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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 76 94 72
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 44 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.05% 0.70% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 0.99% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 4
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£348 £290 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.82% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £227 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £410 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £38.75 £170.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.20% +325.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.23%
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
1661 1319 1020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 77.22% 71.11% 73.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 727 549
Average daily rate £380 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 69 80
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £97.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -4 16 £333 +52.87% 4
Winchester - 5 £300 - 2
Farnborough - - - -
Andover - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 57 (69.51%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (57.32%) Java
3 37 (45.12%) Scrum
4 36 (43.90%) Jenkins
5 32 (39.02%) Puppet
6 30 (36.59%) Cucumber
6 30 (36.59%) Linux
7 29 (35.37%) Vagrant
8 25 (30.49%) Oracle
9 23 (28.05%) Selenium
10 22 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (26.83%) JUnit
10 22 (26.83%) SQL
10 22 (26.83%) QuickTest Pro
11 21 (25.61%) Microsoft
11 21 (25.61%) Configuration Management
12 20 (24.39%) Maven
12 20 (24.39%) Web Services
13 19 (23.17%) JavaScript
13 19 (23.17%) JIRA
14 17 (20.73%) .NET
14 17 (20.73%) HP
15 16 (19.51%) Subversion
15 16 (19.51%) Test Strategy
15 16 (19.51%) RSpec
16 15 (18.29%) BDD
16 15 (18.29%) SoapUI
16 15 (18.29%) Software Engineering
17 14 (17.07%) Ruby
17 14 (17.07%) ISTQB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (15.85%) WebLogic
1 13 (15.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (14.63%) Confluence
3 8 (9.76%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.22%) SAS
4 1 (1.22%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (10.98%) MS Office
1 9 (10.98%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (9.76%) Amazon S3
1 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) Internet
2 7 (8.54%) iSCSI
2 7 (8.54%) SAN
3 6 (7.32%) FCoE
3 6 (7.32%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.22%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.22%) FTP
4 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (7.32%) Hazelcast
3 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (43.90%) Jenkins
2 30 (36.59%) Cucumber
3 23 (28.05%) Selenium
4 22 (26.83%) JUnit
4 22 (26.83%) QuickTest Pro
5 20 (24.39%) Maven
6 19 (23.17%) JIRA
7 16 (19.51%) Subversion
7 16 (19.51%) RSpec
8 15 (18.29%) SoapUI
9 12 (14.63%) JMeter
10 8 (9.76%) Mockito
11 7 (8.54%) Appium
12 5 (6.10%) Calabash
12 5 (6.10%) SpecFlow
12 5 (6.10%) Xcode
12 5 (6.10%) IntelliJ
13 3 (3.66%) WebDriver
13 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
13 3 (3.66%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (2.44%) Electronics
2 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (29.27%) Developer
2 15 (18.29%) Analyst
2 15 (18.29%) Test Analyst
3 14 (17.07%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.07%) Test Leader
4 10 (12.20%) Tester
5 8 (9.76%) Automation Tester
6 7 (8.54%) Software Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Automation Analyst
7 6 (7.32%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Agile Java Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.88%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Mobile Tester
10 3 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) Test Specialist
10 3 (3.66%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) Automation Specialist
11 2 (2.44%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.39%) Web Services
2 17 (20.73%) .NET
3 13 (15.85%) HTML
3 13 (15.85%) RESTful
4 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET
4 10 (12.20%) JSP
5 8 (9.76%) CSS
5 8 (9.76%) JSON
5 8 (9.76%) Spring MVC
5 8 (9.76%) JPA
5 8 (9.76%) Hibernate
5 8 (9.76%) Spring
5 8 (9.76%) Ajax
6 7 (8.54%) SOAP
7 6 (7.32%) JTS
7 6 (7.32%) PostGIS
8 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.22%) XML
9 1 (1.22%) MFC
9 1 (1.22%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Open Source
2 7 (8.54%) Algorithms
3 5 (6.10%) Robotics
4 4 (4.88%) GIS
4 4 (4.88%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.44%) Clustering
6 2 (2.44%) PDA
7 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 30 (36.59%) Linux
2 13 (15.85%) Oracle Linux
3 11 (13.41%) Windows
4 8 (9.76%) AIX
4 8 (9.76%) Android
5 7 (8.54%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (69.51%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (45.12%) Scrum
3 22 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (25.61%) Configuration Management
5 16 (19.51%) Test Strategy
6 15 (18.29%) BDD
6 15 (18.29%) Software Engineering
7 13 (15.85%) BPEL
7 13 (15.85%) SOA
8 12 (14.63%) Test Scripting
9 11 (13.41%) Knowledge Management
9 11 (13.41%) Software Testing
9 11 (13.41%) Web Development
9 11 (13.41%) User Stories
10 10 (12.20%) Performance Testing
10 10 (12.20%) Functional Testing
10 10 (12.20%) Project Management
10 10 (12.20%) CRM
10 10 (12.20%) TDD
11 8 (9.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 47 (57.32%) Java
2 22 (26.83%) SQL
3 19 (23.17%) JavaScript
4 14 (17.07%) Ruby
5 12 (14.63%) C#
5 12 (14.63%) VB
6 7 (8.54%) Perl
7 4 (4.88%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.66%) C
8 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.44%) Python
9 2 (2.44%) VBScript
10 1 (1.22%) C++
10 1 (1.22%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) ISEB
1 14 (17.07%) ISTQB
2 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
3 11 (13.41%) SC Cleared
4 10 (12.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.66%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.66%) Degree
6 3 (3.66%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.44%) MCTS
7 2 (2.44%) MCITP
7 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.44%) MCSE
7 2 (2.44%) MCSA
System Software
1 13 (15.85%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.76%) VirtualBox
2 8 (9.76%) Docker
3 3 (3.66%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.22%) NFS
5 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 32 (39.02%) Puppet
2 29 (35.37%) Vagrant
3 5 (6.10%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.66%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.44%) WebInspect
6 1 (1.22%) Netcool
Vendors
1 25 (30.49%) Oracle
2 21 (25.61%) Microsoft
3 17 (20.73%) HP
4 9 (10.98%) VMware
5 8 (9.76%) Veritas
6 4 (4.88%) IBM
7 3 (3.66%) McAfee
8 2 (2.44%) ESRI
8 2 (2.44%) Citrix
9 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.22%) Coverity
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