Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 42 47
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 327 402 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 5.09% 5.84% 5.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.88% 6.69% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 306 354 368
Hampshire median annual salary £39,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.06% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,975 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,349 £62,500 £60,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.88%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5557 6010 6217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 86.57% 87.27% 87.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4764 5142 5241
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Hampshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Hampshire.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Hampshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Hampshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Hampshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton +47 122 £35,000 +8.53% 13
Basingstoke +5 55 £41,000 -3.53% 4
Winchester -3 46 £38,750 -3.13% 3
Farnborough -28 25 £47,500 +18.75%
Fareham -23 24 £52,700 -4.18% 2
Portsmouth -10 15 £42,500 +41.67% 1
Fleet +31 6 £46,250 +2.78% 2
Eastleigh +1 5 £39,000 -2.50% 1
Andover 0 3 £55,000 +41.03%
Aldershot -1 1 £45,000 -43.75%
Havant -7 1 £25,000 -25.37% 4
Bordon - 1 £30,000 -
Waterlooville - 1 £25,000 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 217 (66.36%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (53.21%) C#
3 171 (52.29%) Selenium
4 109 (33.33%) SQL
5 107 (32.72%) SQL Server
6 100 (30.58%) .NET
7 88 (26.91%) QA
8 81 (24.77%) Software Testing
9 77 (23.55%) Microsoft
10 73 (22.32%) TDD
11 70 (21.41%) Retail
12 68 (20.80%) WebDriver
13 66 (20.18%) Test Scripting
14 63 (19.27%) JavaScript
15 61 (18.65%) BDD
16 60 (18.35%) Java
16 60 (18.35%) Unit Testing
17 59 (18.04%) Scrum
18 58 (17.74%) JIRA
19 56 (17.13%) Continuous Integration
19 56 (17.13%) Manual Testing
20 55 (16.82%) .NET Framework
20 55 (16.82%) Windows
21 53 (16.21%) OO
22 51 (15.60%) OOP
23 44 (13.46%) CSS
24 43 (13.15%) MVC
25 42 (12.84%) MySQL
25 42 (12.84%) Degree
25 42 (12.84%) SoapUI

Test Automation
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 14 (4.28%) CMS
2 11 (3.36%) Apache Spark
3 8 (2.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.22%) WordPress
5 3 (0.92%) Apache
5 3 (0.92%) Confluence
5 3 (0.92%) nginx
6 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.09%) SaaS
2 12 (3.67%) PaaS
3 11 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.92%) GitHub
4 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (32.72%) SQL Server
2 42 (12.84%) MySQL
3 25 (7.65%) Relational Database
4 17 (5.20%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.36%) Big Data
5 11 (3.36%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.31%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 171 (52.29%) Selenium
2 68 (20.80%) WebDriver
3 58 (17.74%) JIRA
4 42 (12.84%) SoapUI
5 36 (11.01%) SpecFlow
6 29 (8.87%) JUnit
7 28 (8.56%) Visual Studio
8 27 (8.26%) JMeter
9 26 (7.95%) Cucumber
10 25 (7.65%) HP UFT
11 24 (7.34%) NUnit
12 22 (6.73%) Trac
13 21 (6.42%) Bugzilla
14 20 (6.12%) Git (software)
15 15 (4.59%) TestNG
16 14 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (3.98%) MSTest
18 10 (3.06%) Jenkins
19 8 (2.45%) Appium
20 7 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 70 (21.41%) Retail
2 36 (11.01%) Back Office
3 12 (3.67%) Finance
4 4 (1.22%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.22%) Banking
4 4 (1.22%) Legal
5 1 (0.31%) Advertising
5 1 (0.31%) Games
5 1 (0.31%) Military
5 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (26.61%) Developer
2 59 (18.04%) Tester
3 54 (16.51%) Test Engineer
4 50 (15.29%) Software Developer
5 45 (13.76%) Automation Tester
6 39 (11.93%) Analyst
7 37 (11.31%) .NET Developer
7 37 (11.31%) QA Engineer
8 36 (11.01%) Software Tester
9 35 (10.70%) C# Developer
9 35 (10.70%) Test Automation Engineer
10 34 (10.40%) Test Analyst
11 31 (9.48%) .NET Software Developer
12 30 (9.17%) Senior Developer
13 29 (8.87%) C# .NET Developer
14 26 (7.95%) C# Software Developer
15 24 (7.34%) ASP.NET Developer
15 24 (7.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 23 (7.03%) Software Engineer
16 23 (7.03%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (30.58%) .NET
2 55 (16.82%) .NET Framework
3 44 (13.46%) CSS
4 41 (12.54%) HTML
5 39 (11.93%) ASP.NET
6 32 (9.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 31 (9.48%) WPF
8 29 (8.87%) Web Services
9 18 (5.50%) REST
10 11 (3.36%) CSS3
10 11 (3.36%) Django
10 11 (3.36%) Ember.js
10 11 (3.36%) Node.js
10 11 (3.36%) Ruby on Rails
11 10 (3.06%) React Native
12 8 (2.45%) AngularJS
13 5 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (1.53%) LAMP
13 5 (1.53%) SOAP
14 4 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.09%) N-Tier
2 23 (7.03%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.89%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (4.89%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.67%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.53%) Fintech
5 5 (1.53%) Replication
6 3 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.31%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.31%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.31%) EPoS
8 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.31%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 55 (16.82%) Windows
2 14 (4.28%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.06%) Linux
4 4 (1.22%) Android
5 2 (0.61%) Unix
5 2 (0.61%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.31%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (66.36%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (24.77%) Software Testing
3 73 (22.32%) TDD
4 66 (20.18%) Test Scripting
5 61 (18.65%) BDD
6 60 (18.35%) Unit Testing
7 59 (18.04%) Scrum
8 56 (17.13%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (17.13%) Manual Testing
9 53 (16.21%) OO
10 51 (15.60%) OOP
11 43 (13.15%) MVC
12 40 (12.23%) Performance Testing
12 40 (12.23%) Use Case
13 39 (11.93%) Regression Testing
14 35 (10.70%) Software Engineering
15 26 (7.95%) Test Strategy
16 24 (7.34%) Issue Tracking
17 23 (7.03%) Web Development
18 21 (6.42%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 174 (53.21%) C#
2 109 (33.33%) SQL
3 63 (19.27%) JavaScript
4 60 (18.35%) Java
5 24 (7.34%) Ruby
6 23 (7.03%) T-SQL
7 22 (6.73%) Python
8 18 (5.50%) PHP
9 11 (3.36%) Go
9 11 (3.36%) R
9 11 (3.36%) Scala
10 5 (1.53%) Perl
10 5 (1.53%) PHP 5
11 3 (0.92%) C++
12 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.31%) F#
12 1 (0.31%) Groovy
12 1 (0.31%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 42 (12.84%) Degree
2 40 (12.23%) ISEB
3 25 (7.65%) ISTQB
4 24 (7.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.14%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.83%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.31%) MySQL Certification
8 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (26.91%) QA
2 4 (1.22%) PMO
3 3 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.31%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (0.92%) iptables
2 3 (0.92%) Xen
3 1 (0.31%) Docker
3 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.92%) HAProxy
2 3 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.92%) Puppet
3 1 (0.31%) Ansible
3 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.31%) Rancher
3 1 (0.31%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 77 (23.55%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.98%) HP
3 4 (1.22%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (1.22%) Oracle
4 2 (0.61%) Telerik
4 2 (0.61%) Zend
5 1 (0.31%) Capita
5 1 (0.31%) EMC
5 1 (0.31%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.31%) VMware
5 1 (0.31%) Xamarin