Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 30 34
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 38 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 5.44% 4.67% 4.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.39% 6.44% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 6
Basingstoke median daily rate £310 £313 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.80% -19.87% +26.32%
10th Percentile £267 £245 £300
90th Percentile £368 £513 £439
Hampshire median daily rate £350 £394 £350
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Basingstoke median hourly rate - £26.25 -
Hampshire median hourly rate £67.89 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +61.64% +12.00% -6.25%

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 595 419 370
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 85.12% 72.49% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 218 198
Basingstoke median daily rate £359 £394 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.89% +1.61% +10.71%
10th Percentile £205 £200 £184
90th Percentile £498 £544 £500
Hampshire median daily rate £401 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.69% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 15
Basingstoke median hourly rate £25.00 £17.45 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.27% +16.33% -34.07%
10th Percentile £10.29 £12.50 £10.43
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.75 £32.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year -5.92% +66.45% -29.75%

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 July 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 July 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 25 (65.79%) Security Cleared
2 22 (57.89%) Telecoms
3 21 (55.26%) Regression Testing
3 21 (55.26%) HP
4 20 (52.63%) LTE
4 20 (52.63%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (50.00%) Test Management
6 18 (47.37%) Test Scripting
7 17 (44.74%) ISTQB
8 16 (42.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (39.47%) Wireless
9 15 (39.47%) SC Cleared
9 15 (39.47%) Validation
10 14 (36.84%) 4G
10 14 (36.84%) Analytics
11 13 (34.21%) Motorola
12 12 (31.58%) Degree
12 12 (31.58%) Test Planning
13 11 (28.95%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (26.32%) DevOps
15 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (23.68%) QA
16 8 (21.05%) VMware
17 7 (18.42%) Middleware
17 7 (18.42%) Non-Functional Testing
18 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
18 6 (15.79%) Smoke Testing
19 5 (13.16%) Windows
19 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
19 5 (13.16%) Windows Server

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 (5.26%) Apache Solr
1 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 20 (52.63%) LTE
2 15 (39.47%) Wireless
3 14 (36.84%) 4G
4 3 (7.89%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Selenium
2 4 (10.53%) HP UFT
3 3 (7.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.89%) SilkTest
4 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.63%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) Trac
General
1 22 (57.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (60.53%) Analyst
1 23 (60.53%) Test Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) Test Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) BSS Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) OSS Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Performance Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Telecoms Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Telecoms Test Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Developer
7 2 (5.26%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Telecoms Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Telecoms Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Middleware
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) REST
3 2 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (2.63%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (2.63%) Minimum Viable Product
1 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
1 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Regression Testing
2 19 (50.00%) Test Management
3 18 (47.37%) Test Scripting
4 15 (39.47%) Validation
5 14 (36.84%) Analytics
6 12 (31.58%) Test Planning
7 10 (26.32%) DevOps
8 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (18.42%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (15.79%) Smoke Testing
10 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
11 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
12 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (7.89%) Line Management
13 3 (7.89%) Migration
13 3 (7.89%) Release Management
13 3 (7.89%) Scenario Testing
13 3 (7.89%) Virtual Environments
14 2 (5.26%) ITSM
14 2 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
2 3 (7.89%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) C++
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) PHP
3 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (65.79%) Security Cleared
2 17 (44.74%) ISTQB
3 16 (42.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (39.47%) SC Cleared
5 12 (31.58%) Degree
6 11 (28.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (7.89%) ISEB
8 2 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (52.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.26%) Netcool
3 1 (2.63%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) HP
2 13 (34.21%) Motorola
3 8 (21.05%) VMware
4 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle
6 2 (5.26%) IBM
6 2 (5.26%) Remedy
6 2 (5.26%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.63%) Fujitsu
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