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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 80 90 81
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 41 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.87% 0.77% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 1.06% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 6
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£355 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £335 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
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
1630 1229 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 74.19% 72.64% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 690 581
Average daily rate £360 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 46 94
Average hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +10 15 £335 -16.25% 4
Andover - 3 £407 - 1
Basingstoke +1 1 £322 -24.35%
Hook -23 1 £375 +13.20%
Winchester - - - - 1
Eastleigh - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (48.84%) Oracle
3 41 (47.67%) Java
4 39 (45.35%) .NET
5 38 (44.19%) Scrum
6 37 (43.02%) HP
7 34 (39.53%) QuickTest Pro
8 31 (36.05%) JavaScript
9 30 (34.88%) Cucumber
9 30 (34.88%) Jenkins
10 29 (33.72%) Microsoft
11 27 (31.40%) VB
11 27 (31.40%) Web Services
12 26 (30.23%) HTML
12 26 (30.23%) ISTQB
13 25 (29.07%) SQL
13 25 (29.07%) C#
13 25 (29.07%) JSP
14 24 (27.91%) ASP.NET
14 24 (27.91%) Knowledge Management
14 24 (27.91%) Puppet
14 24 (27.91%) Vagrant
15 23 (26.74%) Functional Testing
15 23 (26.74%) Selenium
15 23 (26.74%) CRM
16 21 (24.42%) Project Management
17 20 (23.26%) Linux
17 20 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (22.09%) Security Cleared
18 19 (22.09%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 13 (15.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 13 (15.12%) WebLogic
2 8 (9.30%) Confluence
3 7 (8.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.16%) Node.js
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (8.14%) Amazon S3
1 7 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) Internet
2 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.49%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.33%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.16%) LTE
5 1 (1.16%) H.323
5 1 (1.16%) SAN
5 1 (1.16%) HTTP
5 1 (1.16%) DNS
5 1 (1.16%) GSM
5 1 (1.16%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.16%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.77%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.65%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (39.53%) QuickTest Pro
2 30 (34.88%) Cucumber
2 30 (34.88%) Jenkins
3 23 (26.74%) Selenium
4 16 (18.60%) Subversion
4 16 (18.60%) JUnit
5 15 (17.44%) SoapUI
6 11 (12.79%) RSpec
6 11 (12.79%) SpecFlow
6 11 (12.79%) Maven
6 11 (12.79%) JIRA
7 10 (11.63%) JMeter
8 7 (8.14%) Mockito
8 7 (8.14%) LoadRunner
9 4 (4.65%) Eclipse
9 4 (4.65%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (4.65%) FitNesse
9 4 (4.65%) Zephyr
10 3 (3.49%) Calabash
10 3 (3.49%) Appium
General
1 3 (3.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) Analyst
1 22 (25.58%) Test Analyst
2 14 (16.28%) Tester
2 14 (16.28%) Developer
3 13 (15.12%) Java Developer
4 12 (13.95%) Test Leader
5 11 (12.79%) Automation Tester
6 10 (11.63%) Software Engineer
7 9 (10.47%) Automation Analyst
7 9 (10.47%) Test Manager
8 8 (9.30%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (6.98%) Test Engineer
10 5 (5.81%) Agile Test Analyst
11 4 (4.65%) Agile Java Developer
12 3 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (3.49%) Quality Engineer
12 3 (3.49%) QA Engineer
12 3 (3.49%) Senior Test Analyst
12 3 (3.49%) Test Specialist
12 3 (3.49%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (45.35%) .NET
2 27 (31.40%) Web Services
3 26 (30.23%) HTML
4 25 (29.07%) JSP
5 24 (27.91%) ASP.NET
6 14 (16.28%) RESTful
7 11 (12.79%) SOAP
8 8 (9.30%) JPA
9 7 (8.14%) JSON
9 7 (8.14%) Spring
9 7 (8.14%) Spring MVC
9 7 (8.14%) Hibernate
9 7 (8.14%) Ajax
9 7 (8.14%) CSS
10 5 (5.81%) PostGIS
10 5 (5.81%) JTS
11 4 (4.65%) OLE
12 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
13 1 (1.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Algorithms
2 7 (8.14%) Open Source
3 4 (4.65%) GIS
4 3 (3.49%) Robotics
5 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.16%) User Experience
6 1 (1.16%) Linked Data
6 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.26%) Linux
2 13 (15.12%) Oracle Linux
3 6 (6.98%) Windows
4 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.49%) Android
4 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.49%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.33%) UNIX
5 2 (2.33%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (44.19%) Scrum
3 24 (27.91%) Knowledge Management
4 23 (26.74%) Functional Testing
4 23 (26.74%) CRM
5 21 (24.42%) Project Management
6 20 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (22.09%) Test Strategy
8 17 (19.77%) Software Engineering
9 16 (18.60%) Test Scripting
10 14 (16.28%) BDD
11 13 (15.12%) BPEL
11 13 (15.12%) Configuration Management
11 13 (15.12%) SOA
12 11 (12.79%) TDD
13 10 (11.63%) Web Development
13 10 (11.63%) User Stories
14 8 (9.30%) Integration Testing
14 8 (9.30%) Performance Testing
15 7 (8.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 41 (47.67%) Java
2 31 (36.05%) JavaScript
3 27 (31.40%) VB
4 25 (29.07%) SQL
4 25 (29.07%) C#
5 11 (12.79%) Ruby
6 5 (5.81%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.81%) VBScript
6 5 (5.81%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.33%) C
7 2 (2.33%) R
8 1 (1.16%) PHP
8 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.16%) VBA
8 1 (1.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (30.23%) ISTQB
2 19 (22.09%) Security Cleared
2 19 (22.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 16 (18.60%) SC Cleared
4 15 (17.44%) ISEB
5 7 (8.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (5.81%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (4.65%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.16%) Degree
8 1 (1.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.14%) QA
System Software
1 13 (15.12%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (8.14%) VirtualBox
3 6 (6.98%) Docker
4 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (27.91%) Puppet
1 24 (27.91%) Vagrant
2 9 (10.47%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (5.81%) WebInspect
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 42 (48.84%) Oracle
2 37 (43.02%) HP
3 29 (33.72%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.14%) ESRI
5 3 (3.49%) Cisco
6 1 (1.16%) VMware
6 1 (1.16%) Anite
6 1 (1.16%) EMC
6 1 (1.16%) Intel