Period
to 20 November 2017

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 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 38 42
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 30 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 4.51% 1.04% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.26% 1.39% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 6
Basingstoke median daily rate £325 £265 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.64% -33.75% +236.13%
10th Percentile £269 £229 £300
90th Percentile £451 £538 £474
Hampshire median daily rate £325 £350 £370
% change year-on-year -7.14% -5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Basingstoke median hourly rate £18.04 - £32.50
10th Percentile £17.06 - £31.25
90th Percentile £19.02 - £33.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.39 £53.50 £39.69
% change year-on-year -15.16% +34.81% +5.83%

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 570 288 430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 85.71% 75.20% 84.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 168 263
Basingstoke median daily rate £390 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.29% -7.89% +12.59%
10th Percentile £200 £162 £188
90th Percentile £538 £475 £500
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 23
Basingstoke median hourly rate £23.14 £14.50 £15.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.59% -8.08% -4.39%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.13 £11.55
90th Percentile £41.01 £31.35 £31.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +17.96%

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 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 20 November 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 19 (63.33%) Telecoms
2 18 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (53.33%) LTE
3 16 (53.33%) HP
3 16 (53.33%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (50.00%) Test Management
4 15 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 14 (46.67%) Regression Testing
6 12 (40.00%) Wireless
6 12 (40.00%) Motorola
6 12 (40.00%) Analytics
7 11 (36.67%) 4G
7 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
7 11 (36.67%) Validation
7 11 (36.67%) Degree
7 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
8 9 (30.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (30.00%) Test Planning
9 8 (26.67%) Collaborative Working
9 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (23.33%) QA
10 7 (23.33%) DevOps
11 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 5 (16.67%) VMware
12 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
13 4 (13.33%) Windows
13 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
14 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
14 3 (10.00%) Customer-Centricity

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (53.33%) LTE
2 12 (40.00%) Wireless
3 11 (36.67%) 4G
4 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.33%) DVB
5 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
1 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) Selenium
1 1 (3.33%) Trac
General
1 19 (63.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Analyst
1 15 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) BSS Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) OSS Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Test Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Automation Developer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Angular 2
1 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.33%) CSS
1 1 (3.33%) CSS3
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
1 1 (3.33%) HTML5
1 1 (3.33%) LESS
1 1 (3.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.33%) Minimum Viable Product
1 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Test Management
2 14 (46.67%) Regression Testing
3 12 (40.00%) Analytics
4 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
4 11 (36.67%) Validation
5 9 (30.00%) Test Planning
6 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (26.67%) Collaborative Working
7 7 (23.33%) DevOps
8 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Customer-Centricity
10 2 (6.67%) Information Assurance
10 2 (6.67%) ITSM
10 2 (6.67%) Line Management
10 2 (6.67%) Matrix Management
10 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
10 2 (6.67%) Service Management
11 1 (3.33%) Project Management
11 1 (3.33%) Release Management
11 1 (3.33%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 15 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (36.67%) Degree
3 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
4 9 (30.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (53.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.67%) Netcool
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) HP
2 12 (40.00%) Motorola
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (6.67%) Remedy
5 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.33%) EMC
6 1 (3.33%) Fujitsu