Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 19 January 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 82 61
Rank change year-on-year -11 -21 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 66 80 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.90% 2.22% 3.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.78% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 50 90
Hampshire median daily rate £325 £331 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.89% -11.67% +11.52%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £470 £539 £513
South East median daily rate £339 £350 £362
% change year-on-year -3.21% -3.24% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Hampshire median hourly rate £46.44 £35.69 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% -9.36% +207.10%
South East median hourly rate £46.44 £36.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year +27.23% -7.29% +207.10%

Test Scripting 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 2,784 2,881 3,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 80.12% 80.12% 82.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,685 1,862 2,123
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +6.21%
10th Percentile £243 £256 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 141 179
Hampshire median hourly rate £34.50 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.15% -7.14% +66.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £49.40 £55.50 £51.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.78% -19.70% +62.16%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Hampshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Hampshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Hampshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Hampshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Hampshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Hampshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Hampshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Hampshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Scripting in Hampshire

Test Scripting
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 Scripting within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Hook +15 14 £310 +12.73%
Winchester +11 9 £340 +32.68% 9
Portsmouth +4 7 £438 +59.09%
Fareham +1 7 £350 -11.95% 1
Farnborough +5 2 £325 -11.86% 2
Basingstoke -23 2 - - 4
Havant -4 1 - -
Southampton -5 1 £350 -37.08% 8
Fleet - 1 £330 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 28 (42.42%) Test Automation
2 20 (30.30%) Security Cleared
3 19 (28.79%) Scenario Testing
4 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (22.73%) SC Cleared
6 14 (21.21%) Selenium
7 13 (19.70%) Degree
7 13 (19.70%) Knowledge Management
8 12 (18.18%) .NET
8 12 (18.18%) Functional Testing
9 11 (16.67%) Test Strategy
10 10 (15.15%) C#
10 10 (15.15%) SQL
10 10 (15.15%) Risk Analysis
11 9 (13.64%) Software Testing
11 9 (13.64%) Regression Testing
12 8 (12.12%) Java
12 8 (12.12%) ISTQB
12 8 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Office
13 7 (10.61%) HP
14 6 (9.09%) Windows
14 6 (9.09%) Scrum
14 6 (9.09%) .NET Framework
14 6 (9.09%) Integration Testing
14 6 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
15 5 (7.58%) Cucumber

Test Scripting
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 3 (4.55%) Apache
1 3 (4.55%) CMS
1 3 (4.55%) JBoss
2 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.52%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (3.03%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (1.52%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Firewall
2 3 (4.55%) iSCSI
2 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.03%) MVNO
4 1 (1.52%) Broadband
4 1 (1.52%) DVB
4 1 (1.52%) Internet
4 1 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) GIS
1 3 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (21.21%) Selenium
2 7 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.58%) Cucumber
3 5 (7.58%) JIRA
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Blend
4 3 (4.55%) MSI
5 2 (3.03%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.52%) Ant
6 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.52%) JMeter
6 1 (1.52%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.52%) Maven
6 1 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.58%) Banking
2 3 (4.55%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (1.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Analyst
2 15 (22.73%) Tester
3 13 (19.70%) Test Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) Test Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Functional Tester
6 5 (7.58%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.06%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Content Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Contracts Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Technical Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Technical Test Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.55%) VMware Specialist
8 3 (4.55%) Web Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.18%) .NET
2 6 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.55%) WPF
4 2 (3.03%) Middleware
5 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.52%) SAP Core Interface
5 1 (1.52%) SAPUI5
5 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.03%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.52%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) Linux
3 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.55%) Windows Vista
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (42.42%) Test Automation
2 19 (28.79%) Scenario Testing
3 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (19.70%) Knowledge Management
5 12 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 11 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 10 (15.15%) Risk Analysis
8 9 (13.64%) Regression Testing
8 9 (13.64%) Software Testing
9 6 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
9 6 (9.09%) Integration Testing
9 6 (9.09%) Scrum
10 5 (7.58%) Software Engineering
11 4 (6.06%) Data Management
11 4 (6.06%) ITIL
11 4 (6.06%) Migration
11 4 (6.06%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (6.06%) Project Management
12 3 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) C#
1 10 (15.15%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) Java
3 4 (6.06%) C++
4 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.55%) VBA
4 3 (4.55%) VBScript
5 2 (3.03%) ABAP
6 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 13 (19.70%) Degree
4 8 (12.12%) ISTQB
4 8 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (7.58%) ISEB
5 5 (7.58%) Master's Degree
6 3 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.03%) MCSE
7 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.55%) NFS
4 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Ansible
1 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.61%) HP
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle
3 4 (6.06%) SAP
3 4 (6.06%) VMware
4 3 (4.55%) IBM
4 3 (4.55%) Lumension
4 3 (4.55%) McAfee
5 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.52%) Ariba
6 1 (1.52%) JDA
6 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.52%) Workday