Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 46 41
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 204 195 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 6.14% 5.08% 4.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.17% 5.97% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 116 94
Hampshire median daily rate £463 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £299 £290 £263
90th Percentile £550 £500 £475
South East median daily rate £463 £426 £413
% change year-on-year +8.50% +3.33% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 5
Hampshire median hourly rate £30.00 £60.00 £45.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +32.19% -12.71%
10th Percentile £21.25 £44.80 £27.24
90th Percentile £47.64 £63.75 £50.20
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £45.20
% change year-on-year -17.50% -11.49% -11.38%

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 2,845 3,268 2,948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 85.62% 85.22% 83.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,737 2,061 1,745
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £298 £300 £240
90th Percentile £592 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 152 116
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £36.56 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.27% -8.60% +16.38%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.85 £12.24
90th Percentile £51.55 £57.48 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% -5.12%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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 +13 37 £450 -10.00% 9
Southampton +12 35 £475 +18.75% 10
Fareham +20 15 £500 +42.86% 2
Portsmouth +22 12 £550 +69.23% 2
Andover -3 9 £338 -6.90% 2
Aldershot -7 9 £288 -39.47% 3
Farnborough -7 9 £396 -6.82% 3
Winchester +6 7 - - 2
Gosport -5 4 £425 +16.44% 2
Hook -9 4 £506 +63.31% 1
Fleet +19 2 £438 +9.38% 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 110 (53.92%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (41.18%) Security Cleared
3 55 (26.96%) SC Cleared
4 54 (26.47%) Selenium
5 51 (25.00%) DevOps
6 50 (24.51%) C#
7 48 (23.53%) JIRA
8 46 (22.55%) Azure
9 45 (22.06%) Java
10 44 (21.57%) BDD
11 42 (20.59%) Linux
12 41 (20.10%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (20.10%) QA
13 39 (19.12%) Windows
13 39 (19.12%) Scrum
14 37 (18.14%) SQL
14 37 (18.14%) Cucumber
15 33 (16.18%) SpecFlow
15 33 (16.18%) Defect Management
15 33 (16.18%) JavaScript
15 33 (16.18%) Microsoft
15 33 (16.18%) Test Scripting
16 32 (15.69%) Performance Testing
17 30 (14.71%) Scenario Testing
18 29 (14.22%) ISTQB
19 27 (13.24%) .NET
20 25 (12.25%) Web Services
20 25 (12.25%) Python
20 25 (12.25%) Software Delivery
21 23 (11.27%) Migration

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 16 (7.84%) Confluence
2 11 (5.39%) Umbraco
3 6 (2.94%) Apache
3 6 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.96%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.98%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.49%) CMS
6 1 (0.49%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.49%) GemFire
6 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.98%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (22.55%) Azure
2 22 (10.78%) PaaS
3 8 (3.92%) AWS
3 8 (3.92%) GitHub
4 7 (3.43%) BlazeMeter
4 7 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.96%) GCP
6 3 (1.47%) IaaS
6 3 (1.47%) SaaS
7 2 (0.98%) Coveralls
7 2 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.98%) Loggly
8 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.49%) AWS Fargate
8 1 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.49%) npm
8 1 (0.49%) Office 365
8 1 (0.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.92%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (3.92%) iSCSI
2 3 (1.47%) HTTP
2 3 (1.47%) PuTTY
2 3 (1.47%) WinSCP
3 2 (0.98%) DNS
4 1 (0.49%) LAN
4 1 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.33%) Redis
2 8 (3.92%) MariaDB
2 8 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (3.92%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.43%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.43%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.94%) EDRMS
4 6 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.96%) MySQL
5 4 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (1.96%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.47%) HBase
6 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 54 (26.47%) Selenium
2 48 (23.53%) JIRA
3 37 (18.14%) Cucumber
4 33 (16.18%) SpecFlow
5 22 (10.78%) Jenkins
6 19 (9.31%) JMeter
7 16 (7.84%) Git (software)
8 13 (6.37%) TeamCity
9 12 (5.88%) Visual Studio
10 11 (5.39%) Babel
10 11 (5.39%) gulp
10 11 (5.39%) Jasmine
10 11 (5.39%) LoadRunner
10 11 (5.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (5.39%) webpack
11 10 (4.90%) Protractor
11 10 (4.90%) SoapUI
12 9 (4.41%) HP UFT
12 9 (4.41%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (3.43%) SilkTest
General
1 21 (10.29%) Finance
2 11 (5.39%) Public Sector
3 9 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.94%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.96%) Legal
6 3 (1.47%) Military
6 3 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.98%) Automotive
7 2 (0.98%) Billing
7 2 (0.98%) Retail
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Law
8 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 60 (29.41%) Tester
2 33 (16.18%) Test Engineer
3 32 (15.69%) Automation Tester
3 32 (15.69%) Developer
4 22 (10.78%) Analyst
4 22 (10.78%) Test Analyst
5 14 (6.86%) Test Leader
6 12 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 11 (5.39%) .NET Developer
7 11 (5.39%) Senior .NET Developer
7 11 (5.39%) Senior Developer
8 10 (4.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 10 (4.90%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 9 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (4.41%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
9 9 (4.41%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 9 (4.41%) Senior C# Developer
9 9 (4.41%) Senior Tester
10 8 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.92%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.24%) .NET
2 25 (12.25%) Web Services
3 18 (8.82%) SOAP
4 14 (6.86%) .NET Core
5 13 (6.37%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (5.88%) ASP.NET
6 12 (5.88%) Swagger
7 11 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (5.39%) Gherkin
7 11 (5.39%) HTML
7 11 (5.39%) REST
8 8 (3.92%) RESTful
9 7 (3.43%) CSS
10 6 (2.94%) HTML5
11 5 (2.45%) React
11 5 (2.45%) XML
12 4 (1.96%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.96%) XSLT
13 3 (1.47%) Kafka
13 3 (1.47%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (1.96%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.47%) Derivative
5 3 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.98%) IBM Storwize
6 2 (0.98%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.98%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.49%) CMDB
7 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.49%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 42 (20.59%) Linux
2 39 (19.12%) Windows
3 11 (5.39%) Unix
4 10 (4.90%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.47%) VMS
6 3 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) CentOS
7 1 (0.49%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.49%) Debian
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (53.92%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (25.00%) DevOps
3 44 (21.57%) BDD
4 41 (20.10%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (19.12%) Scrum
6 33 (16.18%) Defect Management
6 33 (16.18%) Test Scripting
7 32 (15.69%) Performance Testing
8 30 (14.71%) Scenario Testing
9 25 (12.25%) Software Delivery
10 23 (11.27%) Migration
11 22 (10.78%) Integration Testing
11 22 (10.78%) Release Management
12 20 (9.80%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (9.31%) System Testing
14 18 (8.82%) Configuration Management
14 18 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
14 18 (8.82%) Test Strategy
15 17 (8.33%) Waterfall
16 16 (7.84%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 50 (24.51%) C#
2 45 (22.06%) Java
3 37 (18.14%) SQL
4 33 (16.18%) JavaScript
5 25 (12.25%) Python
6 9 (4.41%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.92%) Perl
8 7 (3.43%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.45%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.45%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.96%) PHP
11 3 (1.47%) C
11 3 (1.47%) F#
12 2 (0.98%) ES6
12 2 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.49%) C++
13 1 (0.49%) Delphi
13 1 (0.49%) Groovy
13 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 84 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 55 (26.96%) SC Cleared
3 29 (14.22%) ISTQB
4 18 (8.82%) ISEB
5 14 (6.86%) Degree
6 11 (5.39%) DV Cleared
6 11 (5.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (3.43%) Master's Degree
8 4 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.98%) HND
11 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (20.10%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (6.86%) vSphere
2 12 (5.88%) Docker
3 10 (4.90%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.96%) HDFS
5 2 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (7.35%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (5.39%) Kubernetes
3 10 (4.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (3.92%) HP ALM
5 6 (2.94%) Ansible
6 5 (2.45%) Terraform
7 4 (1.96%) Puppet
8 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.49%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.33%) VMware
3 13 (6.37%) Oracle
4 12 (5.88%) ServiceNow
5 10 (4.90%) HP
6 8 (3.92%) Atlassian
7 7 (3.43%) CA Agile Central
7 7 (3.43%) Google
8 6 (2.94%) IBM
8 6 (2.94%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.96%) Micro Focus
9 4 (1.96%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.47%) Software AG
10 3 (1.47%) webMethods
11 2 (0.98%) New Relic
11 2 (0.98%) Telerik
12 1 (0.49%) Adobe
12 1 (0.49%) Cisco
12 1 (0.49%) Dell
12 1 (0.49%) EMC