Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 13 19
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Woking 4.41% 13.48% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.25% 15.45% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 0
Woking median daily rate £375 £380 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% - -
Surrey median daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Woking median hourly rate - - -
Surrey median hourly rate £44.75 - £45.00

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Woking
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 96 123 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Woking 70.59% 87.23% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 92 69
Woking median daily rate £360 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.73% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £208 £319 £275
90th Percentile £473 £476 £476
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Woking median hourly rate - £18.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.67% +25.00%
Surrey median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38% +5.69%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Woking

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Woking.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Woking

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Woking over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 November 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 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) C++
2 5 (83.33%) Python
2 5 (83.33%) MATLAB
2 5 (83.33%) Simulink
2 5 (83.33%) Automotive
2 5 (83.33%) Validation
2 5 (83.33%) CANoe
2 5 (83.33%) ISO 26262
3 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server

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:

Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) CANoe
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (83.33%) Automotive
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Software Validation Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Software Verification Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Validation Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Verification Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C++
1 5 (83.33%) MATLAB
1 5 (83.33%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) ISO 26262
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft