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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 112 84 77
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 9 43 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.49% 1.91% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 2.33% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 24 21
Median daily rate £275 £373 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.17% +18.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
1424 1848 1589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 78.20% 82.10% 76.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 1125 915
Median daily rate £400 £383 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £511 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 85 74
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +26.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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
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 29 September 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
Fareham - 3 - - 1
Portsmouth - 3 £275 - 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
3 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 7 (41.18%) System Testing
3 7 (41.18%) V-Model
4 6 (35.29%) Java
4 6 (35.29%) Unix
4 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
5 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (29.41%) Robot Framework
6 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
6 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
6 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
6 4 (23.53%) JIRA
6 4 (23.53%) Selenium
6 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
6 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) C++
6 4 (23.53%) Python
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) IntelliJ
7 3 (17.65%) Toad
7 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
7 3 (17.65%) Perl
7 3 (17.65%) SQL

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:

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Maximo
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) VLAN
1 3 (17.65%) ZigBee
2 2 (11.76%) ATM
3 1 (5.88%) GPRS
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Robot Framework
2 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
3 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
3 3 (17.65%) IntelliJ
3 3 (17.65%) JUnit
3 3 (17.65%) LabVIEW
3 3 (17.65%) NetBeans
3 3 (17.65%) TestNG
3 3 (17.65%) Toad
3 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
1 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Test Automation Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Software Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Smart Metering Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Web Applications Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Web Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
3 3 (17.65%) Smart Meter
4 2 (11.76%) iPhone
4 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
5 1 (5.88%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
1 6 (35.29%) Unix
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
3 7 (41.18%) System Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 7 (41.18%) V-Model
4 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Testing
6 3 (17.65%) ATDD
6 3 (17.65%) Build Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Extreme Programming
6 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
6 3 (17.65%) RAD
6 3 (17.65%) Requirements Management
6 3 (17.65%) Stress Testing
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) C++
3 4 (23.53%) Python
4 3 (17.65%) Perl
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) C
5 2 (11.76%) Tcl
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
6 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) T-Plan
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle