The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 36 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.39% 2.97% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 3.85% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Average daily rate £360 £330 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +51.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Test Automation
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
194 286 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 74.90% 77.30% 70.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 174 145
Average daily rate £370 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £283 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 14
Average hourly rate £25.13 £13.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.62% -66.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Southampton region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Southampton region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 8 (72.73%) Cucumber
2 8 (72.73%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Test Management
3 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle Database
3 6 (54.55%) Functional Testing
4 5 (45.45%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
4 5 (45.45%) Subversion
4 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
4 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Data Management
5 4 (36.36%) Data Mining
5 4 (36.36%) HP
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
5 4 (36.36%) JIRA
5 4 (36.36%) Selenium
5 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
6 3 (27.27%) Appium
6 3 (27.27%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (18.18%) MS Project
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle Database
2 4 (36.36%) Data Mining
3 2 (18.18%) GIS
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Cucumber
2 5 (45.45%) Subversion
3 4 (36.36%) JIRA
3 4 (36.36%) Selenium
3 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
4 3 (27.27%) Appium
5 2 (18.18%) WatiN
5 2 (18.18%) WATIR
5 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 2 (18.18%) Zephyr
6 1 (9.09%) Ant
6 1 (9.09%) Artifactory
6 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 1 (9.09%) Gradle
6 1 (9.09%) Maven
6 1 (9.09%) Mockito
6 1 (9.09%) Robotium
6 1 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Analyst
1 10 (90.91%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Android Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Android NDK
1 1 (9.09%) Android SDK
1 1 (9.09%) JNI
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) RoboGuice
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 6 (54.55%) Functional Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Test Management
4 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
4 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
4 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
4 5 (45.45%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (36.36%) Data Management
5 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) ITIL
7 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
7 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
7 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow