The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hampshire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 56 73 92
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 69 34 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.31% 1.95% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 2.71% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £393 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.19% +20.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.95% -23.12%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1538 1255 1172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 73.73% 72.00% 68.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 704 592
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 92 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Automation
South East

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +8 15 £315 -
Basingstoke +5 1 - -
Aldershot - 1 - -
Fareham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Winchester - - - - 2
Farnborough - - - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 66 (64.71%) .NET
2 64 (62.75%) Oracle
3 60 (58.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 58 (56.86%) HP
5 53 (51.96%) JavaScript
6 52 (50.98%) ISTQB
7 48 (47.06%) HTML
7 48 (47.06%) JSP
8 47 (46.08%) ASP.NET
9 46 (45.10%) VB
10 45 (44.12%) C#
11 44 (43.14%) Microsoft
11 44 (43.14%) Security Cleared
12 40 (39.22%) Knowledge Management
12 40 (39.22%) CRM
13 36 (35.29%) SC Cleared
13 36 (35.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 34 (33.33%) Test Scripting
15 28 (27.45%) Oracle Reports
16 26 (25.49%) Test Strategy
17 25 (24.51%) Project Management
17 25 (24.51%) SQL
18 24 (23.53%) Scrum
19 21 (20.59%) Java
19 21 (20.59%) Web Services
19 21 (20.59%) Cucumber
20 20 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
21 17 (16.67%) Jenkins
22 16 (15.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 16 (15.69%) HP Quality Center

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (3.92%) WebLogic
1 4 (3.92%) Apache
1 4 (3.92%) Tomcat
1 4 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.94%) Node.js
2 3 (2.94%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (3.92%) Amazon S3
1 4 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.71%) TCP/IP
2 9 (8.82%) DNS
3 8 (7.84%) HTTPS
4 7 (6.86%) HTTP
5 4 (3.92%) Internet
6 2 (1.96%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.98%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.98%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.98%) HSUPA
7 1 (0.98%) HSPA
7 1 (0.98%) LTE
7 1 (0.98%) OFDM
7 1 (0.98%) NFC
7 1 (0.98%) Wireless
7 1 (0.98%) TDMA
7 1 (0.98%) HSDPA
7 1 (0.98%) IPv6
7 1 (0.98%) SAN
7 1 (0.98%) PPP
7 1 (0.98%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (27.45%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.94%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Navigator
3 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.98%) Big Data
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.98%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 60 (58.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 21 (20.59%) Cucumber
3 17 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 15 (14.71%) Selenium
5 13 (12.75%) SoapUI
6 12 (11.76%) SpecFlow
7 9 (8.82%) LoadRunner
8 8 (7.84%) RSpec
9 7 (6.86%) Git (software)
10 6 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (5.88%) Maven
11 5 (4.90%) JIRA
11 5 (4.90%) JUnit
12 4 (3.92%) JMeter
12 4 (3.92%) Mockito
13 3 (2.94%) Grunt
13 3 (2.94%) FitNesse
13 3 (2.94%) Toad
14 2 (1.96%) Zephyr
14 2 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.96%) Electronics
2 2 (1.96%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (25.49%) Test Analyst
1 26 (25.49%) Analyst
2 17 (16.67%) Tester
3 15 (14.71%) Test Leader
4 13 (12.75%) Software Engineer
4 13 (12.75%) Test Manager
5 12 (11.76%) Automation Tester
6 10 (9.80%) Test Specialist
7 9 (8.82%) Test Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Developer
9 6 (5.88%) Test Automation Specialist
9 6 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
9 6 (5.88%) Automation Specialist
10 5 (4.90%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (3.92%) Performance Analyst
11 4 (3.92%) QA Tester
11 4 (3.92%) Performance Test Analyst
11 4 (3.92%) Performance Test Specialist
12 3 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
12 3 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (64.71%) .NET
2 48 (47.06%) HTML
2 48 (47.06%) JSP
3 47 (46.08%) ASP.NET
4 21 (20.59%) Web Services
5 11 (10.78%) SOAP
6 9 (8.82%) OLE
7 5 (4.90%) RESTful
7 5 (4.90%) JPA
7 5 (4.90%) CSS
8 4 (3.92%) JTS
8 4 (3.92%) JSON
8 4 (3.92%) Spring MVC
8 4 (3.92%) Hibernate
8 4 (3.92%) Spring
8 4 (3.92%) Ajax
8 4 (3.92%) PostGIS
9 3 (2.94%) jQuery
10 1 (0.98%) GWT
10 1 (0.98%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.92%) Open Source
2 3 (2.94%) Linked Data
2 3 (2.94%) Device Driver
3 1 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
3 1 (0.98%) Clustering
3 1 (0.98%) Handset
3 1 (0.98%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.69%) Windows
2 13 (12.75%) Linux
3 10 (9.80%) UNIX
4 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (8.82%) Windows XP
5 8 (7.84%) Windows 2000
5 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.92%) CentOS
6 4 (3.92%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.98%) Android
8 1 (0.98%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (39.22%) Knowledge Management
1 40 (39.22%) CRM
2 34 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 26 (25.49%) Test Strategy
4 25 (24.51%) Project Management
5 24 (23.53%) Scrum
6 20 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (14.71%) Software Engineering
7 15 (14.71%) Functional Testing
8 13 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (12.75%) Integration Testing
9 12 (11.76%) Software Testing
10 10 (9.80%) Data Transformation
10 10 (9.80%) Performance Testing
11 9 (8.82%) User Stories
12 8 (7.84%) TDD
12 8 (7.84%) Load Testing
13 6 (5.88%) SOA
13 6 (5.88%) Configuration Management
14 5 (4.90%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (51.96%) JavaScript
2 46 (45.10%) VB
3 45 (44.12%) C#
4 25 (24.51%) SQL
5 21 (20.59%) Java
6 13 (12.75%) Ruby
7 9 (8.82%) C
7 9 (8.82%) VBScript
8 7 (6.86%) Python
9 4 (3.92%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.92%) Embedded C
9 4 (3.92%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.94%) PHP
11 2 (1.96%) C++
11 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.98%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.98%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.98%) Perl
12 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.98%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 52 (50.98%) ISTQB
2 44 (43.14%) Security Cleared
3 36 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 36 (35.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 16 (15.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (14.71%) DV Cleared
6 14 (13.73%) ISEB
7 7 (6.86%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.82%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.90%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.92%) VirtualBox
3 3 (2.94%) vCloud
4 1 (0.98%) vSphere
4 1 (0.98%) Docker
4 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (15.69%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (11.76%) Puppet
2 12 (11.76%) Vagrant
3 8 (7.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.98%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.98%) Netcool
4 1 (0.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 64 (62.75%) Oracle
2 58 (56.86%) HP
3 44 (43.14%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.86%) ESRI
5 4 (3.92%) VMware
6 3 (2.94%) EMC
6 3 (2.94%) Intel
7 2 (1.96%) Cisco
8 1 (0.98%) Agilent
8 1 (0.98%) McAfee
8 1 (0.98%) Veritas
8 1 (0.98%) Citrix
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