The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 107 97 103
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.34% 0.46% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.63% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
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£350 £305 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -11.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £336 £286
% change year-on-year
-3.34% +17.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1498 1274 1258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 73.25% 73.18% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 723 661
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £280 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 87 104
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Automation Testing
South East

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
Basingstoke +13 1 £343 -
Southampton -8 1 £190 -37.70% 1
Aldershot - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Havant - - - -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) ISEB
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle
4 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
4 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (25.00%) VBScript
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 3 (18.75%) C++
6 3 (18.75%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Military
7 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 2 (12.50%) QA
7 2 (12.50%) Python
7 2 (12.50%) Windows
7 2 (12.50%) Perl
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) C
7 2 (12.50%) VB
7 2 (12.50%) DevOps

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
2 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
General
1 3 (18.75%) Military
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Tester
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Automation Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
2 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) BDD
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) VBScript
4 3 (18.75%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) C
5 2 (12.50%) VB
5 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISEB
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft