The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 90 67 82
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 30 50 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.45% 2.56% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 3.53% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 19
Average daily rate
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£339 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £305 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Test Automation
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
1625 1415 1292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 78.28% 72.45% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1032 824 783
Average daily rate £380 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 60 80
Average hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £25.00 £13.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Hampshire region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
Winchester - 5 - - 3
Hook - 4 £338 -
Andover +6 3 £325 -
Southampton -9 3 £333 +3.10% 3
Portsmouth 0 2 £340 - 1
Basingstoke +3 1 £400 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 45 (61.64%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.36%) Java
3 26 (35.62%) Linux
4 24 (32.88%) Software Testing
5 21 (28.77%) Selenium
6 20 (27.40%) Cucumber
6 20 (27.40%) Jenkins
6 20 (27.40%) Scrum
6 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
7 19 (26.03%) Windows
7 19 (26.03%) VMware
8 18 (24.66%) Test Strategy
8 18 (24.66%) Puppet
9 17 (23.29%) JIRA
10 16 (21.92%) OO
11 15 (20.55%) Perl
11 15 (20.55%) Maven
11 15 (20.55%) Test Scripting
11 15 (20.55%) Vagrant
12 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (19.18%) SQL
12 14 (19.18%) AIX
12 14 (19.18%) QuickTest Pro
12 14 (19.18%) Veritas
13 13 (17.81%) ISEB
13 13 (17.81%) JUnit
13 13 (17.81%) JMeter
13 13 (17.81%) BDD
13 13 (17.81%) Load Testing
14 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (12.33%) Confluence
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (5.48%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.48%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.37%) SAS
4 1 (1.37%) Apache
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (13.70%) MS Office
2 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) AWS CloudFormation
1 4 (5.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 4 (5.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 4 (5.48%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (5.48%) Amazon S3
1 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.44%) SAN
2 10 (13.70%) iSCSI
3 9 (12.33%) FCoE
3 9 (12.33%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (5.48%) Internet
5 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.37%) FTP
5 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) Hazelcast
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (28.77%) Selenium
2 20 (27.40%) Cucumber
2 20 (27.40%) Jenkins
3 17 (23.29%) JIRA
4 15 (20.55%) Maven
5 14 (19.18%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (17.81%) JUnit
6 13 (17.81%) JMeter
7 12 (16.44%) RSpec
8 11 (15.07%) SoapUI
9 8 (10.96%) Appium
9 8 (10.96%) WebDriver
10 7 (9.59%) Subversion
11 5 (6.85%) Xcode
11 5 (6.85%) IntelliJ
11 5 (6.85%) Calabash
12 4 (5.48%) Mockito
12 4 (5.48%) NUnit
13 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
13 3 (4.11%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (2.74%) Retail
1 2 (2.74%) Electronics
2 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (32.88%) Developer
2 15 (20.55%) Analyst
2 15 (20.55%) Test Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) Tester
4 9 (12.33%) Test Leader
5 7 (9.59%) Automation Tester
6 6 (8.22%) Automation Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Perl Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Mobile Tester
8 4 (5.48%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (5.48%) Team Leader
9 3 (4.11%) Test Specialist
9 3 (4.11%) Automation Specialist
9 3 (4.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 2 (2.74%) Test Automation Specialist
10 2 (2.74%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) Web Services
2 8 (10.96%) .NET
3 7 (9.59%) RESTful
4 4 (5.48%) PostGIS
4 4 (5.48%) JPA
4 4 (5.48%) JSON
4 4 (5.48%) Spring MVC
4 4 (5.48%) SOAP
4 4 (5.48%) CSS
4 4 (5.48%) JTS
4 4 (5.48%) Ajax
4 4 (5.48%) Spring
4 4 (5.48%) Hibernate
5 3 (4.11%) HTML
6 1 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.37%) XML
6 1 (1.37%) JSP
6 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.37%) MFC
6 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Robotics
1 5 (6.85%) Open Source
2 3 (4.11%) GIS
2 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.11%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.74%) PDA
3 2 (2.74%) Clustering
4 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.37%) iSeries
4 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.62%) Linux
2 19 (26.03%) Windows
3 14 (19.18%) AIX
4 9 (12.33%) Android
5 8 (10.96%) Apple iOS
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.48%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (61.64%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.88%) Software Testing
3 20 (27.40%) Scrum
4 18 (24.66%) Test Strategy
5 16 (21.92%) OO
6 15 (20.55%) Test Scripting
7 13 (17.81%) BDD
7 13 (17.81%) Load Testing
8 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (16.44%) Configuration Management
9 11 (15.07%) TDD
10 9 (12.33%) Performance Testing
10 9 (12.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
11 7 (9.59%) Mentoring
12 6 (8.22%) Risk Analysis
13 5 (6.85%) Web Development
13 5 (6.85%) Test Management
13 5 (6.85%) Unit Testing
13 5 (6.85%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) Java
2 15 (20.55%) Perl
3 14 (19.18%) SQL
4 10 (13.70%) Ruby
5 9 (12.33%) C#
6 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.85%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.74%) C
8 2 (2.74%) VB
8 2 (2.74%) Python
9 1 (1.37%) C++
9 1 (1.37%) VBScript
9 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.37%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (17.81%) ISEB
2 8 (10.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.96%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) Degree
5 2 (2.74%) MCSE
5 2 (2.74%) MCSA
5 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.74%) MCTS
5 2 (2.74%) MCITP
6 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.85%) VMware ESX
3 4 (5.48%) Docker
3 4 (5.48%) VirtualBox
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.37%) Firmware
6 1 (1.37%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (24.66%) Puppet
2 15 (20.55%) Vagrant
3 5 (6.85%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (5.48%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.37%) Netcool
Vendors
1 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.03%) VMware
3 14 (19.18%) Veritas
4 7 (9.59%) Oracle
4 7 (9.59%) IBM
5 5 (6.85%) HP
6 4 (5.48%) McAfee
7 3 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.74%) Citrix
9 1 (1.37%) Google
9 1 (1.37%) Coremetrics
9 1 (1.37%) Coverity