Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 139 156
Rank change year-on-year -8 +17 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 9 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.26% 0.70% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.76% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 19
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £321 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.62% -14.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £329 £250 £323
90th Percentile £437 £493 £453
South East median daily rate £388 £361 £375
% change year-on-year +7.27% -3.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Hampshire median hourly rate - £39.37 -
South East median hourly rate - £40.94 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Hampshire
Contract vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 3,217 3,288 3,986
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.98% 92.33% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,902 2,041 2,444
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.12%
10th Percentile £213 £228 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 225 248
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £24.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -15.20% +51.09%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.00 £10.93
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £49.13
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -10.23% +21.84%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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
Southampton +5 3 £388 -
Havant - 3 £450 -
Automation Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) DevOps
2 6 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 6 (66.67%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 3 (33.33%) ATDD
3 3 (33.33%) Build Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) API Testing
3 3 (33.33%) SDET
3 3 (33.33%) Gatling
3 3 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (33.33%) Kanban
3 3 (33.33%) Groovy
3 3 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (33.33%) NUnit
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Maven
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) LoadRunner

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Gatling
2 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (33.33%) JBehave
2 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (33.33%) JMeter
2 3 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 3 (33.33%) Maven
2 3 (33.33%) NUnit
2 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (22.22%) Appium
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) BDD
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (66.67%) DevOps
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) API Testing
3 3 (33.33%) ATDD
3 3 (33.33%) Build Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) Kanban
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) SDET
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Perfecto Mobile