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

Automated Testing
South East > Surrey
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 36 64
Rank change year-on-year -3 +28 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 327 352 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 6.20% 6.22% 4.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.06% 7.13% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 273 334 314
Surrey median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.41% - -2.30%

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 4,635 4,939 6,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 87.95% 87.28% 86.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3,805 3,965 5,781
Surrey median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
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 20 July 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 July 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 -1 74 £52,500 +9.38% 12
Leatherhead +18 48 £52,500 +9.38% 7
Woking +22 32 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Sunbury-on-Thames - 24 - -
Guildford -22 22 £40,000 - 12
Staines +14 15 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Farnham -18 9 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Dorking +14 6 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Redhill +5 6 £41,250 +17.86% 2
Chertsey +14 5 £42,500 +10.39% 1
Godalming -27 2 £60,000 +50.00%
Camberley -13 1 £75,000 +130.77%
Addlestone - 1 - -
Cobham - 1 £50,000 -
Epsom - 1 - -
Esher - 1 £56,500 -
Haslemere - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 257 (78.59%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (42.81%) C#
3 112 (34.25%) Scrum
3 112 (34.25%) QA
4 106 (32.42%) Selenium
5 102 (31.19%) Java
6 95 (29.05%) TDD
7 84 (25.69%) Continuous Integration
8 79 (24.16%) .NET
9 78 (23.85%) Finance
10 75 (22.94%) JavaScript
11 73 (22.32%) SQL
11 73 (22.32%) Jenkins
12 72 (22.02%) Git (software)
13 71 (21.71%) Python
14 66 (20.18%) AngularJS
15 63 (19.27%) BDD
16 60 (18.35%) Microsoft Azure
16 60 (18.35%) Microsoft
17 58 (17.74%) Visual Studio
18 57 (17.43%) Web Services
19 56 (17.13%) Linux
20 54 (16.51%) OO
21 53 (16.21%) SDLC
22 51 (15.60%) DevOps
22 51 (15.60%) Unit Testing
22 51 (15.60%) SQL Server
23 50 (15.29%) JIRA
24 49 (14.98%) Test Strategy
25 48 (14.68%) WebDriver

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 21 (6.42%) Confluence
2 10 (3.06%) NServiceBus
3 8 (2.45%) SAS
4 6 (1.83%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.53%) Drupal
6 4 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.92%) Apache
7 3 (0.92%) CICS
7 3 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.92%) nginx
7 3 (0.92%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.92%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.31%) JBoss
8 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.83%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 60 (18.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (14.68%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (9.48%) SaaS
3 31 (9.48%) Serverless
4 24 (7.34%) IaaS
5 19 (5.81%) AWS CloudFormation
5 19 (5.81%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (2.14%) PaaS
7 4 (1.22%) NuGet
7 4 (1.22%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.61%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.31%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.92%) DHCP
1 3 (0.92%) DNS
2 2 (0.61%) HTTP
3 1 (0.31%) DSL
3 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.42%) NoSQL
3 17 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (4.28%) Big Data
4 14 (4.28%) Oracle Database
5 12 (3.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (3.06%) Cosmos DB
7 8 (2.45%) Data Lake
7 8 (2.45%) Power BI
7 8 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.83%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.53%) MySQL
11 4 (1.22%) DB2
11 4 (1.22%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 106 (32.42%) Selenium
2 73 (22.32%) Jenkins
3 72 (22.02%) Git (software)
4 58 (17.74%) Visual Studio
5 50 (15.29%) JIRA
6 48 (14.68%) WebDriver
7 34 (10.40%) Cucumber
8 30 (9.17%) SpecFlow
9 28 (8.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (8.26%) JUnit
11 26 (7.95%) MSTest
11 26 (7.95%) NUnit
11 26 (7.95%) Ranorex
12 22 (6.73%) JMeter
12 22 (6.73%) SoapUI
13 21 (6.42%) HP UFT
13 21 (6.42%) Protractor
14 19 (5.81%) GitLab
15 16 (4.89%) Moq
15 16 (4.89%) TeamCity
General
1 78 (23.85%) Finance
2 24 (7.34%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.45%) Marketing
4 4 (1.22%) Banking
5 3 (0.92%) Retail
6 2 (0.61%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Advertising
7 1 (0.31%) Automotive
7 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 128 (39.14%) Developer
2 55 (16.82%) Tester
3 53 (16.21%) QA Engineer
4 43 (13.15%) Analyst
5 33 (10.09%) Automation Tester
6 32 (9.79%) Test Analyst
7 30 (9.17%) C# Developer
7 30 (9.17%) Test Engineer
8 29 (8.87%) Senior Developer
9 28 (8.56%) QA Automation Engineer
10 25 (7.65%) Developer in Test
11 24 (7.34%) Cloud Developer
12 23 (7.03%) Lead Developer
13 21 (6.42%) Test Automation Engineer
14 20 (6.12%) Software Developer
15 19 (5.81%) .NET Developer
16 18 (5.50%) Java Developer
16 18 (5.50%) Selenium Tester
17 17 (5.20%) Junior
17 17 (5.20%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (24.16%) .NET
2 66 (20.18%) AngularJS
3 57 (17.43%) Web Services
4 41 (12.54%) REST
5 40 (12.23%) HTML
6 39 (11.93%) CSS
7 33 (10.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 30 (9.17%) ASP.NET
9 24 (7.34%) .NET Framework
10 21 (6.42%) jQuery
10 21 (6.42%) WCF
11 20 (6.12%) Velocity
12 19 (5.81%) Gherkin
12 19 (5.81%) RESTful
13 17 (5.20%) WPF
14 16 (4.89%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (4.89%) LESS
14 16 (4.89%) WinForms
15 14 (4.28%) HTML5
15 14 (4.28%) React
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.09%) User Experience
2 23 (7.03%) Public Cloud
3 19 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.81%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.89%) Algorithms
5 11 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (3.36%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.14%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.83%) Fintech
9 4 (1.22%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.92%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.31%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.31%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.31%) NHS
12 1 (0.31%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 56 (17.13%) Linux
2 30 (9.17%) Windows
3 20 (6.12%) Unix
4 7 (2.14%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.83%) Android
6 5 (1.53%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.22%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.31%) Solaris
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (78.59%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (34.25%) Scrum
3 95 (29.05%) TDD
4 84 (25.69%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (19.27%) BDD
6 54 (16.51%) OO
7 53 (16.21%) SDLC
8 51 (15.60%) DevOps
8 51 (15.60%) Unit Testing
9 49 (14.98%) Test Strategy
10 48 (14.68%) Software Engineering
11 38 (11.62%) Microservices
12 34 (10.40%) Software Testing
12 34 (10.40%) Test Scripting
13 33 (10.09%) Kanban
14 31 (9.48%) Acceptance Criteria
14 31 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (8.87%) Non-Functional Testing
16 28 (8.56%) MVC
17 27 (8.26%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 140 (42.81%) C#
2 102 (31.19%) Java
3 75 (22.94%) JavaScript
4 73 (22.32%) SQL
5 71 (21.71%) Python
6 44 (13.46%) Ruby
7 43 (13.15%) PowerShell
8 28 (8.56%) T-SQL
9 17 (5.20%) C++
10 15 (4.59%) PHP
11 12 (3.67%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.67%) Shell Script
12 11 (3.36%) R
13 7 (2.14%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.53%) C
14 5 (1.53%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.22%) Java 8
15 4 (1.22%) VB
16 3 (0.92%) Perl
16 3 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (13.46%) Degree
2 28 (8.56%) ISEB
3 22 (6.73%) ISTQB
4 16 (4.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (3.98%) PMP
6 7 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.14%) SANS
7 6 (1.83%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.83%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.53%) MCSA
8 5 (1.53%) MCSE
8 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.31%) CEH
10 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (34.25%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) GCP
2 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (6.73%) Docker
2 4 (1.22%) ACF2
2 4 (1.22%) LXC
2 4 (1.22%) RACF
3 3 (0.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (5.81%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (5.20%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.83%) Puppet
4 5 (1.53%) Ansible
4 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.53%) SCCM
4 5 (1.53%) SCOM
4 5 (1.53%) SCOrch
4 5 (1.53%) SCSM
5 3 (0.92%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.61%) Kibana
6 2 (0.61%) logstash
6 2 (0.61%) Salt
7 1 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 60 (18.35%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.03%) Oracle
3 19 (5.81%) Splunk
4 16 (4.89%) TOWER Software
5 6 (1.83%) HP
6 5 (1.53%) Capita
6 5 (1.53%) Talend
7 4 (1.22%) Cognizant
8 3 (0.92%) Dynatrace
8 3 (0.92%) IBM
8 3 (0.92%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.31%) Apple
9 1 (0.31%) Google
9 1 (0.31%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.31%) RedGate
9 1 (0.31%) Sage