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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South East / Hampshire
Rank 91 94 80
Rank change year-on-year +3 -14  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 25 28 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.36% 1.29% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.61% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 17
Median daily rate £375 £320 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.18% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £248 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £391 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.66%  

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 1466 1734 1735
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 79.80% 79.69% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 1172 992
Median daily rate £425 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £508 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 65 86
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Andover - 7 £350 -
Basingstoke 0 3 £345 +19.82% 1
Fareham -8 2 £375 -
Havant - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - - 1
Hook - 1 £280 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) Test Scripting
3 17 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 16 (47.06%) Selenium
5 15 (44.12%) SC Cleared
6 13 (38.24%) Oracle
6 13 (38.24%) Windows
6 13 (38.24%) HP
7 12 (35.29%) HP UFT
7 12 (35.29%) SQL
7 12 (35.29%) F#
8 11 (32.35%) Oracle APEX
8 11 (32.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (32.35%) Java
8 11 (32.35%) ISEB
8 11 (32.35%) Oracle Database 10g
8 11 (32.35%) Oracle Database
8 11 (32.35%) PuTTY
8 11 (32.35%) WinSCP
8 11 (32.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (29.41%) BDD
9 10 (29.41%) Test Strategy
9 10 (29.41%) Linux
9 10 (29.41%) Toad
9 10 (29.41%) TDD
10 9 (26.47%) ISTQB
10 9 (26.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (26.47%) TeamCity
10 9 (26.47%) Test Management
10 9 (26.47%) Defect Tracking

Test Automation
Top Related 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 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) Apache Solr
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) PuTTY
1 11 (32.35%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) Oracle Database
1 11 (32.35%) Oracle Database 10g
1 11 (32.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (23.53%) Oracle BI EE
2 8 (23.53%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle OWB
4 5 (14.71%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Selenium
2 12 (35.29%) HP UFT
3 11 (32.35%) Oracle APEX
4 10 (29.41%) Toad
5 9 (26.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (26.47%) TeamCity
6 6 (17.65%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
7 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
7 4 (11.76%) JIRA
7 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
7 4 (11.76%) SpecFlow
8 3 (8.82%) Ant
8 3 (8.82%) Eclipse
8 3 (8.82%) Robot Framework
8 3 (8.82%) TestNG
8 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
9 2 (5.88%) Appium
9 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
9 2 (5.88%) NUnit
General
1 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Tester
2 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Test Specialist
5 3 (8.82%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Test Automation Specialist
5 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Agile Test Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) ETL Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) QA Automation Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) Web Services
3 3 (8.82%) RESTful
4 2 (5.88%) HTML
4 2 (5.88%) Middleware
4 2 (5.88%) Node.js
4 2 (5.88%) REST
4 2 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.94%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) User Experience
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) Windows
2 10 (29.41%) Linux
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.82%) Unix
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.88%) Android
5 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) Test Scripting
3 10 (29.41%) BDD
3 10 (29.41%) TDD
3 10 (29.41%) Test Strategy
4 9 (26.47%) Defect Tracking
4 9 (26.47%) Test Management
5 8 (23.53%) ETL
5 8 (23.53%) Migration
6 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (20.59%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Scrum
7 6 (17.65%) Service Management
8 5 (14.71%) DevOps
8 5 (14.71%) Functional Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
9 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) F#
1 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 11 (32.35%) Java
3 7 (20.59%) C#
4 4 (11.76%) Python
5 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.82%) PHP
5 3 (8.82%) VB
6 2 (5.88%) Scala
6 2 (5.88%) VBScript
7 1 (2.94%) C++
7 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (44.12%) SC Cleared
3 11 (32.35%) ISEB
3 11 (32.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (26.47%) ISTQB
5 7 (20.59%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (5.88%) Docker
2 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.88%) vSphere
3 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) vRealize
2 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) HP
1 13 (38.24%) Oracle
2 8 (23.53%) VMware
3 6 (17.65%) Remedy
4 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.88%) IBM
6 2 (5.88%) SAP
7 1 (2.94%) ATG
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