Period
to 17 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Surrey
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 38 43
Rank change year-on-year +14 +5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 384 389 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 8.54% 6.61% 5.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.33% 7.31% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 340 367 304
Surrey median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £32,500 £31,625
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £66,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,116 5,318 5,088
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 91.59% 90.43% 87.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3,395 4,379 4,201
Surrey median annual salary £50,000 £49,273 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.48% +3.73% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £74,000 £67,500 £70,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Surrey

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Surrey.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Surrey

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Surrey

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Surrey over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Surrey

Test Automation
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 17 February 2019. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reigate 0 89 £55,000 +4.76% 11
Guildford +42 75 £32,500 -18.75% 11
Leatherhead +3 49 £49,000 -2.00% 8
Woking -11 18 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Farnham +19 17 £52,500 +75.00% 1
Epsom +14 13 £58,250 +10.95% 1
Weybridge - 12 £55,000 - 1
Redhill -6 9 £52,500 +13.51% 7
Godalming 0 7 £55,000 +33.33% 2
Horley 0 6 £57,500 -
Chertsey +2 5 £46,000 +19.48% 1
Camberley - 5 £67,500 - 2
Sunbury-on-Thames +5 4 £51,500 +28.75% 2
Cobham -1 4 £41,750 +21.01%
Egham +1 2 £32,500 -40.91%
Tadworth - 2 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 270 (70.31%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (39.06%) C#
3 125 (32.55%) Scrum
3 125 (32.55%) SQL
4 121 (31.51%) QA
5 105 (27.34%) JIRA
6 102 (26.56%) .NET
7 100 (26.04%) Continuous Integration
8 96 (25.00%) Finance
9 90 (23.44%) Selenium
10 77 (20.05%) Visual Studio
11 74 (19.27%) Git (software)
12 72 (18.75%) Software Engineering
13 69 (17.97%) Unit Testing
14 66 (17.19%) Microsoft
15 58 (15.10%) Java
16 57 (14.84%) User Stories
17 56 (14.58%) Test Scripting
17 56 (14.58%) Web Services
17 56 (14.58%) MVC
18 52 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
18 52 (13.54%) Test Strategy
18 52 (13.54%) Sprint Planning
19 51 (13.28%) Sprint Retrospective
19 51 (13.28%) Non-Functional Testing
19 51 (13.28%) Confluence
20 50 (13.02%) OO
21 49 (12.76%) Linux
21 49 (12.76%) JavaScript
22 45 (11.72%) XML

Test Automation
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 51 (13.28%) Confluence
2 9 (2.34%) Apache
3 8 (2.08%) IIS
4 6 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.30%) CMS
5 5 (1.30%) ExpressionEngine
5 5 (1.30%) WordPress
6 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.26%) JBoss
7 1 (0.26%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.56%) OmniGraffle
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (9.11%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.43%) SaaS
4 8 (2.08%) Tricentis Tosca
5 6 (1.56%) Lucidchart
5 6 (1.56%) Office 365
6 4 (1.04%) IaaS
6 4 (1.04%) PaaS
7 2 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.52%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.52%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.52%) Google Play
8 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.30%) HTTP
2 4 (1.04%) BIG-IP
2 4 (1.04%) DNS
2 4 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (1.04%) MPLS
2 4 (1.04%) SNMP
2 4 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.65%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.08%) MySQL
6 6 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.04%) Big Data
8 4 (1.04%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.78%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.78%) Power BI
9 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.52%) HDInsight
10 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 105 (27.34%) JIRA
2 90 (23.44%) Selenium
3 77 (20.05%) Visual Studio
4 74 (19.27%) Git (software)
5 37 (9.64%) Bitbucket
5 37 (9.64%) Jenkins
6 35 (9.11%) MSTest
6 35 (9.11%) Ranorex
7 31 (8.07%) Cucumber
8 28 (7.29%) Moq
8 28 (7.29%) SpecFlow
8 28 (7.29%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 22 (5.73%) WebDriver
10 19 (4.95%) TestRail
11 18 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (4.69%) SoapUI
12 16 (4.17%) NUnit
12 16 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (3.91%) HP UFT
13 15 (3.91%) WATIR
General
1 96 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (2.34%) Retail
3 8 (2.08%) Back Office
4 5 (1.30%) Advertising
5 3 (0.78%) Front Office
5 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.52%) Marketing
6 2 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.26%) Banking
7 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 142 (36.98%) Developer
2 59 (15.36%) Analyst
3 58 (15.10%) Tester
4 49 (12.76%) Test Analyst
5 47 (12.24%) QA Engineer
6 44 (11.46%) Test Engineer
7 39 (10.16%) Automation Tester
8 38 (9.90%) C# Developer
9 34 (8.85%) .NET Developer
10 30 (7.81%) Developer in Test
11 25 (6.51%) Test Manager
12 24 (6.25%) Software Developer
13 23 (5.99%) Automation Test Analyst
13 23 (5.99%) PHP Developer
14 22 (5.73%) QA Test Engineer
15 21 (5.47%) C# .NET Developer
15 21 (5.47%) Test Automation Manager
16 20 (5.21%) .NET Software Developer
16 20 (5.21%) C# Software Developer
16 20 (5.21%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (26.56%) .NET
2 56 (14.58%) Web Services
3 45 (11.72%) SOAP
3 45 (11.72%) XML
4 42 (10.94%) AngularJS
5 38 (9.90%) CSS
6 36 (9.38%) Velocity
7 35 (9.11%) ASP.NET
8 33 (8.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 31 (8.07%) HTML
10 24 (6.25%) .NET Framework
11 23 (5.99%) RESTful
12 21 (5.47%) JSON
12 21 (5.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 18 (4.69%) CodeIgniter
13 18 (4.69%) Spring
14 17 (4.43%) WCF
15 15 (3.91%) jQuery
16 13 (3.39%) React
17 12 (3.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.55%) User Experience
2 22 (5.73%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.21%) Reinsurance
4 18 (4.69%) EPoS
5 15 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 12 (3.13%) N-Tier
7 11 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.60%) Algorithms
9 9 (2.34%) Fintech
10 6 (1.56%) W3C
11 5 (1.30%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.30%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.04%) Derivative
12 4 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.04%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 4 (1.04%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.78%) NHS
13 3 (0.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.76%) Linux
2 37 (9.64%) Unix
3 32 (8.33%) Windows
4 18 (4.69%) Ubuntu
5 8 (2.08%) Android
5 8 (2.08%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.82%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (70.31%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (32.55%) Scrum
3 100 (26.04%) Continuous Integration
4 72 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 69 (17.97%) Unit Testing
6 57 (14.84%) User Stories
7 56 (14.58%) MVC
7 56 (14.58%) Test Scripting
8 52 (13.54%) Sprint Planning
8 52 (13.54%) Test Strategy
9 51 (13.28%) Non-Functional Testing
9 51 (13.28%) Sprint Retrospective
10 50 (13.02%) OO
11 45 (11.72%) Defect Management
12 44 (11.46%) Software Testing
13 43 (11.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 41 (10.68%) TDD
15 40 (10.42%) Mentoring
16 39 (10.16%) Refactoring
17 37 (9.64%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 150 (39.06%) C#
2 125 (32.55%) SQL
3 58 (15.10%) Java
4 49 (12.76%) JavaScript
5 35 (9.11%) PHP
6 32 (8.33%) Python
7 20 (5.21%) Ruby
8 18 (4.69%) T-SQL
9 15 (3.91%) C++
10 14 (3.65%) Bash Shell
10 14 (3.65%) C
10 14 (3.65%) PL/SQL
11 13 (3.39%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.86%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.08%) Groovy
14 5 (1.30%) ES6
15 4 (1.04%) Perl
16 3 (0.78%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.78%) VBScript
17 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (8.59%) ISTQB
2 32 (8.33%) ISEB
3 21 (5.47%) Degree
4 11 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (2.86%) PMP
5 10 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.82%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.78%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (31.51%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (3.65%) Docker
2 11 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.04%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.04%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 36 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.86%) Puppet
3 8 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.56%) HP ALM
4 6 (1.56%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.04%) Ansible
5 4 (1.04%) Nagios
5 4 (1.04%) SCCM
5 4 (1.04%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.78%) yum
Vendors
1 66 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.07%) Atlassian
3 25 (6.51%) Oracle
4 6 (1.56%) Blue Prism
4 6 (1.56%) HP
5 5 (1.30%) Dynatrace
5 5 (1.30%) Splunk
6 4 (1.04%) Cisco
6 4 (1.04%) F5
7 3 (0.78%) Google
7 3 (0.78%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.52%) Automation Anywhere
8 2 (0.52%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.52%) SAP
8 2 (0.52%) TOWER Software