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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank - 49 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton - 0.83% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £393 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +50.53%
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
190 273 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 74.51% 75.62% 70.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 166 134
Average daily rate £375 £384 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +18.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 13
Average hourly rate £16.25 £21.56 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.63% -46.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £37.50 £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Service Delivery
2 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Integration Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Waterfall
2 5 (83.33%) Functional Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 4 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (66.67%) BDD
3 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 4 (66.67%) Test Management
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (66.67%) Data Mining
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) Data Management
3 4 (66.67%) Subversion
3 4 (66.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Replication

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
2 4 (66.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
1 4 (66.67%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Integration Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Functional Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Integration Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Service Delivery
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
1 5 (83.33%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Data Management
2 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 4 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) HP
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