Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 33 33
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 16 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 3.46% 5.22% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.27% 5.84% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 8
Basingstoke median daily rate £475 £318 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.61% +5.39% -24.69%
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £325 £380
% change year-on-year +23.08% -14.47% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Basingstoke median hourly rate - £18.04 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.27% -53.85%
Hampshire median hourly rate £41.25 £45.20 £48.50
% change year-on-year -8.73% -6.81% +21.25%

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 375 616 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 80.99% 89.28% 72.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 317 176
Basingstoke median daily rate £425 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +10.29% -12.82%
10th Percentile £211 £213 £190
90th Percentile £526 £521 £544
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 18
Basingstoke median hourly rate £16.25 £16.08 £17.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.06% -7.85% -8.16%
10th Percentile £11.92 £10.40 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.38 £40.00 £27.88
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -6.67% -3.23% +61.46%

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 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 24 September 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 11 (68.75%) C#
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (43.75%) DevOps
4 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) Release Management
4 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) Oracle
5 5 (31.25%) OOP
5 5 (31.25%) OO
5 5 (31.25%) Python
5 5 (31.25%) B2B
5 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
5 5 (31.25%) LoadRunner
5 5 (31.25%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (31.25%) C
5 5 (31.25%) JMeter
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
5 5 (31.25%) ReSharper

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 5 (31.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) MPLS
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
2 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (6.25%) MariaDB
3 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
2 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (31.25%) JMeter
3 5 (31.25%) LoadRunner
3 5 (31.25%) ReSharper
3 5 (31.25%) SonarQube
3 5 (31.25%) Subversion
4 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium
5 2 (12.50%) SilkTest
6 1 (6.25%) GitLab
6 1 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) .NET Developer
1 5 (31.25%) Azure Developer
1 5 (31.25%) BizTalk Developer
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
1 5 (31.25%) Senior .NET Developer
1 5 (31.25%) Senior BizTalk Developer
1 5 (31.25%) Senior Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Agile .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Developer
3 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Integration Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Integration Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Agile Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Developer
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
1 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Minimum Viable Product
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (43.75%) DevOps
3 6 (37.50%) Release Management
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) B2B
4 5 (31.25%) BDD
4 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
4 5 (31.25%) OO
4 5 (31.25%) OOP
4 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
4 5 (31.25%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 5 (31.25%) User Stories
4 5 (31.25%) V-Model
4 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
5 4 (25.00%) Service Management
5 4 (25.00%) SIEM
5 4 (25.00%) System Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
3 5 (31.25%) C
3 5 (31.25%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) ISEB
3 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Docker
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) Snort
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Perfmon
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) Ansible
3 1 (6.25%) Endace
3 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) EMC
2 4 (25.00%) Juniper
2 4 (25.00%) LogRhythm
2 4 (25.00%) SevOne
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow