Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 39 48
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 199 157 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 5.35% 4.56% 4.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.22% 5.48% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 110 77
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £250
90th Percentile £525 £488 £488
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £393
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.28% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 11
Hampshire median hourly rate £61.25 £45.39 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.94% +15.29% -1.58%
10th Percentile £46.00 £27.24 £31.87
90th Percentile £63.75 £50.20 £59.31
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £48.70 £45.87
% change year-on-year -7.59% +6.16% +14.68%

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 3,197 2,865 2,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 85.94% 83.16% 82.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,040 1,723 1,898
Hampshire median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £254
90th Percentile £575 £548 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 106 157
Hampshire median hourly rate £33.40 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.33% +5.26% -18.57%
10th Percentile £11.71 £10.40 £11.99
90th Percentile £60.34 £49.04 £54.45
South East median hourly rate £26.91 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.10% +6.67% -21.05%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Southampton -4 34 £408 +8.67% 6
Basingstoke +15 31 £445 -6.32% 14
Andover -2 16 £375 - 4
Hook +2 14 £335 +8.06%
Farnborough -8 11 £460 +11.52% 12
Aldershot - 8 £470 - 1
Gosport - 7 £364 - 1
Portsmouth -19 5 £325 +30.00% 7
Fareham -19 4 £363 +13.28% 2
Waterlooville - 3 £210 - 1
Winchester -8 2 - - 1
Havant -12 1 - - 3
Petersfield - 1 £213 - 5
Alton - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 105 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (34.17%) Security Cleared
3 65 (32.66%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (28.64%) SC Cleared
4 57 (28.64%) Selenium
5 51 (25.63%) Test Scripting
6 45 (22.61%) DevOps
7 44 (22.11%) ISTQB
8 43 (21.61%) Java
8 43 (21.61%) Continuous Delivery
9 40 (20.10%) SQL
10 39 (19.60%) C#
11 38 (19.10%) Microsoft
12 37 (18.59%) JIRA
13 36 (18.09%) Manual Testing
14 35 (17.59%) BDD
15 34 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
15 34 (17.09%) Scrum
16 31 (15.58%) .NET
16 31 (15.58%) Linux
16 31 (15.58%) RESTful
17 29 (14.57%) TDD
17 29 (14.57%) Oracle
17 29 (14.57%) ISEB
18 27 (13.57%) JavaScript
18 27 (13.57%) User Stories
18 27 (13.57%) System Integration Testing
19 26 (13.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 26 (13.07%) Web Services
20 25 (12.56%) Visual Studio Team System

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 15 (7.54%) Confluence
2 12 (6.03%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (3.52%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.01%) Apache
5 3 (1.51%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.51%) nginx
6 2 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.01%) GemFire
7 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.50%) IIS
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.02%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.01%) Magento
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.04%) GitHub
3 15 (7.54%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (7.54%) PaaS
4 11 (5.53%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (4.02%) IaaS
6 4 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.51%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.01%) npm
8 2 (1.01%) SaaS
9 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.50%) Apigee
9 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.51%) MPLS
1 5 (2.51%) Reverse Proxy
2 4 (2.01%) Firewall
2 4 (2.01%) VLAN
2 4 (2.01%) VPN
3 3 (1.51%) MVNO
3 3 (1.51%) Network Security
4 2 (1.01%) 4G
4 2 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.01%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (1.01%) LTE
4 2 (1.01%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (1.01%) TACACS
4 2 (1.01%) WAN
4 2 (1.01%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.50%) DOCSIS
5 1 (0.50%) HTTP
5 1 (0.50%) Internet
5 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.05%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (5.53%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (5.53%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.52%) Data Lake
3 7 (3.52%) Hadoop
3 7 (3.52%) HDInsight
3 7 (3.52%) Power BI
3 7 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.02%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.51%) HBase
5 5 (2.51%) MariaDB
6 4 (2.01%) Big Data
6 4 (2.01%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.01%) MySQL
8 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.01%) Redis
Development Applications
1 57 (28.64%) Selenium
2 37 (18.59%) JIRA
3 25 (12.56%) Visual Studio Team System
4 23 (11.56%) Jenkins
5 22 (11.06%) Cucumber
5 22 (11.06%) Git (software)
6 20 (10.05%) SpecFlow
7 18 (9.05%) Oracle APEX
7 18 (9.05%) WebDriver
8 15 (7.54%) JMeter
9 13 (6.53%) NUnit
10 12 (6.03%) JBehave
10 12 (6.03%) Visual Studio
11 11 (5.53%) MSTest
11 11 (5.53%) Protractor
12 8 (4.02%) Maven
13 7 (3.52%) LoadRunner
13 7 (3.52%) Subversion
14 6 (3.02%) HP UFT
15 5 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (8.54%) Finance
2 6 (3.02%) Billing
2 6 (3.02%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.01%) Marketing
4 1 (0.50%) Electronics
4 1 (0.50%) Games
4 1 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 44 (22.11%) Test Engineer
2 39 (19.60%) Tester
3 29 (14.57%) Developer
4 27 (13.57%) Analyst
4 27 (13.57%) Test Analyst
5 25 (12.56%) Test Automation Engineer
6 20 (10.05%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (6.53%) Test Manager
8 12 (6.03%) Automation Tester
9 9 (4.52%) Software Tester
9 9 (4.52%) Test Leader
10 7 (3.52%) Developer in Test
11 6 (3.02%) Azure DevOps
11 6 (3.02%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.02%) Azure Engineer
11 6 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.02%) Senior Test Analyst
12 5 (2.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 5 (2.51%) QA Engineer
12 5 (2.51%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.58%) .NET
1 31 (15.58%) RESTful
2 26 (13.07%) Web Services
3 15 (7.54%) Spring
4 14 (7.04%) React
5 10 (5.03%) CSS
5 10 (5.03%) JSON
6 9 (4.52%) Spring Boot
6 9 (4.52%) XML
7 8 (4.02%) AngularJS
7 8 (4.02%) HTML
8 7 (3.52%) Kafka
9 6 (3.02%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.02%) HTML5
9 6 (3.02%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (3.02%) SAML
10 5 (2.51%) CSS3
10 5 (2.51%) Node.js
10 5 (2.51%) Sass
10 5 (2.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.53%) Virtual Team
3 7 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.01%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.01%) PKI
6 1 (0.50%) IBM Storwize
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.58%) Linux
2 24 (12.06%) Windows
3 14 (7.04%) Unix
4 6 (3.02%) Android
4 6 (3.02%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (32.66%) Continuous Integration
3 51 (25.63%) Test Scripting
4 45 (22.61%) DevOps
5 43 (21.61%) Continuous Delivery
6 36 (18.09%) Manual Testing
7 35 (17.59%) BDD
8 34 (17.09%) Scrum
9 29 (14.57%) TDD
10 27 (13.57%) System Integration Testing
10 27 (13.57%) User Stories
11 25 (12.56%) Non-Functional Testing
12 24 (12.06%) Test Strategy
13 23 (11.56%) Scenario Testing
13 23 (11.56%) Software Testing
14 21 (10.55%) Test Management
15 19 (9.55%) Agile Testing
15 19 (9.55%) Regression Testing
16 18 (9.05%) Requirements Analysis
17 17 (8.54%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.61%) Java
2 40 (20.10%) SQL
3 39 (19.60%) C#
4 27 (13.57%) JavaScript
5 20 (10.05%) PL/SQL
6 15 (7.54%) PowerShell
7 10 (5.03%) Python
8 8 (4.02%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.01%) Java 8
9 4 (2.01%) Perl
10 3 (1.51%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.51%) C
10 3 (1.51%) F#
10 3 (1.51%) VB
10 3 (1.51%) VBScript
11 2 (1.01%) ES6
11 2 (1.01%) PHP
11 2 (1.01%) Ruby
12 1 (0.50%) Go
12 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 68 (34.17%) Security Cleared
2 57 (28.64%) SC Cleared
3 44 (22.11%) ISTQB
4 29 (14.57%) ISEB
5 26 (13.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (8.04%) Degree
7 9 (4.52%) Master's Degree
8 6 (3.02%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.50%) CCDE
11 1 (0.50%) CCIE
11 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.50%) HNC
11 1 (0.50%) HND
11 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.05%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (5.53%) Docker
2 9 (4.52%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.51%) HDFS
4 5 (2.51%) OpenAM
4 5 (2.51%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (8.04%) Ansible
1 16 (8.04%) Puppet
2 12 (6.03%) Kubernetes
3 8 (4.02%) HP ALM
3 8 (4.02%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (3.02%) SCCM
4 6 (3.02%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.01%) Terraform
6 2 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.01%) nmon
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.50%) Grafana
7 1 (0.50%) Netcool
7 1 (0.50%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.50%) Packer
7 1 (0.50%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (19.10%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.57%) Oracle
3 13 (6.53%) Cisco
4 11 (5.53%) Atlassian
4 11 (5.53%) HP
5 10 (5.03%) ServiceNow
6 8 (4.02%) VMware
7 7 (3.52%) LogRhythm
8 6 (3.02%) Micro Focus
9 5 (2.51%) Dynatrace
9 5 (2.51%) EMC
9 5 (2.51%) ForgeRock
9 5 (2.51%) Juniper
9 5 (2.51%) SevOne
9 5 (2.51%) Splunk
10 3 (1.51%) CA Agile Central
11 2 (1.01%) Adobe
11 2 (1.01%) McAfee
11 2 (1.01%) Perfecto Mobile
11 2 (1.01%) Red Hat