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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 30 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.41% 2.78% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 3.52% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 8
Median daily rate £325 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +10.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £359
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £46.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +54.16%

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
167 199 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 68.72% 78.97% 79.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 133 154
Median daily rate £425 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £32.75 £13.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.19% +143.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Automated Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) JSP
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
2 1 (33.33%) Ember.js
2 1 (33.33%) NancyFx
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) OO

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) JSP
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Ember.js
2 1 (33.33%) NancyFx
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft