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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 106 118 102
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 12 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.64% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.32% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate £370 £364 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.71% +26.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £333 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £106.75 £28.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+274.56% +90.00%
Automation 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
1487 1568 1268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.18% 78.20% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 978 851 687
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 72 60
Average hourly rate £47.50 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.70% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.51 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Portsmouth - 2 £370 -
Southampton - 2 £265 -
Basingstoke +2 1 £300 -
Andover - 1 - -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 14 (58.33%) Selenium
4 13 (54.17%) BDD
5 9 (37.50%) Java
6 8 (33.33%) Oracle
6 8 (33.33%) HP
7 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
7 7 (29.17%) Functional Testing
8 6 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (25.00%) SoapUI
9 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
9 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (20.83%) JIRA
9 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
9 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
9 5 (20.83%) ISEB
9 5 (20.83%) HP UFT
9 5 (20.83%) C#
10 4 (16.67%) SQL
10 4 (16.67%) .NET
10 4 (16.67%) JBoss
10 4 (16.67%) CRM
10 4 (16.67%) Finance
10 4 (16.67%) Ruby
10 4 (16.67%) Scrum
10 4 (16.67%) Test Management
10 4 (16.67%) Security Testing
10 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) JBoss
2 2 (8.33%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.33%) MySQL
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 14 (58.33%) Selenium
3 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
4 6 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 5 (20.83%) HP UFT
5 5 (20.83%) JIRA
5 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (12.50%) Subversion
7 2 (8.33%) Appium
7 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
7 2 (8.33%) WATIR
7 2 (8.33%) Zephyr
8 1 (4.17%) JMeter
8 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Analyst
1 14 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Automation Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Web Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) BDD
3 7 (29.17%) Functional Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.67%) CRM
6 4 (16.67%) Information Assurance
6 4 (16.67%) Scrum
6 4 (16.67%) Security Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Test Management
7 3 (12.50%) Analytics
7 3 (12.50%) Data Analytics
7 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.50%) User Stories
7 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) C#
3 4 (16.67%) Ruby
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) VB
5 2 (8.33%) F#
5 2 (8.33%) VBScript
6 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) ISEB
1 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
1 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) HP
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) TIBCO