Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 101 103
Rank change year-on-year -13 +2 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 50 32 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.69% 1.43% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.71% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 36
Surrey median daily rate £383 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +0.63% +28.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £500 £458 £513
South East median daily rate £375 £361 £354
% change year-on-year +3.81% +2.12% +8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £30.25 £110.00
% change year-on-year +48.76% -72.50% +360.06%

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 2,541 1,872 2,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 86.11% 83.65% 83.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,796 1,208 1,408
Surrey median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £270
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £435 £417 £400
% change year-on-year +4.44% +4.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 66 127
Surrey median hourly rate £27.00 £26.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.93% -33.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.25 £13.63 £13.31
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £53.75
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.52 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.53% -18.11% +27.61%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -29 10 £400 +30.61%
Leatherhead 0 9 £320 -20.50%
Cobham - 4 - -
Woking +13 3 £375 -11.76% 1
Redhill +11 2 £436 +45.42%
Staines - 2 £325 - 1
Epsom - 1 £338 -
Oxted - 1 £375 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (62.00%) Test Automation
2 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (46.00%) Finance
4 19 (38.00%) SQL
5 15 (30.00%) Scrum
5 15 (30.00%) Selenium
6 14 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (28.00%) Functional Testing
7 13 (26.00%) SoapUI
8 11 (22.00%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (22.00%) ISTQB
8 11 (22.00%) HP
8 11 (22.00%) C#
9 10 (20.00%) E-Commerce
9 10 (20.00%) Regression Testing
9 10 (20.00%) Performance Testing
10 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (18.00%) Integration Testing
10 9 (18.00%) Protractor
10 9 (18.00%) Oracle
10 9 (18.00%) Dynamics NAV
10 9 (18.00%) Retail
11 8 (16.00%) XML
11 8 (16.00%) Defect Management
11 8 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (16.00%) QA
12 7 (14.00%) Test Management
12 7 (14.00%) Test Strategy

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 4 (8.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) BrowserStack
1 3 (6.00%) Lucidchart
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (30.00%) Selenium
2 14 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (26.00%) SoapUI
4 9 (18.00%) Protractor
5 6 (12.00%) HP UFT
5 6 (12.00%) JIRA
5 6 (12.00%) JMeter
5 6 (12.00%) TeamCity
5 6 (12.00%) Visual Studio
5 6 (12.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (8.00%) RubyMine
6 4 (8.00%) TestRail
7 3 (6.00%) LoadRunner
7 3 (6.00%) NeoLoad
7 3 (6.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (6.00%) Travis CI
8 2 (4.00%) CANoe
9 1 (2.00%) Polyspace
9 1 (2.00%) Toad
General
1 23 (46.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.00%) Retail
3 6 (12.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Automotive
5 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Analyst
2 18 (36.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (18.00%) Subject Matter Expert
4 8 (16.00%) Integration Analyst
4 8 (16.00%) Integration Test Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Tester
6 6 (12.00%) Automation Tester
6 6 (12.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Ruby Automation Tester
8 3 (6.00%) Angular Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Node.js Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Pensions Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) QA Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) XML
2 6 (12.00%) AngularJS
3 5 (10.00%) SOAP
4 4 (8.00%) Gherkin
5 3 (6.00%) .NET
5 3 (6.00%) CSS
5 3 (6.00%) Node.js
5 3 (6.00%) Sass
6 1 (2.00%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Smart Meter
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Mindset
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Unix
2 6 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (62.00%) Test Automation
2 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (30.00%) Scrum
4 14 (28.00%) Functional Testing
4 14 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (22.00%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 10 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 10 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (18.00%) Integration Testing
8 8 (16.00%) Defect Management
9 7 (14.00%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (14.00%) Test Management
9 7 (14.00%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
10 6 (12.00%) TDD
11 4 (8.00%) Manual Testing
11 4 (8.00%) System Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) SQL
2 11 (22.00%) C#
3 7 (14.00%) Java
4 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.00%) Ruby
6 2 (4.00%) Groovy
7 1 (2.00%) C++
7 1 (2.00%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) HP
2 9 (18.00%) Oracle
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.00%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.00%) Concur
6 1 (2.00%) Capita
6 1 (2.00%) SAP