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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 65 60 92
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +32
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 61 58 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.78% 2.81% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 3.81% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 11
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£375 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £383 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £39.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +32.75%
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
1747 1524 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.52% 73.94% 74.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 907 810
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 75 81
Average hourly rate £25.55 £37.50 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.88% +62.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Southampton 0 12 £340 +7.93% 4
Andover +1 11 £350 +22.80%
Basingstoke +4 8 £433 - 1
Winchester - 4 £440 - 2
Hook - 2 - -
Gosport -10 1 £370 +13.84%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 51 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (50.00%) Selenium
3 33 (36.67%) Software Testing
4 30 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 29 (32.22%) Test Strategy
5 29 (32.22%) C#
6 26 (28.89%) Test Scripting
7 25 (27.78%) Security Cleared
8 24 (26.67%) BDD
9 23 (25.56%) Microsoft
9 23 (25.56%) .NET
10 21 (23.33%) SC Cleared
11 20 (22.22%) ISEB
12 18 (20.00%) HP UFT
12 18 (20.00%) HP
12 18 (20.00%) Oracle
12 18 (20.00%) Java
13 17 (18.89%) ISTQB
14 16 (17.78%) TDD
14 16 (17.78%) JIRA
14 16 (17.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (17.78%) Mentoring
15 15 (16.67%) JMeter
16 14 (15.56%) Load Testing
16 14 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (15.56%) Test Management
16 14 (15.56%) Cucumber
17 13 (14.44%) Scrum
18 12 (13.33%) SQL
19 11 (12.22%) VB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Office
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) SAN
2 3 (3.33%) iSCSI
2 3 (3.33%) FCoE
2 3 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.11%) LTE
3 1 (1.11%) DVB
3 1 (1.11%) GSM
3 1 (1.11%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.11%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.22%) QlikView
4 2 (2.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 45 (50.00%) Selenium
2 30 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 18 (20.00%) HP UFT
4 16 (17.78%) JIRA
5 15 (16.67%) JMeter
6 14 (15.56%) Cucumber
7 9 (10.00%) NUnit
7 9 (10.00%) Subversion
8 7 (7.78%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (6.67%) Appium
10 5 (5.56%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.33%) SpecFlow
11 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
12 2 (2.22%) NSubstitute
12 2 (2.22%) Zephyr
12 2 (2.22%) Eclipse
12 2 (2.22%) MSBuild
12 2 (2.22%) TestComplete
12 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (2.22%) Finance
1 2 (2.22%) Retail
2 1 (1.11%) Marketing
2 1 (1.11%) Military
2 1 (1.11%) Banking
2 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (32.22%) Analyst
2 28 (31.11%) Test Analyst
3 17 (18.89%) Team Leader
4 16 (17.78%) Test Team Leader
4 16 (17.78%) Tester
5 11 (12.22%) Automation Analyst
6 10 (11.11%) Automation Tester
7 9 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 8 (8.89%) Consultant
9 7 (7.78%) Developer
9 7 (7.78%) Test Engineer
9 7 (7.78%) Automation Team Leader
10 6 (6.67%) Test Consultant
11 5 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
12 4 (4.44%) Test Leader
12 4 (4.44%) Perl Developer
12 4 (4.44%) Test Specialist
12 4 (4.44%) Automation Specialist
13 3 (3.33%) Test Manager
13 3 (3.33%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.56%) .NET
2 6 (6.67%) HTML
3 4 (4.44%) JSP
4 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.22%) Web Services
5 2 (2.22%) XML
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.11%) JSON
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.44%) GIS
3 2 (2.22%) Statistics
4 1 (1.11%) iSeries
4 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.11%) STB
4 1 (1.11%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.22%) Windows
1 11 (12.22%) Linux
2 6 (6.67%) AIX
3 4 (4.44%) Android
3 4 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.33%) UNIX
4 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (36.67%) Software Testing
3 29 (32.22%) Test Strategy
4 26 (28.89%) Test Scripting
5 24 (26.67%) BDD
6 16 (17.78%) Mentoring
6 16 (17.78%) TDD
7 14 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (15.56%) Load Testing
7 14 (15.56%) Test Management
8 13 (14.44%) Scrum
9 11 (12.22%) Manual Testing
9 11 (12.22%) Performance Testing
10 10 (11.11%) Waterfall
10 10 (11.11%) Automated Testing
10 10 (11.11%) Regression Testing
11 9 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 9 (10.00%) Unit Testing
12 8 (8.89%) Knowledge Management
12 8 (8.89%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.22%) C#
2 18 (20.00%) Java
3 12 (13.33%) SQL
4 11 (12.22%) VB
5 9 (10.00%) Perl
6 8 (8.89%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.67%) VBScript
8 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.22%) Ruby
9 2 (2.22%) C++
10 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.11%) Python
10 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.11%) F#
10 1 (1.11%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 21 (23.33%) SC Cleared
3 20 (22.22%) ISEB
4 17 (18.89%) ISTQB
5 16 (17.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (4.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (4.44%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (3.33%) Degree
7 3 (3.33%) HP AIS
8 2 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (25.56%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.00%) HP
2 18 (20.00%) Oracle
3 11 (12.22%) VMware
4 5 (5.56%) Veritas
5 3 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.33%) IBM
6 2 (2.22%) McAfee
7 1 (1.11%) Anite
7 1 (1.11%) Google
7 1 (1.11%) Coremetrics