Period
to 29 May 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 29 May 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 32 16
Rank change year-on-year +11 -16 +22
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 65 149 301
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Surrey 6.63% 6.00% 9.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.83% 6.83% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 99 232
Median daily rate £461 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.27% -2.63% +26.67%
10th Percentile £363 £348 £375
90th Percentile £588 £589 £588
South East median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £50.75
South East median hourly rate £32.75 £45.00 £55.50
% change year-on-year -27.22% -18.92% +16.84%

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 830 2,182 2,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 84.61% 87.84% 87.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 1,560 1,864
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £202 £316 £313
90th Percentile £610 £630 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 51 65
Median hourly rate £24.66 £20.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.28% -25.93% +3.85%
10th Percentile £12.53 £13.00 £10.77
90th Percentile £56.13 £52.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate £26.71 £29.36 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.03% +24.94% +17.50%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Reigate +1 12 £450 -1.37% 3
Leatherhead +7 6 £475 +26.67%
Sunbury-on-Thames +13 4 - -
Tadworth +11 3 £465 -21.68%
Redhill -2 3 £288 -50.00%
Epsom - 3 £438 -
Staines +9 2 £380 -22.05%
Cobham - 2 £375 -
Farnham - 2 £350 -
Woking +7 1 £401 +11.64%
Egham +4 1 £500 +29.03%
Guildford -6 1 £488 -2.99% 2
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (38.46%) Scrum
3 22 (33.85%) JavaScript
4 21 (32.31%) Finance
4 21 (32.31%) Security Cleared
4 21 (32.31%) Azure
5 20 (30.77%) Java
6 19 (29.23%) SQL
6 19 (29.23%) C#
6 19 (29.23%) SC Cleared
7 17 (26.15%) Git (software)
8 16 (24.62%) Jenkins
8 16 (24.62%) .NET
9 15 (23.08%) Python
9 15 (23.08%) AWS
10 14 (21.54%) Linux
11 13 (20.00%) Tomcat
11 13 (20.00%) Maven
11 13 (20.00%) Open Source
12 12 (18.46%) CentOS
12 12 (18.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (18.46%) DevOps
12 12 (18.46%) SonarQube
12 12 (18.46%) System Testing
12 12 (18.46%) CRM
13 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
13 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (16.92%) Security Testing
13 11 (16.92%) Spring
13 11 (16.92%) Debian

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 13 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.08%) Mendix
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.54%) Confluence
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
Business Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (32.31%) Azure
2 15 (23.08%) AWS
3 11 (16.92%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (6.15%) Amazon S3
4 4 (6.15%) Serverless
5 3 (4.62%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (4.62%) Heroku
5 3 (4.62%) Kong
5 3 (4.62%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.08%) GCP
6 2 (3.08%) GitHub
6 2 (3.08%) Power Platform
6 2 (3.08%) Route 53
7 1 (1.54%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) AMQP
2 2 (3.08%) DHCP
2 2 (3.08%) Firewall
2 2 (3.08%) LAN
2 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.08%) WAN
3 1 (1.54%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) Hadoop
2 5 (7.69%) Big Data
2 5 (7.69%) Cloudera CDH
3 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.08%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.08%) Power BI
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.54%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.54%) HBase
Development Applications
1 17 (26.15%) Git (software)
2 16 (24.62%) Jenkins
3 13 (20.00%) Maven
4 12 (18.46%) SonarQube
5 11 (16.92%) FindBugs
5 11 (16.92%) Log4j
5 11 (16.92%) Mercurial
5 11 (16.92%) Subversion
6 10 (15.38%) Selenium
7 8 (12.31%) Cucumber
8 6 (9.23%) JIRA
9 5 (7.69%) JUnit
10 3 (4.62%) Artifactory
10 3 (4.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (4.62%) SoapUI
10 3 (4.62%) SpecFlow
11 2 (3.08%) Bitbucket
11 2 (3.08%) Mocha
11 2 (3.08%) Protractor
11 2 (3.08%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (32.31%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Police
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (52.31%) Developer
2 11 (16.92%) CRM Developer
2 11 (16.92%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 9 (13.85%) Java Developer
4 8 (12.31%) Software Developer
5 6 (9.23%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (6.15%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Node.js Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.62%) .NET
2 11 (16.92%) RabbitMQ
2 11 (16.92%) Spring
3 8 (12.31%) RESTful
4 5 (7.69%) CSS
4 5 (7.69%) HTML
4 5 (7.69%) Middleware
4 5 (7.69%) Node.js
4 5 (7.69%) REST
5 4 (6.15%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.62%) Ember.js
6 3 (4.62%) Kafka
6 3 (4.62%) Nightwatchjs
7 2 (3.08%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (3.08%) Flutter
7 2 (3.08%) Ionic Framework
7 2 (3.08%) LDAP
7 2 (3.08%) PyTorch
7 2 (3.08%) React
7 2 (3.08%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) User Experience
2 4 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.08%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.08%) Graphic Design
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) Linux
2 12 (18.46%) CentOS
2 12 (18.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (16.92%) Debian
3 11 (16.92%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.62%) Android
4 3 (4.62%) Windows
5 2 (3.08%) Solaris
5 2 (3.08%) Unix
6 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (38.46%) Scrum
3 13 (20.00%) Open Source
4 12 (18.46%) CRM
4 12 (18.46%) DevOps
4 12 (18.46%) System Testing
5 11 (16.92%) API Integration
5 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (16.92%) Security Testing
6 8 (12.31%) Software Engineering
7 6 (9.23%) BDD
7 6 (9.23%) Customer Engagement
7 6 (9.23%) Front End Development
7 6 (9.23%) Functional Testing
7 6 (9.23%) Identity Management
7 6 (9.23%) Regression Testing
8 5 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.69%) Data Integration
8 5 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 5 (7.69%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.85%) JavaScript
2 20 (30.77%) Java
3 19 (29.23%) C#
3 19 (29.23%) SQL
4 15 (23.08%) Python
5 10 (15.38%) C++
6 2 (3.08%) Apple Swift
6 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (32.31%) Security Cleared
2 19 (29.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.08%) PhD
4 1 (1.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.15%) Docker
2 1 (1.54%) HDFS
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) Ansible
2 3 (4.62%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.08%) Grafana
3 2 (3.08%) Kibana
3 2 (3.08%) Prometheus
3 2 (3.08%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.54%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.54%) Packer
4 1 (1.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) Cloudera
3 3 (4.62%) Blue Prism
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle
3 3 (4.62%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.08%) SAP
4 2 (3.08%) Splunk
4 2 (3.08%) Tableau
4 2 (3.08%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.08%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.54%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco
5 1 (1.54%) Databricks
5 1 (1.54%) F5
5 1 (1.54%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.54%) Sonatype