Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 85 86
Rank change year-on-year +20 +1 -32
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 126 85 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 3.31% 2.27% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 2.76% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 52 72
Hampshire median daily rate £413 £346 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.22% -1.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £281 £268 £275
90th Percentile £500 £475 £450
South East median daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.79% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Hampshire median hourly rate £46.69 £16.08 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +190.36% +7.20% -55.56%
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £29.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year +45.76% -73.18% +436.59%

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 3,154 3,085 3,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 82.80% 82.31% 81.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,832 1,838 2,267
Hampshire median daily rate £427 £401 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.49% +2.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £288 £259 £263
90th Percentile £575 £546 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 182 172
Hampshire median hourly rate £33.14 £33.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.42% -12.00% +74.42%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.66 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.63 £56.63
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £19.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year +26.23% -16.21% +10.21%

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 22 July 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
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 22 July 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
Winchester +16 27 £475 +15.15% 4
Basingstoke +3 14 £315 +0.32% 1
Southampton -4 10 £328 +14.91% 1
Gosport - 9 £400 -
Hook +9 8 £305 -14.69%
Fareham -3 6 £288 +2.68% 3
Farnborough -17 5 £413 +10.00% 1
Andover -7 4 £425 +14.86%
Portsmouth -7 4 - - 4
Eastleigh -2 2 £475 +58.33%
Havant -4 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 49 (38.89%) SAP
2 47 (37.30%) Data Modelling
3 43 (34.13%) Test Automation
4 42 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 36 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 33 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (21.43%) .NET
7 27 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 26 (20.63%) Selenium
9 25 (19.84%) C#
10 23 (18.25%) Oracle
11 22 (17.46%) SAP HR
12 21 (16.67%) SAP FI
12 21 (16.67%) HP
12 21 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 19 (15.08%) ISEB
14 18 (14.29%) Regression Testing
15 16 (12.70%) Finance
15 16 (12.70%) Windows
16 15 (11.90%) VMware
16 15 (11.90%) Degree
16 15 (11.90%) DevOps
16 15 (11.90%) Defect Management
17 14 (11.11%) HP ALM
17 14 (11.11%) Supplier Relationship Management
17 14 (11.11%) Scrum
18 13 (10.32%) ISTQB
18 13 (10.32%) BDD
19 12 (9.52%) Test Strategy
19 12 (9.52%) Knowledge Management

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 5 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.38%) SAS
3 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.38%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.79%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (17.46%) SAP HR
2 21 (16.67%) SAP FI
3 10 (7.94%) SAP CO
3 10 (7.94%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (4.76%) SAP BPC
6 3 (2.38%) SAP SRM
7 2 (1.59%) SAP HCM
7 2 (1.59%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.17%) SaaS
3 3 (2.38%) PaaS
4 1 (0.79%) GitHub
4 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.35%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.76%) Firewall
2 6 (4.76%) LAN
2 6 (4.76%) PuTTY
2 6 (4.76%) SSL
2 6 (4.76%) WAN
2 6 (4.76%) WinSCP
3 4 (3.17%) SAN
4 2 (1.59%) Intranet
5 1 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.52%) SAP BW
2 9 (7.14%) SAP HANA
2 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.35%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (3.97%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.38%) GIS
6 3 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.79%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 26 (20.63%) Selenium
2 11 (8.73%) HP UFT
3 9 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
3 9 (7.14%) SoapUI
4 7 (5.56%) JIRA
4 7 (5.56%) Subversion
5 6 (4.76%) Ant
5 6 (4.76%) Eclipse
5 6 (4.76%) SpecFlow
5 6 (4.76%) TestNG
6 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.97%) JMeter
6 5 (3.97%) LoadRunner
6 5 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.17%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.17%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Blend
8 3 (2.38%) MSI
8 3 (2.38%) SilkTest
9 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (12.70%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.38%) Military
4 2 (1.59%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (32.54%) Consultant
2 38 (30.16%) SAP Consultant
3 36 (28.57%) Analyst
4 32 (25.40%) Test Analyst
5 18 (14.29%) HR Consultant
5 18 (14.29%) SAP HR Consultant
6 12 (9.52%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 11 (8.73%) SAP Configurer
8 10 (7.94%) Tester
9 9 (7.14%) SAP BW Consultant
9 9 (7.14%) SAP CO Consultant
9 9 (7.14%) SAP FI Consultant
9 9 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
10 8 (6.35%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (5.56%) Test Engineer
12 5 (3.97%) SAP BPC Consultant
13 4 (3.17%) IT Analyst
13 4 (3.17%) Test Leader
13 4 (3.17%) Test Manager
14 3 (2.38%) IP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.43%) .NET
2 9 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 9 (7.14%) HTML
3 6 (4.76%) 802.1X
3 6 (4.76%) Web Services
4 5 (3.97%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.38%) SOAP
5 3 (2.38%) WPF
6 2 (1.59%) SAPUI5
7 1 (0.79%) RESTful
7 1 (0.79%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.76%) PKI
2 4 (3.17%) Life Science
2 4 (3.17%) Virtual Team
3 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.38%) LIMS
4 2 (1.59%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.70%) Windows
2 9 (7.14%) Linux
2 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.76%) Unix
4 6 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.38%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.59%) AIX
6 2 (1.59%) Solaris
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (37.30%) Data Modelling
2 43 (34.13%) Test Automation
3 33 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 15 (11.90%) Defect Management
5 15 (11.90%) DevOps
6 14 (11.11%) Scrum
6 14 (11.11%) Supplier Relationship Management
7 13 (10.32%) BDD
8 12 (9.52%) Knowledge Management
8 12 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
8 12 (9.52%) Test Strategy
9 11 (8.73%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (8.73%) Integration Testing
10 10 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (7.14%) Release Management
11 9 (7.14%) V-Model
11 9 (7.14%) Waterfall
12 7 (5.56%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.84%) C#
2 12 (9.52%) Java
2 12 (9.52%) SQL
3 10 (7.94%) PowerShell
4 9 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 7 (5.56%) Python
6 6 (4.76%) C++
6 6 (4.76%) F#
7 5 (3.97%) C
8 3 (2.38%) VB
9 2 (1.59%) ABAP
9 2 (1.59%) VBScript
10 1 (0.79%) Ruby
10 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 36 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 21 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (15.08%) ISEB
5 15 (11.90%) Degree
6 13 (10.32%) ISTQB
7 12 (9.52%) DV Cleared
8 9 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) QA
2 4 (3.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (3.17%) GCP
2 4 (3.17%) GLP
2 4 (3.17%) GMP
2 4 (3.17%) GxP
3 1 (0.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.56%) vSphere
3 5 (3.97%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (11.11%) HP ALM
2 6 (4.76%) vRealize
3 5 (3.97%) Perfmon
4 3 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.38%) SCCM
4 3 (2.38%) SCOM
5 2 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.79%) Netcool
Vendors
1 49 (38.89%) SAP
2 27 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 23 (18.25%) Oracle
4 21 (16.67%) HP
5 15 (11.90%) VMware
6 7 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.76%) Software AG
7 6 (4.76%) webMethods
8 5 (3.97%) McAfee
9 4 (3.17%) Citrix
9 4 (3.17%) IBM
10 3 (2.38%) Lumension
11 2 (1.59%) ArcSight
11 2 (1.59%) Palo Alto
12 1 (0.79%) Informatica
12 1 (0.79%) Remedy
12 1 (0.79%) Tableau
12 1 (0.79%) Virgin Media