The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Southampton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 41 31 26
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.26% 0.75% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 1.11% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £350 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +43.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
270 180 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 70.68% 67.16% 63.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 122 92
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 17
Average hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +128.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £23.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
Hampshire

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 25 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 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%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Toad
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Navigator

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Toad
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle