Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 53 33
Rank change year-on-year +26 -20 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 235 130 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 6.14% 3.69% 5.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.34% 4.53% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 77 130
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.28% +8.87%
10th Percentile £305 £284 £289
90th Percentile £500 £475 £481
South East median daily rate £425 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 16
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 £36.75 £31.48 £36.25
90th Percentile £43.25 £74.77 £60.00
South East median hourly rate £61.50 £48.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +26.15% +16.07% +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 3,200 2,870 3,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 83.55% 81.49% 81.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,855 1,794 2,184
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £418 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +7.74% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £271 £263
90th Percentile £572 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 174 154
Hampshire median hourly rate £29.25 £27.50 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.36% -23.08% +58.89%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.53 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.38 £53.00
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +9.09%

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 25 May 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
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 25 May 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
Andover +6 30 £350 -9.68%
Basingstoke +2 27 £475 +51.27% 13
Farnborough +7 25 £425 +13.33% 11
Winchester +10 16 £378 -13.71% 7
Southampton -9 15 £314 -26.18% 4
Fareham +5 12 £288 -23.33% 7
Fleet - 7 £425 - 3
Hook +13 6 £500 +78.57%
Portsmouth -1 6 £375 -12.79% 7
Havant +2 4 - - 2
Romsey - 2 £400 - 2
Lyndhurst - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 147 (62.55%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (54.89%) Selenium
3 97 (41.28%) Java
3 97 (41.28%) Oracle
4 83 (35.32%) .NET
5 82 (34.89%) Scrum
6 79 (33.62%) C#
7 72 (30.64%) Linux
8 65 (27.66%) Jenkins
9 62 (26.38%) BDD
9 62 (26.38%) HP
10 61 (25.96%) TDD
11 58 (24.68%) Web Services
12 56 (23.83%) SQL Server
13 55 (23.40%) HP ALM
14 54 (22.98%) DevOps
15 52 (22.13%) Oracle Database
15 52 (22.13%) Microsoft Azure
15 52 (22.13%) Security Cleared
16 47 (20.00%) SQL
17 46 (19.57%) Cucumber
18 44 (18.72%) Enterprise Software
18 44 (18.72%) Finance
19 43 (18.30%) Microsoft
19 43 (18.30%) SC Cleared
20 42 (17.87%) SoapUI
20 42 (17.87%) Team Foundation Server
21 41 (17.45%) Continuous Integration
22 40 (17.02%) RESTful
23 36 (15.32%) QA

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 28 (11.91%) GlassFish
2 25 (10.64%) Liferay
3 19 (8.09%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (5.11%) Apache Spark
5 10 (4.26%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (3.83%) JBoss
7 5 (2.13%) Confluence
8 3 (1.28%) Apache
8 3 (1.28%) GemFire
8 3 (1.28%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.43%) IIS
10 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (22.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.26%) PaaS
3 7 (2.98%) GitHub
3 7 (2.98%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.79%) PuTTY
1 23 (9.79%) WinSCP
2 8 (3.40%) HTTP
2 8 (3.40%) WAN
3 6 (2.55%) LAN
4 5 (2.13%) MVNO
5 3 (1.28%) Firewall
5 3 (1.28%) Internet
6 2 (0.85%) VLAN
7 1 (0.43%) DVB
7 1 (0.43%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.43%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.43%) LTE
7 1 (0.43%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (23.83%) SQL Server
2 52 (22.13%) Oracle Database
3 28 (11.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (11.91%) SQL Server 2016
4 27 (11.49%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (11.06%) Oracle Database 10g
5 26 (11.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 25 (10.64%) Oracle Database 12c
7 20 (8.51%) Relational Database
8 19 (8.09%) RDBMS
9 14 (5.96%) Hadoop
10 13 (5.53%) HBase
11 6 (2.55%) Big Data
12 3 (1.28%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.85%) MySQL
13 2 (0.85%) Redis
14 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 129 (54.89%) Selenium
2 65 (27.66%) Jenkins
3 46 (19.57%) Cucumber
4 42 (17.87%) SoapUI
4 42 (17.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 36 (15.32%) SpecFlow
6 34 (14.47%) Oracle APEX
7 32 (13.62%) Ant
7 32 (13.62%) Eclipse
7 32 (13.62%) HP UFT
8 28 (11.91%) Git (software)
8 28 (11.91%) TestNG
9 27 (11.49%) LoadRunner
10 23 (9.79%) Subversion
11 21 (8.94%) JIRA
12 19 (8.09%) ReSharper
12 19 (8.09%) SonarQube
13 17 (7.23%) JUnit
14 13 (5.53%) Maven
15 12 (5.11%) Bitbucket
General
1 44 (18.72%) Finance
2 14 (5.96%) Banking
3 7 (2.98%) Retail
3 7 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.55%) Billing
5 2 (0.85%) Back Office
5 2 (0.85%) Games
5 2 (0.85%) Military
6 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (40.00%) Developer
2 43 (18.30%) Analyst
2 43 (18.30%) Java Developer
3 42 (17.87%) Test Analyst
4 38 (16.17%) Tester
5 34 (14.47%) Test Engineer
6 26 (11.06%) Automation Tester
7 25 (10.64%) Senior Developer
8 22 (9.36%) Test Automation Engineer
9 20 (8.51%) .NET Developer
10 18 (7.66%) Automation Test Analyst
11 17 (7.23%) Integration Developer
12 16 (6.81%) Cloud Developer
13 15 (6.38%) Senior .NET Developer
14 14 (5.96%) Azure Developer
14 14 (5.96%) BizTalk Developer
14 14 (5.96%) Senior BizTalk Developer
15 12 (5.11%) BizTalk Integration Developer
16 9 (3.83%) JSP Developer
17 8 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (35.32%) .NET
2 58 (24.68%) Web Services
3 40 (17.02%) RESTful
4 32 (13.62%) .NET Framework
5 30 (12.77%) EJB
6 29 (12.34%) EJB 3.0
6 29 (12.34%) JAXB
6 29 (12.34%) JAX-RS
6 29 (12.34%) JPA
7 23 (9.79%) Ehcache
7 23 (9.79%) JSP
8 22 (9.36%) Struts
9 19 (8.09%) AngularJS
10 18 (7.66%) HTML
11 15 (6.38%) REST
12 12 (5.11%) CSS
12 12 (5.11%) Java EE
13 11 (4.68%) JSON
13 11 (4.68%) SOAP
13 11 (4.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.72%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (8.09%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.98%) Mainframe
4 7 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.70%) Smart Meter
6 4 (1.70%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.28%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.85%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.43%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.43%) EPoS
9 1 (0.43%) MPEG
9 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.43%) STB
9 1 (0.43%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 72 (30.64%) Linux
2 35 (14.89%) Windows
3 29 (12.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (11.49%) Windows Server
5 21 (8.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (6.81%) Unix
7 5 (2.13%) Android
7 5 (2.13%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.43%) CentOS
8 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (62.55%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (34.89%) Scrum
3 62 (26.38%) BDD
4 61 (25.96%) TDD
5 54 (22.98%) DevOps
6 41 (17.45%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (14.89%) Test Strategy
8 34 (14.47%) Test Scripting
9 32 (13.62%) OO
9 32 (13.62%) Unit Testing
10 30 (12.77%) Regression Testing
11 29 (12.34%) Kanban
12 28 (11.91%) API Testing
13 27 (11.49%) Defect Tracking
13 27 (11.49%) Performance Testing
13 27 (11.49%) Software Testing
14 25 (10.64%) System Integration Testing
15 24 (10.21%) User Stories
16 23 (9.79%) OOP
17 20 (8.51%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 97 (41.28%) Java
2 79 (33.62%) C#
3 47 (20.00%) SQL
4 27 (11.49%) PL/SQL
5 26 (11.06%) F#
6 19 (8.09%) VB.NET
7 16 (6.81%) JavaScript
8 10 (4.26%) Python
9 8 (3.40%) Java 8
10 7 (2.98%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.98%) C
10 7 (2.98%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.55%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.13%) Ruby
13 4 (1.70%) C++
14 3 (1.28%) Groovy
14 3 (1.28%) PHP
15 2 (0.85%) Perl
16 1 (0.43%) Scala
16 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (22.13%) Security Cleared
2 43 (18.30%) SC Cleared
3 36 (15.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 27 (11.49%) ISEB
4 27 (11.49%) ISTQB
5 23 (9.79%) ISEB Practitioner
6 18 (7.66%) Degree
7 6 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.70%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.85%) OCA
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (15.32%) QA
System Software
1 26 (11.06%) vSphere
2 13 (5.53%) HDFS
3 7 (2.98%) Docker
4 5 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.43%) Snort
Systems Management
1 55 (23.40%) HP ALM
2 10 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.13%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.13%) Terraform
3 5 (2.13%) vRealize
4 4 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.70%) Perfmon
5 3 (1.28%) Packer
5 3 (1.28%) SCCM
5 3 (1.28%) SCOM
6 1 (0.43%) Endace
6 1 (0.43%) Netcool
Vendors
1 97 (41.28%) Oracle
2 62 (26.38%) HP
3 43 (18.30%) Microsoft
4 31 (13.19%) VMware
5 30 (12.77%) Software AG
5 30 (12.77%) webMethods
6 26 (11.06%) Red Hat
7 10 (4.26%) Automation Anywhere
7 10 (4.26%) IBM
8 7 (2.98%) Blue Prism
9 3 (1.28%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.28%) Micro Focus
10 2 (0.85%) Adobe
10 2 (0.85%) Apigee
10 2 (0.85%) hybris
10 2 (0.85%) SAP
11 1 (0.43%) CyberArk
11 1 (0.43%) Proofpoint
11 1 (0.43%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.43%) Splunk