Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 47 29
Rank change year-on-year +16 -18 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 183 146 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 5.05% 4.00% 5.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.29% 4.98% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 88 134
Hampshire median daily rate £394 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.30%
10th Percentile £281 £250 £290
90th Percentile £488 £470 £438
South East median daily rate £425 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 19
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.39 £70.39 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.52% +67.60% +20.00%
10th Percentile £27.24 £39.22 £32.25
90th Percentile £50.20 £75.06 £60.00
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.00% +11.11% +28.57%

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 2,911 2,934 3,474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 80.39% 80.32% 81.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,737 1,883 2,166
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +9.21% +4.02%
10th Percentile £260 £258 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £530
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 151 170
Hampshire median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -18.57% +51.35%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.50 £12.45
90th Percentile £50.83 £57.50 £51.63
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £30.13
% change year-on-year - -17.01% +50.63%

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 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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
Fareham +12 24 £320 -19.50% 2
Southampton +9 19 £388 -6.06% 12
Basingstoke -8 17 £475 +51.27% 8
Andover +5 15 £375 -11.76%
Hook +16 10 £383 +36.61%
Havant - 10 £318 - 1
Farnborough -1 7 £425 +15.25% 5
Winchester -7 7 £340 -20.00% 2
Eastleigh +2 6 £388 -
Portsmouth -6 2 £280 -31.08% 2
Fleet +9 1 £525 - 3
Lyndhurst - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 94 (51.37%) Selenium
2 89 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (36.07%) C#
4 64 (34.97%) Oracle
5 59 (32.24%) Java
6 58 (31.69%) .NET
7 43 (23.50%) HP
7 43 (23.50%) Security Cleared
8 42 (22.95%) TDD
8 42 (22.95%) Scrum
9 41 (22.40%) SQL
10 40 (21.86%) Cucumber
11 38 (20.77%) Jenkins
12 36 (19.67%) Web Services
13 35 (19.13%) Test Scripting
13 35 (19.13%) BDD
14 34 (18.58%) Team Foundation Server
15 33 (18.03%) SC Cleared
15 33 (18.03%) Linux
16 32 (17.49%) SQL Server
16 32 (17.49%) JavaScript
17 31 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (16.94%) Oracle Database
18 30 (16.39%) Microsoft
19 29 (15.85%) Unit Testing
19 29 (15.85%) QA
20 28 (15.30%) Microsoft Azure
21 27 (14.75%) Ant
22 25 (13.66%) Windows
22 25 (13.66%) Git (software)

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 (8.20%) GlassFish
1 15 (8.20%) Liferay
2 10 (5.46%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (4.37%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.73%) JBoss
4 5 (2.73%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.64%) Confluence
6 1 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.19%) PaaS
3 2 (1.09%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.74%) PuTTY
1 16 (8.74%) WinSCP
2 4 (2.19%) MVNO
3 3 (1.64%) Internet
4 2 (1.09%) DVB
4 2 (1.09%) HTTP
5 1 (0.55%) LAN
5 1 (0.55%) LTE
5 1 (0.55%) SMS
5 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.49%) SQL Server
2 31 (16.94%) Oracle Database
3 15 (8.20%) Oracle Database 10g
3 15 (8.20%) Oracle Database 11g
3 15 (8.20%) Oracle Database 12c
3 15 (8.20%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (8.20%) SQL Server 2016
4 13 (7.10%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.46%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.64%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.09%) Big Data
9 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.55%) HBase
9 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 94 (51.37%) Selenium
2 40 (21.86%) Cucumber
3 38 (20.77%) Jenkins
4 34 (18.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (14.75%) Ant
6 25 (13.66%) Git (software)
6 25 (13.66%) SpecFlow
7 24 (13.11%) SoapUI
8 22 (12.02%) HP UFT
9 20 (10.93%) Eclipse
10 19 (10.38%) Oracle APEX
11 17 (9.29%) Maven
12 16 (8.74%) TestNG
13 15 (8.20%) LoadRunner
14 14 (7.65%) JIRA
14 14 (7.65%) NUnit
15 13 (7.10%) JUnit
16 11 (6.01%) Subversion
17 10 (5.46%) ReSharper
17 10 (5.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (11.48%) Finance
2 9 (4.92%) Retail
3 6 (3.28%) Banking
3 6 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.73%) Billing
4 5 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.64%) Back Office
6 2 (1.09%) Games
6 2 (1.09%) Military
7 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (37.70%) Developer
2 33 (18.03%) Analyst
2 33 (18.03%) Test Analyst
3 32 (17.49%) Test Engineer
4 28 (15.30%) Java Developer
5 25 (13.66%) Tester
6 20 (10.93%) .NET Developer
7 19 (10.38%) Senior Developer
8 15 (8.20%) Test Automation Engineer
9 13 (7.10%) Senior .NET Developer
10 12 (6.56%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (5.46%) Automation Tester
11 10 (5.46%) Cloud Developer
11 10 (5.46%) Integration Developer
12 8 (4.37%) Test Leader
13 7 (3.83%) Automation Test Lead
13 7 (3.83%) C# Developer
14 6 (3.28%) Software Engineer
15 5 (2.73%) BizTalk Developer
15 5 (2.73%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (31.69%) .NET
2 36 (19.67%) Web Services
3 23 (12.57%) HTML
4 21 (11.48%) CSS
5 20 (10.93%) .NET Framework
6 19 (10.38%) AngularJS
6 19 (10.38%) JAXB
6 19 (10.38%) RESTful
7 17 (9.29%) EJB
7 17 (9.29%) EJB 3.0
7 17 (9.29%) JAX-RS
7 17 (9.29%) JPA
8 15 (8.20%) REST
9 13 (7.10%) Ehcache
10 12 (6.56%) JSP
10 12 (6.56%) Struts
11 9 (4.92%) ASP.NET
11 9 (4.92%) Node.js
12 8 (4.37%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (4.37%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.66%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.73%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.73%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.09%) EPoS
5 2 (1.09%) User Experience
6 1 (0.55%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.55%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.55%) Fintech
6 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.55%) MPEG
6 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.55%) STB
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.03%) Linux
2 25 (13.66%) Windows
3 15 (8.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (7.65%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.73%) Android
5 5 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.64%) Unix
6 3 (1.64%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.55%) CentOS
7 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (22.95%) Scrum
2 42 (22.95%) TDD
3 35 (19.13%) BDD
3 35 (19.13%) Test Scripting
4 31 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (15.85%) Unit Testing
6 23 (12.57%) Performance Testing
7 22 (12.02%) OO
7 22 (12.02%) Scenario Testing
8 19 (10.38%) DevOps
8 19 (10.38%) Test Strategy
8 19 (10.38%) User Stories
9 18 (9.84%) Functional Testing
9 18 (9.84%) Software Testing
10 17 (9.29%) MVC
10 17 (9.29%) Regression Testing
11 16 (8.74%) API Testing
11 16 (8.74%) Defect Tracking
12 15 (8.20%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (36.07%) C#
2 59 (32.24%) Java
3 41 (22.40%) SQL
4 32 (17.49%) JavaScript
5 23 (12.57%) PL/SQL
6 15 (8.20%) F#
7 10 (5.46%) VB.NET
8 9 (4.92%) C++
9 7 (3.83%) TypeScript
10 5 (2.73%) Python
11 4 (2.19%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.64%) C
12 3 (1.64%) PHP
13 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.55%) Groovy
14 1 (0.55%) Perl
14 1 (0.55%) Ruby
14 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (23.50%) Security Cleared
2 33 (18.03%) SC Cleared
3 22 (12.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (9.84%) Degree
5 16 (8.74%) ISTQB
6 13 (7.10%) ISEB
7 10 (5.46%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (4.92%) Master's Degree
9 7 (3.83%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (1.09%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.85%) QA
2 3 (1.64%) DO-178B
3 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (8.20%) vSphere
2 7 (3.83%) Docker
3 1 (0.55%) HDFS
3 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.46%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.28%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.55%) Netcool
3 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 64 (34.97%) Oracle
2 43 (23.50%) HP
3 30 (16.39%) Microsoft
4 15 (8.20%) Red Hat
4 15 (8.20%) VMware
5 13 (7.10%) Software AG
5 13 (7.10%) webMethods
6 7 (3.83%) IBM
7 4 (2.19%) Talend
8 3 (1.64%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.09%) EMC
9 2 (1.09%) Perfecto Mobile
10 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.55%) Green Hills
10 1 (0.55%) Remedy
10 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.55%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.55%) Splunk
10 1 (0.55%) Wind River