Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 43 38
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 195 143 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 5.28% 4.00% 5.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.32% 4.85% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 79 108
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £325 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -15.58% +6.21%
10th Percentile £308 £263 £269
90th Percentile £500 £475 £485
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 22
Hampshire median hourly rate £41.25 £45.20 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.73% -6.81% +22.21%
10th Percentile £21.38 £29.78 £32.28
90th Percentile £49.88 £55.51 £59.31
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.20 £46.75
% change year-on-year -11.49% -3.33% +17.80%

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 3,085 2,946 3,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 83.47% 82.41% 82.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,853 1,784 2,035
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £294 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £539 £548
South East median daily rate £435 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +5.07% +3.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 138 177
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.68% +63.16%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £54.13 £47.68 £57.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +25.01% -11.11% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +8 28 £355 -16.47% 2
Southampton -21 28 £370 +2.07% 8
Farnborough +5 25 £425 +6.25% 3
Basingstoke -7 17 £475 +49.61% 8
Portsmouth -21 7 £375 +50.00% 8
Winchester -2 6 - - 2
Hook +4 5 £300 - 1
Fareham -3 5 £406 -14.47% 2
Havant -7 4 - - 2
Fleet -13 4 £475 +15.15%
Gosport - 3 £400 - 2
Eastleigh -1 2 £350 -9.68% 2
Romsey - 2 £400 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 103 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (42.05%) Selenium
3 65 (33.33%) Java
4 61 (31.28%) C#
4 61 (31.28%) Security Cleared
5 57 (29.23%) .NET
6 54 (27.69%) SC Cleared
7 52 (26.67%) DevOps
8 51 (26.15%) Oracle
8 51 (26.15%) Linux
9 46 (23.59%) BDD
10 41 (21.03%) Scrum
11 39 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (19.49%) TDD
12 38 (19.49%) Test Strategy
13 37 (18.97%) SQL Server
14 36 (18.46%) Windows
14 36 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
15 35 (17.95%) Microsoft
16 33 (16.92%) SQL
16 33 (16.92%) Test Scripting
17 32 (16.41%) Cucumber
18 31 (15.90%) ISTQB
18 31 (15.90%) Web Services
19 29 (14.87%) Jenkins
20 28 (14.36%) ISEB
21 27 (13.85%) Git (software)
22 26 (13.33%) RESTful
22 26 (13.33%) SpecFlow
22 26 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 15 (7.69%) Apache Spark
2 10 (5.13%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (4.10%) GlassFish
4 6 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (3.08%) Confluence
5 5 (2.56%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (2.05%) JBoss
6 4 (2.05%) Liferay
7 3 (1.54%) IIS
7 3 (1.54%) SAS
8 2 (1.03%) Apache
8 2 (1.03%) GemFire
9 1 (0.51%) CMS
9 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.51%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.51%) Kentico
9 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.03%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.13%) GitHub
2 10 (5.13%) PaaS
3 5 (2.56%) OpenShift
4 4 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.03%) npm
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.64%) PuTTY
1 11 (5.64%) WinSCP
2 7 (3.59%) WAN
3 6 (3.08%) HTTP
4 5 (2.56%) LAN
5 4 (2.05%) Firewall
6 3 (1.54%) DNS
6 3 (1.54%) MPLS
7 2 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.03%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.03%) MVNO
7 2 (1.03%) VLAN
8 1 (0.51%) 4G
8 1 (0.51%) ATM
8 1 (0.51%) Internet
8 1 (0.51%) LTE
8 1 (0.51%) VoIP
8 1 (0.51%) VPN
8 1 (0.51%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.74%) Oracle Database
3 18 (9.23%) SQL Server 2016
4 17 (8.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 15 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (7.18%) HBase
6 14 (7.18%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (6.67%) Hadoop
8 8 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (3.59%) NoSQL
9 7 (3.59%) RDBMS
9 7 (3.59%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.54%) Big Data
11 3 (1.54%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.54%) Redis
11 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.54%) Sqoop
12 2 (1.03%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 82 (42.05%) Selenium
2 32 (16.41%) Cucumber
3 29 (14.87%) Jenkins
4 27 (13.85%) Git (software)
5 26 (13.33%) Oracle APEX
5 26 (13.33%) SpecFlow
6 25 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (12.31%) HP UFT
8 23 (11.79%) JIRA
8 23 (11.79%) SoapUI
9 21 (10.77%) LoadRunner
10 17 (8.72%) Eclipse
10 17 (8.72%) Visual Studio Team System
11 14 (7.18%) Ant
11 14 (7.18%) Protractor
11 14 (7.18%) TestNG
12 11 (5.64%) NUnit
13 10 (5.13%) JBehave
13 10 (5.13%) Subversion
14 9 (4.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (12.31%) Finance
2 9 (4.62%) Banking
3 2 (1.03%) Billing
3 2 (1.03%) Retail
3 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 51 (26.15%) Developer
2 35 (17.95%) Tester
3 30 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 29 (14.87%) Analyst
5 28 (14.36%) Test Analyst
6 20 (10.26%) Automation Tester
6 20 (10.26%) Test Automation Engineer
7 16 (8.21%) Test Manager
8 15 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (6.67%) Senior Developer
10 12 (6.15%) Java Developer
11 8 (4.10%) Automation Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) Digital Developer
11 8 (4.10%) Test Leader
12 7 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.59%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 7 (3.59%) Test Specialist
13 6 (3.08%) .NET Developer
13 6 (3.08%) BizTalk Developer
13 6 (3.08%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (29.23%) .NET
2 31 (15.90%) Web Services
3 26 (13.33%) RESTful
4 18 (9.23%) HTML
5 17 (8.72%) .NET Framework
6 15 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 12 (6.15%) XML
8 11 (5.64%) CSS
8 11 (5.64%) JSON
8 11 (5.64%) Node.js
8 11 (5.64%) SOAP
9 10 (5.13%) Kafka
9 10 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (4.10%) Spring
11 7 (3.59%) EJB
11 7 (3.59%) HTML5
11 7 (3.59%) jQuery
11 7 (3.59%) React
11 7 (3.59%) REST
12 6 (3.08%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.62%) Virtual Team
4 8 (4.10%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.05%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.54%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.03%) IBM Storwize
7 2 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.03%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.51%) Clustering
8 1 (0.51%) PKI
8 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Replication
8 1 (0.51%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 51 (26.15%) Linux
2 36 (18.46%) Windows
3 18 (9.23%) Windows Server
4 17 (8.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (6.67%) Unix
6 11 (5.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.08%) AIX
7 6 (3.08%) Solaris
8 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (26.67%) DevOps
3 46 (23.59%) BDD
4 41 (21.03%) Scrum
5 39 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (19.49%) TDD
6 38 (19.49%) Test Strategy
7 33 (16.92%) Test Scripting
8 25 (12.82%) Non-Functional Testing
8 25 (12.82%) Regression Testing
9 23 (11.79%) System Integration Testing
10 22 (11.28%) Continuous Delivery
10 22 (11.28%) Defect Management
11 21 (10.77%) API Testing
11 21 (10.77%) OO
11 21 (10.77%) Software Testing
12 19 (9.74%) Acceptance Criteria
12 19 (9.74%) ATDD
12 19 (9.74%) Defect Tracking
13 17 (8.72%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 65 (33.33%) Java
2 61 (31.28%) C#
3 33 (16.92%) SQL
4 21 (10.77%) JavaScript
5 20 (10.26%) F#
6 13 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 12 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 12 (6.15%) Python
8 8 (4.10%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.59%) C
9 7 (3.59%) Ruby
10 6 (3.08%) VB
10 6 (3.08%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.05%) Java 8
11 4 (2.05%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.54%) Go
12 3 (1.54%) Groovy
12 3 (1.54%) R
12 3 (1.54%) Scala
12 3 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (31.28%) Security Cleared
2 54 (27.69%) SC Cleared
3 31 (15.90%) ISTQB
4 28 (14.36%) ISEB
5 26 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (6.15%) ISEB Practitioner
7 9 (4.62%) Degree
8 5 (2.56%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.51%) HNC
10 1 (0.51%) HND
10 1 (0.51%) OCA
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.77%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (8.72%) HDFS
2 15 (7.69%) vSphere
3 10 (5.13%) Docker
4 8 (4.10%) Active Directory
5 7 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.56%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.51%) Snort
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (10.26%) HP ALM
2 5 (2.56%) Perfmon
2 5 (2.56%) Terraform
3 4 (2.05%) Ansible
3 4 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.05%) Packer
4 3 (1.54%) Kibana
4 3 (1.54%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.54%) SCCM
4 3 (1.54%) SCOM
4 3 (1.54%) vRealize
5 2 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.03%) Puppet
6 1 (0.51%) Endace
6 1 (0.51%) Grafana
6 1 (0.51%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 1 (0.51%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 51 (26.15%) Oracle
2 35 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 25 (12.82%) HP
4 23 (11.79%) VMware
5 19 (9.74%) Software AG
5 19 (9.74%) webMethods
6 14 (7.18%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.62%) Automation Anywhere
8 8 (4.10%) Blue Prism
8 8 (4.10%) IBM
8 8 (4.10%) UiPath
9 6 (3.08%) ArcSight
9 6 (3.08%) McAfee
9 6 (3.08%) Palo Alto
10 5 (2.56%) Cisco
10 5 (2.56%) Perfecto Mobile
11 4 (2.05%) Adobe
11 4 (2.05%) EMC
11 4 (2.05%) Juniper
11 4 (2.05%) LogRhythm