The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hampshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 101 86 81
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 18 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.87% 0.97% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.35% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 6
Average daily rate
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£438 £350 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £279 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1523 1257 1142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 73.82% 72.03% 68.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 705 577
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 93 105
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automated Testing
South East

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 10 £388 +9.15% 3
Basingstoke +12 2 £303 +9.00%
Fareham - - - -
Winchester - - - - 3
Farnborough - - - -
Aldershot - - - -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 16 (55.17%) HTML
1 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
2 15 (51.72%) CSS
2 15 (51.72%) Web Development
3 12 (41.38%) TDD
4 11 (37.93%) Wiki
4 11 (37.93%) Open Source
4 11 (37.93%) BDD
4 11 (37.93%) HTML5
4 11 (37.93%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (37.93%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (37.93%) Node.js
4 11 (37.93%) CSS3
4 11 (37.93%) Redis
4 11 (37.93%) KnockoutJS
4 11 (37.93%) Web Application Development
4 11 (37.93%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 11 (37.93%) Ember.js
4 11 (37.93%) AngularJS
4 11 (37.93%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
6 8 (27.59%) HP
7 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (24.14%) Selenium
8 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
8 6 (20.69%) SQL
9 5 (17.24%) Java
9 5 (17.24%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (17.24%) Finance

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 11 (37.93%) Node.js
1 11 (37.93%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.79%) CMS
2 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) PaaS
1 2 (6.90%) IaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) HTTP
2 2 (6.90%) VPN
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) Apache Cassandra
1 11 (37.93%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Selenium
2 5 (17.24%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.90%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (6.90%) JUnit
6 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.45%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.45%) JMeter
6 1 (3.45%) Maven
6 1 (3.45%) HttpUnit
6 1 (3.45%) JIRA
6 1 (3.45%) RSpec
6 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.45%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Automotive
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) Analyst
2 11 (37.93%) Test Analyst
2 11 (37.93%) Programmer
2 11 (37.93%) JavaScript Developer
3 8 (27.59%) Web Developer
4 7 (24.14%) Web Programmer
5 3 (10.34%) Web Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (55.17%) HTML
2 15 (51.72%) CSS
3 11 (37.93%) HTML5
3 11 (37.93%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (37.93%) CSS3
3 11 (37.93%) KnockoutJS
3 11 (37.93%) Ember.js
3 11 (37.93%) AngularJS
4 4 (13.79%) .NET
4 4 (13.79%) Web Services
5 1 (3.45%) Spring
5 1 (3.45%) Java EE
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Wiki
1 11 (37.93%) Open Source
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.45%) EPoS
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Android
2 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Phone
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Web Development
2 12 (41.38%) TDD
3 11 (37.93%) BDD
3 11 (37.93%) Web Application Development
3 11 (37.93%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
6 4 (13.79%) DSDM
7 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.90%) Software Architecture
8 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.90%) CRM
8 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
9 1 (3.45%) Automation Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Functional Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Scrum
9 1 (3.45%) Document Management
9 1 (3.45%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
2 6 (20.69%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) Java
4 4 (13.79%) C#
5 2 (6.90%) VB
6 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
2 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (13.79%) ISEB
4 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
6 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) HP
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) Ektron
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) Siebel
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix