The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
South East / Hampshire
Rank 105 106 121
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 1 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.056% 0.57% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.71% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Median daily rate £325 £370 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +27.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £106.75 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +231.00%

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
1425 1550 1661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.56% 80.35% 80.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 1019 914
Median daily rate £425 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 64 73
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.75 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) C#
3 5 (41.67%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) XML
6 2 (16.67%) C++
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 1 (8.33%) QA
7 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (8.33%) F#
7 1 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (8.33%) REST
7 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (8.33%) Talend
7 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (8.33%) Jenkins

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (8.33%) PrimeFaces
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot
2 1 (8.33%) XML Messaging
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (41.67%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 2 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) F#
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
1 1 (8.33%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Talend