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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 60 91 83
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 58 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.81% 0.98% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% 1.35% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+32.75% -22.66%
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 1333 1465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 72.15% 72.56% 73.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 797 794
Average daily rate £375 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 80 104
Average hourly rate £37.50 £23.13 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.16% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Histogram 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 August 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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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 +2 12 £315 +3.27% 2
Basingstoke +16 2 - -
Petersfield - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
Winchester - - - - 3
Farnborough - - - -
Aldershot - - - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 71 (63.96%) .NET
2 68 (61.26%) Oracle
3 67 (60.36%) QuickTest Pro
4 66 (59.46%) HP
5 59 (53.15%) JavaScript
6 58 (52.25%) ISTQB
7 54 (48.65%) HTML
7 54 (48.65%) JSP
8 53 (47.75%) ASP.NET
9 51 (45.95%) VB
9 51 (45.95%) Microsoft
10 49 (44.14%) C#
10 49 (44.14%) Security Cleared
11 46 (41.44%) Knowledge Management
12 45 (40.54%) CRM
13 41 (36.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 39 (35.14%) SC Cleared
15 38 (34.23%) Test Scripting
16 32 (28.83%) Oracle Reports
17 30 (27.03%) Project Management
18 28 (25.23%) Test Strategy
19 23 (20.72%) SQL
19 23 (20.72%) Web Services
20 22 (19.82%) Java
20 22 (19.82%) Scrum
20 22 (19.82%) Cucumber
21 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
22 19 (17.12%) Windows
23 18 (16.22%) TCP/IP
23 18 (16.22%) HP Quality Center

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (4.50%) Confluence
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.60%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.60%) Apache
2 4 (3.60%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.70%) Node.js
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 11 (9.91%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (8.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (3.60%) Amazon S3
1 4 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.22%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.01%) DNS
3 9 (8.11%) HTTPS
4 8 (7.21%) HTTP
5 4 (3.60%) Internet
6 3 (2.70%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.80%) GSM
7 2 (1.80%) LTE
8 1 (0.90%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.90%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.90%) PPP
8 1 (0.90%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.90%) UMTS
8 1 (0.90%) CDMA
8 1 (0.90%) GPRS
8 1 (0.90%) IPv6
8 1 (0.90%) SAN
8 1 (0.90%) HSUPA
8 1 (0.90%) NFC
8 1 (0.90%) OFDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (28.83%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.90%) MySQL
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.90%) Big Data
5 1 (0.90%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 67 (60.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (19.82%) Cucumber
3 17 (15.32%) Jenkins
3 17 (15.32%) Selenium
4 14 (12.61%) SoapUI
5 12 (10.81%) SpecFlow
5 12 (10.81%) LoadRunner
6 7 (6.31%) JMeter
6 7 (6.31%) JUnit
6 7 (6.31%) Git (software)
6 7 (6.31%) Maven
6 7 (6.31%) RSpec
7 6 (5.41%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (4.50%) JIRA
9 4 (3.60%) FitNesse
9 4 (3.60%) Mockito
10 3 (2.70%) Grunt
10 3 (2.70%) Zephyr
10 3 (2.70%) Toad
11 2 (1.80%) Subversion
General
1 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.70%) Electronics
3 2 (1.80%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (27.03%) Analyst
1 30 (27.03%) Test Analyst
2 18 (16.22%) Tester
2 18 (16.22%) Test Leader
3 14 (12.61%) Test Manager
4 13 (11.71%) Software Engineer
4 13 (11.71%) Automation Tester
5 10 (9.01%) Test Specialist
6 9 (8.11%) Automation Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Test Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Developer
9 6 (5.41%) Test Automation Specialist
9 6 (5.41%) Automation Specialist
10 5 (4.50%) Performance Test Analyst
10 5 (4.50%) Performance Analyst
11 4 (3.60%) QA Tester
11 4 (3.60%) Performance Test Specialist
12 3 (2.70%) QA Engineer
12 3 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (63.96%) .NET
2 54 (48.65%) JSP
2 54 (48.65%) HTML
3 53 (47.75%) ASP.NET
4 23 (20.72%) Web Services
5 11 (9.91%) SOAP
6 10 (9.01%) OLE
7 7 (6.31%) RESTful
8 5 (4.50%) JPA
8 5 (4.50%) CSS
9 4 (3.60%) JTS
9 4 (3.60%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.60%) Spring
9 4 (3.60%) Ajax
9 4 (3.60%) JSON
9 4 (3.60%) Spring MVC
9 4 (3.60%) PostGIS
10 3 (2.70%) jQuery
11 1 (0.90%) WPF
11 1 (0.90%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.60%) Device Driver
1 4 (3.60%) Open Source
2 3 (2.70%) Linked Data
3 2 (1.80%) GIS
4 1 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.90%) Handset
4 1 (0.90%) Clustering
4 1 (0.90%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.12%) Windows
2 13 (11.71%) Linux
3 11 (9.91%) Windows XP
3 11 (9.91%) UNIX
4 10 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (8.11%) Windows 2000
5 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.60%) CentOS
6 4 (3.60%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (2.70%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.90%) AIX
8 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (41.44%) Knowledge Management
2 45 (40.54%) CRM
3 38 (34.23%) Test Scripting
4 30 (27.03%) Project Management
5 28 (25.23%) Test Strategy
6 22 (19.82%) Scrum
7 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (14.41%) Functional Testing
9 15 (13.51%) Software Engineering
10 14 (12.61%) Regression Testing
11 13 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (11.71%) Software Testing
12 12 (10.81%) Integration Testing
13 11 (9.91%) Performance Testing
14 10 (9.01%) Data Transformation
15 9 (8.11%) User Stories
15 9 (8.11%) Load Testing
16 7 (6.31%) TDD
17 6 (5.41%) Configuration Management
17 6 (5.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 59 (53.15%) JavaScript
2 51 (45.95%) VB
3 49 (44.14%) C#
4 23 (20.72%) SQL
5 22 (19.82%) Java
6 11 (9.91%) Ruby
7 10 (9.01%) VBScript
7 10 (9.01%) C
8 8 (7.21%) Python
9 6 (5.41%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.60%) Embedded C
10 4 (3.60%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.70%) PHP
12 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.80%) C++
13 1 (0.90%) Perl
13 1 (0.90%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.90%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (52.25%) ISTQB
2 49 (44.14%) Security Cleared
3 41 (36.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 39 (35.14%) SC Cleared
5 17 (15.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (14.41%) DV Cleared
6 16 (14.41%) ISEB
7 7 (6.31%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.90%) Degree
8 1 (0.90%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.50%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.60%) VirtualBox
3 3 (2.70%) vCloud
4 1 (0.90%) Docker
4 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (11.71%) Puppet
2 13 (11.71%) Vagrant
3 9 (8.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.70%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.90%) Netcool
5 1 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 68 (61.26%) Oracle
2 66 (59.46%) HP
3 51 (45.95%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.31%) ESRI
5 4 (3.60%) VMware
5 4 (3.60%) Intel
6 3 (2.70%) EMC
6 3 (2.70%) Cisco
7 1 (0.90%) Citrix
7 1 (0.90%) Veritas
7 1 (0.90%) McAfee
7 1 (0.90%) Agilent
7 1 (0.90%) Anite
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