Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 46 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 -21 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 154 161 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 4.37% 4.14% 6.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.46% 5.14% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 79 162
Hampshire median daily rate £325 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £284
90th Percentile £474 £483 £450
South East median daily rate £409 £390 £373
% change year-on-year +4.81% +4.56% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 22
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.39 £53.50 £39.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.16% +34.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £32.32 £33.94 £31.38
90th Percentile £55.14 £59.31 £50.88
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £52.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -13.46% +30.00% +6.67%

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 2819 3130 3697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 80.04% 80.42% 83.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1679 2016 2269
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 165 194
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +15.79%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.87 £56.75 £48.11
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +3 30 £325 +22.64% 2
Southampton +24 22 £375 +30.43% 11
Fareham +9 17 £345 -1.43% 2
Andover +10 14 £450 +16.13% 1
Hook - 10 £305 -
Farnborough +3 7 £400 +4.92%
Havant +3 7 £318 - 4
Eastleigh +2 6 £388 +17.42% 1
Portsmouth -10 6 £250 -9.09%
Fleet +10 2 £413 +17.86% 4
Winchester -10 1 £325 -25.29% 3
Waterlooville - 1 £188 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 63 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (38.96%) Security Cleared
3 51 (33.12%) Selenium
4 47 (30.52%) SC Cleared
5 42 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 39 (25.32%) C#
7 37 (24.03%) Microsoft
7 37 (24.03%) HP
8 35 (22.73%) .NET
9 33 (21.43%) Java
10 32 (20.78%) Test Strategy
11 31 (20.13%) JavaScript
11 31 (20.13%) SQL
12 30 (19.48%) Regression Testing
13 28 (18.18%) TDD
13 28 (18.18%) Windows
14 27 (17.53%) Oracle
15 26 (16.88%) Performance Testing
16 25 (16.23%) Team Foundation Server
16 25 (16.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 24 (15.58%) Scrum
18 23 (14.94%) SQL Server
18 23 (14.94%) Ant
18 23 (14.94%) Git (software)
18 23 (14.94%) Degree
18 23 (14.94%) DevOps
19 22 (14.29%) ISTQB
19 22 (14.29%) BDD
20 21 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (13.64%) Test Management

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 10 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.25%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.30%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.65%) Confluence
4 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.14%) PaaS
3 5 (3.25%) IaaS
4 3 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.65%) GitHub
5 1 (0.65%) SaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.69%) LTE
2 14 (9.09%) PuTTY
2 14 (9.09%) WinSCP
2 14 (9.09%) Wireless
3 13 (8.44%) 4G
4 3 (1.95%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.30%) HTTP
6 1 (0.65%) DVB
6 1 (0.65%) Firewall
6 1 (0.65%) SMS
6 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.74%) SQL Server 2016
3 14 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 13 (8.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 13 (8.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (8.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.60%) GIS
7 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.30%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.30%) HBase
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.65%) DB2
9 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 51 (33.12%) Selenium
2 25 (16.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (14.94%) Ant
3 23 (14.94%) Git (software)
4 21 (13.64%) SpecFlow
5 20 (12.99%) SoapUI
6 19 (12.34%) HP UFT
7 18 (11.69%) Eclipse
8 17 (11.04%) Cucumber
9 16 (10.39%) Oracle APEX
10 15 (9.74%) Jenkins
10 15 (9.74%) LoadRunner
11 14 (9.09%) TestNG
12 13 (8.44%) Maven
13 11 (7.14%) JIRA
14 10 (6.49%) Visual Studio
15 8 (5.19%) NuGet
16 7 (4.55%) NUnit
16 7 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
17 6 (3.90%) JUnit
General
1 21 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.49%) Retail
3 7 (4.55%) Finance
4 5 (3.25%) Back Office
4 5 (3.25%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.60%) Banking
6 2 (1.30%) Billing
7 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
7 1 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (22.08%) Test Engineer
2 33 (21.43%) Developer
3 32 (20.78%) Analyst
4 31 (20.13%) Test Analyst
5 21 (13.64%) Tester
6 14 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 11 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 11 (7.14%) Automation Tester
8 9 (5.84%) Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (5.19%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (4.55%) BSS Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) OSS Engineer
11 6 (3.90%) Software Engineer
11 6 (3.90%) Software Test Engineer
12 5 (3.25%) Functional Tester
12 5 (3.25%) Performance Analyst
12 5 (3.25%) Performance Test Analyst
12 5 (3.25%) Senior .NET Developer
13 4 (2.60%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (22.73%) .NET
2 21 (13.64%) Web Services
3 13 (8.44%) CSS
3 13 (8.44%) HTML
4 12 (7.79%) AngularJS
4 12 (7.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 11 (7.14%) REST
6 9 (5.84%) Node.js
7 8 (5.19%) XML
8 7 (4.55%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (3.90%) JSF
9 6 (3.90%) PrimeFaces
9 6 (3.90%) Swagger
10 5 (3.25%) SOAP
10 5 (3.25%) WCF
11 4 (2.60%) Ajax
11 4 (2.60%) jQuery
11 4 (2.60%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.65%) Fintech
3 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.65%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.65%) NHS
3 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.18%) Windows
2 18 (11.69%) Linux
3 15 (9.74%) Windows Server
4 14 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (8.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.95%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.30%) Unix
7 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 32 (20.78%) Test Strategy
4 30 (19.48%) Regression Testing
5 28 (18.18%) TDD
6 26 (16.88%) Performance Testing
7 24 (15.58%) Scrum
8 23 (14.94%) DevOps
9 22 (14.29%) BDD
10 21 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (13.64%) Test Management
11 20 (12.99%) Functional Testing
12 19 (12.34%) MVC
12 19 (12.34%) Non-Functional Testing
12 19 (12.34%) Scenario Testing
13 18 (11.69%) Software Testing
14 17 (11.04%) Test Planning
15 16 (10.39%) API Testing
16 14 (9.09%) Software Engineering
16 14 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.32%) C#
2 33 (21.43%) Java
3 31 (20.13%) JavaScript
3 31 (20.13%) SQL
4 20 (12.99%) F#
5 13 (8.44%) PowerShell
6 12 (7.79%) TypeScript
7 8 (5.19%) PL/SQL
7 8 (5.19%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.25%) C++
9 4 (2.60%) ES6
10 3 (1.95%) Groovy
11 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.30%) C
11 2 (1.30%) Python
12 1 (0.65%) Perl
12 1 (0.65%) PHP
12 1 (0.65%) Ruby
12 1 (0.65%) VB
12 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (38.96%) Security Cleared
2 47 (30.52%) SC Cleared
3 25 (16.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (14.94%) Degree
5 22 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 17 (11.04%) ISEB
7 11 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (5.84%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (3.90%) Master's Degree
10 2 (1.30%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.69%) QA
2 3 (1.95%) DO-178B
3 2 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (7.79%) vSphere
2 6 (3.90%) Docker
3 4 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.30%) HDFS
4 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (11.69%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.60%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.30%) Netcool
3 2 (1.30%) vRealize
4 1 (0.65%) Ansible
4 1 (0.65%) Packer
4 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (24.03%) HP
1 37 (24.03%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.53%) Oracle
3 18 (11.69%) VMware
4 15 (9.74%) Red Hat
5 12 (7.79%) Motorola
6 10 (6.49%) Software AG
6 10 (6.49%) webMethods
7 4 (2.60%) ESRI
7 4 (2.60%) SAP
7 4 (2.60%) Talend
8 2 (1.30%) EMC
8 2 (1.30%) Perfecto Mobile
8 2 (1.30%) Remedy
8 2 (1.30%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.65%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.65%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.65%) Green Hills
9 1 (0.65%) IBM
9 1 (0.65%) Wind River