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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 45 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.28% 0.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.06% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +13.51%
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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
276 247 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 77.09% 73.95% 70.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 183 110
Average daily rate £355 £400 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +9.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £625 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 19
Average hourly rate £13.75 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) BPEL
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) FitNesse
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Spatial
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle BPEL
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DAB
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) FitNesse
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) BPEL
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle