The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 81 100 91
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -9
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 43 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.04% 0.78% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 1.04% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 9
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£325 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £361 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +79.69%
Automated Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1715 1544 1294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 81.32% 75.50% 74.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 903 740
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 88
Average hourly rate £23.75 £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Hampshire region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Hampshire region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Winchester - 8 £323 -
Southampton -4 7 £293 -24.51% 4
Basingstoke - 5 £433 -
Hook - 3 £400 -
Farnborough - 1 £325 -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 55 (79.71%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (62.32%) Selenium
3 42 (60.87%) Java
4 29 (42.03%) JUnit
5 28 (40.58%) Test Scripting
5 28 (40.58%) Cucumber
6 27 (39.13%) Scrum
7 25 (36.23%) TDD
7 25 (36.23%) BDD
7 25 (36.23%) Jenkins
8 24 (34.78%) Git (software)
9 22 (31.88%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (27.54%) Change Control
10 19 (27.54%) Subversion
10 19 (27.54%) Spring
11 17 (24.64%) Web Services
12 13 (18.84%) Gherkin
13 12 (17.39%) RESTful
13 12 (17.39%) Linux
14 11 (15.94%) OO
14 11 (15.94%) Regression Testing
14 11 (15.94%) Test Automation
14 11 (15.94%) Open Source
14 11 (15.94%) Mockito
15 10 (14.49%) Web Development
15 10 (14.49%) Internet
15 10 (14.49%) Hibernate
15 10 (14.49%) SOA
15 10 (14.49%) Apache
15 10 (14.49%) SOAP

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (14.49%) Apache
2 5 (7.25%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.35%) JBoss
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.45%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Office
2 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) Internet
2 1 (1.45%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) Hadoop
1 5 (7.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (62.32%) Selenium
2 29 (42.03%) JUnit
3 28 (40.58%) Cucumber
4 25 (36.23%) Jenkins
5 24 (34.78%) Git (software)
6 19 (27.54%) Subversion
7 11 (15.94%) Mockito
8 9 (13.04%) Maven
9 7 (10.14%) JIRA
10 5 (7.25%) Ant
10 5 (7.25%) JMeter
10 5 (7.25%) WebDriver
10 5 (7.25%) Gerrit
11 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
12 2 (2.90%) Gradle
12 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
12 2 (2.90%) Toad
12 2 (2.90%) Oracle APEX
13 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (1.45%) Grunt
General
1 5 (7.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Automotive
2 4 (5.80%) Legal
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (40.58%) Developer
2 25 (36.23%) Analyst
3 23 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 19 (27.54%) Java Developer
5 8 (11.59%) Tester
6 6 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.90%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Database Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Functional Tester
9 2 (2.90%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) AWS Developer
10 1 (1.45%) Automation Engineer
10 1 (1.45%) Test Automation Engineer
10 1 (1.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 1 (1.45%) Java Swing Developer
10 1 (1.45%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.54%) Spring
2 17 (24.64%) Web Services
3 13 (18.84%) Gherkin
4 12 (17.39%) RESTful
5 10 (14.49%) SOAP
5 10 (14.49%) Hibernate
6 8 (11.59%) OpenID
6 8 (11.59%) SAML
6 8 (11.59%) OAuth2
7 6 (8.70%) AngularJS
8 5 (7.25%) Swing
9 4 (5.80%) HTML
9 4 (5.80%) PostGIS
10 3 (4.35%) J2EE
10 3 (4.35%) CSS
10 3 (4.35%) J2SE
11 2 (2.90%) JSF
11 2 (2.90%) XML
11 2 (2.90%) Spring MVC
11 2 (2.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) Statistics
2 2 (2.90%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.39%) Linux
2 6 (8.70%) Windows
3 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (79.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.58%) Test Scripting
3 27 (39.13%) Scrum
4 25 (36.23%) TDD
4 25 (36.23%) BDD
5 22 (31.88%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (27.54%) Change Control
7 11 (15.94%) Test Automation
7 11 (15.94%) Open Source
7 11 (15.94%) Regression Testing
7 11 (15.94%) OO
8 10 (14.49%) SOA
8 10 (14.49%) Web Development
9 9 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (13.04%) E-Commerce
9 9 (13.04%) Waterfall
10 8 (11.59%) Knowledge Management
11 7 (10.14%) Manual Testing
12 6 (8.70%) Test Strategy
12 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (60.87%) Java
2 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
3 9 (13.04%) SQL
4 7 (10.14%) PL/SQL
5 5 (7.25%) C#
5 5 (7.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) ISEB
1 7 (10.14%) ISTQB
1 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
1 7 (10.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (4.35%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.80%) VMware ESX
1 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) Oracle
2 9 (13.04%) WSO2
3 6 (8.70%) IBM
4 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.80%) Apigee
4 4 (5.80%) VMware
5 2 (2.90%) HP
6 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.45%) McAfee
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