The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Woking with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Automated Testing
Surrey / Woking
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 14 9
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 15 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Woking 18.52% 1.96% 5.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.74% 2.63% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 0
Median daily rate £364 £460 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.92% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

Test Automation 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 Woking with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Woking
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 69 38 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Woking 85.19% 74.51% 73.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 29 24
Median daily rate £375 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Woking

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Woking citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Woking

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Woking

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Woking

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Woking

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Woking

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Woking region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 14 (82.35%) C#
1 14 (82.35%) MVVM
2 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (64.71%) OO
3 11 (64.71%) Test Strategy
4 10 (58.82%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (52.94%) Use Case
6 8 (47.06%) OWASP
6 8 (47.06%) Visual Studio
6 8 (47.06%) Gatling
6 8 (47.06%) User Experience
7 5 (29.41%) Publishing
8 3 (17.65%) Selenium
8 3 (17.65%) Legal
9 2 (11.76%) C
9 2 (11.76%) Linux
9 2 (11.76%) SQL
9 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
9 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
9 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
9 2 (11.76%) BDD
9 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (11.76%) RESTful
9 2 (11.76%) QA
9 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
9 2 (11.76%) TDD
9 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
9 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
9 2 (11.76%) Greenfield Project

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Woking 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) FlexRay
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Gatling
1 8 (47.06%) Visual Studio
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) MSTest
4 1 (5.88%) NUnit
General
1 5 (29.41%) Publishing
2 3 (17.65%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
1 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Automation Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) OAT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Principal Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) User Experience
2 2 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) AIX
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Solaris
2 1 (5.88%) ThreadX
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) MVVM
2 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (64.71%) OO
3 11 (64.71%) Test Strategy
4 10 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (58.82%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (52.94%) Use Case
6 8 (47.06%) OWASP
7 2 (11.76%) BDD
7 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
8 1 (5.88%) Analytics
8 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics
8 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
8 1 (5.88%) Device Driver Development
8 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.88%) Multithreaded Programming
8 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) C
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Intel
2 1 (5.88%) Motorola
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