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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 75 47
Rank change year-on-year +3 -28  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 32 44 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.82% 2.21% 3.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.77% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 50
Median daily rate £334 £400 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.62% +18.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £433 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £348 £338
% change year-on-year -2.15% +2.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £16.08 £15.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.20% -55.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1432 1588 1807
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 81.55% 79.92% 84.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1016 1165
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 81 92
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £57.50 £46.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke 0 8 £318 -
Southampton +7 4 £285 -5.07% 5
Hook - 4 £350 -
Portsmouth -1 3 £600 +45.45%
Fareham - 3 £270 -
Winchester +9 2 £450 +28.57% 1
Andover +3 2 £348 -0.71%
Farnborough +2 1 £400 -
Eastleigh - 1 £300 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 43 (60.56%) Test Automation
2 39 (54.93%) Security Cleared
3 32 (45.07%) Windows
4 31 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (40.85%) HP
6 28 (39.44%) SQL
6 28 (39.44%) Oracle
7 25 (35.21%) Regression Testing
8 24 (33.80%) SC Cleared
9 23 (32.39%) VMware
9 23 (32.39%) ISEB
10 22 (30.99%) Selenium
11 20 (28.17%) Integration Testing
11 20 (28.17%) Linux
12 19 (26.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 18 (25.35%) HP UFT
14 17 (23.94%) Test Strategy
15 16 (22.54%) Scenario Testing
16 15 (21.13%) Oracle APEX
16 15 (21.13%) F#
16 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
17 14 (19.72%) Scrum
17 14 (19.72%) Team Foundation Server
17 14 (19.72%) Test Management
17 14 (19.72%) DevOps
18 13 (18.31%) PuTTY
18 13 (18.31%) WinSCP
18 13 (18.31%) Defect Tracking
18 13 (18.31%) Oracle Database
18 13 (18.31%) Continuous Integration

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 11 (15.49%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.82%) Confluence
2 2 (2.82%) IIS
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.41%) Documentum
3 1 (1.41%) JBoss
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.82%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.41%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.41%) SAP FI-AP
3 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.31%) PuTTY
1 13 (18.31%) WinSCP
2 7 (9.86%) Firewall
2 7 (9.86%) LTE
3 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.63%) 4G
5 3 (4.23%) Wireless
6 2 (2.82%) LDAP
6 2 (2.82%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.41%) ATM
7 1 (1.41%) DVB
7 1 (1.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.31%) Oracle Database
1 13 (18.31%) Oracle Database 10g
1 13 (18.31%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.86%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (8.45%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (8.45%) Oracle OWB
4 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.41%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 22 (30.99%) Selenium
2 18 (25.35%) HP UFT
3 15 (21.13%) Oracle APEX
4 14 (19.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (18.31%) TeamCity
6 11 (15.49%) SoapUI
7 10 (14.08%) Jenkins
7 10 (14.08%) Toad
8 8 (11.27%) SpecFlow
9 7 (9.86%) JIRA
9 7 (9.86%) MSI
10 6 (8.45%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (7.04%) Ant
11 5 (7.04%) Cucumber
11 5 (7.04%) Eclipse
11 5 (7.04%) LoadRunner
11 5 (7.04%) TestNG
12 3 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
12 3 (4.23%) SilkTest
General
1 8 (11.27%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.86%) Retail
3 6 (8.45%) Finance
4 4 (5.63%) Back Office
4 4 (5.63%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.82%) Electronics
5 2 (2.82%) Local Government
6 1 (1.41%) Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Marketing
6 1 (1.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) Analyst
2 20 (28.17%) Test Analyst
3 17 (23.94%) Tester
4 13 (18.31%) Test Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Automation Tester
6 4 (5.63%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) QA Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) VMware Specialist
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Specialist
8 2 (2.82%) BSS Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) OSS Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Software Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Technical Test Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.49%) .NET
2 8 (11.27%) Web Services
3 7 (9.86%) Middleware
4 3 (4.23%) SOAP
5 2 (2.82%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.82%) REST
5 2 (2.82%) RESTful
5 2 (2.82%) XML
6 1 (1.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) User Experience
1 3 (4.23%) Virtual Team
2 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) EPoS
2 2 (2.82%) Smartcard
2 2 (2.82%) STB
3 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (45.07%) Windows
2 20 (28.17%) Linux
3 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (14.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
6 6 (8.45%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.82%) Unix
7 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (60.56%) Test Automation
2 31 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (35.21%) Regression Testing
4 20 (28.17%) Integration Testing
5 17 (23.94%) Test Strategy
6 16 (22.54%) Scenario Testing
7 14 (19.72%) DevOps
7 14 (19.72%) Scrum
7 14 (19.72%) Test Management
8 13 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (18.31%) Defect Tracking
9 12 (16.90%) BDD
9 12 (16.90%) Migration
9 12 (16.90%) System Integration Testing
10 11 (15.49%) Exploratory Testing
10 11 (15.49%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (15.49%) Validation
11 10 (14.08%) Smoke Testing
11 10 (14.08%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (11.27%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (39.44%) SQL
2 15 (21.13%) F#
3 11 (15.49%) Java
3 11 (15.49%) PowerShell
4 9 (12.68%) VBScript
5 7 (9.86%) C#
6 5 (7.04%) Python
7 4 (5.63%) PHP
7 4 (5.63%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.23%) VB
9 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.41%) C++
10 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (54.93%) Security Cleared
2 24 (33.80%) SC Cleared
3 23 (32.39%) ISEB
4 19 (26.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (14.08%) ISEB Practitioner
5 10 (14.08%) ISTQB
6 9 (12.68%) Degree
6 9 (12.68%) DV Cleared
7 5 (7.04%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.82%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.31%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (15.49%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.45%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (8.45%) vSphere
4 4 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.23%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.82%) Docker
6 2 (2.82%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (9.86%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (8.45%) vRealize
4 2 (2.82%) Ansible
4 2 (2.82%) Consul
4 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.82%) Puppet
4 2 (2.82%) SELinux
5 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 29 (40.85%) HP
2 28 (39.44%) Oracle
3 23 (32.39%) VMware
4 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
5 10 (14.08%) Red Hat
6 7 (9.86%) McAfee
7 6 (8.45%) Lumension
7 6 (8.45%) Remedy
8 4 (5.63%) Motorola
8 4 (5.63%) SAP
9 2 (2.82%) Ariba
9 2 (2.82%) Dell
9 2 (2.82%) IBM
10 1 (1.41%) OpenText
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Posted: 15 days ago