Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 113 83
Rank change year-on-year 0 -30 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 27 37 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.07% 1.42% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.69% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 45
Surrey median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £269
90th Percentile £458 £459 £465
South East median daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +3.57% +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Surrey median hourly rate - - £13.50
South East median hourly rate £29.50 £110.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -73.18% +300.00% +46.28%

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2124 2187 2134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 84.25% 83.79% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1487 1206
Surrey median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £267 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 109 61
Surrey median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -13.33% +47.06%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.30 £14.25
90th Percentile £47.63 £48.75 £52.17
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.37% +8.89% +7.14%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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
Leatherhead +14 4 £408 +1.88% 2
Redhill -20 3 £300 -34.78%
Reigate -16 2 £338 -26.63% 1
Guildford +1 1 £413 +23.13% 1
Woking -1 1 £238 -20.83%
Farnham - 1 £375 -
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £413 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
2 13 (48.15%) HP
3 11 (40.74%) Java
3 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 11 (40.74%) ISTQB
4 10 (37.04%) Selenium
5 9 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 9 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 9 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 8 (29.63%) Finance
6 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
6 8 (29.63%) JIRA
7 7 (25.93%) Groovy
7 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (25.93%) Oracle
7 7 (25.93%) Python
8 6 (22.22%) ISEB
8 6 (22.22%) HP UFT
9 5 (18.52%) SDLC
9 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Use Case
9 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (14.81%) Workflow
10 4 (14.81%) XML
10 4 (14.81%) Unix
10 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
10 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
10 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
10 4 (14.81%) Degree

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 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) assyst
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Manufacturing
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle SCM
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.70%) QlikView
2 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Selenium
2 9 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 8 (29.63%) JIRA
4 6 (22.22%) HP UFT
5 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
6 2 (7.41%) JUnit
6 2 (7.41%) TestNG
6 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.70%) Maven
7 1 (3.70%) Protractor
7 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Workflow Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Change Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Communications Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Pensions Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Development Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) SOAP
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.70%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
2 9 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 9 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
4 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
4 5 (18.52%) SDLC
4 5 (18.52%) Use Case
4 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) Workflow
6 3 (11.11%) BPR
6 3 (11.11%) Business Transformation
6 3 (11.11%) Process Improvement
6 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.11%) TDD
6 3 (11.11%) Usability Testing
6 3 (11.11%) V-Model
6 3 (11.11%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Java
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) Groovy
2 7 (25.93%) Python
3 3 (11.11%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 3 (11.11%) VBScript
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) ISTQB
2 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (22.22%) ISEB
4 4 (14.81%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) HP
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) BMC
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Remedy
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow