Period
to 25 May 2019

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 May 2019 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 59 93
Rank change year-on-year -21 +34 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 103 132 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.90% 3.45% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 4.08% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 58 51
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £413 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +14.58% +2.86%
10th Percentile £281 £279 £269
90th Percentile £500 £500 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Hampshire median hourly rate - £46.69 £15.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +200.45% +3.60%
South East median hourly rate - £45.00 £22.79
% change year-on-year - +97.46% -86.59%

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 3,157 3,233 2,898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 88.90% 84.41% 82.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,011 1,882 1,808
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +7.74%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £270
90th Percentile £588 £570 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 128 179
Hampshire median hourly rate £32.24 £28.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.13% +4.55% -23.61%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.23 £11.58
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £50.75
South East median hourly rate £27.35 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +21.53% +7.14% -12.50%

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 May 2019.

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 May 2019. 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 -19 10 £350 -25.53%
Fleet - 10 £404 -
Andover +15 9 £425 -
Basingstoke -1 9 £400 +26.98%
Fareham +5 7 £375 +30.43% 1
Aldershot -7 7 £299 - 1
Hook -2 5 £288 +15.20%
Portsmouth -18 5 £555 +70.77% 1
Southampton -12 4 £433 -3.08%
Farnborough -4 3 £325 -12.75%
Waterlooville - 2 £210 -
Eastleigh -4 1 £400 -15.79%
Petersfield - 1 £213 -
Romsey - 1 £500 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 48 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.78%) Test Automation
3 34 (33.01%) Security Cleared
4 31 (30.10%) ISTQB
5 29 (28.16%) SQL
6 28 (27.18%) SC Cleared
7 26 (25.24%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (23.30%) Regression Testing
9 22 (21.36%) Java
10 21 (20.39%) ISEB
11 20 (19.42%) Oracle
11 20 (19.42%) JIRA
12 19 (18.45%) ITIL
13 18 (17.48%) Web Services
13 18 (17.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (15.53%) Test Strategy
14 16 (15.53%) Selenium
14 16 (15.53%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (15.53%) Linux
14 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
15 15 (14.56%) HP
15 15 (14.56%) Middleware
15 15 (14.56%) PL/SQL
15 15 (14.56%) Business Continuity
15 15 (14.56%) System Integration Testing
15 15 (14.56%) HP ALM
16 14 (13.59%) Scenario Testing
16 14 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (13.59%) User Stories
16 14 (13.59%) Degree

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 12 (11.65%) Apache
2 11 (10.68%) JBoss
3 7 (6.80%) Confluence
3 7 (6.80%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.97%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (11.65%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.77%) Office 365
1 8 (7.77%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.97%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.80%) SSL
2 4 (3.88%) iSCSI
2 4 (3.88%) LAN
2 4 (3.88%) Wireshark
3 3 (2.91%) DHCP
3 3 (2.91%) DNS
4 2 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.94%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (1.94%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.94%) RTP
4 2 (1.94%) RTSP
4 2 (1.94%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (1.94%) TACACS
4 2 (1.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (8.74%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (19.42%) JIRA
2 16 (15.53%) Selenium
2 16 (15.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (11.65%) Oracle APEX
3 12 (11.65%) WebDriver
4 11 (10.68%) Jenkins
5 8 (7.77%) Artifactory
5 8 (7.77%) Git (software)
6 7 (6.80%) HP UFT
7 6 (5.83%) SoapUI
8 5 (4.85%) Mocha
9 4 (3.88%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.91%) TestNG
11 2 (1.94%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.94%) Protractor
11 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.97%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.97%) JUnit
12 1 (0.97%) StarTeam
12 1 (0.97%) Toad
General
1 11 (10.68%) Finance
2 3 (2.91%) Automotive
2 3 (2.91%) Military
3 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.97%) Electronics
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (24.27%) Analyst
2 22 (21.36%) Test Analyst
2 22 (21.36%) Test Engineer
3 20 (19.42%) Tester
4 13 (12.62%) Test Manager
5 8 (7.77%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Software Tester
7 5 (4.85%) Developer
7 5 (4.85%) Middleware Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Test Specialist
8 4 (3.88%) Engineering Specialist
8 4 (3.88%) Lean Specialist
8 4 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) OAT Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Performance Tester
8 4 (3.88%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Test Automation Specialist
9 3 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.91%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.48%) Web Services
2 15 (14.56%) Middleware
3 12 (11.65%) .NET
3 12 (11.65%) RESTful
4 5 (4.85%) .NET Framework
4 5 (4.85%) Chai
5 2 (1.94%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.94%) JSON
5 2 (1.94%) Nightwatchjs
5 2 (1.94%) React
5 2 (1.94%) WebdriverIO
5 2 (1.94%) XML
6 1 (0.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.71%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (7.77%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (5.83%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.83%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (5.83%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.85%) Mainframe
5 5 (4.85%) PKI
5 5 (4.85%) Smartphone
6 4 (3.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.97%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.53%) Linux
2 13 (12.62%) Windows
3 12 (11.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.77%) Unix
5 7 (6.80%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.88%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.78%) Test Automation
3 26 (25.24%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (23.30%) Regression Testing
5 19 (18.45%) ITIL
6 16 (15.53%) Test Strategy
7 15 (14.56%) Business Continuity
7 15 (14.56%) System Integration Testing
8 14 (13.59%) Scenario Testing
8 14 (13.59%) User Stories
9 13 (12.62%) Agile Testing
9 13 (12.62%) Configuration Management
9 13 (12.62%) Manual Testing
10 12 (11.65%) Capacity Management
10 12 (11.65%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (11.65%) Non-Functional Testing
10 12 (11.65%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (11.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (10.68%) Functional Testing
11 11 (10.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.16%) SQL
2 22 (21.36%) Java
3 15 (14.56%) PL/SQL
4 8 (7.77%) C#
4 8 (7.77%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.80%) C
6 6 (5.83%) Python
7 5 (4.85%) F#
8 2 (1.94%) Ruby
8 2 (1.94%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (33.01%) Security Cleared
2 31 (30.10%) ISTQB
3 28 (27.18%) SC Cleared
4 21 (20.39%) ISEB
5 18 (17.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (13.59%) Degree
7 9 (8.74%) Master's Degree
8 8 (7.77%) RHCSA
9 6 (5.83%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.88%) CISA
10 4 (3.88%) CISSP
10 4 (3.88%) ISACA
10 4 (3.88%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (2.91%) MCSA
11 3 (2.91%) MCSE
11 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.68%) QA
2 7 (6.80%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.91%) SLA
5 1 (0.97%) GDPR
5 1 (0.97%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (7.77%) Docker
2 4 (3.88%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.88%) NFS
3 3 (2.91%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (14.56%) HP ALM
2 12 (11.65%) Ansible
2 12 (11.65%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (11.65%) Puppet
3 8 (7.77%) Kubernetes
4 7 (6.80%) HAProxy
5 4 (3.88%) nmon
5 4 (3.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.91%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 20 (19.42%) Oracle
2 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
3 15 (14.56%) HP
4 12 (11.65%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.83%) Cisco
6 3 (2.91%) VMware
7 2 (1.94%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.94%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 2 (1.94%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.94%) McAfee
8 1 (0.97%) Adobe
8 1 (0.97%) Motorola
8 1 (0.97%) SAP