Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 61 48
Rank change year-on-year +30 -13 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 149 71 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 5.45% 3.06% 3.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.53% 3.65% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 49 76
Surrey median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +12.68%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £311
90th Percentile £565 £478 £525
South East median daily rate £410 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +5.13% +5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Surrey median hourly rate £44.75 - £45.00
10th Percentile £39.68 - £37.25
90th Percentile £49.63 - £48.38
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £52.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -13.46% +30.00% +6.67%

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 2283 1944 2224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 83.47% 83.65% 80.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1288 1355
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £281
90th Percentile £580 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 83 51
Surrey median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.55 £12.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.07 £52.17
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%

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 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 - 30 £475 - 3
Redhill +4 22 £388 +29.17% 1
Staines - 14 £475 -
Woking -7 7 £375 - 4
Sunbury-on-Thames - 6 £330 -
Leatherhead -4 5 £300 -36.00%
Guildford -9 4 £585 +27.17% 3
Cobham - 2 - -
Epsom - 2 £338 -
Camberley +4 1 - -
Oxted - 1 £375 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 83 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (34.90%) Finance
3 46 (30.87%) Linux
4 45 (30.20%) Java
5 44 (29.53%) Scrum
6 43 (28.86%) Git (software)
7 39 (26.17%) DevOps
8 35 (23.49%) SQL
9 34 (22.82%) Jenkins
10 32 (21.48%) Subversion
11 28 (18.79%) Python
12 27 (18.12%) Selenium
12 27 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (16.78%) C#
14 24 (16.11%) Opscode Chef
14 24 (16.11%) Relational Database
15 23 (15.44%) Puppet
16 22 (14.77%) MongoDB
16 22 (14.77%) OO
16 22 (14.77%) Unix
16 22 (14.77%) PostgreSQL
16 22 (14.77%) Ansible
16 22 (14.77%) Redis
16 22 (14.77%) Sonatype Nexus
17 21 (14.09%) Docker
18 20 (13.42%) TDD
18 20 (13.42%) JavaScript
18 20 (13.42%) Red Hat
18 20 (13.42%) BDD
18 20 (13.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 5 (3.36%) Apache Spark
1 5 (3.36%) CMS
2 4 (2.68%) Apache Airflow
2 4 (2.68%) Luigi
3 3 (2.01%) Confluence
4 2 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.67%) JBoss
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Simulink
2 4 (2.68%) Pipeline Pilot
3 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.36%) Sauce Labs
2 4 (2.68%) SaaS
3 2 (1.34%) GitHub
3 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.67%) IaaS
4 1 (0.67%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.67%) PaaS
4 1 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.67%) Firewall
1 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.11%) Relational Database
2 22 (14.77%) MongoDB
2 22 (14.77%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (14.77%) Redis
3 5 (3.36%) Big Data
3 5 (3.36%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.68%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.68%) KNIME
5 3 (2.01%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.01%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.67%) HBase
7 1 (0.67%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 43 (28.86%) Git (software)
2 34 (22.82%) Jenkins
3 32 (21.48%) Subversion
4 27 (18.12%) Selenium
5 22 (14.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (10.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (9.40%) Visual Studio
8 13 (8.72%) HP UFT
9 10 (6.71%) JIRA
9 10 (6.71%) SoapUI
10 9 (6.04%) WebDriver
11 7 (4.70%) GoogleTest
11 7 (4.70%) Maven
11 7 (4.70%) SpecFlow
12 6 (4.03%) Eclipse
12 6 (4.03%) LoadRunner
13 5 (3.36%) Appium
13 5 (3.36%) CANoe
13 5 (3.36%) TestRail
14 4 (2.68%) PyCharm
General
1 52 (34.90%) Finance
2 5 (3.36%) Automotive
3 3 (2.01%) Banking
4 2 (1.34%) Advertising
5 1 (0.67%) Law
5 1 (0.67%) Local Government
5 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (31.54%) Developer
2 34 (22.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (14.77%) Analyst
4 17 (11.41%) Test Analyst
5 14 (9.40%) Senior Developer
6 12 (8.05%) Test Engineer
6 12 (8.05%) Tester
7 11 (7.38%) Consultant
8 8 (5.37%) Automation Tester
8 8 (5.37%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (4.70%) C++ Developer
9 7 (4.70%) Developer in Test
9 7 (4.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (4.70%) Pensions Analyst
9 7 (4.70%) Senior C++ Developer
9 7 (4.70%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (4.03%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.03%) Technical Leader
11 5 (3.36%) Salesforce Developer
11 5 (3.36%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.74%) CSS
2 13 (8.72%) AngularJS
3 11 (7.38%) HTML
4 10 (6.71%) .NET
5 9 (6.04%) React
6 8 (5.37%) Node.js
6 8 (5.37%) RESTful
6 8 (5.37%) SOAP
7 7 (4.70%) Ember.js
7 7 (4.70%) Gherkin
7 7 (4.70%) React Native
7 7 (4.70%) XML
7 7 (4.70%) Yocto
8 6 (4.03%) JSON
9 5 (3.36%) Web Services
10 4 (2.68%) Ajax
10 4 (2.68%) jQuery
10 4 (2.68%) Spring
11 3 (2.01%) J2EE
11 3 (2.01%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.71%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.71%) User Experience
3 4 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.68%) Life Science
3 4 (2.68%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.67%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.67%) Clustering
5 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.67%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 46 (30.87%) Linux
2 22 (14.77%) Unix
3 20 (13.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (5.37%) Windows
5 1 (0.67%) Android
5 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (29.53%) Scrum
3 39 (26.17%) DevOps
4 27 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (14.77%) OO
6 20 (13.42%) BDD
6 20 (13.42%) TDD
7 18 (12.08%) Migration
8 17 (11.41%) Data Migration
8 17 (11.41%) Test Scripting
8 17 (11.41%) Test Strategy
9 16 (10.74%) Unit Testing
10 15 (10.07%) Defect Management
10 15 (10.07%) Software Testing
11 14 (9.40%) Scenario Testing
11 14 (9.40%) SDLC
12 12 (8.05%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (8.05%) Manual Testing
12 12 (8.05%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 45 (30.20%) Java
2 35 (23.49%) SQL
3 28 (18.79%) Python
4 25 (16.78%) C#
5 20 (13.42%) JavaScript
6 13 (8.72%) C++
7 8 (5.37%) ES6
7 8 (5.37%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.70%) Ruby
9 6 (4.03%) Perl
10 5 (3.36%) MATLAB
11 4 (2.68%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.34%) Groovy
13 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.67%) C
13 1 (0.67%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.67%) PHP
13 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (13.42%) ISTQB
2 13 (8.72%) Degree
3 10 (6.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (5.37%) ISEB
5 4 (2.68%) PhD
6 3 (2.01%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.01%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.42%) QA
2 5 (3.36%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 21 (14.09%) Docker
2 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (16.11%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (15.44%) Puppet
3 22 (14.77%) Ansible
4 5 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.67%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 20 (13.42%) Red Hat
2 13 (8.72%) HP
3 10 (6.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.36%) Oracle
4 5 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.68%) Netezza
5 4 (2.68%) RapidMiner
6 2 (1.34%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.67%) Agilent
7 1 (0.67%) Perforce
7 1 (0.67%) Snow
7 1 (0.67%) Tektronix