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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 41 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.74% 1.35% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 1.81% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Average daily rate
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£370 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £330 £344
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
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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
334 276 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 83.08% 74.59% 65.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 210 120
Average daily rate £388 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Average hourly rate £12.50 £26.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.92% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 7 May 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 17 (85.00%) Java
2 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (65.00%) Puppet
4 12 (60.00%) Jenkins
5 11 (55.00%) Cucumber
5 11 (55.00%) Maven
6 10 (50.00%) Vagrant
7 9 (45.00%) Scrum
7 9 (45.00%) JIRA
7 9 (45.00%) JUnit
8 8 (40.00%) Configuration Management
8 8 (40.00%) Ruby
8 8 (40.00%) SoapUI
9 7 (35.00%) Confluence
9 7 (35.00%) RSpec
9 7 (35.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (35.00%) JMeter
10 6 (30.00%) Selenium
10 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (30.00%) Linux
10 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
11 5 (25.00%) BDD
11 5 (25.00%) MS Office
11 5 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (25.00%) Web Services
11 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 4 (20.00%) SQL
12 4 (20.00%) Android
12 4 (20.00%) Subversion

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 7 (35.00%) Confluence
2 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 11 (55.00%) Cucumber
2 11 (55.00%) Maven
3 9 (45.00%) JIRA
3 9 (45.00%) JUnit
4 8 (40.00%) SoapUI
5 7 (35.00%) RSpec
5 7 (35.00%) JMeter
6 6 (30.00%) Selenium
7 5 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (20.00%) Subversion
9 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (15.00%) Appium
10 2 (10.00%) Zephyr
10 2 (10.00%) Mockito
11 1 (5.00%) Xcode
11 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
11 1 (5.00%) Ant
11 1 (5.00%) IntelliJ
11 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Test Leader
2 6 (30.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) RESTful
3 2 (10.00%) JPA
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
3 2 (10.00%) SOAP
3 2 (10.00%) JSON
3 2 (10.00%) Spring MVC
3 2 (10.00%) Spring
3 2 (10.00%) Ajax
3 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) JTS
4 1 (5.00%) PostGIS
4 1 (5.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (10.00%) Open Source
1 2 (10.00%) GIS
2 1 (5.00%) Robotics
2 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Android
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Scrum
3 8 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (35.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (25.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) BPEL
7 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Load Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Test Management
7 3 (15.00%) Web Development
7 3 (15.00%) SOA
7 3 (15.00%) Android Development
8 2 (10.00%) iOS Development
8 2 (10.00%) User Stories
8 2 (10.00%) MVC
8 2 (10.00%) Kanban
8 2 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) Ruby
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (65.00%) Puppet
2 10 (50.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) HP