Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Surrey
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 32 55
Rank change year-on-year -3 +23 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 335 394 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 6.35% 6.75% 4.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.12% 7.50% 5.42%
Number of salaries quoted 295 368 317
Surrey median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% +1.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £36,250 £29,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £73,350 £60,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +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 4,705 5,256 6,180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 89.13% 90.08% 87.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3,904 4,266 5,184
Surrey median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,875 £28,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +5 107 £55,000 +10.00% 11
Leatherhead +13 36 £50,000 +4.17% 3
Guildford -21 26 £40,000 - 13
Woking +11 17 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Farnham -3 15 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Sunbury-on-Thames - 12 - - 2
Redhill 0 7 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Chertsey +4 6 £46,250 +20.13% 2
Staines +6 5 £65,000 +79.31% 4
Dorking +5 5 £47,500 +18.75%
Epsom 0 4 £58,250 - 1
Godalming -23 4 £60,000 +79.10%
Haslemere - 2 £45,000 -
Horley - 2 £53,500 -
Cobham +2 1 £50,000 +44.93%
Camberley -8 1 £75,000 +140.00% 5
Addlestone - 1 - - 3
Weybridge - 1 - - 2
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 269 (80.30%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (50.75%) C#
3 126 (37.61%) Scrum
3 126 (37.61%) QA
4 120 (35.82%) Finance
5 115 (34.33%) .NET
6 106 (31.64%) Continuous Integration
7 91 (27.16%) Microsoft
8 89 (26.57%) Visual Studio
9 88 (26.27%) Selenium
10 82 (24.48%) Java
11 79 (23.58%) Software Engineering
12 74 (22.09%) JavaScript
13 70 (20.90%) SQL
13 70 (20.90%) Unit Testing
14 66 (19.70%) Git (software)
14 66 (19.70%) TDD
15 63 (18.81%) Microsoft Azure
16 62 (18.51%) AngularJS
17 60 (17.91%) OO
18 59 (17.61%) Ranorex
18 59 (17.61%) MSTest
19 55 (16.42%) Test Strategy
20 53 (15.82%) SQL Server
21 52 (15.52%) Python
21 52 (15.52%) BDD
22 50 (14.93%) Defect Management
23 49 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
24 48 (14.33%) SDLC
24 48 (14.33%) Refactoring

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 16 (4.78%) Confluence
2 4 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.19%) SAS
3 3 (0.90%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.60%) Apache
4 2 (0.60%) CICS
4 2 (0.60%) CMS
4 2 (0.60%) Drupal
4 2 (0.60%) ExpressionEngine
4 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.60%) WordPress
5 1 (0.30%) JBoss
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.79%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 63 (18.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (6.57%) SaaS
4 14 (4.18%) Serverless
5 12 (3.58%) IaaS
6 9 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (2.69%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.19%) NuGet
7 4 (1.19%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.19%) PaaS
8 2 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.60%) Google Play
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.30%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.19%) HTTP
2 1 (0.30%) DSL
2 1 (0.30%) GSM
2 1 (0.30%) LTE
2 1 (0.30%) SMS
2 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.30%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (15.82%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.88%) Big Data
4 12 (3.58%) Data Lake
4 12 (3.58%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.58%) Power BI
4 12 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.39%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.79%) MySQL
7 6 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.49%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.90%) DB2
10 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.60%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 89 (26.57%) Visual Studio
2 88 (26.27%) Selenium
3 66 (19.70%) Git (software)
4 59 (17.61%) MSTest
4 59 (17.61%) Ranorex
5 47 (14.03%) Jenkins
5 47 (14.03%) WebDriver
6 44 (13.13%) JIRA
7 43 (12.84%) Moq
8 33 (9.85%) SpecFlow
9 28 (8.36%) Cucumber
10 27 (8.06%) NUnit
11 26 (7.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (6.57%) JUnit
12 22 (6.57%) SoapUI
13 21 (6.27%) HP UFT
14 16 (4.78%) JMeter
15 9 (2.69%) Mockito
15 9 (2.69%) Subversion
15 9 (2.69%) TeamCity
General
1 120 (35.82%) Finance
2 13 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.09%) Marketing
4 4 (1.19%) Retail
5 3 (0.90%) Publishing
6 2 (0.60%) Advertising
6 2 (0.60%) Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Electronics
7 1 (0.30%) Law
7 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 142 (42.39%) Developer
2 65 (19.40%) QA Engineer
3 51 (15.22%) Tester
4 47 (14.03%) Analyst
5 42 (12.54%) C# Developer
6 40 (11.94%) Developer in Test
6 40 (11.94%) Test Analyst
6 40 (11.94%) Test Engineer
7 38 (11.34%) Automation Tester
8 33 (9.85%) QA Leader
9 29 (8.66%) QA Test Engineer
9 29 (8.66%) Software Developer
10 27 (8.06%) .NET Developer
10 27 (8.06%) Senior Developer
11 22 (6.57%) Automation Test Analyst
11 22 (6.57%) C# .NET Developer
12 21 (6.27%) .NET Software Developer
12 21 (6.27%) C# Software Developer
13 20 (5.97%) Software Engineer
13 20 (5.97%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (34.33%) .NET
2 62 (18.51%) AngularJS
3 45 (13.43%) HTML
3 45 (13.43%) Velocity
4 42 (12.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 37 (11.04%) CSS
6 35 (10.45%) ASP.NET
7 34 (10.15%) REST
8 32 (9.55%) Web Services
9 31 (9.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (7.46%) Gherkin
10 25 (7.46%) WinForms
11 24 (7.16%) jQuery
11 24 (7.16%) WCF
11 24 (7.16%) WPF
12 23 (6.87%) .NET Framework
13 17 (5.07%) React
14 14 (4.18%) HTML5
15 13 (3.88%) Sass
16 11 (3.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.06%) Reinsurance
2 24 (7.16%) Algorithms
2 24 (7.16%) User Experience
3 21 (6.27%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.48%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.28%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.39%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.79%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.90%) Fintech
9 3 (0.90%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.90%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.60%) Derivative
10 2 (0.60%) EMV
10 2 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.60%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 2 (0.60%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.13%) Linux
2 21 (6.27%) Windows
3 13 (3.88%) Unix
4 9 (2.69%) Android
4 9 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.49%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.19%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.30%) Solaris
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (80.30%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (37.61%) Scrum
3 106 (31.64%) Continuous Integration
4 79 (23.58%) Software Engineering
5 70 (20.90%) Unit Testing
6 66 (19.70%) TDD
7 60 (17.91%) OO
8 55 (16.42%) Test Strategy
9 52 (15.52%) BDD
10 50 (14.93%) Defect Management
11 48 (14.33%) Refactoring
11 48 (14.33%) SDLC
12 45 (13.43%) Non-Functional Testing
13 42 (12.54%) Acceptance Criteria
13 42 (12.54%) Software Testing
14 41 (12.24%) Mentoring
14 41 (12.24%) MVC
15 36 (10.75%) User Stories
16 30 (8.96%) Microservices
16 30 (8.96%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 170 (50.75%) C#
2 82 (24.48%) Java
3 74 (22.09%) JavaScript
4 70 (20.90%) SQL
5 52 (15.52%) Python
6 26 (7.76%) Ruby
7 22 (6.57%) C++
8 21 (6.27%) PowerShell
8 21 (6.27%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.58%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.99%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.69%) C
11 9 (2.69%) PHP
12 6 (1.79%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.79%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.19%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.90%) ES6
14 3 (0.90%) Java 8
14 3 (0.90%) R
14 3 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (10.15%) Degree
1 34 (10.15%) ISEB
2 29 (8.66%) ISTQB
3 10 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.09%) PMP
4 7 (2.09%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.49%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.90%) MCSA
6 3 (0.90%) MCSE
6 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.60%) SANS
7 2 (0.60%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (37.61%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (5.37%) Docker
2 4 (1.19%) LXC
3 3 (0.90%) ACF2
3 3 (0.90%) RACF
Systems Management
1 49 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.28%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.49%) Ansible
3 5 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.19%) Puppet
5 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (0.90%) SCCM
5 3 (0.90%) SCOM
5 3 (0.90%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.90%) SCSM
6 2 (0.60%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.60%) Kibana
6 2 (0.60%) logstash
6 2 (0.60%) Salt
7 1 (0.30%) Terraform
7 1 (0.30%) yum
Vendors
1 91 (27.16%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.78%) Oracle
3 12 (3.58%) TOWER Software
4 9 (2.69%) Splunk
5 6 (1.79%) HP
6 4 (1.19%) Google
7 2 (0.60%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.60%) IBM
7 2 (0.60%) Talend
8 1 (0.30%) Apple
8 1 (0.30%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.30%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.30%) Sage