Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 82 47
Rank change year-on-year -8 -35 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 73 90 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.08% 2.33% 4.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 2.90% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 54 104
Hampshire median daily rate £325 £323 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.78% -7.86% +2.19%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £287
90th Percentile £474 £507 £460
South East median daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
Hampshire median hourly rate £18.04 £37.00 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.24% -6.02% +207.10%
South East median hourly rate £18.04 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.24% +27.59% +104.08%

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 2800 3107 3682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 79.93% 80.43% 82.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1668 2005 2265
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 165 194
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +15.79%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.98 £56.75 £48.59
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%

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 November 2017.

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
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 November 2017. 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 +20 15 £310 +12.73%
Basingstoke -19 11 £229 -29.54% 1
Fareham +9 10 £315 -
Southampton +6 6 £295 -5.60% 2
Farnborough +10 3 £350 -3.45%
Winchester +8 3 £375 +17.19% 2
Portsmouth -7 3 £550 +100.00%
Andover +5 2 £348 -21.91%
Havant -1 1 - -
Fleet - 1 £330 - 1
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 42 (57.53%) Test Automation
2 38 (52.05%) Security Cleared
3 23 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (30.14%) Regression Testing
4 22 (30.14%) HP
5 21 (28.77%) Scenario Testing
6 20 (27.40%) SC Cleared
7 19 (26.03%) Degree
8 15 (20.55%) SQL
9 14 (19.18%) Windows
9 14 (19.18%) Validation
9 14 (19.18%) Selenium
9 14 (19.18%) Test Strategy
10 13 (17.81%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (17.81%) QA
10 13 (17.81%) Knowledge Management
10 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
11 12 (16.44%) Telecoms
11 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (16.44%) Functional Testing
11 12 (16.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (15.07%) Test Planning
12 11 (15.07%) Test Management
12 11 (15.07%) LTE
12 11 (15.07%) ISTQB
13 10 (13.70%) Risk Analysis
13 10 (13.70%) Analytics
14 9 (12.33%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (12.33%) Performance Testing
14 9 (12.33%) Software Testing

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 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.37%) Apache
2 1 (1.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.37%) Documentum
2 1 (1.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.07%) LTE
2 7 (9.59%) 4G
2 7 (9.59%) Wireless
3 5 (6.85%) Firewall
4 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.48%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.74%) MVNO
5 2 (2.74%) PuTTY
5 2 (2.74%) WinSCP
6 1 (1.37%) DVB
6 1 (1.37%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.37%) SAN
6 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.37%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 14 (19.18%) Selenium
2 8 (10.96%) JIRA
3 6 (8.22%) MSI
3 6 (8.22%) SoapUI
4 5 (6.85%) HP UFT
5 4 (5.48%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.11%) Ant
6 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.11%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.74%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.74%) TestNG
7 2 (2.74%) Toad
7 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.37%) Maven
8 1 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (16.44%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.85%) Retail
3 4 (5.48%) Back Office
4 3 (4.11%) Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Finance
5 1 (1.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (38.36%) Analyst
2 19 (26.03%) Test Analyst
3 16 (21.92%) Test Engineer
4 12 (16.44%) Tester
5 5 (6.85%) Functional Tester
6 4 (5.48%) Automation Tester
6 4 (5.48%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) BSS Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) OSS Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Transition Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) VMware Specialist
7 3 (4.11%) Windows Specialist
8 2 (2.74%) Developer in Test
8 2 (2.74%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) .NET
2 2 (2.74%) SOAP
2 2 (2.74%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.37%) SAP Core Interface
3 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.11%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.74%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.37%) BBC
4 1 (1.37%) EPoS
4 1 (1.37%) PKI
4 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.18%) Windows
2 6 (8.22%) Linux
2 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (8.22%) Windows Vista
3 5 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (57.53%) Test Automation
2 23 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (30.14%) Regression Testing
4 21 (28.77%) Scenario Testing
5 14 (19.18%) Test Strategy
5 14 (19.18%) Validation
6 13 (17.81%) Knowledge Management
7 12 (16.44%) Functional Testing
7 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (15.07%) Test Management
8 11 (15.07%) Test Planning
9 10 (13.70%) Analytics
9 10 (13.70%) Risk Analysis
10 9 (12.33%) ITIL
10 9 (12.33%) Performance Testing
10 9 (12.33%) Software Testing
11 8 (10.96%) Exploratory Testing
11 8 (10.96%) SDLC
12 7 (9.59%) Collaborative Working
12 7 (9.59%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.55%) SQL
2 7 (9.59%) Java
2 7 (9.59%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.22%) C#
4 5 (6.85%) VBScript
5 4 (5.48%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.11%) F#
7 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.74%) VBA
8 1 (1.37%) C
8 1 (1.37%) C++
8 1 (1.37%) PHP
8 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (52.05%) Security Cleared
2 20 (27.40%) SC Cleared
3 19 (26.03%) Degree
4 12 (16.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (15.07%) ISTQB
6 9 (12.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (12.33%) ISEB
7 7 (9.59%) DV Cleared
8 5 (6.85%) Master's Degree
9 2 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (1.37%) MCSE
10 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.81%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.74%) vSphere
5 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.37%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (17.81%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (9.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.74%) Ansible
3 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.74%) Puppet
3 2 (2.74%) vRealize
4 1 (1.37%) Consul
4 1 (1.37%) SELinux
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) HP
2 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.33%) Motorola
3 9 (12.33%) VMware
4 8 (10.96%) Oracle
5 6 (8.22%) Lumension
5 6 (8.22%) McAfee
6 4 (5.48%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.74%) IBM
8 1 (1.37%) Ariba
8 1 (1.37%) JDA
8 1 (1.37%) SAP
8 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow