Period
to 23 November 2020

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 23 November 2020 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
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 24 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 22 134 283
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Surrey 5.03% 6.70% 8.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.93% 7.68% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 92 207
Median daily rate £450 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £347 £325 £359
90th Percentile £585 £588 £588
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £33.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +43.94% -20.00% -8.33%

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 371 1,745 2,865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 84.90% 87.21% 89.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 1,229 2,046
Median daily rate £435 £465 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £223 £286 £313
90th Percentile £638 £638 £603
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 68
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.22% -50.63% +60.00%
10th Percentile £14.12 £13.64 £13.50
90th Percentile £61.25 £52.88 £52.50
Median hourly rate £32.06 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.48% +1.82% +22.22%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Surrey

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Surrey.

Daily rate trend for Test Automation in Surrey

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Surrey over the 6 months to 23 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Surrey

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Surrey.

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 23 November 2020. 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
Guildford +3 8 £400 -11.11% 2
Dorking - 4 £550 - 1
Leatherhead +9 2 £506 +35.00% 3
Redhill - 1 £340 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 2020, 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 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (54.55%) Selenium
2 9 (40.91%) Finance
3 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
3 7 (31.82%) Azure
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Docker
4 6 (27.27%) SpecFlow
4 6 (27.27%) Security Testing
4 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 6 (27.27%) C#
4 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 6 (27.27%) BrowserStack
5 5 (22.73%) DevOps
5 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (22.73%) SDET
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 5 (22.73%) TDD
5 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 4 (18.18%) QA
6 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 4 (18.18%) BDD
6 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
6 4 (18.18%) Scrum
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle
6 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) .NET

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 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Spark
1 2 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (4.55%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Azure
2 6 (27.27%) BrowserStack
3 1 (4.55%) AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (4.55%) GCP
3 1 (4.55%) Power Platform
3 1 (4.55%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Accumulo
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Hive
1 2 (9.09%) Big Data
1 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) MS Access
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Power BI
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
3 6 (27.27%) SpecFlow
3 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 3 (13.64%) Cypress.io
4 3 (13.64%) JIRA
5 2 (9.09%) Bitbucket
5 2 (9.09%) Jasmine
5 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 2 (9.09%) webpack
6 1 (4.55%) Fiddler
6 1 (4.55%) Gatling
6 1 (4.55%) JMeter
6 1 (4.55%) Postman
6 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Police
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Azure Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Azure Software Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) C# Software Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Developer
1 5 (22.73%) Development Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Software Development Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Software Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Software Test Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Test Development Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Test Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (13.64%) Security Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
1 4 (18.18%) .NET Core
1 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
1 4 (18.18%) React
1 4 (18.18%) Swagger
2 3 (13.64%) Node.js
3 2 (9.09%) Apache NiFi
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) Highcharts JS
3 2 (9.09%) HTML
3 2 (9.09%) Kafka
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (9.09%) Redux
3 2 (9.09%) REST
3 2 (9.09%) Sass
3 2 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.55%) Keras
4 1 (4.55%) PyTorch
4 1 (4.55%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Security Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (22.73%) DevOps
4 5 (22.73%) SDET
4 5 (22.73%) TDD
5 4 (18.18%) BDD
5 4 (18.18%) Front End Development
5 4 (18.18%) Scrum
5 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Information Security
6 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) ISMS
6 3 (13.64%) OWASP
6 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) System Testing
6 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 3 (13.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Docker
2 2 (9.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (9.09%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Ansible
1 2 (9.09%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
1 2 (9.09%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle