Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 33 50
Rank change year-on-year -9 +17 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 16 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 2.90% 1.49% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 1.98% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 2
Basingstoke median daily rate £475 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00% +24.42%
10th Percentile £346 £286 £320
90th Percentile £495 £538 £480
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Basingstoke median hourly rate £18.04 £15.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.27% -53.85% -16.67%
10th Percentile £17.06 £14.50 £31.25
90th Percentile £19.02 £15.50 £33.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.39 £39.37 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -1.58% +14.29%

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 453 253 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 82.21% 75.52% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 146 243
Basingstoke median daily rate £400 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -9.33% +11.94%
10th Percentile £209 £155 £206
90th Percentile £575 £463 £500
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 16
Basingstoke median hourly rate £17.71 £15.50 £16.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.24% -6.84% +38.65%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.13 £11.77
90th Percentile £41.01 £30.95 £33.13
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +66.67%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2018, 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 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) C#
3 7 (43.75%) OOP
3 7 (43.75%) OO
3 7 (43.75%) VB.NET
3 7 (43.75%) .NET
3 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 7 (43.75%) B2B
3 7 (43.75%) RDBMS
3 7 (43.75%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 7 (43.75%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
3 7 (43.75%) ReSharper
3 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (43.75%) BDD
3 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
3 7 (43.75%) User Stories
3 7 (43.75%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
3 7 (43.75%) SonarQube
4 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) DevOps

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 (43.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DVB
1 1 (6.25%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) RDBMS
1 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
1 7 (43.75%) ReSharper
1 7 (43.75%) SonarQube
1 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Billing
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 7 (43.75%) .NET Developer
3 7 (43.75%) Cloud Developer
3 7 (43.75%) Integration Developer
3 7 (43.75%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Automation Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Azure Developer
5 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
5 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Integration Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Cloud Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Senior BizTalk Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) BSS Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (6.25%) OSS Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
1 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) Angular 2
2 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) CSS3
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) LESS
2 1 (6.25%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) B2B
2 7 (43.75%) BDD
2 7 (43.75%) OO
2 7 (43.75%) OOP
2 7 (43.75%) Scrum
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
2 7 (43.75%) User Stories
3 4 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) ITSM
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) VB.NET
3 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (6.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) EMC
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow