The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 32 39 39
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.82% 0.88% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.06% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £400 £370 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +11.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.85% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -0.39%
Software Testing
Hampshire

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
199 284 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 81.22% 83.28% 76.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 221 202
Median daily rate £383 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -72.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) WinForms
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) RubyMine
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (25.00%) MATLAB

Software 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) RubyMine
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) GoogleTest
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat