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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 20 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 7.19% 7.81% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.21% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £295 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
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
134 55 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 87.58% 85.94% 86.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 33 31
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 4
Average hourly rate £10.00 £38.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.19% +210.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Winchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Winchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Winchester 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 8 (72.73%) Stress Testing
1 8 (72.73%) Smart Meter
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) MS Office
3 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
3 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
3 6 (54.55%) Requirements Management
3 6 (54.55%) JIRA
3 6 (54.55%) Release Management
3 6 (54.55%) Defect Management
3 6 (54.55%) Case Management
4 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (36.36%) V-Model
4 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 4 (36.36%) VLAN
4 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) WAN
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) ZigBee
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 2 (18.18%) Unix
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Linux

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Winchester 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 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) VLAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) JMeter
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) MSTest
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration and Release Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Release and Configuration Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Release Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Smart Metering Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Smart Meter
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Stress Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Case Management
2 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
2 6 (54.55%) Defect Management
2 6 (54.55%) Release Management
2 6 (54.55%) Requirements Management
3 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 4 (36.36%) V-Model
3 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
6 1 (9.09%) System Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft