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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 110 68 55
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 54 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.41% 2.52% 3.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 3.02% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 27 35
Median daily rate £280 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +13.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -16.16%
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
1549 1790 1620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.07% 83.53% 78.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1017 1159 930
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 78 74
Median hourly rate £45.00 £23.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% -40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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
Winchester -3 2 - - 3
Portsmouth -15 2 £280 -17.64%
Southampton -2 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Software Testing
3 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
3 12 (34.29%) Waterfall
4 10 (28.57%) JIRA
5 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
5 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
5 9 (25.71%) V-Model
5 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Windows
5 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (22.86%) Defect Management
6 8 (22.86%) Smart Meter
6 8 (22.86%) SQL
6 8 (22.86%) Stress Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 7 (20.00%) Requirements Management
7 7 (20.00%) Oracle
7 7 (20.00%) Case Management
8 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (17.14%) Functional Testing
8 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
8 6 (17.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (17.14%) C#
8 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
8 6 (17.14%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (17.14%) Release Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.86%) Confluence
1 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.86%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
1 1 (2.86%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) VLAN
1 5 (14.29%) ZigBee
2 2 (5.71%) ATM
3 1 (2.86%) GPRS
3 1 (2.86%) LAN
3 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) JIRA
2 5 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 4 (11.43%) Selenium
3 4 (11.43%) Toad
4 3 (8.57%) LabVIEW
4 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.71%) JUnit
5 2 (5.71%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (2.86%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.86%) JMeter
6 1 (2.86%) MSTest
6 1 (2.86%) NetBeans
6 1 (2.86%) NUnit
6 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
2 4 (11.43%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Electronics
3 2 (5.71%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Tester
2 7 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Smart Metering Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.71%) BSS Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Developer
6 2 (5.71%) OSS Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior BSS Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior OSS Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) Qt
2 1 (2.86%) REST
2 1 (2.86%) SOAP
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.86%) Smart Meter
3 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) iPhone
4 2 (5.71%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.86%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (11.43%) Android
4 3 (8.57%) Linux
4 3 (8.57%) Unix
5 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Software Testing
3 12 (34.29%) Waterfall
4 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
4 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (25.71%) V-Model
5 8 (22.86%) Defect Management
5 8 (22.86%) Stress Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Case Management
6 7 (20.00%) Requirements Management
6 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
7 6 (17.14%) Functional Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Release Management
8 5 (14.29%) TDD
9 4 (11.43%) Agile Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Asset Management
9 4 (11.43%) Scrum
9 4 (11.43%) System Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) PHP
4 1 (2.86%) C++
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
1 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (17.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
1 5 (14.29%) SCOM
2 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.86%) Cacti
3 1 (2.86%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Pega
4 1 (2.86%) Rally
4 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) T-Plan