Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 104 76
Rank change year-on-year +25 -28 -27
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 123 67 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 3.22% 1.88% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 2.27% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 41 60
Hampshire median daily rate £350 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -1.54% -7.80%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £256
90th Percentile £508 £470 £515
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.50 £18.04 £35.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -49.45% -9.36%
10th Percentile £18.25 £17.06 £15.55
90th Percentile £42.70 £19.02 £39.86
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.04 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.64% -50.58% +6.77%

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 3,253 2,956 3,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 85.29% 82.94% 82.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,067 1,771 2,009
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £242 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 116 167
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% +14.04%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.24 £11.99
90th Percentile £57.47 £49.67 £56.75
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.14 £23.95
% change year-on-year +8.04% -3.38% -5.04%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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
Fleet +4 18 £328 -0.58%
Hook +6 17 £325 +4.84%
Andover - 16 £360 - 3
Basingstoke +4 13 £325 +144.36% 1
Portsmouth -19 7 £675 +54.29% 2
Gosport - 7 £388 -
Farnborough -7 5 £413 +26.92% 2
Havant -5 3 £413 -
Waterlooville - 2 £210 -
Southampton -18 1 - - 3
Aldershot - 1 £475 - 1
Petersfield - 1 £213 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 56 (45.53%) Test Automation
2 51 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (39.84%) Security Cleared
4 44 (35.77%) SC Cleared
5 40 (32.52%) SQL
6 32 (26.02%) Scenario Testing
7 31 (25.20%) .NET
8 28 (22.76%) Linux
8 28 (22.76%) Business Continuity
9 27 (21.95%) Oracle
10 25 (20.33%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (20.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (19.51%) Puppet
11 24 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
11 24 (19.51%) Ansible
11 24 (19.51%) Red Hat
12 23 (18.70%) Configuration Management
12 23 (18.70%) ISTQB
13 22 (17.89%) iSCSI
13 22 (17.89%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (17.89%) Oracle Reports
13 22 (17.89%) NFS
13 22 (17.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 21 (17.07%) Microsoft
14 21 (17.07%) Java
15 20 (16.26%) PL/SQL
15 20 (16.26%) Web Services
15 20 (16.26%) Apache
15 20 (16.26%) ISEB
15 20 (16.26%) Capacity 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 20 (16.26%) Apache
2 13 (10.57%) JBoss
3 11 (8.94%) Confluence
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.63%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.07%) BlazeMeter
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.89%) iSCSI
2 8 (6.50%) Firewall
3 6 (4.88%) DHCP
3 6 (4.88%) DNS
4 3 (2.44%) SSL
4 3 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.44%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.63%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (1.63%) LTE
5 2 (1.63%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (1.63%) TACACS
5 2 (1.63%) WAN
6 1 (0.81%) MVNO
6 1 (0.81%) SAN
6 1 (0.81%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.89%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (5.69%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 16 (13.01%) Oracle APEX
2 15 (12.20%) JIRA
3 11 (8.94%) Selenium
4 9 (7.32%) LoadRunner
5 6 (4.88%) JMeter
6 5 (4.07%) eggPlant
6 5 (4.07%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.07%) NeoLoad
7 4 (3.25%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.25%) HP UFT
7 4 (3.25%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.44%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.44%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.63%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.81%) MSI
10 1 (0.81%) Subversion
10 1 (0.81%) TestNG
10 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 7 (5.69%) Military
2 4 (3.25%) Finance
3 3 (2.44%) Billing
3 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (27.64%) Test Engineer
2 28 (22.76%) Tester
3 24 (19.51%) Analyst
4 22 (17.89%) Linux Engineer
4 22 (17.89%) Test Analyst
5 9 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Performance Tester
7 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 5 (4.07%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Graduate
8 4 (3.25%) Graduate Test Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Graduate Tester
8 4 (3.25%) Junior
8 4 (3.25%) Junior Test Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Junior Tester
8 4 (3.25%) Software Tester
8 4 (3.25%) SQL Analyst
8 4 (3.25%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.25%) Test Specialist
9 3 (2.44%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (25.20%) .NET
2 20 (16.26%) Web Services
3 19 (15.45%) RESTful
4 5 (4.07%) ASP.NET
4 5 (4.07%) HTML
4 5 (4.07%) SOAP
5 4 (3.25%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.44%) 802.1X
6 3 (2.44%) Java EE
6 3 (2.44%) Middleware
6 3 (2.44%) Swagger
7 2 (1.63%) EJB
7 2 (1.63%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (1.63%) JAXB
7 2 (1.63%) JAX-RS
7 2 (1.63%) JPA
7 2 (1.63%) JSON
7 2 (1.63%) Node.js
7 2 (1.63%) XML
8 1 (0.81%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.50%) PKI
3 4 (3.25%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.76%) Linux
2 25 (20.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (8.94%) Windows
4 7 (5.69%) Unix
4 7 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.44%) AIX
7 2 (1.63%) Solaris
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (45.53%) Test Automation
2 51 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (26.02%) Scenario Testing
4 28 (22.76%) Business Continuity
5 25 (20.33%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (18.70%) Configuration Management
7 22 (17.89%) Performance Tuning
8 20 (16.26%) Capacity Management
9 19 (15.45%) System Integration Testing
10 18 (14.63%) Regression Testing
11 17 (13.82%) Manual Testing
12 16 (13.01%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (13.01%) Requirements Analysis
12 16 (13.01%) User Stories
13 14 (11.38%) Agile Testing
13 14 (11.38%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (11.38%) ITIL
14 12 (9.76%) Defect Management
14 12 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (7.32%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 40 (32.52%) SQL
2 21 (17.07%) Java
3 20 (16.26%) PL/SQL
4 9 (7.32%) C#
5 5 (4.07%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.07%) VB
6 4 (3.25%) C
6 4 (3.25%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.44%) Python
8 2 (1.63%) Perl
8 2 (1.63%) PHP
8 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.63%) Ruby
9 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.81%) Java 8
9 1 (0.81%) Scala
9 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (39.84%) Security Cleared
2 44 (35.77%) SC Cleared
3 23 (18.70%) ISTQB
4 22 (17.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (16.26%) ISEB
6 16 (13.01%) Degree
7 7 (5.69%) Master's Degree
8 6 (4.88%) MCSA
8 6 (4.88%) MCSE
8 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.44%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.81%) CCNA
11 1 (0.81%) CCNP
11 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.13%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (17.89%) NFS
2 9 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.81%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (19.51%) Ansible
1 24 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
1 24 (19.51%) Puppet
2 9 (7.32%) HP ALM
3 4 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.44%) nmon
4 3 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.63%) Netcool
5 2 (1.63%) WSUS
6 1 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.81%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (21.95%) Oracle
2 24 (19.51%) Red Hat
3 21 (17.07%) Microsoft
4 12 (9.76%) HP
5 6 (4.88%) VMware
6 5 (4.07%) McAfee
7 3 (2.44%) Cisco
7 3 (2.44%) IBM
7 3 (2.44%) Remedy
8 2 (1.63%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.63%) Citrix
8 2 (1.63%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.63%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.63%) SAP
8 2 (1.63%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.81%) Anite
9 1 (0.81%) Lumension
9 1 (0.81%) Northgate