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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 37 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.22% 0.61% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 0.91% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £355 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.19% -25.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
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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
277 219 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 76.73% 66.77% 70.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 151 110
Average daily rate £365 £355 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 41
Average hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) TDD
2 7 (70.00%) HTML
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) CSS
2 7 (70.00%) Web Development
2 7 (70.00%) Wiki
2 7 (70.00%) Open Source
2 7 (70.00%) HTML5
2 7 (70.00%) BDD
2 7 (70.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (70.00%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (70.00%) Node.js
2 7 (70.00%) CSS3
2 7 (70.00%) Redis
2 7 (70.00%) KnockoutJS
2 7 (70.00%) Web Application Development
2 7 (70.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
2 7 (70.00%) Ember.js
2 7 (70.00%) AngularJS
2 7 (70.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (20.00%) JUnit
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) MS Office
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX
4 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) HP

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 7 (70.00%) Node.js
1 7 (70.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (70.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JUnit
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (10.00%) RSpec
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) HttpUnit
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Web Developer
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Web Programmer
2 7 (70.00%) Programmer
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Web Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) HTML
1 7 (70.00%) CSS
1 7 (70.00%) HTML5
1 7 (70.00%) RabbitMQ
1 7 (70.00%) CSS3
1 7 (70.00%) KnockoutJS
1 7 (70.00%) Ember.js
1 7 (70.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Wiki
1 7 (70.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (10.00%) EPoS
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) TDD
2 7 (70.00%) Web Development
2 7 (70.00%) BDD
2 7 (70.00%) Web Application Development
2 7 (70.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) HP