Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 22 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 Test Engineer
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 179 173
Rank change year-on-year +20 -6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.11% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Hampshire median daily rate £370 £425 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.94% +123.68% +11.76%
10th Percentile £289 £413 £169
90th Percentile £404 £438 £458
South East median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +11.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £35.50

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 3545 4031 4199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 94.68% 94.45% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2118 2610 2565
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £387 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +3.07% +7.14%
10th Percentile £249 £257 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £522
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 217 277
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +43.88% -31.86%
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.46 £42.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14% +1.29%

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 July 2017.

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 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 - 1 £370 -
Basingstoke - 1 £288 -
Farnborough - 1 £400 -
Test Automation Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, 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 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (50.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (50.00%) HBase
3 2 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (50.00%) HDFS
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) PaaS
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (50.00%) ATDD
3 2 (50.00%) Build Automation

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 2 (50.00%) Apache Spark
1 2 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) 4G
2 1 (25.00%) LTE
2 1 (25.00%) PuTTY
2 1 (25.00%) WinSCP
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (50.00%) HBase
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (25.00%) TestNG
2 1 (25.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) Kafka
1 2 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (50.00%) ATDD
3 2 (50.00%) Build Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) API Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) F#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) HDFS
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) VMware