Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 106 62
Rank change year-on-year -3 -44 +36
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 34 21 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.21% 0.95% 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.15% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 68
Surrey median daily rate £375 £370 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -6.57% +16.47%
10th Percentile £296 £295 £300
90th Percentile £488 £462 £475
South East median daily rate £350 £339 £350
% change year-on-year +3.32% -3.21% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £18.04 £36.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.58% +25.86% +104.08%

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 2344 1830 2255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 83.15% 83.14% 81.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1702 1201 1406
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £288
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £396
% change year-on-year +3.66% +3.54% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 89 53
Surrey median hourly rate £35.00 £27.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.85% -21.79% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.60 £12.11 £14.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.40 £52.17
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.09
% change year-on-year -4.00% -4.18% +49.09%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 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
Woking - 7 £375 - 2
Cobham - 4 - - 1
Redhill - 3 £373 -
Reigate - 2 £424 -
Staines - 2 £325 - 1
Leatherhead - 2 £320 - 1
Farnham +17 1 £375 -
Guildford -11 1 £413 -2.94%
Oxted - 1 £375 -
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £413 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 23 (67.65%) Test Automation
2 9 (26.47%) SoapUI
2 9 (26.47%) Scrum
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) JIRA
3 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 8 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
3 8 (23.53%) Selenium
4 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
4 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
4 7 (20.59%) Validation
5 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (17.65%) Automotive
5 6 (17.65%) QA
5 6 (17.65%) SOAP
5 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 6 (17.65%) HP
5 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
5 6 (17.65%) CANoe
5 6 (17.65%) Test Management
6 5 (14.71%) TestRail
6 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Use Case
6 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (14.71%) ISO 26262
6 5 (14.71%) SDLC
6 5 (14.71%) MATLAB
6 5 (14.71%) Simulink
6 5 (14.71%) C#
6 5 (14.71%) C++

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 (11.76%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle ASCP
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) BrowserStack
1 2 (5.88%) Lucidchart
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.94%) QlikView
1 1 (2.94%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) SoapUI
2 8 (23.53%) JIRA
2 8 (23.53%) Selenium
3 6 (17.65%) CANoe
4 5 (14.71%) TestRail
5 4 (11.76%) RubyMine
5 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (8.82%) HP UFT
6 3 (8.82%) JMeter
6 3 (8.82%) NeoLoad
7 2 (5.88%) Protractor
7 2 (5.88%) Travis CI
8 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.94%) JUnit
8 1 (2.94%) TestNG
8 1 (2.94%) Toad
General
1 6 (17.65%) Automotive
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.94%) Billing
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Software Validation Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Software Verification Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Tester
2 6 (17.65%) Validation Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Verification Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Automation Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Ruby Automation Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.82%) Change Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Communications Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Pensions Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Angular Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Manual Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (5.88%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) SOAP
2 4 (11.76%) Gherkin
3 3 (8.82%) .NET
3 3 (8.82%) XML
4 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.88%) CSS
4 2 (5.88%) Node.js
4 2 (5.88%) Sass
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Mindset
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) Test Automation
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Scrum
3 8 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Validation
5 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
5 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (17.65%) Test Management
6 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
6 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing
6 5 (14.71%) SDLC
6 5 (14.71%) Use Case
6 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Kanban
7 4 (11.76%) System Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Test Planning
7 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) C#
2 5 (14.71%) C++
2 5 (14.71%) MATLAB
2 5 (14.71%) Python
3 4 (11.76%) Ruby
4 3 (8.82%) Groovy
5 2 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
2 5 (14.71%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) HP
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 2 (5.88%) Concur
5 1 (2.94%) SAP