11 40 (13.70%) OO
12 36 (12.33%) Web Development
13 35 (11.99%) Test Strategy
14 34 (11.64%) API Development
15 31 (10.62%) API Design
15 31 (10.62%) Test Scripting
16 30 (10.27%) System Integration Testing
17 26 (8.90%) Kanban
17 26 (8.90%) Microservices
18 24 (8.22%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 94 (32.19%) JavaScript
2 78 (26.71%) Java
3 66 (22.60%) C#
4 52 (17.81%) SQL
5 39 (13.36%) ES6
6 37 (12.67%) Python
7 35 (11.99%) TypeScript
8 24 (8.22%) Ruby
9 16 (5.48%) T-SQL
10 14 (4.79%) Java 8
11 12 (4.11%) Apex Code
11 12 (4.11%) C++
12 8 (2.74%) PL/SQL
12 8 (2.74%) Shell Script
13 7 (2.40%) XAML
14 6 (2.05%) Perl
15 4 (1.37%) C
15 4 (1.37%) Groovy
16 3 (1.03%) VBA
17 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 25 (8.56%) ISTQB
2 24 (8.22%) Degree
3 16 (5.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (3.77%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.03%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (1.03%) PMP
7 3 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (13.36%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 39 (13.36%) Docker
2 5 (1.71%) HDFS
3 3 (1.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 24 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (5.14%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (4.11%) Puppet
4 8 (2.74%) Ansible
4 8 (2.74%) HP ALM
5 7 (2.40%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.34%) Salt
Vendors
1 31 (10.62%) Salesforce.com
2 26 (8.90%) Oracle
3 21 (7.19%) HP
4 20 (6.85%) Microsoft
5 8 (2.74%) SAP
6 4 (1.37%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.03%) MathWorks
8 2 (0.68%) Axway
8 2 (0.68%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.34%) ServiceNow