Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Tester
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 154 175
Rank change year-on-year +2 +21 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 11 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.30% 0.64% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.67% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 6
Hampshire median daily rate £325 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +10.29% -9.33%
10th Percentile £299 £282 £303
90th Percentile £383 £512 £396
South East median daily rate £325 £350 £340
% change year-on-year -7.14% +2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £170.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3514 4007 4185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 94.67% 94.44% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2086 2587 2570
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £534 £515
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 224 275
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% -30.00%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.25 £42.50
South East median hourly rate £17.68 £19.61 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.84% +12.06% +2.94%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Hampshire

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automation Tester in Hampshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Hampshire

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Hampshire over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in Hampshire

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 28 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Andover -8 3 £325 -7.14%
Southampton +7 2 £325 -
Farnborough - 2 £375 -
Winchester - 1 £325 -
Automation Tester
South East

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (81.82%) Selenium
4 8 (72.73%) BDD
5 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
5 7 (63.64%) Scrum
6 6 (54.55%) Java
6 6 (54.55%) .NET
6 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
6 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
6 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (45.45%) SpecFlow
7 5 (45.45%) F#
7 5 (45.45%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (45.45%) Oracle
7 5 (45.45%) SQL
7 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
7 5 (45.45%) HP UFT
7 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 5 (45.45%) HP
7 5 (45.45%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
8 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
8 4 (36.36%) DevOps
8 4 (36.36%) API Testing
8 4 (36.36%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (36.36%) ISEB
8 4 (36.36%) LoadRunner
8 4 (36.36%) Red Hat

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) PuTTY
1 3 (27.27%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (45.45%) HP UFT
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (45.45%) SpecFlow
4 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 4 (36.36%) LoadRunner
4 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
5 3 (27.27%) Ant
5 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
5 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
5 3 (27.27%) TestNG
5 3 (27.27%) Toad
5 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
6 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
7 1 (9.09%) Gatling
7 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
7 1 (9.09%) JMeter
7 1 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 1 (9.09%) Military
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
1 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) BDD
4 7 (63.64%) Scrum
4 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
5 5 (45.45%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
6 4 (36.36%) API Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (36.36%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (36.36%) DevOps
6 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
7 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
7 3 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (18.18%) Context-Driven Testing
8 2 (18.18%) SDLC
8 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (18.18%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) F#
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) VB
4 2 (18.18%) VBScript
5 1 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) Groovy
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (27.27%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) HP
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 3 (27.27%) VMware