Period
to 11 November 2019

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 11 November 2019 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
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 16 30
Rank change year-on-year -8 +14 +37
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 137 292 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 6.73% 9.14% 5.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.66% 10.27% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 214 117
Surrey median daily rate £450 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +14.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £325 £353 £310
90th Percentile £588 £588 £530
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Surrey median hourly rate - £40.00 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.61% -
South East median hourly rate £24.68 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -38.31% -11.11% -13.46%

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 1,788 2,844 2,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 87.78% 89.01% 85.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,253 2,025 1,691
Surrey median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.42% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 68 65
Surrey median hourly rate £20.50 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.75% +60.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £13.96 £14.88 £13.70
90th Percentile £52.63 £52.88 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +3.70% +20.00% -5.26%

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 11 November 2019.

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 11 November 2019. 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 -6 24 £514 +0.24% 23
Guildford +13 16 £450 - 12
Weybridge +3 15 £400 -30.43% 1
Sunbury-on-Thames -4 15 £480 -31.50%
Woking -6 13 £300 -25.00% 1
Leatherhead +3 9 £400 -4.48%
Egham - 8 £363 - 1
Staines 0 3 £425 -10.53%
Epsom - 3 £370 - 2
Cobham -2 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 11 November 2019, 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 88 (64.23%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (45.26%) Scrum
3 53 (38.69%) C#
4 49 (35.77%) Selenium
5 48 (35.04%) Azure
6 46 (33.58%) Git (software)
7 44 (32.12%) DevOps
8 40 (29.20%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (28.47%) Jenkins
10 35 (25.55%) .NET
11 30 (21.90%) SQL
12 28 (20.44%) REST
13 27 (19.71%) JIRA
13 27 (19.71%) Finance
13 27 (19.71%) Software Engineering
14 26 (18.98%) QA
15 25 (18.25%) AWS
15 25 (18.25%) TDD
16 24 (17.52%) JavaScript
17 22 (16.06%) Microsoft
17 22 (16.06%) Node.js
18 20 (14.60%) Docker
18 20 (14.60%) BDD
18 20 (14.60%) Unit Testing
18 20 (14.60%) PowerShell
18 20 (14.60%) Java
19 19 (13.87%) Linux
19 19 (13.87%) Manual Testing
19 19 (13.87%) .NET Framework
19 19 (13.87%) Problem-Solving

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 (6.57%) Drupal
2 7 (5.11%) Confluence
3 5 (3.65%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.92%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (2.92%) IIS
5 2 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.73%) CMS
6 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Simulink
1 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (35.04%) Azure
2 25 (18.25%) AWS
3 13 (9.49%) Heroku
4 10 (7.30%) OpenShift
5 8 (5.84%) GitHub
6 5 (3.65%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (3.65%) NuGet
7 4 (2.92%) Tricentis Tosca
8 3 (2.19%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.19%) Kong
8 3 (2.19%) Serverless
9 2 (1.46%) BrowserStack
9 2 (1.46%) Lucidchart
9 2 (1.46%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.46%) SaaS
10 1 (0.73%) Boomi
10 1 (0.73%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.19%) AMQP
1 3 (2.19%) DSL
2 2 (1.46%) Internet
3 1 (0.73%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.73%) HTTP
3 1 (0.73%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.03%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (5.11%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (5.11%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.38%) Big Data
4 6 (4.38%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.65%) Redis
6 4 (2.92%) Cloudera CDH
7 3 (2.19%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.19%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.46%) Power BI
8 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.73%) Amazon Athena
9 1 (0.73%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.73%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 49 (35.77%) Selenium
2 46 (33.58%) Git (software)
3 39 (28.47%) Jenkins
4 27 (19.71%) JIRA
5 14 (10.22%) Bitbucket
5 14 (10.22%) SpecFlow
5 14 (10.22%) Subversion
6 13 (9.49%) Cucumber
6 13 (9.49%) Visual Studio
7 12 (8.76%) Protractor
8 11 (8.03%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (7.30%) MSBuild
9 10 (7.30%) SoapUI
10 8 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (5.11%) SonarQube
11 7 (5.11%) WebDriver
12 6 (4.38%) JUnit
12 6 (4.38%) Maven
12 6 (4.38%) Ranorex
12 6 (4.38%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (19.71%) Finance
2 6 (4.38%) Retail
3 5 (3.65%) Publishing
4 3 (2.19%) Banking
4 3 (2.19%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.46%) Automotive
6 1 (0.73%) Front Office
6 1 (0.73%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (34.31%) Developer
2 22 (16.06%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (14.60%) Software Developer
4 17 (12.41%) Test Engineer
5 15 (10.95%) Azure Engineer
6 14 (10.22%) Azure DevOps
7 13 (9.49%) Analyst
7 13 (9.49%) Test Analyst
8 12 (8.76%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 12 (8.76%) Developer in Test
8 12 (8.76%) Software Engineer
8 12 (8.76%) Software Test Engineer
8 12 (8.76%) Tester
9 11 (8.03%) Test Automation Engineer
10 9 (6.57%) Senior DevOps
10 9 (6.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 8 (5.84%) .NET Developer
11 8 (5.84%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (5.84%) Senior Developer
12 7 (5.11%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (25.55%) .NET
2 28 (20.44%) REST
3 22 (16.06%) Node.js
4 19 (13.87%) .NET Framework
5 14 (10.22%) AngularJS
6 11 (8.03%) React
6 11 (8.03%) WebdriverIO
7 10 (7.30%) SOAP
8 8 (5.84%) HTML
8 8 (5.84%) Spring
8 8 (5.84%) XML
9 7 (5.11%) .NET Core
9 7 (5.11%) CSS
9 7 (5.11%) JSON
10 6 (4.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (4.38%) Express
10 6 (4.38%) jQuery
10 6 (4.38%) RESTful
10 6 (4.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (3.65%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.03%) EPoS
3 5 (3.65%) User Experience
4 4 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.46%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.73%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.73%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.87%) Linux
2 14 (10.22%) Windows
3 12 (8.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.11%) CentOS
4 7 (5.11%) Debian
4 7 (5.11%) Ubuntu
5 6 (4.38%) Windows 8
5 6 (4.38%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.92%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.19%) Unix
8 1 (0.73%) Android
8 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.73%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (64.23%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (45.26%) Scrum
3 44 (32.12%) DevOps
4 40 (29.20%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (19.71%) Software Engineering
6 25 (18.25%) TDD
7 20 (14.60%) BDD
7 20 (14.60%) Unit Testing
8 19 (13.87%) Manual Testing
8 19 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (13.14%) SDET
10 15 (10.95%) SDLC
11 12 (8.76%) Exploratory Testing
12 11 (8.03%) Infrastructure Automation
13 10 (7.30%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (7.30%) Stress Testing
13 10 (7.30%) System Testing
13 10 (7.30%) Test Scripting
13 10 (7.30%) Test Strategy
14 9 (6.57%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 53 (38.69%) C#
2 30 (21.90%) SQL
3 24 (17.52%) JavaScript
4 20 (14.60%) Java
4 20 (14.60%) PowerShell
5 11 (8.03%) Python
6 9 (6.57%) PHP
7 8 (5.84%) C++
8 4 (2.92%) C
9 3 (2.19%) Ruby
9 3 (2.19%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.73%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.73%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.73%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.73%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (11.68%) ISTQB
2 11 (8.03%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.30%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (6.57%) Degree
5 7 (5.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.98%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 20 (14.60%) Docker
2 7 (5.11%) LXC
3 5 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.19%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (10.22%) Ansible
2 9 (6.57%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.19%) Puppet
5 2 (1.46%) Packer
6 1 (0.73%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (16.06%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.30%) Databricks
2 10 (7.30%) NCR
3 6 (4.38%) Cloudera
4 5 (3.65%) Atlassian
4 5 (3.65%) DevExpress
5 3 (2.19%) Citrix
6 2 (1.46%) Informatica
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle
7 1 (0.73%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 1 (0.73%) Dell
7 1 (0.73%) IBM
7 1 (0.73%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (0.73%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.73%) New Relic
7 1 (0.73%) SAP
7 1 (0.73%) VMware