Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 126 104
Rank change year-on-year +18 -22 -47
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 56 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.74% 0.71% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 0.83% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 17 20
Surrey median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -5.30%
10th Percentile £325 £281 £291
90th Percentile £600 £458 £460
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £16.08 £37.00
% change year-on-year +126.99% -56.54% +10.66%

Test Scripting 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 2,837 2,288 1,985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 87.94% 85.18% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,003 1,633 1,335
Surrey median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £256
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 59 86
Surrey median hourly rate £36.25 £39.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +42.14% -8.54%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.00 £12.22
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £45.50
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Surrey

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Surrey.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Surrey

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Surrey over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Surrey

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Surrey

Test Scripting
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 Scripting within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Guildford -10 12 £400 -3.03%
Leatherhead +9 7 £425 +6.25% 1
Redhill +8 5 £513 +37.58% 3
Reigate -13 4 £519 +9.21% 3
Staines - 2 £213 - 1
Woking +3 1 £375 - 2
Camberley - 1 - -
Cobham - 1 £325 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £517 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 31 (55.36%) Test Automation
2 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (32.14%) JIRA
4 16 (28.57%) SQL
5 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (25.00%) QA
7 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
7 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
8 12 (21.43%) Cucumber
8 12 (21.43%) Finance
9 11 (19.64%) Atlassian
9 11 (19.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (19.64%) Docker
9 11 (19.64%) Mentoring
10 10 (17.86%) User Experience
10 10 (17.86%) Sass
10 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
10 10 (17.86%) Lucidchart
10 10 (17.86%) Protractor
10 10 (17.86%) Travis CI
10 10 (17.86%) Confluence
10 10 (17.86%) Node.js
10 10 (17.86%) CSS
10 10 (17.86%) BrowserStack
11 9 (16.07%) Oracle
11 9 (16.07%) Business Analysis
11 9 (16.07%) ISTQB
11 9 (16.07%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (14.29%) Front End Development
12 8 (14.29%) Jasmine

Test Scripting
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 10 (17.86%) Confluence
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.79%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.86%) BrowserStack
1 10 (17.86%) Lucidchart
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.79%) Big Data
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.79%) MySQL
5 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.79%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (32.14%) JIRA
2 12 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 10 (17.86%) Protractor
3 10 (17.86%) Travis CI
4 8 (14.29%) Jasmine
5 7 (12.50%) Selenium
6 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
7 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.36%) Maven
8 3 (5.36%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (3.57%) TestRail
10 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.79%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.79%) JMeter
10 1 (1.79%) Subversion
10 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
2 4 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (55.36%) Analyst
2 23 (41.07%) Test Analyst
3 12 (21.43%) Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Angular Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (8.93%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Integration Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Node.js Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Tester
7 4 (7.14%) Integration Test Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Test Leader
7 4 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Data Business Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Finance Business Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Software Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
1 10 (17.86%) CSS
1 10 (17.86%) Node.js
1 10 (17.86%) Sass
2 7 (12.50%) XML
3 5 (8.93%) .NET
4 4 (7.14%) Web Services
5 2 (3.57%) Angular 2
5 2 (3.57%) RESTful
6 1 (1.79%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.79%) IDoc
6 1 (1.79%) J2EE
6 1 (1.79%) Middleware
6 1 (1.79%) REST
6 1 (1.79%) SOAP
6 1 (1.79%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) User Experience
2 4 (7.14%) Smart Meter
3 3 (5.36%) FMCG
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.79%) EPoS
5 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.79%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Unix
1 5 (8.93%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Android
3 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (55.36%) Test Automation
2 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (19.64%) Mentoring
4 11 (19.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (16.07%) Business Analysis
5 9 (16.07%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (14.29%) Front End Development
7 7 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (10.71%) Functional Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Kanban
8 6 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Scrum
8 6 (10.71%) Test Strategy
9 5 (8.93%) API Development
9 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.93%) Project Management
9 5 (8.93%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (8.93%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) Java
3 4 (7.14%) C#
4 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.36%) Python
5 2 (3.57%) C
5 2 (3.57%) C++
5 2 (3.57%) Perl
5 2 (3.57%) Ruby
6 1 (1.79%) HiveQL
6 1 (1.79%) PHP
6 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
1 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.07%) ISTQB
3 7 (12.50%) ISEB
4 6 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (5.36%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.00%) QA
2 6 (10.71%) Data Quality
3 3 (5.36%) ISO 9000
4 2 (3.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.79%) Ansible
3 1 (1.79%) Oozie
3 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.79%) Puppet
3 1 (1.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Atlassian
2 9 (16.07%) Oracle
3 5 (8.93%) HP
4 3 (5.36%) SAP
4 3 (5.36%) Trillium
5 1 (1.79%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft