Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 89 84
Rank change year-on-year +32 -5 -23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 132 73 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 3.54% 2.01% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.28% 2.49% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 51 76
Hampshire median daily rate £378 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +3.57% -1.41%
10th Percentile £281 £268 £254
90th Percentile £500 £525 £450
South East median daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year +3.81% +3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Hampshire median hourly rate £46.69 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +211.27% - -48.11%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £30.25 £110.00
% change year-on-year +48.76% -72.50% +360.06%

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 3,083 2,932 3,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 82.74% 80.93% 81.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,810 1,827 2,219
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.39% +2.67%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 172 156
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.06 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.86% -21.43% +55.56%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.59 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.77 £51.75 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -4.44% -16.67% +25.29%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +30 36 £470 +79.05%
Basingstoke -1 16 £315 +0.32% 5
Portsmouth +10 10 £325 -45.83% 5
Fareham -1 7 £288 -23.33%
Southampton +4 6 £330 +14.29% 6
Hook +11 5 £250 -40.12%
Andover -8 4 £425 +6.25%
Farnborough -9 3 £310 -15.93% 1
Eastleigh -4 2 £475 +58.33% 1
Gosport - 2 - -
Aldershot - 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 52 (39.39%) SAP
2 48 (36.36%) Data Modelling
3 35 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 32 (24.24%) Microsoft
6 31 (23.48%) Security Cleared
7 29 (21.97%) Selenium
8 28 (21.21%) C#
9 26 (19.70%) .NET
9 26 (19.70%) SC Cleared
10 22 (16.67%) SAP HR
11 21 (15.91%) SAP FI
12 20 (15.15%) Regression Testing
12 20 (15.15%) Degree
13 19 (14.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 17 (12.88%) Finance
15 15 (11.36%) Scrum
15 15 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (11.36%) Supplier Relationship Management
15 15 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
16 14 (10.61%) ISTQB
16 14 (10.61%) ISEB
16 14 (10.61%) HP
16 14 (10.61%) SQL
17 13 (9.85%) Java
17 13 (9.85%) Oracle
17 13 (9.85%) Windows
17 13 (9.85%) DevOps
18 12 (9.09%) SAP BW
18 12 (9.09%) VMware

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 4 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.27%) CMS
3 2 (1.52%) Apache
3 2 (1.52%) JBoss
3 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.52%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 22 (16.67%) SAP HR
2 21 (15.91%) SAP FI
3 10 (7.58%) SAP CO
3 10 (7.58%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (4.55%) SAP BPC
5 4 (3.03%) SAP MM
5 4 (3.03%) SAP SRM
6 3 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (1.52%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.76%) GitHub
2 1 (0.76%) Office 365
2 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.06%) SSL
2 6 (4.55%) Firewall
2 6 (4.55%) LAN
2 6 (4.55%) WAN
3 3 (2.27%) Intranet
3 3 (2.27%) PuTTY
3 3 (2.27%) WinSCP
4 2 (1.52%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.76%) Broadband
5 1 (0.76%) Internet
5 1 (0.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.09%) SAP BW
2 9 (6.82%) SAP HANA
3 6 (4.55%) GIS
3 6 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.76%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (21.97%) Selenium
2 9 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Blend
3 6 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (4.55%) SoapUI
3 6 (4.55%) Subversion
4 5 (3.79%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.79%) HP UFT
4 5 (3.79%) JIRA
4 5 (3.79%) JMeter
4 5 (3.79%) LoadRunner
5 4 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.03%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.27%) Ant
6 3 (2.27%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.27%) SilkTest
6 3 (2.27%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.27%) TestNG
7 1 (0.76%) MSI
7 1 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 17 (12.88%) Finance
2 3 (2.27%) Banking
2 3 (2.27%) Marketing
2 3 (2.27%) Military
3 2 (1.52%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.76%) Back Office
4 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.76%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (33.33%) Consultant
2 41 (31.06%) SAP Consultant
3 28 (21.21%) Analyst
4 26 (19.70%) Test Analyst
5 18 (13.64%) HR Consultant
5 18 (13.64%) SAP HR Consultant
6 14 (10.61%) Tester
7 11 (8.33%) SAP Configurer
8 9 (6.82%) SAP BW Consultant
8 9 (6.82%) SAP CO Consultant
8 9 (6.82%) SAP FI Consultant
8 9 (6.82%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
9 7 (5.30%) Developer
10 5 (3.79%) SAP BPC Consultant
10 5 (3.79%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 5 (3.79%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) Test Leader
10 5 (3.79%) Test Manager
11 4 (3.03%) Software Engineer
12 3 (2.27%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.70%) .NET
2 9 (6.82%) .NET Framework
3 8 (6.06%) 802.1X
4 6 (4.55%) WPF
5 3 (2.27%) SAPUI5
5 3 (2.27%) Web Services
6 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.52%) HTML
6 2 (1.52%) Middleware
6 2 (1.52%) SOAP
7 1 (0.76%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.06%) PKI
2 6 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.52%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (1.52%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.76%) Life Science
5 1 (0.76%) LIMS
5 1 (0.76%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.85%) Windows
2 8 (6.06%) Linux
3 6 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.03%) Unix
4 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.27%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.27%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (36.36%) Data Modelling
2 35 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 20 (15.15%) Regression Testing
5 15 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (11.36%) Scrum
5 15 (11.36%) Supplier Relationship Management
5 15 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (9.85%) DevOps
7 12 (9.09%) Integration Testing
8 11 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
8 11 (8.33%) Software Testing
9 10 (7.58%) BDD
9 10 (7.58%) Scenario Testing
9 10 (7.58%) Test Strategy
10 9 (6.82%) Defect Tracking
11 8 (6.06%) Cryptography
11 8 (6.06%) Migration
11 8 (6.06%) V-Model
11 8 (6.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.21%) C#
2 14 (10.61%) SQL
3 13 (9.85%) Java
4 9 (6.82%) C++
5 7 (5.30%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.55%) Python
7 4 (3.03%) ABAP
7 4 (3.03%) C
8 3 (2.27%) F#
9 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.52%) VBA
10 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.76%) Ruby
10 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (23.48%) Security Cleared
2 26 (19.70%) SC Cleared
3 20 (15.15%) Degree
4 19 (14.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (10.61%) ISEB
5 14 (10.61%) ISTQB
6 10 (7.58%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.52%) MCSE
8 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.58%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.76%) GCP
3 1 (0.76%) GLP
3 1 (0.76%) GMP
3 1 (0.76%) GxP
System Software
1 8 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.03%) vSphere
3 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) HP ALM
2 4 (3.03%) Perfmon
3 3 (2.27%) SCCM
3 3 (2.27%) SCOM
3 3 (2.27%) vRealize
4 2 (1.52%) Ansible
4 2 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.52%) MaaS360
4 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.52%) Puppet
5 1 (0.76%) Netcool
5 1 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 52 (39.39%) SAP
2 32 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.61%) HP
4 13 (9.85%) Oracle
5 12 (9.09%) VMware
6 6 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.79%) IBM
8 3 (2.27%) Software AG
8 3 (2.27%) webMethods
9 1 (0.76%) Citrix
9 1 (0.76%) JDA
9 1 (0.76%) Lumension
9 1 (0.76%) McAfee
9 1 (0.76%) Remedy
9 1 (0.76%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.76%) Virgin Media
9 1 (0.76%) Workday