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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 27 29
Rank change year-on-year -31 +2  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 48 110 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.73% 5.54% 5.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 6.93% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 65 57
Median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £313 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 7
Median hourly rate £53.35 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.63% +8.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1432 1588 1807
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 81.55% 79.92% 84.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1016 1165
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 81 92
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £57.50 £46.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke -3 15 £325 +4.00% 8
Southampton +8 7 £315 -11.57% 8
Portsmouth -19 3 - - 2
Eastleigh -1 2 - -
Andover -4 2 £348 -0.71%
Fareham - 2 £395 -
Hook +10 1 £313 -0.79%
Farnborough +2 1 £400 - 2
Winchester -4 1 £475 +5.55% 6
Waterlooville - 1 £188 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 67 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.34%) Security Cleared
3 43 (32.33%) Test Scripting
4 42 (31.58%) Selenium
5 38 (28.57%) SQL
5 38 (28.57%) HP
6 37 (27.82%) Oracle
6 37 (27.82%) Scrum
7 36 (27.07%) Regression Testing
7 36 (27.07%) SC Cleared
8 35 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (23.31%) DevOps
10 30 (22.56%) BDD
11 29 (21.80%) Windows
11 29 (21.80%) Linux
12 27 (20.30%) Test Management
13 26 (19.55%) Test Strategy
13 26 (19.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 25 (18.80%) ISTQB
14 25 (18.80%) TDD
14 25 (18.80%) Java
14 25 (18.80%) ISEB
15 24 (18.05%) HP UFT
16 23 (17.29%) Web Services
16 23 (17.29%) F#
17 21 (15.79%) Oracle Database
18 20 (15.04%) VMware
18 20 (15.04%) C#
18 20 (15.04%) Oracle APEX
18 20 (15.04%) Oracle Database 11g

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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.77%) JBoss
3 7 (5.26%) IIS
4 6 (4.51%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (3.01%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.50%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.50%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.75%) Apache
7 1 (0.75%) CICS
7 1 (0.75%) CMS
7 1 (0.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.02%) IaaS
1 8 (6.02%) PaaS
2 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.26%) Google Play
4 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.78%) PuTTY
1 17 (12.78%) WinSCP
2 15 (11.28%) LTE
3 12 (9.02%) 4G
4 10 (7.52%) LDAP
5 7 (5.26%) Wireless
6 6 (4.51%) HTTP
7 5 (3.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (3.76%) Firewall
8 3 (2.26%) Bluetooth
9 2 (1.50%) DVB
10 1 (0.75%) SAN
10 1 (0.75%) SSL
10 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 20 (15.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 18 (13.53%) SQL Server
4 17 (12.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (6.02%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (6.02%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (4.51%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (1.50%) DB2
11 2 (1.50%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 42 (31.58%) Selenium
2 24 (18.05%) HP UFT
3 20 (15.04%) Oracle APEX
4 18 (13.53%) Jenkins
4 18 (13.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (12.03%) Git (software)
5 16 (12.03%) TeamCity
6 14 (10.53%) SpecFlow
7 13 (9.77%) SoapUI
8 12 (9.02%) Toad
9 8 (6.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (5.26%) Cucumber
10 7 (5.26%) JIRA
11 6 (4.51%) Gradle
11 6 (4.51%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (3.76%) Android Studio
12 5 (3.76%) Ant
12 5 (3.76%) Eclipse
12 5 (3.76%) Subversion
12 5 (3.76%) TestNG
General
1 19 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.51%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Retail
3 5 (3.76%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.01%) Back Office
5 3 (2.26%) Publishing
6 2 (1.50%) Electronics
6 2 (1.50%) Marketing
6 2 (1.50%) Military
7 1 (0.75%) Avionics
7 1 (0.75%) Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (24.81%) Analyst
2 31 (23.31%) Test Analyst
3 22 (16.54%) Developer
4 20 (15.04%) Tester
5 19 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 11 (8.27%) Test Manager
7 9 (6.77%) Automation Tester
8 8 (6.02%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Agile Test Manager
10 5 (3.76%) Android Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Architect
10 5 (3.76%) BSS Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Consultant
10 5 (3.76%) OSS Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) ServiceNow Developer
11 4 (3.01%) HTML Developer
11 4 (3.01%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (3.01%) QA Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.29%) Web Services
2 19 (14.29%) .NET
3 14 (10.53%) XML
4 13 (9.77%) HTML
5 11 (8.27%) Middleware
5 11 (8.27%) RESTful
6 7 (5.26%) Node.js
6 7 (5.26%) REST
7 6 (4.51%) HTML5
7 6 (4.51%) SOAP
7 6 (4.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (3.76%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (3.76%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.76%) Spring
9 4 (3.01%) Apache Camel
9 4 (3.01%) CSS
10 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (2.26%) React
10 3 (2.26%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.76%) Computer Science
1 5 (3.76%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.01%) PKI
2 4 (3.01%) STB
3 3 (2.26%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.50%) Digital TV
4 2 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.50%) MPEG
4 2 (1.50%) Smartcard
4 2 (1.50%) User Experience
5 1 (0.75%) Blog
5 1 (0.75%) EPoS
5 1 (0.75%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.80%) Linux
1 29 (21.80%) Windows
2 14 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 11 (8.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (8.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (6.02%) Unix
5 6 (4.51%) Android
6 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.01%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.50%) CentOS
8 2 (1.50%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.75%) Solaris
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (32.33%) Test Scripting
3 37 (27.82%) Scrum
4 36 (27.07%) Regression Testing
5 35 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (23.31%) DevOps
7 30 (22.56%) BDD
8 27 (20.30%) Test Management
9 26 (19.55%) Test Strategy
10 25 (18.80%) TDD
11 18 (13.53%) Software Testing
12 16 (12.03%) Migration
13 15 (11.28%) Defect Tracking
13 15 (11.28%) Integration Testing
13 15 (11.28%) Scenario Testing
14 14 (10.53%) Functional Testing
15 13 (9.77%) Non-Functional Testing
15 13 (9.77%) Service Management
16 12 (9.02%) Release Management
16 12 (9.02%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (28.57%) SQL
2 25 (18.80%) Java
3 23 (17.29%) F#
4 20 (15.04%) C#
5 18 (13.53%) JavaScript
6 10 (7.52%) Bash Shell
6 10 (7.52%) Python
7 7 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.51%) VB
9 5 (3.76%) C
9 5 (3.76%) C++
10 3 (2.26%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.26%) ES6
10 3 (2.26%) Perl
10 3 (2.26%) PHP
10 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.26%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.26%) VBScript
11 2 (1.50%) Ruby
12 1 (0.75%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 47 (35.34%) Security Cleared
2 36 (27.07%) SC Cleared
3 26 (19.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 25 (18.80%) ISEB
4 25 (18.80%) ISTQB
5 10 (7.52%) ISEB Practitioner
6 9 (6.77%) Degree
7 5 (3.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (3.01%) CISSP
8 4 (3.01%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (3.01%) RHCE
8 4 (3.01%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (2.26%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.75%) MCP
10 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.53%) QA
2 5 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) DO-178B
System Software
1 11 (8.27%) vSphere
2 7 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (4.51%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.51%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.76%) Docker
5 4 (3.01%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.26%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (13.53%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (6.02%) vRealize
3 1 (0.75%) Ansible
3 1 (0.75%) Netcool
3 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (28.57%) HP
2 37 (27.82%) Oracle
3 20 (15.04%) VMware
4 19 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 15 (11.28%) Red Hat
6 7 (5.26%) Remedy
6 7 (5.26%) ServiceNow
7 6 (4.51%) Twitter
8 5 (3.76%) Cisco
8 5 (3.76%) Motorola
9 4 (3.01%) IBM
10 3 (2.26%) Google
11 2 (1.50%) SaltStack
11 2 (1.50%) SAP
12 1 (0.75%) Citrix
12 1 (0.75%) Splunk
12 1 (0.75%) Talend
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £270 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Posted: 15 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £28,000 to £57,000 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 8 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 24 days ago