Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 49 54
Rank change year-on-year +24 +5 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 185 75 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 6.70% 3.73% 3.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.04% 4.53% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 48 71
Surrey median daily rate £475 £378 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.83% -6.21% +15.00%
10th Percentile £340 £318 £313
90th Percentile £588 £475 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Surrey median hourly rate £50.50 - £45.00
10th Percentile £50.25 - £38.00
90th Percentile £50.75 - £48.75
South East median hourly rate £48.70 £45.87 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.16% +14.68% +14.29%

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 2,300 1,657 2,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 83.33% 82.40% 80.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,637 1,054 1,327
Surrey median daily rate £463 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.67% +11.47%
10th Percentile £300 £217 £290
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 89 71
Surrey median hourly rate £41.85 £27.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.00% -32.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £50.05 £42.50 £60.98
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.78% -19.70% +62.16%

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 19 January 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
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 19 January 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
Reigate -10 37 £475 +61.70% 9
Redhill +16 31 £475 +23.38% 3
Sunbury-on-Thames - 19 £495 - 1
Staines +7 17 £438 +19.05% 3
Guildford 0 9 £585 +27.17% 13
Woking -8 5 £375 -1.32% 3
Cobham - 4 - - 1
Leatherhead -6 3 £320 -20.50% 7
Epsom -9 3 £338 -
Camberley -4 1 - - 2
Oxted - 1 £375 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 107 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (35.14%) Finance
3 63 (34.05%) Scrum
4 59 (31.89%) DevOps
5 50 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (24.86%) Git (software)
7 45 (24.32%) Linux
8 44 (23.78%) Java
8 44 (23.78%) Selenium
8 44 (23.78%) Jenkins
9 43 (23.24%) SQL
10 38 (20.54%) Python
11 36 (19.46%) BDD
12 35 (18.92%) Continuous Delivery
13 33 (17.84%) Relational Database
14 30 (16.22%) Subversion
14 30 (16.22%) C#
15 28 (15.14%) QA
16 27 (14.59%) ISTQB
17 25 (13.51%) Unit Testing
18 24 (12.97%) Unix
18 24 (12.97%) System Integration Testing
19 23 (12.43%) SDLC
19 23 (12.43%) Test Scripting
20 22 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server
20 22 (11.89%) Defect Management
21 21 (11.35%) Sonatype Nexus
21 21 (11.35%) Opscode Chef
21 21 (11.35%) Redis
21 21 (11.35%) CSS

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 9 (4.86%) Confluence
2 5 (2.70%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (2.70%) CMS
3 4 (2.16%) Apache Airflow
3 4 (2.16%) Luigi
4 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (2.70%) Simulink
2 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.16%) Pipeline Pilot
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.78%) Sauce Labs
2 4 (2.16%) BrowserStack
2 4 (2.16%) GitHub
3 3 (1.62%) Lucidchart
4 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.54%) Firewall
1 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.84%) Relational Database
2 21 (11.35%) MongoDB
2 21 (11.35%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (11.35%) Redis
3 9 (4.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.24%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.24%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.70%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.16%) Big Data
6 4 (2.16%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.16%) KNIME
7 3 (1.62%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.54%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.54%) HBase
9 1 (0.54%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 46 (24.86%) Git (software)
2 44 (23.78%) Jenkins
2 44 (23.78%) Selenium
3 30 (16.22%) Subversion
4 22 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (11.35%) Sonatype Nexus
6 20 (10.81%) HP UFT
7 19 (10.27%) JIRA
7 19 (10.27%) Visual Studio
8 16 (8.65%) Maven
9 13 (7.03%) Bitbucket
9 13 (7.03%) SoapUI
9 13 (7.03%) SpecFlow
10 10 (5.41%) SonarQube
10 10 (5.41%) WebDriver
11 8 (4.32%) JMeter
11 8 (4.32%) LoadRunner
12 7 (3.78%) Appium
12 7 (3.78%) GoogleTest
13 6 (3.24%) MSBuild
General
1 65 (35.14%) Finance
2 5 (2.70%) Automotive
2 5 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (0.54%) Advertising
3 1 (0.54%) Law
3 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (34.59%) Developer
2 47 (25.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (11.89%) Analyst
4 17 (9.19%) Tester
5 16 (8.65%) Senior Developer
5 16 (8.65%) Test Analyst
6 15 (8.11%) Test Engineer
7 14 (7.57%) DevOps Developer
7 14 (7.57%) Salesforce Developer
8 11 (5.95%) Automation Tester
8 11 (5.95%) Consultant
8 11 (5.95%) Test Automation Engineer
9 9 (4.86%) C# Developer
9 9 (4.86%) Senior DevOps
9 9 (4.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.32%) Angular Developer
10 8 (4.32%) Developer in Test
10 8 (4.32%) UI Engineer
10 8 (4.32%) UI/UX Developer
10 8 (4.32%) UX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.35%) CSS
2 19 (10.27%) AngularJS
3 14 (7.57%) SOAP
4 12 (6.49%) .NET
4 12 (6.49%) Node.js
5 11 (5.95%) JSON
6 10 (5.41%) Gherkin
7 9 (4.86%) HTML
7 9 (4.86%) RESTful
8 8 (4.32%) React Native
9 7 (3.78%) React
9 7 (3.78%) XML
9 7 (3.78%) Yocto
10 6 (3.24%) .NET Framework
10 6 (3.24%) ADO.NET
10 6 (3.24%) Ajax
10 6 (3.24%) LINQ
10 6 (3.24%) Unity DI Container
10 6 (3.24%) WCF
10 6 (3.24%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.27%) User Experience
2 18 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.24%) Clustering
5 5 (2.70%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.16%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.16%) Life Science
6 4 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.16%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.54%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.54%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 45 (24.32%) Linux
2 24 (12.97%) Unix
3 14 (7.57%) Windows
4 13 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.62%) CentOS
6 1 (0.54%) Android
6 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (34.05%) Scrum
3 59 (31.89%) DevOps
4 50 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (19.46%) BDD
6 35 (18.92%) Continuous Delivery
7 25 (13.51%) Unit Testing
8 24 (12.97%) System Integration Testing
9 23 (12.43%) SDLC
9 23 (12.43%) Test Scripting
10 22 (11.89%) Defect Management
11 21 (11.35%) OO
12 20 (10.81%) Configuration Management
12 20 (10.81%) Kanban
12 20 (10.81%) User Stories
13 19 (10.27%) TDD
14 18 (9.73%) Software Testing
15 17 (9.19%) Data Migration
15 17 (9.19%) Migration
16 16 (8.65%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (23.78%) Java
2 43 (23.24%) SQL
3 38 (20.54%) Python
4 30 (16.22%) C#
5 17 (9.19%) JavaScript
6 12 (6.49%) C++
7 11 (5.95%) Ruby
7 11 (5.95%) T-SQL
8 8 (4.32%) Perl
9 7 (3.78%) ES6
10 6 (3.24%) XAML
11 5 (2.70%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.62%) Groovy
12 3 (1.62%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.08%) C
13 2 (1.08%) PHP
13 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (14.59%) ISTQB
2 12 (6.49%) Degree
3 10 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (4.32%) ISEB
5 4 (2.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (2.16%) PhD
6 3 (1.62%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.62%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.14%) QA
2 5 (2.70%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 17 (9.19%) Docker
2 1 (0.54%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (11.35%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (9.19%) Puppet
3 13 (7.03%) Ansible
4 9 (4.86%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (3.24%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 17 (9.19%) HP
2 15 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.57%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (7.03%) Oracle
4 13 (7.03%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.16%) Netezza
5 4 (2.16%) RapidMiner
6 3 (1.62%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.54%) ServiceNow