Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 43 33
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 40 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 7.17% 3.11% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.98% 3.72% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 5
Basingstoke median daily rate £408 £475 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.21% +51.27% +4.67%
10th Percentile £301 £374 £252
90th Percentile £525 £531 £448
Hampshire median daily rate £413 £394 £375
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
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 £61.25 £45.39 £70.39
% change year-on-year +34.94% -35.52% +66.60%

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 501 457 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 89.78% 83.55% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 220 169
Basingstoke median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% -7.48%
10th Percentile £256 £212 £161
90th Percentile £633 £575 £478
Hampshire median daily rate £439 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +9.75% -3.03% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 20
Basingstoke median hourly rate £18.00 £15.86 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.49% -3.88% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.40 £10.13
90th Percentile £172.50 £31.03 £30.15
Hampshire median hourly rate £32.48 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.25% +9.09% -21.43%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019, 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 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (47.50%) Continuous Integration
1 19 (47.50%) Security Cleared
2 17 (42.50%) Selenium
3 16 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 15 (37.50%) JIRA
4 15 (37.50%) Puppet
4 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 15 (37.50%) DevOps
5 14 (35.00%) Linux
6 13 (32.50%) Atlassian
7 12 (30.00%) Release Management
7 12 (30.00%) Confluence
7 12 (30.00%) Configuration Management
7 12 (30.00%) Scrum
7 12 (30.00%) Kubernetes
7 12 (30.00%) Jenkins
7 12 (30.00%) Software Delivery
8 11 (27.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (27.50%) Kanban
9 10 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (25.00%) High Availability
9 10 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (25.00%) ITIL
9 10 (25.00%) Windows
9 10 (25.00%) Ansible
9 10 (25.00%) ServiceNow
9 10 (25.00%) Amazon RDS

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 12 (30.00%) Confluence
2 5 (12.50%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.50%) CMS
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 10 (25.00%) GitHub
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) PaaS
2 2 (5.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
2 4 (10.00%) MPLS
2 4 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (5.00%) Firewall
3 2 (5.00%) LAN
3 2 (5.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (5.00%) TACACS
4 1 (2.50%) 4G
4 1 (2.50%) LTE
4 1 (2.50%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
1 10 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (12.50%) MariaDB
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (42.50%) Selenium
2 15 (37.50%) JIRA
3 12 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (12.50%) GitLab
4 5 (12.50%) JMeter
4 5 (12.50%) Maven
4 5 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 5 (12.50%) Subversion
5 3 (7.50%) Ranorex
5 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.50%) Protractor
6 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Billing
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Tester
3 6 (15.00%) Automation Tester
3 6 (15.00%) Developer
4 5 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
4 5 (12.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Azure DevOps
4 5 (12.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) ForgeRock Developer
4 5 (12.50%) IAM Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
4 5 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) SAML
1 5 (12.50%) Spring
1 5 (12.50%) Spring Boot
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.00%) REST
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.50%) Google Maps API
3 1 (2.50%) iOS SDK
3 1 (2.50%) OAuth
3 1 (2.50%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.50%) SOAP
3 1 (2.50%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) PKI
2 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Linux
2 10 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (47.50%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (37.50%) DevOps
3 12 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 12 (30.00%) Release Management
3 12 (30.00%) Scrum
3 12 (30.00%) Software Delivery
4 11 (27.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (27.50%) Kanban
5 10 (25.00%) Auto-Scaling
5 10 (25.00%) High Availability
5 10 (25.00%) ITIL
6 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
7 6 (15.00%) SIEM
7 6 (15.00%) Test Management
7 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (12.50%) Defect Management
8 5 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 5 (12.50%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) Java
2 5 (12.50%) C#
3 4 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 2 (5.00%) PHP
4 2 (5.00%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) Ruby
4 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.50%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.50%) Groovy
5 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (47.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 4 (10.00%) ISEB
6 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.50%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Docker
2 5 (12.50%) OpenAM
2 5 (12.50%) OpenDJ
3 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (37.50%) Puppet
2 12 (30.00%) Kubernetes
3 10 (25.00%) Ansible
4 6 (15.00%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (5.00%) HP ALM
5 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.50%) Netcool
6 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (32.50%) Atlassian
3 10 (25.00%) ServiceNow
4 6 (15.00%) Cisco
4 6 (15.00%) LogRhythm
5 5 (12.50%) Dynatrace
5 5 (12.50%) ForgeRock
5 5 (12.50%) Splunk
6 4 (10.00%) EMC
6 4 (10.00%) Juniper
6 4 (10.00%) SevOne
7 2 (5.00%) HP
7 2 (5.00%) McAfee
8 1 (2.50%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 1 (2.50%) Facebook
8 1 (2.50%) Google
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.50%) Remedy
8 1 (2.50%) Twitter