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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 48 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.29% 0.71% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 1.01% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£393 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+65.51% -27.50%
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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
258 198 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 75.44% 69.96% 66.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 140 64
Average daily rate £375 £325 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -19.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £513 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
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 £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015, 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 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) DAB
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) DAB
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
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