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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 85 91 76
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 39 10 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.79% 0.62% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 0.86% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 15
Average daily rate
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£345 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £339 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £448 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +4.00%
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
1606 1158 1331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 73.64% 71.44% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 718 712
Average daily rate £360 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 57 86
Average hourly rate £21.00 £28.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.85 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 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 31 October 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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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
Southampton +1 12 £335 -16.25% 4
Andover -7 3 £345 - 2
Basingstoke -3 1 - - 1
Petersfield - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Winchester - - - - 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 57 (57.00%) Oracle
2 53 (53.00%) .NET
2 53 (53.00%) HP
3 51 (51.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 46 (46.00%) JavaScript
5 42 (42.00%) HTML
5 42 (42.00%) VB
5 42 (42.00%) Microsoft
5 42 (42.00%) ISTQB
6 40 (40.00%) JSP
7 39 (39.00%) ASP.NET
8 38 (38.00%) C#
8 38 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (37.00%) Knowledge Management
10 36 (36.00%) CRM
11 33 (33.00%) Functional Testing
12 32 (32.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 31 (31.00%) Security Cleared
13 31 (31.00%) Java
14 30 (30.00%) Project Management
15 29 (29.00%) Test Scripting
16 28 (28.00%) Jenkins
16 28 (28.00%) Scrum
17 26 (26.00%) Web Services
18 25 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
19 24 (24.00%) SC Cleared
19 24 (24.00%) Cucumber
20 21 (21.00%) Puppet
20 21 (21.00%) Vagrant
20 21 (21.00%) SQL

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 11 (11.00%) WebLogic
2 10 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (8.00%) Confluence
4 6 (6.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.00%) Node.js
5 3 (3.00%) Apache
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 12 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (6.00%) Amazon S3
1 6 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.00%) Internet
3 4 (4.00%) HTTPS
4 3 (3.00%) IP Telephony
4 3 (3.00%) DNS
4 3 (3.00%) HTTP
5 2 (2.00%) GSM
5 2 (2.00%) LTE
6 1 (1.00%) IPv6
6 1 (1.00%) SAN
6 1 (1.00%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.00%) UMTS
6 1 (1.00%) CDMA
6 1 (1.00%) GPRS
6 1 (1.00%) PPP
6 1 (1.00%) HSUPA
6 1 (1.00%) NFC
6 1 (1.00%) OFDM
6 1 (1.00%) HSPA
6 1 (1.00%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.00%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 51 (51.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 28 (28.00%) Jenkins
3 24 (24.00%) Cucumber
4 20 (20.00%) Selenium
5 14 (14.00%) JUnit
6 12 (12.00%) SoapUI
7 11 (11.00%) Subversion
8 10 (10.00%) Maven
8 10 (10.00%) JMeter
8 10 (10.00%) RSpec
9 9 (9.00%) LoadRunner
10 8 (8.00%) JIRA
10 8 (8.00%) SpecFlow
11 6 (6.00%) Mockito
11 6 (6.00%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (5.00%) Git (software)
12 5 (5.00%) FitNesse
13 4 (4.00%) Eclipse
13 4 (4.00%) Zephyr
14 3 (3.00%) Grunt
General
1 5 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (26.00%) Test Analyst
1 26 (26.00%) Analyst
2 17 (17.00%) Test Leader
3 14 (14.00%) Software Engineer
4 13 (13.00%) Test Manager
5 12 (12.00%) Developer
5 12 (12.00%) Tester
6 9 (9.00%) Automation Analyst
7 8 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (8.00%) Java Developer
8 7 (7.00%) Test Specialist
8 7 (7.00%) Test Engineer
8 7 (7.00%) Automation Tester
9 6 (6.00%) Automation Specialist
10 4 (4.00%) Test Automation Specialist
10 4 (4.00%) QA Tester
11 3 (3.00%) Test Consultant
11 3 (3.00%) QA Engineer
11 3 (3.00%) Consultant
11 3 (3.00%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (53.00%) .NET
2 42 (42.00%) HTML
3 40 (40.00%) JSP
4 39 (39.00%) ASP.NET
5 26 (26.00%) Web Services
6 11 (11.00%) RESTful
7 8 (8.00%) SOAP
8 7 (7.00%) CSS
8 7 (7.00%) JPA
9 6 (6.00%) OLE
9 6 (6.00%) Hibernate
9 6 (6.00%) Spring
9 6 (6.00%) Ajax
9 6 (6.00%) JSON
9 6 (6.00%) Spring MVC
10 5 (5.00%) PostGIS
10 5 (5.00%) JTS
11 3 (3.00%) jQuery
12 1 (1.00%) Middleware
12 1 (1.00%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 6 (6.00%) Open Source
3 4 (4.00%) GIS
3 4 (4.00%) Device Driver
4 3 (3.00%) Linked Data
4 3 (3.00%) User Experience
5 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.00%) Handset
6 1 (1.00%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.00%) Linux
2 11 (11.00%) Windows
3 10 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.00%) UNIX
5 4 (4.00%) Windows 2000
5 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.00%) CentOS
6 3 (3.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (37.00%) Knowledge Management
3 36 (36.00%) CRM
4 33 (33.00%) Functional Testing
5 30 (30.00%) Project Management
6 29 (29.00%) Test Scripting
7 28 (28.00%) Scrum
8 20 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 16 (16.00%) Software Engineering
10 12 (12.00%) Regression Testing
10 12 (12.00%) SOA
11 11 (11.00%) Configuration Management
11 11 (11.00%) TDD
11 11 (11.00%) BPEL
12 10 (10.00%) User Stories
13 9 (9.00%) Integration Testing
13 9 (9.00%) Web Development
14 7 (7.00%) Performance Testing
14 7 (7.00%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 46 (46.00%) JavaScript
2 42 (42.00%) VB
3 38 (38.00%) C#
4 31 (31.00%) Java
5 21 (21.00%) SQL
6 10 (10.00%) VBScript
7 8 (8.00%) C
7 8 (8.00%) Ruby
8 6 (6.00%) Bash Shell
8 6 (6.00%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.00%) Python
9 4 (4.00%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.00%) VBA
10 1 (1.00%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.00%) R
10 1 (1.00%) C++
10 1 (1.00%) Perl
10 1 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (42.00%) ISTQB
2 32 (32.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 31 (31.00%) Security Cleared
4 24 (24.00%) SC Cleared
5 14 (14.00%) ISEB
6 11 (11.00%) DV Cleared
6 11 (11.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (6.00%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (2.00%) Degree
9 1 (1.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (6.00%) VirtualBox
3 4 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.00%) vCloud
4 3 (3.00%) Docker
5 1 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (21.00%) Puppet
1 21 (21.00%) Vagrant
2 11 (11.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (5.00%) WebInspect
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 57 (57.00%) Oracle
2 53 (53.00%) HP
3 42 (42.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.00%) ESRI
5 4 (4.00%) Intel
5 4 (4.00%) VMware
6 3 (3.00%) EMC
6 3 (3.00%) Cisco
7 1 (1.00%) Anite
7 1 (1.00%) Agilent
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