Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 34 32
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 22 36 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 4.45% 5.19% 4.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.70% 6.05% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 11
Basingstoke median daily rate £475 £310 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.23% -0.80% -19.87%
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Basingstoke median hourly rate - - £26.25
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £67.89 £42.00
% change year-on-year -41.08% +61.64% +12.00%

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 386 595 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 78.14% 85.73% 75.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 282 236
Basingstoke median daily rate £400 £366 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.22% -5.48% -
10th Percentile £195 £200 £203
90th Percentile £500 £498 £544
Hampshire median daily rate £428 £403 £388
% change year-on-year +6.14% +4.06% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 21
Basingstoke median hourly rate £15.28 £17.75 £17.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.90% +1.72% +10.79%
10th Percentile £11.56 £10.37 £12.50
90th Percentile £36.88 £38.75 £38.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £33.14 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.31% -6.67% +70.45%

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 15 July 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 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (86.36%) C#
3 16 (72.73%) Jenkins
4 15 (68.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (63.64%) .NET
5 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
6 13 (59.09%) OOP
6 13 (59.09%) OO
6 13 (59.09%) Oracle
6 13 (59.09%) VB.NET
6 13 (59.09%) B2B
6 13 (59.09%) RDBMS
6 13 (59.09%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (59.09%) TDD
6 13 (59.09%) Finance
6 13 (59.09%) Scrum
6 13 (59.09%) .NET Framework
6 13 (59.09%) ReSharper
6 13 (59.09%) User Stories
6 13 (59.09%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (59.09%) BDD
6 13 (59.09%) Relational Database
6 13 (59.09%) SonarQube
7 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
7 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
7 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
7 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
7 7 (31.82%) 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 13 (59.09%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) LAN
1 5 (22.73%) WAN
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 13 (59.09%) RDBMS
2 13 (59.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (72.73%) Jenkins
2 15 (68.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (59.09%) ReSharper
3 13 (59.09%) SonarQube
4 6 (27.27%) Subversion
5 5 (22.73%) JMeter
5 5 (22.73%) LoadRunner
6 3 (13.64%) Selenium
7 2 (9.09%) JIRA
7 2 (9.09%) SilkTest
8 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
8 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
8 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (59.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Azure Developer
1 13 (59.09%) BizTalk Developer
1 13 (59.09%) Developer
1 13 (59.09%) Senior BizTalk Developer
1 13 (59.09%) Senior Developer
2 11 (50.00%) BizTalk Integration Developer
2 11 (50.00%) Integration Developer
3 10 (45.45%) Cloud Developer
4 9 (40.91%) .NET Developer
4 9 (40.91%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (22.73%) Analyst
5 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Agile Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) .NET
2 13 (59.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (59.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Minimum Viable Product
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) B2B
2 13 (59.09%) BDD
2 13 (59.09%) OO
2 13 (59.09%) OOP
2 13 (59.09%) Scrum
2 13 (59.09%) TDD
2 13 (59.09%) User Stories
3 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (31.82%) DevOps
3 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
3 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
4 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Release Management
4 6 (27.27%) V-Model
5 5 (22.73%) System Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Network Management
6 3 (13.64%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) C#
2 13 (59.09%) VB.NET
3 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
4 6 (27.27%) Bash Shell
4 6 (27.27%) Python
5 5 (22.73%) C
6 2 (9.09%) SQL
7 1 (4.55%) Java
7 1 (4.55%) Ruby
7 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) Docker
3 1 (4.55%) Snort
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Perfmon
2 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) Endace
3 1 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Juniper
3 1 (4.55%) LogRhythm
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) SevOne