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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 28 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.23% 2.38% 4.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 3.02% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 10
Median daily rate £300 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £255 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £348 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +75.43%

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
167 199 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 68.72% 78.97% 79.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 133 154
Median daily rate £425 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £32.75 £13.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.19% +143.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) API Development
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) Auto-Scaling
3 1 (33.33%) Spring Boot
3 1 (33.33%) ATG
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) QA Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) QA Automation Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) QA Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) API Development
3 1 (33.33%) Auto-Scaling
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) ATG
1 1 (33.33%) SAP