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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 97 85 85
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 48 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.61% 2.18% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 2.67% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 20
Median daily rate £275 £380 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.63% +6.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% +40.35%
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
1390 1799 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 77.14% 81.85% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 1106 973
Median daily rate £414 £385 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 97 85
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £55.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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
Southampton +2 3 £300 +0.84% 1
Fareham -4 3 - -
Portsmouth - 2 £275 -
Gosport +17 1 £338 -4.92%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
4 6 (35.29%) Selenium
4 6 (35.29%) TDD
4 6 (35.29%) C#
4 6 (35.29%) System Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) V-Model
5 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
5 5 (29.41%) Robot Framework
5 5 (29.41%) SDLC
5 5 (29.41%) Unix
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
6 4 (23.53%) Python
6 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) JIRA
6 4 (23.53%) DevOps
6 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
6 4 (23.53%) User Stories
6 4 (23.53%) Android
7 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Time Management
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
7 3 (17.65%) TestNG
7 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
7 3 (17.65%) ATDD
7 3 (17.65%) Build Automation
7 3 (17.65%) Agile Testing
7 3 (17.65%) WebDriver

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 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) ATM
1 2 (11.76%) VLAN
1 2 (11.76%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) Robot Framework
3 4 (23.53%) JIRA
4 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
4 3 (17.65%) IntelliJ
4 3 (17.65%) JUnit
4 3 (17.65%) NetBeans
4 3 (17.65%) TestNG
4 3 (17.65%) Toad
4 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
4 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
5 2 (11.76%) LabVIEW
6 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
6 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
1 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) QA Automation Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Software Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Test Analyst
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
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) iPhone
2 2 (11.76%) Smart Meter
2 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
1 5 (29.41%) Unix
2 4 (23.53%) Android
3 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 6 (35.29%) System Testing
3 6 (35.29%) TDD
4 5 (29.41%) SDLC
4 5 (29.41%) V-Model
4 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
5 4 (23.53%) DevOps
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 4 (23.53%) User Stories
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%) Performance Management
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Time Management
6 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) Python
4 3 (17.65%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) Perl
5 2 (11.76%) C
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Tcl
6 1 (5.88%) F#
6 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 3 (17.65%) T-Plan
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) ATG
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) SAP