Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 120 115
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 -39
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 44 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.34% 1.03% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.20% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 30
Surrey median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £318 £285 £300
90th Percentile £438 £447 £460
South East median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% +7.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £29.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year +45.76% -73.18% +436.59%

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 2,844 2,159 2,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 86.60% 85.13% 84.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,994 1,487 1,497
Surrey median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £300 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +4.60% +4.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 54 116
Surrey median hourly rate £27.00 £26.75 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.93% -20.74% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £14.25 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.50 £49.75
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +25.60% -15.79% +10.21%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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
Leatherhead +8 9 £425 +4.29% 1
Reigate -22 9 £400 +18.52%
Guildford -17 3 £425 +3.03%
Woking +7 2 £375 +57.89%
Cobham - 1 £325 -
Epsom - 1 £338 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 26 (59.09%) Test Automation
2 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (50.00%) SQL
4 21 (47.73%) Finance
5 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
5 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
6 14 (31.82%) Functional Testing
7 13 (29.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (29.55%) Selenium
7 13 (29.55%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (25.00%) Integration Testing
8 11 (25.00%) Scrum
8 11 (25.00%) Oracle
9 10 (22.73%) C#
9 10 (22.73%) Java
9 10 (22.73%) ISTQB
9 10 (22.73%) System Integration Testing
10 9 (20.45%) Relational Database
10 9 (20.45%) Performance Testing
10 9 (20.45%) Retail
10 9 (20.45%) Dynamics NAV
10 9 (20.45%) SoapUI
10 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
10 9 (20.45%) XML
10 9 (20.45%) HP
11 8 (18.18%) Unix
11 8 (18.18%) Windows
11 8 (18.18%) Smart Meter
11 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
11 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration

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 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (20.45%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.27%) Big Data
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) Selenium
1 13 (29.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (20.45%) SoapUI
3 6 (13.64%) Protractor
3 6 (13.64%) TeamCity
3 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 6 (13.64%) WebDriver
4 5 (11.36%) HP UFT
5 4 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.82%) JMeter
6 3 (6.82%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.27%) JIRA
8 1 (2.27%) TestRail
8 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Retail
3 6 (13.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Analyst
2 22 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (20.45%) Automation Test Analyst
3 9 (20.45%) Subject Matter Expert
4 8 (18.18%) Integration Analyst
4 8 (18.18%) Integration Test Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) C++ Programmer
8 1 (2.27%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Database Developer
8 1 (2.27%) ETL Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) SQL Database Developer
8 1 (2.27%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) XML
2 3 (6.82%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.27%) REST
3 1 (2.27%) RESTful
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Unix
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Test Automation
2 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.82%) Functional Testing
4 13 (29.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 11 (25.00%) Scrum
6 10 (22.73%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Performance Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
8 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
9 7 (15.91%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (15.91%) Defect Management
9 7 (15.91%) Regression Testing
9 7 (15.91%) TDD
10 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
11 4 (9.09%) Kanban
11 4 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Test Management
12 3 (6.82%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (22.73%) C#
2 10 (22.73%) Java
3 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.55%) C
4 2 (4.55%) C++
4 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (2.27%) HiveQL
5 1 (2.27%) Perl
5 1 (2.27%) Ruby
5 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
1 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.73%) ISTQB
3 8 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (11.36%) ISEB
5 2 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.82%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Oracle
2 9 (20.45%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.27%) Capita
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) SAP