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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 49 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.67% - 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% - 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£393 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.19 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -26.38%
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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
326 235 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 77.62% 69.94% 64.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 171 64
Average daily rate £384 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.07% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 16
Average hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Knowledge Management
2 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (75.00%) HP
2 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 6 (75.00%) SAN
2 6 (75.00%) VBA
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) Spring
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) JMeter
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) JUnit
4 1 (12.50%) MS Project
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) RAD
4 1 (12.50%) DSDM
4 1 (12.50%) Pegasus
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) DAB

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) DAB
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JUnit
1 1 (12.50%) JMeter
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) RAD
3 1 (12.50%) DSDM
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Project Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) VBA
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) VCP4
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) HP
2 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Pegasus