The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Winchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 24 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 1.42% 3.77% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 4.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £440 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £38.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.47 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -8.08%
Test Automation
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Winchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Winchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
123 135 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 87.23% 84.91% 70.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 104 25
Median daily rate £380 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 5
Median hourly rate - £38.75 £10.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +273.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Winchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Winchester region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Winchester

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Winchester region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Winchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Winchester region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Winchester

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Winchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Winchester region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Stress Testing
2 2 (40.00%) VLAN
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) ZigBee
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
2 2 (40.00%) LabVIEW
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
2 2 (40.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Case Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) VLAN
1 2 (40.00%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) JMeter
1 2 (40.00%) LabVIEW
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) MSTest
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Case Management
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Stress Testing
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Service Design
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft