The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Andover with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Automated Testing
Hampshire / Andover
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 4.17% 32.73% 17.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% 33.96% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
Median daily rate £348 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% +7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Andover with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Andover
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 47 53 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Andover 97.92% 96.36% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 14
Median daily rate £418 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Andover

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Andover citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Andover

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Andover

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Andover

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Andover region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 16 (100.00%) Oracle
1 16 (100.00%) F#
2 15 (93.75%) Oracle Database 11g
2 15 (93.75%) Oracle Database
2 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (81.25%) Oracle APEX
3 13 (81.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 13 (81.25%) HP UFT
3 13 (81.25%) PuTTY
3 13 (81.25%) WinSCP
3 13 (81.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (75.00%) TeamCity
4 12 (75.00%) HP
4 12 (75.00%) SQL
4 12 (75.00%) Windows
4 12 (75.00%) Linux
5 11 (68.75%) .NET
5 11 (68.75%) Scrum
5 11 (68.75%) VMware
5 11 (68.75%) Selenium
5 11 (68.75%) Test Scripting
5 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
5 11 (68.75%) SpecFlow
5 11 (68.75%) Defect Tracking
6 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
6 10 (62.50%) Migration
6 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
6 10 (62.50%) SharePoint
7 9 (56.25%) Toad
7 9 (56.25%) BDD

Test Automation
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 10 (62.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (37.50%) IIS
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) IaaS
2 2 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) PuTTY
1 13 (81.25%) WinSCP
2 4 (25.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (93.75%) Oracle Database
1 15 (93.75%) Oracle Database 11g
2 13 (81.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (31.25%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (25.00%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (81.25%) HP UFT
1 13 (81.25%) Oracle APEX
1 13 (81.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (75.00%) TeamCity
3 11 (68.75%) Selenium
3 11 (68.75%) SpecFlow
4 9 (56.25%) Toad
5 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (25.00%) Ant
6 4 (25.00%) Eclipse
6 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
6 4 (25.00%) TestNG
7 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
7 2 (12.50%) Moq
7 2 (12.50%) MSTest
7 2 (12.50%) NuGet
7 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (12.50%) webpack
General
1 2 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Automation Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) Web Services
2 6 (37.50%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 2 (12.50%) Ajax
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (12.50%) OAuth2
3 2 (12.50%) OpenID
3 2 (12.50%) React
3 2 (12.50%) Redux
3 2 (12.50%) WCF
3 2 (12.50%) XML-RPC
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Linux
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) Defect Tracking
2 11 (68.75%) Scrum
2 11 (68.75%) Test Scripting
3 10 (62.50%) Migration
4 9 (56.25%) BDD
4 9 (56.25%) DevOps
4 9 (56.25%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (50.00%) Integration Testing
6 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
6 7 (43.75%) Scenario Testing
6 7 (43.75%) Test Management
6 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
7 6 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (31.25%) ETL
9 4 (25.00%) API Testing
9 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
9 4 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) F#
2 12 (75.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) VB
5 2 (12.50%) ES6
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (12.50%) TypeScript
6 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) ISEB
3 8 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) vSphere
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 4 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Oracle
2 12 (75.00%) HP
3 11 (68.75%) VMware
4 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) Remedy
7 1 (6.25%) SAP