Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 45 43
Rank change year-on-year +13 -2 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 224 158 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 5.91% 4.28% 4.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.11% 5.22% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 87 109
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £305 £277 £290
90th Percentile £504 £475 £481
South East median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 18
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £67.89 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.08% +61.64% +12.00%
10th Percentile £21.38 £43.13 £36.25
90th Percentile £49.88 £74.77 £59.31
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +19.05% +12.00%

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 3,150 3,026 3,458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 83.11% 82.01% 81.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,835 1,794 2,263
Hampshire median daily rate £430 £401 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.17% +3.55% +3.33%
10th Percentile £285 £262 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 182 171
Hampshire median hourly rate £33.14 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.31% -6.67% +66.67%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.66 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.63 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £24.06
% change year-on-year +25.00% -16.87% +11.65%

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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 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
Farnborough +2 33 £425 +6.25% 5
Andover +9 32 £350 -12.50%
Basingstoke -5 21 £475 +53.23% 6
Southampton -19 16 £325 -18.75% 17
Winchester -1 11 £395 -9.71% 6
Fareham +3 10 £288 -13.53% 8
Havant +3 7 - - 1
Fleet -2 7 £400 -3.03% 1
Portsmouth -4 7 £375 -12.79% 5
Hook +12 6 £303 -3.20%
Gosport - 3 £400 - 1
Eastleigh -1 2 £350 - 3
Romsey - 2 £400 -
Lyndhurst - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 129 (57.59%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (54.46%) Selenium
3 91 (40.63%) Java
4 87 (38.84%) Oracle
5 72 (32.14%) .NET
5 72 (32.14%) C#
6 70 (31.25%) Linux
7 63 (28.13%) Scrum
8 60 (26.79%) Security Cleared
9 56 (25.00%) DevOps
10 55 (24.55%) SC Cleared
10 55 (24.55%) SQL Server
11 52 (23.21%) BDD
12 51 (22.77%) Jenkins
12 51 (22.77%) HP
13 50 (22.32%) TDD
14 49 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
15 47 (20.98%) Web Services
16 45 (20.09%) Cucumber
17 44 (19.64%) HP ALM
17 44 (19.64%) Windows
18 43 (19.20%) SoapUI
18 43 (19.20%) Oracle Database
19 41 (18.30%) Test Strategy
19 41 (18.30%) Microsoft
19 41 (18.30%) SQL
19 41 (18.30%) Test Scripting
20 39 (17.41%) Finance
20 39 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
21 38 (16.96%) HP UFT

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 19 (8.48%) GlassFish
2 15 (6.70%) Apache Spark
2 15 (6.70%) Liferay
3 12 (5.36%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (4.46%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (3.57%) JBoss
6 4 (1.79%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.34%) Apache
7 3 (1.34%) GemFire
7 3 (1.34%) SAS
8 2 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.89%) Confluence
8 2 (0.89%) IIS
8 2 (0.89%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.45%) CMS
9 1 (0.45%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.45%) Kentico
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.89%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 49 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.46%) PaaS
3 9 (4.02%) GitHub
4 7 (3.13%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.71%) PuTTY
1 24 (10.71%) WinSCP
2 8 (3.57%) WAN
3 7 (3.13%) HTTP
4 6 (2.68%) LAN
5 3 (1.34%) Firewall
6 2 (0.89%) DNS
6 2 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.89%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.89%) MVNO
6 2 (0.89%) VLAN
7 1 (0.45%) Internet
7 1 (0.45%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (24.55%) SQL Server
2 43 (19.20%) Oracle Database
3 30 (13.39%) SQL Server 2016
4 29 (12.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (12.05%) Oracle Database 10g
5 27 (12.05%) Oracle Database 11g
6 17 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (6.70%) Oracle Database 12c
8 14 (6.25%) Hadoop
8 14 (6.25%) HBase
9 12 (5.36%) RDBMS
9 12 (5.36%) Relational Database
10 9 (4.02%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (2.23%) Big Data
12 3 (1.34%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.34%) NoSQL
12 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.34%) Sqoop
13 2 (0.89%) MySQL
13 2 (0.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 122 (54.46%) Selenium
2 51 (22.77%) Jenkins
3 45 (20.09%) Cucumber
4 43 (19.20%) SoapUI
5 38 (16.96%) HP UFT
6 36 (16.07%) Oracle APEX
7 35 (15.63%) SpecFlow
8 34 (15.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (13.84%) Ant
9 31 (13.84%) Eclipse
10 28 (12.50%) Git (software)
11 27 (12.05%) TestNG
12 26 (11.61%) LoadRunner
13 20 (8.93%) Subversion
14 16 (7.14%) JIRA
14 16 (7.14%) JUnit
15 14 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
16 12 (5.36%) Maven
16 12 (5.36%) ReSharper
16 12 (5.36%) SonarQube
General
1 39 (17.41%) Finance
2 13 (5.80%) Banking
3 6 (2.68%) Retail
4 2 (0.89%) Billing
4 2 (0.89%) Games
4 2 (0.89%) Military
4 2 (0.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.45%) Back Office
5 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (33.93%) Developer
2 41 (18.30%) Analyst
3 40 (17.86%) Test Analyst
4 36 (16.07%) Tester
5 31 (13.84%) Java Developer
6 30 (13.39%) Test Engineer
7 26 (11.61%) Automation Tester
8 20 (8.93%) Test Automation Engineer
9 18 (8.04%) Automation Test Analyst
9 18 (8.04%) Senior Developer
10 14 (6.25%) Test Manager
11 13 (5.80%) .NET Developer
12 12 (5.36%) Azure Developer
12 12 (5.36%) BizTalk Developer
12 12 (5.36%) Senior BizTalk Developer
13 10 (4.46%) BizTalk Integration Developer
13 10 (4.46%) Integration Developer
14 9 (4.02%) Cloud Developer
14 9 (4.02%) JSP Developer
14 9 (4.02%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (32.14%) .NET
2 47 (20.98%) Web Services
3 31 (13.84%) RESTful
4 20 (8.93%) EJB
5 19 (8.48%) EJB 3.0
5 19 (8.48%) JAXB
5 19 (8.48%) JAX-RS
5 19 (8.48%) JPA
6 18 (8.04%) .NET Framework
6 18 (8.04%) HTML
7 16 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 16 (7.14%) JSP
8 15 (6.70%) Struts
9 14 (6.25%) Ehcache
9 14 (6.25%) SOAP
10 11 (4.91%) CSS
10 11 (4.91%) Java EE
10 11 (4.91%) JSON
10 11 (4.91%) Spring
11 10 (4.46%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.05%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.57%) Mainframe
4 7 (3.13%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.79%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.34%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.34%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.89%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.45%) Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.45%) PKI
8 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) Replication
8 1 (0.45%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 70 (31.25%) Linux
2 44 (19.64%) Windows
3 30 (13.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 30 (13.39%) Windows Server
4 22 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (7.14%) Unix
6 6 (2.68%) AIX
6 6 (2.68%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (57.59%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (28.13%) Scrum
3 56 (25.00%) DevOps
4 52 (23.21%) BDD
5 50 (22.32%) TDD
6 41 (18.30%) Test Scripting
6 41 (18.30%) Test Strategy
7 39 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (13.84%) API Testing
9 28 (12.50%) OO
10 27 (12.05%) System Integration Testing
11 26 (11.61%) Kanban
11 26 (11.61%) Performance Testing
12 24 (10.71%) Defect Tracking
13 23 (10.27%) Regression Testing
13 23 (10.27%) Unit Testing
14 22 (9.82%) Non-Functional Testing
15 21 (9.38%) Scenario Testing
16 20 (8.93%) Acceptance Criteria
17 19 (8.48%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 91 (40.63%) Java
2 72 (32.14%) C#
3 41 (18.30%) SQL
4 29 (12.95%) F#
5 18 (8.04%) PL/SQL
6 16 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 14 (6.25%) Python
8 12 (5.36%) VB.NET
9 9 (4.02%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.57%) Ruby
11 7 (3.13%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.13%) C
11 7 (3.13%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.23%) Java 8
13 4 (1.79%) Scala
14 3 (1.34%) C++
14 3 (1.34%) Go
14 3 (1.34%) Groovy
14 3 (1.34%) R
14 3 (1.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (26.79%) Security Cleared
2 55 (24.55%) SC Cleared
3 33 (14.73%) ISEB
3 33 (14.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (11.61%) ISEB Practitioner
5 18 (8.04%) ISTQB
6 8 (3.57%) Degree
7 5 (2.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.34%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.89%) OCA
9 2 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.61%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 27 (12.05%) vSphere
2 17 (7.59%) HDFS
3 10 (4.46%) Docker
4 8 (3.57%) Active Directory
5 7 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.23%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.45%) Snort
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (19.64%) HP ALM
2 6 (2.68%) vRealize
3 5 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.23%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.23%) Perfmon
3 5 (2.23%) Terraform
4 4 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.34%) Kibana
5 3 (1.34%) Packer
5 3 (1.34%) SCCM
5 3 (1.34%) SCOM
6 2 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) Endace
Vendors
1 87 (38.84%) Oracle
2 51 (22.77%) HP
3 41 (18.30%) Microsoft
4 35 (15.63%) VMware
5 32 (14.29%) Software AG
5 32 (14.29%) webMethods
6 27 (12.05%) Red Hat
7 14 (6.25%) IBM
8 12 (5.36%) Automation Anywhere
9 8 (3.57%) Blue Prism
9 8 (3.57%) UiPath
10 6 (2.68%) ArcSight
10 6 (2.68%) McAfee
10 6 (2.68%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.79%) Micro Focus
12 3 (1.34%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.34%) Perfecto Mobile
13 2 (0.89%) Apigee
13 2 (0.89%) hybris
13 2 (0.89%) Tableau