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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 39 35 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 16 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.82% 1.52% 4.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.92% 2.16% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 1
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£333 £218 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.87% -42.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £170.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +325.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.23%
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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
325 231 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 77.57% 70.21% 63.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 169 62
Average daily rate £388 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 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%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2015, 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 26 (83.87%) Java
1 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (67.74%) Jenkins
3 20 (64.52%) Puppet
4 19 (61.29%) Scrum
5 17 (54.84%) Vagrant
6 15 (48.39%) Cucumber
7 14 (45.16%) Configuration Management
8 13 (41.94%) Linux
8 13 (41.94%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (38.71%) JUnit
9 12 (38.71%) SQL
9 12 (38.71%) Maven
10 11 (35.48%) JIRA
10 11 (35.48%) Subversion
10 11 (35.48%) Web Services
11 10 (32.26%) Ruby
11 10 (32.26%) SoapUI
12 9 (29.03%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
12 9 (29.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (29.03%) Confluence
12 9 (29.03%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (29.03%) JMeter
12 9 (29.03%) BPEL
12 9 (29.03%) SOA
12 9 (29.03%) Oracle
12 9 (29.03%) WebLogic
13 8 (25.81%) Selenium
13 8 (25.81%) RSpec

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (29.03%) WebLogic
1 9 (29.03%) Confluence
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon S3
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 21 (67.74%) Jenkins
2 15 (48.39%) Cucumber
3 12 (38.71%) Maven
3 12 (38.71%) JUnit
4 11 (35.48%) Subversion
4 11 (35.48%) JIRA
5 10 (32.26%) SoapUI
6 9 (29.03%) JMeter
7 8 (25.81%) RSpec
7 8 (25.81%) Selenium
8 5 (16.13%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (9.68%) SpecFlow
9 3 (9.68%) Mockito
10 2 (6.45%) Appium
10 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
10 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
10 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
10 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
11 1 (3.23%) IntelliJ
11 1 (3.23%) Xcode
General
1 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Java Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Test Leader
4 6 (19.35%) Test Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Automation Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Integration Tester
8 1 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Android Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) Web Services
2 6 (19.35%) RESTful
3 3 (9.68%) .NET
3 3 (9.68%) CSS
3 3 (9.68%) SOAP
3 3 (9.68%) Hibernate
3 3 (9.68%) Spring
3 3 (9.68%) Ajax
3 3 (9.68%) JSON
3 3 (9.68%) Spring MVC
3 3 (9.68%) JPA
4 1 (3.23%) JTS
4 1 (3.23%) PostGIS
4 1 (3.23%) Android SDK
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) GIS
1 3 (9.68%) Open Source
1 3 (9.68%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.23%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Android
4 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Scrum
3 14 (45.16%) Configuration Management
4 13 (41.94%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (29.03%) BPEL
5 9 (29.03%) SOA
5 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
6 7 (22.58%) Software Engineering
6 7 (22.58%) BDD
7 5 (16.13%) TDD
7 5 (16.13%) User Stories
8 4 (12.90%) Web Development
8 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Test Management
9 3 (9.68%) Kanban
9 3 (9.68%) MVC
10 2 (6.45%) Load Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Android Development
11 1 (3.23%) iOS Development
11 1 (3.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 26 (83.87%) Java
2 12 (38.71%) SQL
3 10 (32.26%) Ruby
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (9.68%) VirtualBox
2 3 (9.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (64.52%) Puppet
2 17 (54.84%) Vagrant
3 2 (6.45%) WebInspect
3 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) HP
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