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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 91 92 96
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 25 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.15% 0.74% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.05% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 8
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£384 £315 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.82% -11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £325 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
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
1681 1335 1168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 77.54% 70.71% 75.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 977 777 693
Average daily rate £385 £370 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% +3.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 70 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Southampton - 8 £380 - 2
Basingstoke -5 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £325 - 1
Winchester - - - -
Andover - - - -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 35 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (68.89%) Git (software)
3 29 (64.44%) Subversion
4 28 (62.22%) Java
4 28 (62.22%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (62.22%) Jenkins
5 27 (60.00%) Selenium
6 25 (55.56%) OO
7 23 (51.11%) BDD
8 22 (48.89%) Scrum
9 21 (46.67%) TDD
10 20 (44.44%) Cucumber
11 19 (42.22%) Web Services
12 18 (40.00%) Change Control
12 18 (40.00%) Mockito
13 16 (35.56%) Unit Testing
13 16 (35.56%) Linux
13 16 (35.56%) Apache
14 15 (33.33%) Web Development
15 14 (31.11%) JSON
15 14 (31.11%) RESTful
15 14 (31.11%) REST
15 14 (31.11%) Internet
16 13 (28.89%) Maven
17 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
17 12 (26.67%) Ant
18 11 (24.44%) JUnit
18 11 (24.44%) Spring
19 10 (22.22%) CSS
19 10 (22.22%) SOAP

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 16 (35.56%) Apache
2 5 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) CMS
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (68.89%) Git (software)
2 29 (64.44%) Subversion
3 28 (62.22%) Jenkins
4 27 (60.00%) Selenium
5 20 (44.44%) Cucumber
6 18 (40.00%) Mockito
7 13 (28.89%) Maven
8 12 (26.67%) Ant
9 11 (24.44%) JUnit
10 9 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (20.00%) Robotium
10 9 (20.00%) Appium
10 9 (20.00%) Artifactory
11 5 (11.11%) Jasmine
12 3 (6.67%) Rational Functional Tester
13 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (4.44%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (4.44%) Toad
13 2 (4.44%) Gerrit
13 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (20.00%) Publishing
2 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (66.67%) Developer
2 13 (28.89%) Analyst
2 13 (28.89%) Test Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) Java Developer
4 9 (20.00%) Android Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Automation Analyst
5 7 (15.56%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (8.89%) Tester
9 3 (6.67%) Database Developer
10 2 (4.44%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (4.44%) Front-End Web Developer
10 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (4.44%) Web Developer
11 1 (2.22%) Senior Developer
11 1 (2.22%) Software Tester
11 1 (2.22%) Functional Tester
11 1 (2.22%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (42.22%) Web Services
2 14 (31.11%) JSON
2 14 (31.11%) RESTful
2 14 (31.11%) REST
3 11 (24.44%) Spring
4 10 (22.22%) SOAP
4 10 (22.22%) HTML
4 10 (22.22%) CSS
5 9 (20.00%) JNI
5 9 (20.00%) Android SDK
5 9 (20.00%) Android NDK
5 9 (20.00%) RoboGuice
6 8 (17.78%) Hibernate
6 8 (17.78%) OAuth2
6 8 (17.78%) SAML
6 8 (17.78%) OpenID
7 7 (15.56%) HTML5
7 7 (15.56%) CSS3
8 6 (13.33%) Ajax
8 6 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Linux
2 9 (20.00%) Android
3 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (62.22%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (55.56%) OO
4 23 (51.11%) BDD
5 22 (48.89%) Scrum
6 21 (46.67%) TDD
7 18 (40.00%) Change Control
8 16 (35.56%) Unit Testing
9 15 (33.33%) Web Development
10 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
11 9 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
11 9 (20.00%) OOP
11 9 (20.00%) Android Development
12 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (17.78%) SOA
13 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce
13 7 (15.56%) Responsive Web Design
14 6 (13.33%) Automation Testing
15 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
16 4 (8.89%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 28 (62.22%) Java
2 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (17.78%) SQL
4 5 (11.11%) PHP
5 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.44%) Ruby
6 2 (4.44%) PHP5
6 2 (4.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) ISEB
1 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) WSO2
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) ESRI
3 2 (4.44%) Appcelerator
3 2 (4.44%) Facebook
4 1 (2.22%) Ektron
4 1 (2.22%) HP
4 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.22%) IBM