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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 40 39 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.91% 0.35% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.46% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£275 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 - £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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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
250 217 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 75.99% 75.35% 62.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 156 64
Average daily rate £363 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £650 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.60 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 4 (80.00%) OO
1 4 (80.00%) Subversion
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) HTML5
2 3 (60.00%) Progressive Enhancement
2 3 (60.00%) CSS3
2 3 (60.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 3 (60.00%) Appcelerator
2 3 (60.00%) HTML5 Canvas
2 3 (60.00%) Facebook
2 3 (60.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (60.00%) Sass
2 3 (60.00%) Graceful Degradation
2 3 (60.00%) Semantic HTML
2 3 (60.00%) CakePHP
2 3 (60.00%) YUI
2 3 (60.00%) PHP5
2 3 (60.00%) SEO
2 3 (60.00%) LAMP
2 3 (60.00%) Apache
2 3 (60.00%) OOD
2 3 (60.00%) SVG
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Artifactory

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (60.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Subversion
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Artifactory
4 1 (20.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (20.00%) Appium
4 1 (20.00%) Robotium
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) Mockito
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) RSpec
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (20.00%) Ant
4 1 (20.00%) JUnit
4 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Front-End Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Front-End Web Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Android Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML5
1 3 (60.00%) CSS3
1 3 (60.00%) HTML5 Canvas
1 3 (60.00%) Sass
1 3 (60.00%) Semantic HTML
1 3 (60.00%) CakePHP
1 3 (60.00%) YUI
1 3 (60.00%) LAMP
1 3 (60.00%) SVG
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
2 1 (20.00%) Android NDK
2 1 (20.00%) RoboGuice
2 1 (20.00%) iOS SDK
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) JNI
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) Progressive Enhancement
2 3 (60.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (60.00%) Graceful Degradation
2 3 (60.00%) SEO
2 3 (60.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PHP5
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Vagrant
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Appcelerator
1 3 (60.00%) Facebook
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP