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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 89 90 89
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 29 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.54% 1.65% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 2.10% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 6
Average daily rate £340 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £60.00 £40.00 £170.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -76.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
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
1487 1568 1268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.18% 78.20% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 978 851 687
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 72 60
Average hourly rate £47.50 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.70% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.51 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Winchester -8 11 £295 -1.66% 6
Fareham - 4 - - 2
Andover - 2 £338 -
Southampton +3 1 £360 +9.09% 1
Portsmouth - 1 £230 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 45 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (48.81%) Functional Testing
3 40 (47.62%) Security Cleared
3 40 (47.62%) Oracle
3 40 (47.62%) HP
4 38 (45.24%) SC Cleared
5 34 (40.48%) HP UFT
6 33 (39.29%) Microsoft
7 31 (36.90%) Test Scripting
8 29 (34.52%) Selenium
9 25 (29.76%) VB
10 24 (28.57%) ISTQB
11 23 (27.38%) C#
12 22 (26.19%) Java
12 22 (26.19%) .NET
13 20 (23.81%) Scrum
13 20 (23.81%) Cucumber
14 19 (22.62%) Software Testing
14 19 (22.62%) Regression Testing
15 18 (21.43%) HTML
15 18 (21.43%) BDD
16 17 (20.24%) WebDriver
16 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
16 17 (20.24%) SQL
17 16 (19.05%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
17 16 (19.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 15 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 15 (17.86%) Test Strategy
18 15 (17.86%) Test Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
1 11 (13.10%) MS Office
2 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.38%) MS Project
2 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) VLAN
2 2 (2.38%) 3GPP
2 2 (2.38%) GSM
2 2 (2.38%) LTE
2 2 (2.38%) UMTS
2 2 (2.38%) WAN
2 2 (2.38%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.05%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.95%) Data Mining
4 3 (3.57%) GIS
5 1 (1.19%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 34 (40.48%) HP UFT
2 29 (34.52%) Selenium
3 20 (23.81%) Cucumber
4 17 (20.24%) WebDriver
5 12 (14.29%) JIRA
5 12 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (11.90%) Subversion
7 9 (10.71%) Oracle APEX
8 8 (9.52%) Appium
8 8 (9.52%) SoapUI
9 7 (8.33%) SpecFlow
9 7 (8.33%) WATIR
10 5 (5.95%) Ant
10 5 (5.95%) Artifactory
10 5 (5.95%) Gradle
10 5 (5.95%) JUnit
10 5 (5.95%) Maven
10 5 (5.95%) Mockito
10 5 (5.95%) Robotium
10 5 (5.95%) TestComplete
General
1 7 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.95%) Publishing
3 4 (4.76%) Finance
4 3 (3.57%) Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (32.14%) Analyst
1 27 (32.14%) Test Analyst
2 14 (16.67%) Tester
3 12 (14.29%) Consultant
4 11 (13.10%) Automation Analyst
4 11 (13.10%) Automation Test Analyst
5 10 (11.90%) Automation Tester
5 10 (11.90%) Test Consultant
6 8 (9.52%) Test Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Automation Specialist
7 6 (7.14%) Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Test Automation Specialist
7 6 (7.14%) Test Manager
7 6 (7.14%) Test Specialist
8 5 (5.95%) Android Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 5 (5.95%) Senior Tester
8 5 (5.95%) Test Automation Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) Integration Test Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.19%) .NET
2 18 (21.43%) HTML
3 14 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 10 (11.90%) Web Services
5 7 (8.33%) JSON
5 7 (8.33%) REST
6 5 (5.95%) Android NDK
6 5 (5.95%) Android SDK
6 5 (5.95%) JNI
6 5 (5.95%) RoboGuice
7 4 (4.76%) RxJava
7 4 (4.76%) XML
8 1 (1.19%) CSS
8 1 (1.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Smart Meter
2 6 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.38%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.71%) Linux
2 8 (9.52%) Windows
3 5 (5.95%) Android
4 2 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (48.81%) Functional Testing
3 31 (36.90%) Test Scripting
4 20 (23.81%) Scrum
5 19 (22.62%) Regression Testing
5 19 (22.62%) Software Testing
6 18 (21.43%) BDD
7 16 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
8 15 (17.86%) Test Management
8 15 (17.86%) Test Strategy
9 14 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (16.67%) CRM
9 14 (16.67%) Project Management
10 13 (15.48%) Integration Testing
10 13 (15.48%) Waterfall
11 12 (14.29%) Automated Testing
12 11 (13.10%) System Testing
13 10 (11.90%) Defect Management
13 10 (11.90%) Performance Testing
14 9 (10.71%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.76%) VB
2 23 (27.38%) C#
3 22 (26.19%) Java
4 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
4 17 (20.24%) SQL
5 8 (9.52%) VBScript
6 6 (7.14%) C++
6 6 (7.14%) F#
7 2 (2.38%) PHP
8 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 38 (45.24%) SC Cleared
3 24 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 16 (19.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 15 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (15.48%) ISEB
7 11 (13.10%) DV Cleared
8 5 (5.95%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (47.62%) HP
1 40 (47.62%) Oracle
2 33 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.95%) Telerik
4 2 (2.38%) Anite
5 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.19%) webMethods
Fareham, Hampshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £45 to £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago