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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 116 94 110
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +16
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.095% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.17% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
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£320 £305 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +74.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - -
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
1542 1164 1442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 73.18% 72.16% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 720 787
Average daily rate £360 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 57 90
Average hourly rate £21.50 £28.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.21% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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
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 22 October 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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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
Andover - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2
Winchester - - - -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) VB
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) Legal
4 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (10.00%) Confluence
5 1 (10.00%) RSpec
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
1 4 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) RSpec
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (10.00%) Maven
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (10.00%) JUnit
General
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (10.00%) VBScript
4 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
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