Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 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 6 months to 20 November 2018 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 > Basingstoke
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 38 39
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 23 30 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 4.67% 4.51% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.53% 5.11% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 5
Basingstoke median daily rate £500 £325 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.85% +22.64% -33.75%
10th Percentile £351 £269 £229
90th Percentile £525 £451 £538
Hampshire median daily rate £380 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +16.92% -7.14% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Basingstoke median hourly rate - £18.04 -
Hampshire median hourly rate £48.25 £45.39 £53.50
% change year-on-year +6.30% -15.16% +34.81%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Basingstoke
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 416 587 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 84.38% 88.27% 77.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 300 174
Basingstoke median daily rate £425 £384 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.75% +9.64% -6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £163
90th Percentile £560 £535 £475
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 17
Basingstoke median hourly rate £13.70 £22.82 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.96% +57.38% -17.14%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.40 £10.13
90th Percentile £17.63 £40.67 £31.35
Hampshire median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% +11.11% +41.51%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Basingstoke

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Basingstoke

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Basingstoke over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Basingstoke

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Basingstoke region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 14 (60.87%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (52.17%) Puppet
4 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
4 10 (43.48%) Linux
4 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
5 9 (39.13%) DevOps
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 8 (34.78%) Windows
6 8 (34.78%) Selenium
6 8 (34.78%) Release Management
7 7 (30.43%) Atlassian
7 7 (30.43%) JIRA
7 7 (30.43%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (30.43%) Scrum
7 7 (30.43%) ITIL
7 7 (30.43%) ServiceNow
7 7 (30.43%) GitHub
7 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
7 7 (30.43%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (30.43%) High Availability
7 7 (30.43%) Confluence
7 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (30.43%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (30.43%) Kanban
7 7 (30.43%) Auto-Scaling
7 7 (30.43%) Kubernetes
7 7 (30.43%) Continuous Delivery

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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 7 (30.43%) Confluence
2 5 (21.74%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (30.43%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (30.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) MPLS
1 5 (21.74%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon RDS
1 7 (30.43%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (8.70%) MariaDB
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
2 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
2 7 (30.43%) JIRA
3 6 (26.09%) JMeter
3 6 (26.09%) Subversion
4 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
4 5 (21.74%) Maven
4 5 (21.74%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (8.70%) GitLab
6 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) ForgeRock Developer
2 5 (21.74%) IAM Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Commissioning Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) SAML
1 5 (21.74%) Spring
1 5 (21.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Linux
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
4 9 (39.13%) DevOps
5 8 (34.78%) Release Management
6 7 (30.43%) Auto-Scaling
6 7 (30.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (30.43%) High Availability
6 7 (30.43%) ITIL
6 7 (30.43%) Kanban
6 7 (30.43%) Scrum
6 7 (30.43%) Software Delivery
7 6 (26.09%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (21.74%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 5 (21.74%) Process Improvement
8 5 (21.74%) Service Management
8 5 (21.74%) SIEM
8 5 (21.74%) Stress Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Validation
9 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) PHP
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
4 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) ISEB
5 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) OpenAM
1 5 (21.74%) OpenDJ
2 3 (13.04%) Docker
2 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) Puppet
2 7 (30.43%) Ansible
2 7 (30.43%) Kubernetes
3 5 (21.74%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) HP ALM
4 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Perfmon
4 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Atlassian
2 7 (30.43%) ServiceNow
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) Dynatrace
3 5 (21.74%) EMC
3 5 (21.74%) ForgeRock
3 5 (21.74%) Juniper
3 5 (21.74%) LogRhythm
3 5 (21.74%) SevOne
3 5 (21.74%) Splunk
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) VMware