The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 22 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 2.43% 0.48% 4.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 0.68% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 8
Average daily rate
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£420 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
163 147 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 79.13% 70.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 87 88
Average daily rate £388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £13.50 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Basingstoke region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Basingstoke region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (33.33%) JMeter
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (16.67%) TestComplete
5 1 (16.67%) Android
5 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Marketing
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
5 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Test Planning

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) Appium
4 1 (16.67%) TestComplete
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) OAT Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) STB
1 1 (16.67%) IPTV
1 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) API Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft