Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 22 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 Test Engineer
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 153 188
Rank change year-on-year +14 +35 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 15 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.44% 0.17% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.18% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +46.15% -13.33%
10th Percentile £347 £463 £313
90th Percentile £490 £488 £338
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +24.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £45.87 -

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 3,238 3,268 3,990
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.96% 92.37% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,918 2,027 2,450
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.12%
10th Percentile £213 £227 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 222 249
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.52% +55.31%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.00 £10.95
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.63 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -10.26% +21.88%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Hampshire

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in Hampshire

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Hampshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation Engineer in Hampshire

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Hampshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in Hampshire

Test Automation Engineer
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 Test Automation Engineer within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 22 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
Andover - 5 £413 -
Basingstoke - 1 £450 -
Farnborough - 1 £413 -
Test Automation Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Test Automation Engineer 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (86.67%) Java
3 10 (66.67%) DevOps
4 8 (53.33%) PuTTY
4 8 (53.33%) WinSCP
4 8 (53.33%) SpecFlow
4 8 (53.33%) Ant
4 8 (53.33%) Oracle
4 8 (53.33%) Eclipse
4 8 (53.33%) HP
4 8 (53.33%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (53.33%) Selenium
4 8 (53.33%) TestNG
5 7 (46.67%) F#
5 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (46.67%) SoapUI
5 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (46.67%) HP UFT
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (46.67%) Linux
5 7 (46.67%) Web Services
5 7 (46.67%) .NET
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
5 7 (46.67%) API Testing
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (40.00%) Windows

Test Automation Engineer 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 3 (20.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) PuTTY
1 8 (53.33%) WinSCP
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (13.33%) Big Data
4 1 (6.67%) HBase
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Ant
1 8 (53.33%) Eclipse
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle APEX
1 8 (53.33%) Selenium
1 8 (53.33%) SpecFlow
1 8 (53.33%) TestNG
2 7 (46.67%) HP UFT
2 7 (46.67%) SoapUI
3 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
4 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (20.00%) JBehave
6 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
1 7 (46.67%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) Kafka
3 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (66.67%) DevOps
3 7 (46.67%) API Testing
4 6 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (26.67%) ATDD
6 4 (26.67%) BDD
6 4 (26.67%) Build Automation
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (26.67%) Kanban
6 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
7 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) F#
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) HDFS
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) HP
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Software AG
3 5 (33.33%) webMethods