Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £353 per day in advertised job vacancies in Andover during the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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 Test Engineer
Hampshire > Andover
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 19 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 - +28
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 7.46% 1.33% -
As % of the Job Titles category 7.69% 1.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Andover median daily rate £353 £370 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.73% - -
Hampshire median daily rate £363 £385 £425
% change year-on-year -5.84% -9.41% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Andover median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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 65 69 93
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.01% 92.00% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 57 39
Andover median daily rate £375 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -5.06%
10th Percentile £323 £330 £285
90th Percentile £476 £548 £476
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Andover median hourly rate £50.00 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.63 £24.07 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% -3.72% +42.86%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Andover

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Andover

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Andover

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in Andover

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, Test Automation Engineer 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
3 3 (60.00%) Software AG
3 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) webMethods
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing

Test Automation Engineer 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) PuTTY
1 3 (60.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) Ant
3 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (40.00%) TestNG
4 1 (20.00%) Toad
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (60.00%) API Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (60.00%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (60.00%) Kanban
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) User Stories
5 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) F#
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (60.00%) Software AG
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) webMethods