Period
to 21 July 2019

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Andover during the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automation Tester
Hampshire > Andover
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 22 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 4.84% 9.23% 3.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.84% 9.38% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Andover median daily rate £450 - £325
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +13.33% +15.38% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Andover median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Andover. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Andover
Contract vacancies in Andover with a recognized job title 62 64 87
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 98.46% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 67
Andover median daily rate £415 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £248 £320 £330
90th Percentile £470 £454 £563
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Andover median hourly rate - £50.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +81.82% -
Hampshire median hourly rate £33.20 £22.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year +45.14% -8.50% -

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Andover

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Andover.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Andover

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Andover

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automation Tester in Andover.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Andover

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Andover

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Andover region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Confluence
2 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) API Development
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Creative Thinking
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Migration

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Andover 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 3 (100.00%) Confluence
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) API Development
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Creative Thinking
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared