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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 38 31 36
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.31% 2.96% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 3.95% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£270 £323 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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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
268 228 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 83.23% 75.00% 64.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 175 127
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 14
Average hourly rate £12.50 £50.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £50.00 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £68.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -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 1 June 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 14 (82.35%) Java
2 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (64.71%) Puppet
4 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
4 10 (58.82%) Maven
5 9 (52.94%) JIRA
5 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
6 8 (47.06%) Vagrant
6 8 (47.06%) JUnit
7 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
7 7 (41.18%) JMeter
7 7 (41.18%) Ruby
7 7 (41.18%) Confluence
7 7 (41.18%) SoapUI
8 6 (35.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (35.29%) RSpec
8 6 (35.29%) Scrum
9 5 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
9 5 (29.41%) MS Office
9 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
9 5 (29.41%) Selenium
9 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
10 4 (23.53%) Android
10 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (23.53%) Web Services
10 4 (23.53%) Linux
11 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
11 3 (17.65%) Load Testing
11 3 (17.65%) Test Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 (41.18%) Confluence
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
1 10 (58.82%) Maven
2 9 (52.94%) JIRA
2 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
3 8 (47.06%) JUnit
4 7 (41.18%) JMeter
4 7 (41.18%) SoapUI
5 6 (35.29%) RSpec
6 5 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (29.41%) Selenium
7 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
7 3 (17.65%) Subversion
7 3 (17.65%) Appium
8 2 (11.76%) Zephyr
9 1 (5.88%) Ant
9 1 (5.88%) IntelliJ
9 1 (5.88%) Xcode
9 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
9 1 (5.88%) Mockito
9 1 (5.88%) Calabash
General
1 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Test Leader
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Android Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) RESTful
2 2 (11.76%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) JTS
3 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.88%) JPA
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) Ajax
3 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
3 1 (5.88%) Spring
3 1 (5.88%) PostGIS
3 1 (5.88%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
1 2 (11.76%) GIS
2 1 (5.88%) Robotics
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Android
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
3 6 (35.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Load Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Test Management
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) Android Development
7 2 (11.76%) iOS Development
7 2 (11.76%) User Stories
7 2 (11.76%) BPEL
7 2 (11.76%) Web Development
7 2 (11.76%) SOA
8 1 (5.88%) OOP
8 1 (5.88%) OO
8 1 (5.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) Ruby
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.88%) VirtualBox
2 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) Puppet
2 8 (47.06%) Vagrant
3 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle