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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South East / Hampshire
Rank 94 77 79
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.59% 2.25% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 2.77% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 21
Median daily rate £325 £349 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £399 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
1304 1518 1592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 76.84% 81.44% 78.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 965 876
Median daily rate £425 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 73 72
Median hourly rate £35.75 £47.50 £32.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.73% +47.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Southampton +6 3 £300 - 2
Fareham -13 1 £375 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £475 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Java
3 10 (55.56%) Selenium
4 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (38.89%) Python
6 6 (33.33%) C#
6 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 6 (33.33%) Robot Framework
7 5 (27.78%) QA
7 5 (27.78%) TDD
7 5 (27.78%) Scrum
8 4 (22.22%) System Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Unix
8 4 (22.22%) SDLC
8 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
8 4 (22.22%) BDD
9 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
9 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Android
9 3 (16.67%) DevOps
9 3 (16.67%) SDET
9 3 (16.67%) Linux
9 3 (16.67%) C++
9 3 (16.67%) Perl
9 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 3 (16.67%) HP
9 3 (16.67%) Automated 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) HeidiSQL
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) Robot Framework
3 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 3 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
5 2 (11.11%) IntelliJ
5 2 (11.11%) JUnit
5 2 (11.11%) NetBeans
5 2 (11.11%) TestNG
5 2 (11.11%) Toad
6 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
6 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Automation Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Software Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
1 2 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) Node.js
2 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) iPhone
2 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Unix
2 3 (16.67%) Android
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) BDD
4 4 (22.22%) SDLC
4 4 (22.22%) System Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.11%) Extreme Programming
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 2 (11.11%) RAD
6 2 (11.11%) SOA
6 2 (11.11%) Time Management
6 2 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) Python
3 6 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (16.67%) C++
4 3 (16.67%) Perl
5 2 (11.11%) C
5 2 (11.11%) Scala
5 2 (11.11%) Tcl
6 1 (5.56%) F#
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.56%) PHP
6 1 (5.56%) SQL
6 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.56%) ISEB
5 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 3 (16.67%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) T-Plan
3 1 (5.56%) ATG
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) SAP