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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 40 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.53% 0.36% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.69% 0.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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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
256 193 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 75.29% 70.44% 64.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 133 60
Average daily rate £380 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £170.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 2015.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 13 (100.00%) Subversion
1 13 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (92.31%) OO
3 10 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (76.92%) Jenkins
4 8 (61.54%) Mockito
4 8 (61.54%) Java
5 7 (53.85%) Apache
5 7 (53.85%) Linux
6 6 (46.15%) Unit Testing
6 6 (46.15%) JSON
6 6 (46.15%) REST
7 5 (38.46%) Change Control
7 5 (38.46%) Robotium
7 5 (38.46%) Artifactory
7 5 (38.46%) Android SDK
7 5 (38.46%) Android Development
7 5 (38.46%) Android NDK
7 5 (38.46%) Appium
7 5 (38.46%) RoboGuice
7 5 (38.46%) Selenium
7 5 (38.46%) JNI
7 5 (38.46%) Maven
7 5 (38.46%) Android
7 5 (38.46%) BDD
7 5 (38.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (38.46%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (38.46%) OOP
7 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
7 5 (38.46%) Ant

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 7 (53.85%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Subversion
1 13 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (76.92%) Jenkins
3 8 (61.54%) Mockito
4 5 (38.46%) Robotium
4 5 (38.46%) Artifactory
4 5 (38.46%) Appium
4 5 (38.46%) Selenium
4 5 (38.46%) Maven
4 5 (38.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (38.46%) Ant
5 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
6 3 (23.08%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 3 (23.08%) JUnit
7 1 (7.69%) Jasmine
General
1 5 (38.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Android Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Front-End Web Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Android Developer
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) JSON
1 6 (46.15%) REST
2 5 (38.46%) Android SDK
2 5 (38.46%) Android NDK
2 5 (38.46%) RoboGuice
2 5 (38.46%) JNI
2 5 (38.46%) CSS
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 4 (30.77%) Web Services
3 4 (30.77%) RESTful
3 4 (30.77%) iOS SDK
3 4 (30.77%) HTML5
3 4 (30.77%) CSS3
4 3 (23.08%) HTML5 Canvas
4 3 (23.08%) Sass
4 3 (23.08%) Semantic HTML
4 3 (23.08%) OAuth2
4 3 (23.08%) CakePHP
4 3 (23.08%) YUI
4 3 (23.08%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Android
3 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) OO
2 10 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (46.15%) Unit Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Change Control
4 5 (38.46%) Android Development
4 5 (38.46%) BDD
4 5 (38.46%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (38.46%) OOP
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) Web Development
5 4 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (23.08%) Graceful Degradation
6 3 (23.08%) Progressive Enhancement
6 3 (23.08%) iOS Development
6 3 (23.08%) SEO
6 3 (23.08%) OOD
6 3 (23.08%) SOA
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) PHP
4 3 (23.08%) PHP5
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Appcelerator
1 3 (23.08%) Facebook
2 1 (7.69%) WSO2