Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Surrey
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 45 62
Rank change year-on-year +5 +17 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 349 301 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 6.29% 5.48% 4.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.07% 6.41% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 309 283 346
Surrey median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,500 £57,900 £60,625
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -2.35%

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 4,939 4,696 7,178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 89.07% 85.49% 88.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4,064 3,862 6,132
Surrey median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 +2 74 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Woking +30 71 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Leatherhead +20 58 £52,500 +23.53% 1
Guildford -34 29 £40,000 - 7
Sunbury-on-Thames - 25 £40,000 - 1
Staines 0 12 £52,500 - 3
Egham - 8 £57,500 -
Dorking +14 5 £42,500 -5.56%
Redhill +4 5 £35,000 -17.65% 1
Farnham -22 2 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Chertsey - 2 £38,500 - 1
Epsom - 2 £50,000 -
Walton-on-Thames +2 1 £35,000 -2.78% 1
Esher - 1 £56,500 -
Horley - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 224 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (45.27%) Selenium
3 152 (43.55%) C#
4 122 (34.96%) QA
5 118 (33.81%) TDD
6 114 (32.66%) Java
7 108 (30.95%) SQL
8 105 (30.09%) Scrum
9 91 (26.07%) AngularJS
9 91 (26.07%) SDLC
10 81 (23.21%) Jenkins
11 78 (22.35%) Python
12 75 (21.49%) Web Services
13 70 (20.06%) Git (software)
14 69 (19.77%) SQL Server
14 69 (19.77%) Degree
15 65 (18.62%) Test Scripting
16 64 (18.34%) JavaScript
17 61 (17.48%) Visual Studio
17 61 (17.48%) Unit Testing
18 60 (17.19%) Ruby
19 59 (16.91%) T-SQL
20 57 (16.33%) JIRA
21 55 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
22 54 (15.47%) Microsoft
23 53 (15.19%) Linux
23 53 (15.19%) DevOps
24 51 (14.61%) Problem-Solving
25 50 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
26 49 (14.04%) Test Strategy

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 18 (5.16%) Confluence
2 15 (4.30%) Apache
3 13 (3.72%) nginx
3 13 (3.72%) WebLogic
4 10 (2.87%) NServiceBus
4 10 (2.87%) SAS
5 9 (2.58%) Drupal
6 7 (2.01%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.72%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.57%) CICS
8 2 (0.57%) JBoss
8 2 (0.57%) WordPress
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.29%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.29%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Maximo
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 50 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (9.17%) SaaS
3 30 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (8.31%) Serverless
5 26 (7.45%) IaaS
6 19 (5.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (5.44%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (2.01%) PaaS
8 4 (1.15%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.57%) npm
10 1 (0.29%) Akamai
10 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.29%) DHCP
1 8 (2.29%) DNS
2 1 (0.29%) DSL
2 1 (0.29%) DVB
2 1 (0.29%) HTTP
2 1 (0.29%) IPv4
2 1 (0.29%) IPv6
2 1 (0.29%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (19.77%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.02%) Oracle Database
3 20 (5.73%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.15%) Big Data
5 10 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (2.87%) Cosmos DB
6 8 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.01%) MySQL
8 5 (1.43%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.57%) DB2
10 2 (0.57%) Infinispan
11 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.29%) JasperReports
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 158 (45.27%) Selenium
2 81 (23.21%) Jenkins
3 70 (20.06%) Git (software)
4 61 (17.48%) Visual Studio
5 57 (16.33%) JIRA
6 48 (13.75%) WebDriver
7 35 (10.03%) Cucumber
8 30 (8.60%) Protractor
9 26 (7.45%) JMeter
9 26 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (5.73%) NUnit
11 19 (5.44%) GitLab
11 19 (5.44%) SpecFlow
12 17 (4.87%) JUnit
13 15 (4.30%) HP UFT
14 14 (4.01%) Eclipse
14 14 (4.01%) PyCharm
15 13 (3.72%) Subversion
16 12 (3.44%) TeamCity
17 11 (3.15%) GoCD
General
1 45 (12.89%) Finance
2 25 (7.16%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.87%) Marketing
4 7 (2.01%) Banking
5 5 (1.43%) Automotive
6 3 (0.86%) Retail
7 2 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (25.50%) Developer
2 67 (19.20%) Tester
3 63 (18.05%) Analyst
4 47 (13.47%) Test Engineer
5 43 (12.32%) Test Analyst
6 36 (10.32%) QA Engineer
7 35 (10.03%) Automation Tester
8 34 (9.74%) Test Automation Engineer
9 24 (6.88%) Cloud Developer
10 23 (6.59%) Applications Engineer
10 23 (6.59%) Test Automation Specialist
10 23 (6.59%) Test Specialist
11 22 (6.30%) QA Automation Engineer
11 22 (6.30%) Senior Developer
12 20 (5.73%) C# Developer
13 19 (5.44%) Java Developer
14 18 (5.16%) Junior
15 17 (4.87%) .NET Developer
15 17 (4.87%) Selenium Tester
16 16 (4.58%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (26.07%) AngularJS
2 75 (21.49%) Web Services
3 45 (12.89%) .NET
4 40 (11.46%) CSS
5 28 (8.02%) REST
6 25 (7.16%) ASP.NET
7 24 (6.88%) HTML
8 21 (6.02%) J2EE
9 20 (5.73%) Java EE
9 20 (5.73%) jQuery
10 19 (5.44%) RESTful
11 15 (4.30%) Ajax
12 14 (4.01%) EJB
12 14 (4.01%) LAMP
12 14 (4.01%) Spring
12 14 (4.01%) WCF
13 13 (3.72%) HTML5
13 13 (3.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 13 (3.72%) XML
14 12 (3.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.88%) User Experience
3 27 (7.74%) Computer Science
4 23 (6.59%) Public Cloud
5 13 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.87%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.01%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.43%) Fintech
9 3 (0.86%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.57%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.29%) Derivative
11 1 (0.29%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.29%) iPhone
11 1 (0.29%) STB
Operating Systems
1 53 (15.19%) Linux
2 30 (8.60%) Windows
3 28 (8.02%) Unix
4 8 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.43%) Android
6 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (33.81%) TDD
3 105 (30.09%) Scrum
4 91 (26.07%) SDLC
5 65 (18.62%) Test Scripting
6 61 (17.48%) Unit Testing
7 55 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (15.19%) DevOps
9 51 (14.61%) Problem-Solving
10 49 (14.04%) Test Strategy
11 47 (13.47%) BDD
12 44 (12.61%) Acceptance Criteria
12 44 (12.61%) Manual Testing
13 39 (11.17%) Kanban
13 39 (11.17%) Software Testing
14 38 (10.89%) OO
15 37 (10.60%) OOP
16 27 (7.74%) Microservices
16 27 (7.74%) User Acceptance Testing
17 26 (7.45%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 152 (43.55%) C#
2 114 (32.66%) Java
3 108 (30.95%) SQL
4 78 (22.35%) Python
5 64 (18.34%) JavaScript
6 60 (17.19%) Ruby
7 59 (16.91%) T-SQL
8 46 (13.18%) PowerShell
9 37 (10.60%) PHP
10 17 (4.87%) C++
11 10 (2.87%) R
11 10 (2.87%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.87%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 9 (2.58%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.58%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.29%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.72%) Perl
15 4 (1.15%) C
15 4 (1.15%) VB
16 2 (0.57%) REXX
Qualifications
1 69 (19.77%) Degree
2 29 (8.31%) ISEB
3 19 (5.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (5.44%) ISTQB
4 14 (4.01%) SANS
5 13 (3.72%) PMP
6 7 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.43%) MCSA
7 5 (1.43%) MCSE
7 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (1.43%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.86%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.57%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.29%) CEH
10 1 (0.29%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.29%) GPEN
10 1 (0.29%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (34.96%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) WCAG
3 1 (0.29%) GDPR
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (3.15%) Docker
2 10 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.57%) ACF2
3 2 (0.57%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (3.44%) Puppet
2 10 (2.87%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (1.43%) SCCM
3 5 (1.43%) SCOM
3 5 (1.43%) SCOrch
3 5 (1.43%) SCSM
4 4 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.57%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 54 (15.47%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.17%) Oracle
3 19 (5.44%) Splunk
4 12 (3.44%) TOWER Software
5 10 (2.87%) Dynatrace
5 10 (2.87%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.29%) Talend
7 4 (1.15%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.57%) Capita
8 2 (0.57%) Google
8 2 (0.57%) HP
8 2 (0.57%) IBM
8 2 (0.57%) Mapbox
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe
9 1 (0.29%) Apple
9 1 (0.29%) Infor
9 1 (0.29%) OpenText
9 1 (0.29%) RedGate
9 1 (0.29%) Sitecore