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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 89 112 90
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -22
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 33 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.50% 0.44% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 0.59% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 11
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£320 £413 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.42% +42.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £500 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.28% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +131.88%
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
1735 1532 1318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.08% 74.15% 73.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 906 796
Average daily rate £375 £365 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 77 75
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +62.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 September 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 September 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 - 3
Southampton -4 3 £285 -26.45% 7
Hook - 3 £306 -
Portsmouth -4 2 - -
Farnborough - 2 £350 -
Andover - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £445 -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 52 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (57.14%) Java
3 38 (54.29%) Selenium
4 28 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 25 (35.71%) JUnit
6 24 (34.29%) Scrum
7 23 (32.86%) Cucumber
8 21 (30.00%) Jenkins
8 21 (30.00%) TDD
9 20 (28.57%) BDD
10 19 (27.14%) Git (software)
11 18 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (21.43%) Spring
13 14 (20.00%) Subversion
13 14 (20.00%) Change Control
14 13 (18.57%) Gherkin
14 13 (18.57%) Web Services
15 12 (17.14%) Oracle
15 12 (17.14%) SQL
16 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
17 10 (14.29%) Test Automation
17 10 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
17 10 (14.29%) Regression Testing
17 10 (14.29%) Waterfall
18 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
18 9 (12.86%) E-Commerce
18 9 (12.86%) Maven
18 9 (12.86%) Open Source
19 8 (11.43%) RESTful
19 8 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (8.57%) Apache
2 5 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.29%) JBoss
4 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.43%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) MS Office
2 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) Internet
2 1 (1.43%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) Hadoop
1 4 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (54.29%) Selenium
2 25 (35.71%) JUnit
3 23 (32.86%) Cucumber
4 21 (30.00%) Jenkins
5 19 (27.14%) Git (software)
6 14 (20.00%) Subversion
7 9 (12.86%) Maven
8 7 (10.00%) JIRA
8 7 (10.00%) Mockito
9 5 (7.14%) Ant
9 5 (7.14%) WebDriver
9 5 (7.14%) JMeter
9 5 (7.14%) Gerrit
10 3 (4.29%) SoapUI
10 3 (4.29%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.86%) Toad
11 2 (2.86%) LabVIEW
11 2 (2.86%) Gradle
12 1 (1.43%) Grunt
General
1 5 (7.14%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Automotive
2 4 (5.71%) Legal
2 4 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (35.71%) Analyst
2 24 (34.29%) Developer
3 23 (32.86%) Test Analyst
4 15 (21.43%) Java Developer
5 10 (14.29%) Tester
6 7 (10.00%) Software Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.71%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Automated Tester
9 2 (2.86%) AWS Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Functional Tester
9 2 (2.86%) Database Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Business Analyst
10 1 (1.43%) Senior Analyst
10 1 (1.43%) Performance Tester
10 1 (1.43%) Security Analyst
10 1 (1.43%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.43%) Spring
2 13 (18.57%) Web Services
2 13 (18.57%) Gherkin
3 8 (11.43%) RESTful
4 7 (10.00%) Hibernate
4 7 (10.00%) SOAP
5 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
6 5 (7.14%) SAML
6 5 (7.14%) OAuth2
6 5 (7.14%) OpenID
6 5 (7.14%) Swing
7 4 (5.71%) HTML
8 3 (4.29%) J2EE
8 3 (4.29%) J2SE
9 2 (2.86%) JSF
9 2 (2.86%) CSS
9 2 (2.86%) XML
9 2 (2.86%) jQuery
9 2 (2.86%) PostGIS
10 1 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) Statistics
2 2 (2.86%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Windows
1 8 (11.43%) Linux
2 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 24 (34.29%) Scrum
4 21 (30.00%) TDD
5 20 (28.57%) BDD
6 18 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (20.00%) Change Control
8 10 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
8 10 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 10 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 10 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 9 (12.86%) Open Source
9 9 (12.86%) E-Commerce
10 8 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Multithreading
11 7 (10.00%) Manual Testing
11 7 (10.00%) OO
11 7 (10.00%) SOA
11 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
12 6 (8.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.14%) Java
2 12 (17.14%) SQL
3 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.71%) PHP
5 4 (5.71%) C#
6 2 (2.86%) C++
7 1 (1.43%) C
7 1 (1.43%) VBScript
7 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (11.43%) ISEB
2 8 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) VMware ESX
1 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) Oracle
2 7 (10.00%) WSO2
3 6 (8.57%) IBM
3 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.14%) HP
4 5 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (2.86%) Apigee
5 2 (2.86%) McAfee