The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 41 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.09% 2.82% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 3.52% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 2
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£293 £388 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.51% +9.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +83.84%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
281 284 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 83.88% 80.23% 63.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 208 127
Average daily rate £360 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +112.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £32.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Southampton region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (91.67%) Git (software)
2 11 (91.67%) Cucumber
2 11 (91.67%) BDD
2 11 (91.67%) Change Control
2 11 (91.67%) Jenkins
2 11 (91.67%) TDD
2 11 (91.67%) Selenium
2 11 (91.67%) Subversion
2 11 (91.67%) Scrum
3 8 (66.67%) Spring
3 8 (66.67%) Java
3 8 (66.67%) Web Services
3 8 (66.67%) RESTful
4 7 (58.33%) Mockito
4 7 (58.33%) JUnit
5 6 (50.00%) SOAP
5 6 (50.00%) Linux
5 6 (50.00%) OO
5 6 (50.00%) Apache
5 6 (50.00%) SOA
5 6 (50.00%) Web Development
5 6 (50.00%) Internet
5 6 (50.00%) Open Source
6 4 (33.33%) OpenID
6 4 (33.33%) OAuth2
6 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
6 4 (33.33%) SAML
7 3 (25.00%) PHP

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (8.33%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Subversion
1 11 (91.67%) Selenium
1 11 (91.67%) Git (software)
1 11 (91.67%) Cucumber
1 11 (91.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (58.33%) JUnit
2 7 (58.33%) Mockito
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
1 8 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
1 8 (66.67%) Spring
1 8 (66.67%) RESTful
2 6 (50.00%) SOAP
3 4 (33.33%) SAML
3 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 4 (33.33%) OpenID
3 4 (33.33%) OAuth2
4 2 (16.67%) PostGIS
4 2 (16.67%) Spring MVC
4 2 (16.67%) JPA
4 2 (16.67%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (8.33%) J2EE
5 1 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) XSD
5 1 (8.33%) Apache CXF
5 1 (8.33%) Apache Camel
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (91.67%) BDD
2 11 (91.67%) Change Control
2 11 (91.67%) Scrum
2 11 (91.67%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) Web Development
3 6 (50.00%) OO
3 6 (50.00%) SOA
3 6 (50.00%) Open Source
4 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) WSO2
2 2 (16.67%) Apigee