Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 22 November 2017 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 46 26
Rank change year-on-year +6 -20 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 156 161 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 4.38% 4.12% 6.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.49% 5.13% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 78 159
Hampshire median daily rate £325 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £283
90th Percentile £474 £483 £450
South East median daily rate £413 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +5.77% +5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 22
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.39 £53.50 £39.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.16% +34.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £32.32 £33.94 £31.38
90th Percentile £55.14 £59.31 £50.88
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £52.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -13.46% +30.00% +6.67%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2839 3141 3632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 79.68% 80.35% 82.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1687 2023 2232
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 163 192
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +17.96%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.93 £56.75 £48.70
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Hampshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Hampshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Hampshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Hampshire

Test Automation
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 in Hampshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Hampshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Hampshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Automation in Hampshire

Test Automation
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 within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
Basingstoke -1 30 £325 +22.64% 4
Southampton +19 22 £375 +36.36% 10
Fareham +7 19 £340 -2.86% 2
Andover +9 13 £463 +15.63%
Hook - 10 £305 -
Havant +2 7 £318 - 4
Farnborough 0 7 £400 +4.92%
Eastleigh +2 6 £388 +17.42% 1
Portsmouth -8 6 £250 -9.09% 1
Fleet +12 2 £413 +17.86% 2
Winchester -8 2 £325 -23.53% 3
Waterlooville - 1 £188 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 64 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 53 (33.97%) Selenium
4 47 (30.13%) SC Cleared
5 43 (27.56%) C#
6 40 (25.64%) Test Scripting
7 36 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 36 (23.08%) HP
8 34 (21.79%) .NET
9 31 (19.87%) Java
9 31 (19.87%) JavaScript
10 30 (19.23%) SQL
10 30 (19.23%) TDD
10 30 (19.23%) Test Strategy
11 28 (17.95%) Regression Testing
12 27 (17.31%) Windows
13 26 (16.67%) Oracle
14 24 (15.38%) Performance Testing
15 23 (14.74%) Degree
15 23 (14.74%) Team Foundation Server
15 23 (14.74%) Git (software)
15 23 (14.74%) Scrum
15 23 (14.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 22 (14.10%) DevOps
16 22 (14.10%) SQL Server
16 22 (14.10%) Ant
16 22 (14.10%) BDD
16 22 (14.10%) ISTQB
17 21 (13.46%) Test Management
17 21 (13.46%) Telecoms

Test Automation
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 10 (6.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.21%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.28%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.64%) Confluence
4 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.05%) PaaS
3 5 (3.21%) IaaS
4 3 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.64%) GitHub
5 1 (0.64%) SaaS
5 1 (0.64%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.54%) LTE
2 14 (8.97%) Wireless
3 13 (8.33%) 4G
3 13 (8.33%) PuTTY
3 13 (8.33%) WinSCP
4 3 (1.92%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.28%) HTTP
6 1 (0.64%) DVB
6 1 (0.64%) Firewall
6 1 (0.64%) SMS
6 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 12 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 12 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.56%) GIS
6 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.28%) HBase
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.64%) DB2
8 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (33.97%) Selenium
2 23 (14.74%) Git (software)
2 23 (14.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (14.10%) Ant
4 21 (13.46%) SpecFlow
5 20 (12.82%) Cucumber
6 19 (12.18%) SoapUI
7 18 (11.54%) HP UFT
8 17 (10.90%) Eclipse
9 15 (9.62%) Oracle APEX
10 13 (8.33%) Jenkins
10 13 (8.33%) LoadRunner
10 13 (8.33%) Maven
10 13 (8.33%) TestNG
11 11 (7.05%) JIRA
11 11 (7.05%) Visual Studio
12 8 (5.13%) NuGet
13 7 (4.49%) NUnit
13 7 (4.49%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (3.85%) JUnit
General
1 21 (13.46%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.41%) Retail
3 7 (4.49%) Finance
4 5 (3.21%) Back Office
4 5 (3.21%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.56%) Banking
6 2 (1.28%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.64%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (21.79%) Developer
1 34 (21.79%) Test Engineer
2 31 (19.87%) Analyst
3 30 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 20 (12.82%) Tester
5 14 (8.97%) Test Manager
6 11 (7.05%) .NET Developer
7 10 (6.41%) Automation Tester
8 8 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) BSS Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) OSS Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (3.85%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Software Test Engineer
11 5 (3.21%) Functional Tester
11 5 (3.21%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (3.21%) Performance Test Analyst
11 5 (3.21%) Senior .NET Developer
11 5 (3.21%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.79%) .NET
2 20 (12.82%) Web Services
3 13 (8.33%) CSS
3 13 (8.33%) HTML
4 12 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 12 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (7.05%) ASP.NET
5 11 (7.05%) REST
6 9 (5.77%) Node.js
7 8 (5.13%) XML
8 7 (4.49%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (3.85%) JSF
9 6 (3.85%) PrimeFaces
9 6 (3.85%) Swagger
10 5 (3.21%) SOAP
10 5 (3.21%) WCF
11 4 (2.56%) Ajax
11 4 (2.56%) Entity Framework
11 4 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.64%) Fintech
3 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.64%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.64%) NHS
3 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (17.31%) Windows
2 17 (10.90%) Linux
3 14 (8.97%) Windows Server
4 13 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.92%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.28%) Unix
7 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (25.64%) Test Scripting
3 30 (19.23%) TDD
3 30 (19.23%) Test Strategy
4 28 (17.95%) Regression Testing
5 24 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 23 (14.74%) Scrum
7 22 (14.10%) BDD
7 22 (14.10%) DevOps
8 21 (13.46%) Test Management
9 20 (12.82%) Functional Testing
10 19 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (12.18%) MVC
10 19 (12.18%) Non-Functional Testing
10 19 (12.18%) Scenario Testing
11 18 (11.54%) Software Testing
12 17 (10.90%) Test Planning
13 15 (9.62%) API Testing
14 14 (8.97%) Software Engineering
14 14 (8.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.56%) C#
2 31 (19.87%) Java
2 31 (19.87%) JavaScript
3 30 (19.23%) SQL
4 19 (12.18%) F#
5 13 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 12 (7.69%) TypeScript
7 8 (5.13%) PL/SQL
7 8 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.21%) C++
9 4 (2.56%) ES6
10 3 (1.92%) Groovy
10 3 (1.92%) Python
11 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.28%) C
12 1 (0.64%) Perl
12 1 (0.64%) PHP
12 1 (0.64%) Ruby
12 1 (0.64%) VB
12 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 47 (30.13%) SC Cleared
3 23 (14.74%) Degree
3 23 (14.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (14.10%) ISTQB
5 15 (9.62%) ISEB
6 11 (7.05%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (4.49%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (3.85%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.28%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.28%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.82%) QA
2 3 (1.92%) DO-178B
3 2 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.64%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (7.05%) vSphere
2 6 (3.85%) Docker
3 2 (1.28%) HDFS
3 2 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.56%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.28%) Netcool
4 1 (0.64%) Ansible
4 1 (0.64%) Packer
4 1 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (23.08%) HP
1 36 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 26 (16.67%) Oracle
3 17 (10.90%) VMware
4 14 (8.97%) Red Hat
5 12 (7.69%) Motorola
6 11 (7.05%) Software AG
6 11 (7.05%) webMethods
7 4 (2.56%) ESRI
7 4 (2.56%) SAP
7 4 (2.56%) Talend
8 2 (1.28%) EMC
8 2 (1.28%) Perfecto Mobile
8 2 (1.28%) Remedy
8 2 (1.28%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.64%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.64%) Green Hills
9 1 (0.64%) IBM
9 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.64%) Wind River