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 3 months to 27 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 / Basingstoke
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 26 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 21 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 5.19% 3.85% 6.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.87% 5.53% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
Median daily rate £310 £313 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.80% -25.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £295 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £313 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.65% +8.57%  

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 Basingstoke with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 358 217 173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 88.40% 69.55% 82.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 104 112
Median daily rate £356 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.23% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £702 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.45 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.57% +16.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £17.45 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £22.50
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 Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 27 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 17 (60.71%) HP
3 16 (57.14%) Regression Testing
3 16 (57.14%) Telecoms
3 16 (57.14%) Test Management
3 16 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (53.57%) Test Scripting
5 14 (50.00%) LTE
5 14 (50.00%) ISTQB
6 13 (46.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (42.86%) Validation
8 11 (39.29%) Wireless
8 11 (39.29%) Analytics
9 10 (35.71%) 4G
9 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
9 10 (35.71%) Test Planning
9 10 (35.71%) Motorola
10 9 (32.14%) Degree
11 8 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (25.00%) QA
12 7 (25.00%) Middleware
13 6 (21.43%) VMware
13 6 (21.43%) DevOps
13 6 (21.43%) Smoke Testing
13 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
13 6 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
14 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
14 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (17.86%) Selenium
15 4 (14.29%) HP UFT

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 2 (7.14%) Apache Solr
1 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) LTE
2 11 (39.29%) Wireless
3 10 (35.71%) 4G
4 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 3 (10.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.71%) SilkTest
4 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.57%) JIRA
5 1 (3.57%) Trac
General
1 16 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Analyst
1 18 (64.29%) Test Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) BSS Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) OSS Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Telecoms Test Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Middleware
2 4 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) REST
3 2 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (3.57%) Minimum Viable Product
1 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
1 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Regression Testing
1 16 (57.14%) Test Management
2 15 (53.57%) Test Scripting
3 12 (42.86%) Validation
4 11 (39.29%) Analytics
5 10 (35.71%) Test Planning
6 6 (21.43%) DevOps
6 6 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Smoke Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.71%) Migration
9 3 (10.71%) Release Management
9 3 (10.71%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Virtual Environments
10 2 (7.14%) Open Source
10 2 (7.14%) SOA
11 1 (3.57%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
1 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
1 3 (10.71%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) C++
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
2 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 14 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 13 (46.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 9 (32.14%) Degree
6 8 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (10.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) Netcool
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) HP
2 10 (35.71%) Motorola
3 6 (21.43%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle
5 2 (7.14%) IBM
6 1 (3.57%) Remedy
6 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £270 - £310 per day
Posted: 5 days ago