Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 41 46
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 189 154 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 5.12% 4.36% 4.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.06% 5.31% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 82 82
Hampshire median daily rate £385 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.46% -7.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £307 £263 £250
90th Percentile £513 £474 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £390
% change year-on-year +5.92% +2.88% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 16
Hampshire median hourly rate £48.25 £45.20 £53.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.76% -15.52% +34.81%
10th Percentile £21.53 £29.78 £33.94
90th Percentile £63.75 £55.51 £59.31
South East median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £52.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% -13.46% +30.00%

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 3,120 2,902 3,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 84.46% 82.23% 82.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,934 1,733 2,026
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £237 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 117 173
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.62 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.95% +12.68% +42.43%
10th Percentile £12.28 £12.24 £11.93
90th Percentile £59.50 £48.35 £56.75
South East median hourly rate £28.25 £22.50 £23.88
% change year-on-year +25.56% -5.76% +0.53%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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
Southampton -11 29 £400 +6.67% 10
Basingstoke -2 23 £500 +57.48% 11
Farnborough +1 18 £410 +2.50% 10
Andover -1 18 £345 -25.41% 2
Hook +8 11 £335 +9.84% 2
Gosport - 8 £370 - 4
Portsmouth -19 6 £375 +50.00% 6
Aldershot - 5 £478 - 1
Havant -10 4 - - 1
Fareham -18 3 £325 -31.58% 2
Eastleigh -2 2 £350 -9.68% 5
Winchester -5 2 - - 2
Fleet -22 1 £400 -3.03% 5
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 86 (45.50%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (35.98%) Selenium
3 67 (35.45%) Security Cleared
4 60 (31.75%) SC Cleared
5 49 (25.93%) Java
6 48 (25.40%) C#
7 45 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (23.28%) .NET
9 42 (22.22%) Test Scripting
10 39 (20.63%) Microsoft
11 38 (20.11%) Linux
12 37 (19.58%) Oracle
13 36 (19.05%) DevOps
14 35 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
15 34 (17.99%) BDD
16 32 (16.93%) Windows
17 30 (15.87%) TDD
18 29 (15.34%) ISTQB
18 29 (15.34%) JIRA
18 29 (15.34%) Git (software)
19 28 (14.81%) Test Strategy
20 27 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
20 27 (14.29%) SQL
21 26 (13.76%) Scrum
21 26 (13.76%) Non-Functional Testing
22 25 (13.23%) Cucumber
23 24 (12.70%) ISEB
23 24 (12.70%) JavaScript
24 23 (12.17%) Web Services
24 23 (12.17%) Manual Testing

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 11 (5.82%) Confluence
2 10 (5.29%) Apache Spark
3 9 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.59%) SAS
4 3 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.06%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.06%) IIS
6 1 (0.53%) CMS
6 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.53%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.53%) JBoss
6 1 (0.53%) Kentico
6 1 (0.53%) nginx
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.88%) GitHub
3 9 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.65%) PaaS
6 4 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.06%) npm
7 2 (1.06%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.06%) SaaS
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.53%) Apigee
8 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.65%) MPLS
1 5 (2.65%) PuTTY
1 5 (2.65%) Reverse Proxy
1 5 (2.65%) WinSCP
2 3 (1.59%) DNS
2 3 (1.59%) Firewall
3 2 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.06%) HTTP
3 2 (1.06%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.06%) MVNO
4 1 (0.53%) 4G
4 1 (0.53%) ATM
4 1 (0.53%) Internet
4 1 (0.53%) LTE
4 1 (0.53%) VoIP
4 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.99%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (5.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.23%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (4.23%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (4.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.70%) Hadoop
7 7 (3.70%) HBase
7 7 (3.70%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.59%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.59%) Sqoop
9 2 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.06%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.53%) Big Data
10 1 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 68 (35.98%) Selenium
2 29 (15.34%) Git (software)
2 29 (15.34%) JIRA
3 25 (13.23%) Cucumber
4 22 (11.64%) Oracle APEX
5 19 (10.05%) SpecFlow
5 19 (10.05%) Visual Studio Team System
6 17 (8.99%) HP UFT
6 17 (8.99%) Protractor
7 16 (8.47%) Jenkins
8 13 (6.88%) LoadRunner
8 13 (6.88%) SoapUI
9 12 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (5.29%) JBehave
10 10 (5.29%) NUnit
10 10 (5.29%) Visual Studio
11 9 (4.76%) JMeter
11 9 (4.76%) Maven
12 8 (4.23%) Eclipse
12 8 (4.23%) TestNG
General
1 21 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (2.12%) Billing
2 4 (2.12%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.59%) Banking
4 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.53%) Games
4 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (21.69%) Tester
2 34 (17.99%) Developer
3 32 (16.93%) Test Engineer
4 28 (14.81%) Analyst
4 28 (14.81%) Test Analyst
5 19 (10.05%) Automation Tester
6 18 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
6 18 (9.52%) Test Manager
7 13 (6.88%) Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (5.82%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (3.70%) Test Leader
10 6 (3.17%) Software Tester
11 5 (2.65%) C# Developer
11 5 (2.65%) ForgeRock Developer
11 5 (2.65%) IAM Developer
11 5 (2.65%) Java Developer
11 5 (2.65%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 5 (2.65%) Senior Automation Engineer
11 5 (2.65%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.28%) .NET
2 23 (12.17%) Web Services
3 21 (11.11%) RESTful
4 17 (8.99%) HTML
5 14 (7.41%) AngularJS
6 13 (6.88%) CSS
7 10 (5.29%) Spring
8 8 (4.23%) .NET Framework
8 8 (4.23%) HTML5
8 8 (4.23%) Node.js
8 8 (4.23%) SOAP
8 8 (4.23%) Spring Boot
8 8 (4.23%) XML
9 7 (3.70%) jQuery
9 7 (3.70%) React
10 6 (3.17%) ASP.NET
10 6 (3.17%) SAML
11 5 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (2.65%) CSS3
11 5 (2.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (3.70%) Virtual Team
3 4 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.06%) IBM Storwize
5 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.53%) Clustering
6 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.53%) PKI
6 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (20.11%) Linux
2 32 (16.93%) Windows
3 12 (6.35%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.70%) Unix
6 6 (3.17%) AIX
6 6 (3.17%) Android
6 6 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.17%) Solaris
7 5 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (45.50%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
3 42 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 36 (19.05%) DevOps
5 34 (17.99%) BDD
6 30 (15.87%) TDD
7 28 (14.81%) Test Strategy
8 27 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 26 (13.76%) Non-Functional Testing
9 26 (13.76%) Scrum
10 23 (12.17%) Manual Testing
11 22 (11.64%) System Integration Testing
12 21 (11.11%) Software Testing
13 19 (10.05%) API Testing
14 18 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
15 16 (8.47%) Regression Testing
15 16 (8.47%) Test Management
15 16 (8.47%) User Stories
16 14 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (7.41%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (25.93%) Java
2 48 (25.40%) C#
3 27 (14.29%) SQL
4 24 (12.70%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.41%) F#
6 10 (5.29%) PL/SQL
7 9 (4.76%) Python
8 7 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.17%) Ruby
9 6 (3.17%) VB
10 5 (2.65%) Perl
11 4 (2.12%) Java 8
11 4 (2.12%) Scala
11 4 (2.12%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.59%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.59%) C
12 3 (1.59%) Go
12 3 (1.59%) R
12 3 (1.59%) VBScript
13 2 (1.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (35.45%) Security Cleared
2 60 (31.75%) SC Cleared
3 29 (15.34%) ISTQB
4 24 (12.70%) ISEB
5 23 (12.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (4.76%) Degree
7 6 (3.17%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.65%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (2.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.59%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.53%) HNC
11 1 (0.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (5.29%) HDFS
2 9 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.76%) vSphere
3 8 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.23%) Docker
4 5 (2.65%) OpenAM
4 5 (2.65%) OpenDJ
5 4 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (6.88%) Puppet
2 12 (6.35%) HP ALM
3 10 (5.29%) Ansible
4 7 (3.70%) Kubernetes
5 6 (3.17%) SCCM
5 6 (3.17%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.59%) Kibana
8 2 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.06%) Terraform
8 2 (1.06%) vRealize
9 1 (0.53%) Grafana
9 1 (0.53%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.53%) Packer
9 1 (0.53%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.53%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (20.63%) Microsoft
2 37 (19.58%) Oracle
3 19 (10.05%) VMware
4 17 (8.99%) HP
5 12 (6.35%) Software AG
5 12 (6.35%) webMethods
6 9 (4.76%) Atlassian
6 9 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.70%) IBM
7 7 (3.70%) Micro Focus
7 7 (3.70%) ServiceNow
8 6 (3.17%) ArcSight
8 6 (3.17%) Cisco
8 6 (3.17%) McAfee
8 6 (3.17%) Palo Alto
9 5 (2.65%) Dynatrace
9 5 (2.65%) ForgeRock
9 5 (2.65%) LogRhythm
9 5 (2.65%) Perfecto Mobile
9 5 (2.65%) Splunk