Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 80 88
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8 -46
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 88 78 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.38% 2.22% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.69% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 46 55
Hampshire median daily rate £339 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £263 £255
90th Percentile £461 £531 £470
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Hampshire median hourly rate £37.25 £17.06 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.35% -53.89% -6.02%
10th Percentile £21.63 £16.18 £25.52
90th Percentile £52.68 £18.73 £40.02
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £16.08 £37.00
% change year-on-year +126.99% -56.54% -6.02%

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 3,096 2,901 3,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 83.77% 82.63% 82.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,865 1,747 2,041
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £291 £242 £250
90th Percentile £575 £544 £550
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 131 181
Hampshire median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% +47.41%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.24 £12.08
90th Percentile £55.00 £47.50 £57.50
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% - -2.17%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -8 13 £328 -0.58% 2
Gosport - 9 £388 - 1
Hook -1 8 £350 +12.90%
Andover -3 8 £345 -0.72%
Southampton -21 6 £444 +61.36% 4
Basingstoke +1 5 £325 +4.84%
Farnborough -9 5 £413 +10.00%
Winchester -11 4 £450 +9.09% 2
Havant -9 1 - - 2
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 35 (39.77%) Test Automation
2 28 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 26 (29.55%) .NET
4 25 (28.41%) Oracle
4 25 (28.41%) SC Cleared
5 24 (27.27%) Linux
6 23 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 20 (22.73%) ISEB
8 20 (22.73%) Red Hat
9 19 (21.59%) Ansible
9 19 (21.59%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (21.59%) Puppet
9 19 (21.59%) ISTQB
10 18 (20.45%) Java
10 18 (20.45%) Configuration Management
11 17 (19.32%) SQL
11 17 (19.32%) NFS
11 17 (19.32%) iSCSI
11 17 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (19.32%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (19.32%) System Integration Testing
12 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
13 15 (17.05%) Apache
13 15 (17.05%) Capacity Management
14 14 (15.91%) RESTful
14 14 (15.91%) Oracle APEX
14 14 (15.91%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (14.77%) Web Services

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 15 (17.05%) Apache
2 12 (13.64%) JBoss
3 3 (3.41%) Confluence
4 2 (2.27%) SAS
4 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.41%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.55%) SAP FI
3 3 (3.41%) SAP CO
3 3 (3.41%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (3.41%) SAP HR
4 2 (2.27%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (2.27%) SAP HCM
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.41%) PaaS
1 3 (3.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.32%) iSCSI
2 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.41%) PuTTY
3 3 (3.41%) SAN
3 3 (3.41%) WinSCP
4 2 (2.27%) Firewall
5 1 (1.14%) LTE
5 1 (1.14%) SSL
5 1 (1.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.91%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.95%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.41%) SAP BW
4 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.14%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (15.91%) Oracle APEX
2 10 (11.36%) Selenium
3 8 (9.09%) JIRA
4 6 (6.82%) HP UFT
5 4 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.55%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.41%) Ant
6 3 (3.41%) Bitbucket
6 3 (3.41%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.41%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.41%) SpecFlow
6 3 (3.41%) TestNG
7 2 (2.27%) MSI
7 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.14%) JMeter
8 1 (1.14%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 5 (5.68%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Billing
4 1 (1.14%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (31.82%) Analyst
2 23 (26.14%) Test Analyst
3 17 (19.32%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) Tester
5 10 (11.36%) Test Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 6 (6.82%) Consultant
7 6 (6.82%) SAP Consultant
8 5 (5.68%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) IT Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 3 (3.41%) SAP CO Consultant
10 3 (3.41%) SAP FI Consultant
10 3 (3.41%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
10 3 (3.41%) Test Automation Specialist
10 3 (3.41%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.41%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Test Specialist
11 2 (2.27%) Data Analyst
11 2 (2.27%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (29.55%) .NET
2 14 (15.91%) RESTful
3 13 (14.77%) Web Services
4 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET
4 7 (7.95%) HTML
5 4 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 4 (4.55%) SOAP
6 3 (3.41%) Java EE
6 3 (3.41%) Swagger
7 2 (2.27%) EJB
7 2 (2.27%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (2.27%) JAXB
7 2 (2.27%) JAX-RS
7 2 (2.27%) JPA
7 2 (2.27%) Node.js
8 1 (1.14%) 802.1X
8 1 (1.14%) OSGi
8 1 (1.14%) Spring
8 1 (1.14%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.55%) Virtual Team
2 3 (3.41%) Life Science
2 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.27%) LIMS
3 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) PKI
4 1 (1.14%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.27%) Linux
2 22 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (9.09%) Windows
4 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.55%) Unix
6 3 (3.41%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.27%) AIX
7 2 (2.27%) Solaris
7 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.77%) Test Automation
2 23 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (20.45%) Configuration Management
4 17 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (19.32%) Performance Tuning
4 17 (19.32%) System Integration Testing
5 15 (17.05%) Capacity Management
6 13 (14.77%) Business Continuity
7 11 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 11 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
7 11 (12.50%) User Stories
8 10 (11.36%) Knowledge Management
8 10 (11.36%) Manual Testing
9 9 (10.23%) Agile Testing
9 9 (10.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (10.23%) ITIL
10 8 (9.09%) Data Modelling
10 8 (9.09%) Functional Testing
10 8 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.45%) Java
2 17 (19.32%) SQL
3 12 (13.64%) PL/SQL
4 8 (9.09%) C#
5 7 (7.95%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.68%) VB
7 3 (3.41%) F#
7 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.27%) VBScript
9 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.14%) C
9 1 (1.14%) Java 8
9 1 (1.14%) Python
9 1 (1.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 25 (28.41%) SC Cleared
3 22 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (22.73%) ISEB
5 19 (21.59%) ISTQB
6 6 (6.82%) Degree
7 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.41%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (3.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (3.41%) GCP
1 3 (3.41%) GLP
1 3 (3.41%) GMP
1 3 (3.41%) GxP
1 3 (3.41%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (19.32%) NFS
2 4 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.41%) vSphere
4 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (21.59%) Ansible
1 19 (21.59%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (21.59%) Puppet
2 8 (9.09%) HP ALM
3 4 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.41%) vRealize
5 2 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.14%) Netcool
6 1 (1.14%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 25 (28.41%) Oracle
2 20 (22.73%) Red Hat
3 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 13 (14.77%) HP
5 9 (10.23%) SAP
6 5 (5.68%) VMware
7 4 (4.55%) McAfee
8 3 (3.41%) Citrix
8 3 (3.41%) Software AG
8 3 (3.41%) webMethods
9 2 (2.27%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.27%) IBM
9 2 (2.27%) Lumension
9 2 (2.27%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.14%) Anite
10 1 (1.14%) Informatica
10 1 (1.14%) Northgate
10 1 (1.14%) Remedy
10 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.14%) Tableau