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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 92 81 78
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 27 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.25% 1.71% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 2.14% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 7
Median daily rate £300 £362 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.02% +11.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £284 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £397 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
1656 1777 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 76.60% 80.05% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1061 1087 910
Median daily rate £383 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 81 72
Median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke 0 9 £288 -28.12% 1
Portsmouth +7 6 £300 -
Fareham - 2 - -
Havant +10 1 - -
Southampton +4 1 - - 2
Winchester -10 1 - - 4
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 18 (31.03%) SC Cleared
2 18 (31.03%) Security Cleared
3 16 (27.59%) Software Testing
4 15 (25.86%) JIRA
4 15 (25.86%) Stress Testing
4 15 (25.86%) Scrum
4 15 (25.86%) Smart Meter
5 14 (24.14%) Defect Management
6 13 (22.41%) Selenium
7 12 (20.69%) Requirements Management
7 12 (20.69%) Case Management
7 12 (20.69%) Waterfall
8 11 (18.97%) Release Management
8 11 (18.97%) Configuration Management
8 11 (18.97%) SQL
9 10 (17.24%) MS Office
9 10 (17.24%) Performance Testing
9 10 (17.24%) ISTQB
9 10 (17.24%) V-Model
10 9 (15.52%) Test Scripting
10 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (15.52%) Test Strategy
10 9 (15.52%) Functional Testing
10 9 (15.52%) Web Services
10 9 (15.52%) C#
10 9 (15.52%) Java
10 9 (15.52%) Windows
11 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing

Test Automation
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 (1.72%) Apache Solr
1 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.72%) Confluence
1 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.72%) SaaS
2 1 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) VLAN
2 5 (8.62%) ZigBee
3 3 (5.17%) WAN
4 2 (3.45%) ATM
5 1 (1.72%) GPRS
5 1 (1.72%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) GIS
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (25.86%) JIRA
2 13 (22.41%) Selenium
3 8 (13.79%) Appium
4 5 (8.62%) Ant
4 5 (8.62%) Artifactory
4 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.62%) Gradle
4 5 (8.62%) HP UFT
4 5 (8.62%) JUnit
4 5 (8.62%) LoadRunner
4 5 (8.62%) Maven
4 5 (8.62%) Mockito
4 5 (8.62%) Robotium
4 5 (8.62%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (8.62%) Subversion
4 5 (8.62%) WebDriver
5 4 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.90%) TestComplete
5 4 (6.90%) WATIR
General
1 7 (12.07%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Publishing
3 4 (6.90%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Electronics
4 2 (3.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Analyst
1 10 (17.24%) Test Analyst
1 10 (17.24%) Test Engineer
2 9 (15.52%) Tester
3 8 (13.79%) Integration Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Android Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Smart Metering Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Tester
6 4 (6.90%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.90%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) SOA Tester
7 3 (5.17%) Verification Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Release and Configuration Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Senior OSS Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) Web Services
2 8 (13.79%) REST
3 7 (12.07%) JSON
4 5 (8.62%) .NET
4 5 (8.62%) Android NDK
4 5 (8.62%) Android SDK
4 5 (8.62%) JNI
4 5 (8.62%) RoboGuice
5 4 (6.90%) RxJava
5 4 (6.90%) XML
6 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.72%) HTML
6 1 (1.72%) Middleware
6 1 (1.72%) Qt
6 1 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Smart Meter
2 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.72%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Windows
2 7 (12.07%) Android
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.90%) Linux
5 3 (5.17%) Unix
6 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.59%) Software Testing
3 15 (25.86%) Scrum
3 15 (25.86%) Stress Testing
4 14 (24.14%) Defect Management
5 12 (20.69%) Case Management
5 12 (20.69%) Requirements Management
5 12 (20.69%) Waterfall
6 11 (18.97%) Configuration Management
6 11 (18.97%) Release Management
7 10 (17.24%) Performance Testing
7 10 (17.24%) V-Model
8 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (15.52%) Functional Testing
8 9 (15.52%) Test Scripting
8 9 (15.52%) Test Strategy
9 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
9 8 (13.79%) Test Management
9 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (12.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) C#
2 9 (15.52%) Java
3 2 (3.45%) PHP
4 1 (1.72%) C++
4 1 (1.72%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.72%) F#
4 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) SC Cleared
1 18 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) ISTQB
3 8 (13.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (6.90%) ISEB
5 3 (5.17%) Degree
6 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) SCCM
1 5 (8.62%) SCOM
2 4 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.72%) Cacti
3 1 (1.72%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle
3 6 (10.34%) HP
4 4 (6.90%) Telerik
5 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.72%) IBM
6 1 (1.72%) Pega
6 1 (1.72%) Rally
6 1 (1.72%) SAP
6 1 (1.72%) webMethods