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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 37 34 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.77% 1.11% 4.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.04% 1.57% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
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£330 £265 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -30.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +97.18%
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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
258 191 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 74.78% 70.48% 64.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 132 60
Average daily rate £380 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £170.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (82.61%) Scrum
3 18 (78.26%) Java
4 15 (65.22%) Jenkins
5 13 (56.52%) Puppet
5 13 (56.52%) Web Services
5 13 (56.52%) Linux
5 13 (56.52%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (52.17%) SQL
6 12 (52.17%) Vagrant
7 11 (47.83%) Cucumber
7 11 (47.83%) Subversion
8 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
9 9 (39.13%) Oracle
9 9 (39.13%) WebLogic
9 9 (39.13%) SOA
9 9 (39.13%) BPEL
9 9 (39.13%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (39.13%) Oracle Linux
9 9 (39.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (34.78%) BDD
10 8 (34.78%) Selenium
11 7 (30.43%) RESTful
11 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
12 6 (26.09%) TDD
12 6 (26.09%) JUnit
13 5 (21.74%) Web Development
13 5 (21.74%) JIRA
13 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
14 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (39.13%) WebLogic
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
2 3 (13.04%) Confluence
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon S3
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Jenkins
2 11 (47.83%) Cucumber
2 11 (47.83%) Subversion
3 8 (34.78%) Selenium
4 6 (26.09%) JUnit
5 5 (21.74%) JIRA
6 4 (17.39%) Maven
6 4 (17.39%) LoadRunner
6 4 (17.39%) JMeter
7 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
7 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
7 3 (13.04%) Mockito
7 3 (13.04%) RSpec
7 3 (13.04%) SpecFlow
8 1 (4.35%) Xcode
8 1 (4.35%) IntelliJ
8 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
8 1 (4.35%) Calabash
8 1 (4.35%) Appium
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Java Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Java Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Software Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Automation Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Integration Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) Web Services
2 7 (30.43%) RESTful
3 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
3 3 (13.04%) .NET
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) Spring MVC
3 3 (13.04%) JPA
3 3 (13.04%) Spring
3 3 (13.04%) JSON
3 3 (13.04%) Ajax
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) JTS
4 1 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (4.35%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) GIS
1 3 (13.04%) Algorithms
1 3 (13.04%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Linux
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (82.61%) Scrum
3 13 (56.52%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
5 9 (39.13%) SOA
5 9 (39.13%) BPEL
6 8 (34.78%) BDD
7 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
8 6 (26.09%) TDD
9 5 (21.74%) Web Development
9 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
10 4 (17.39%) User Stories
11 3 (13.04%) MVC
11 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
11 3 (13.04%) Kanban
12 1 (4.35%) Load Testing
12 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
12 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
12 1 (4.35%) Test Management
12 1 (4.35%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) Java
2 12 (52.17%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
4 3 (13.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (13.04%) Docker
2 3 (13.04%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (56.52%) Puppet
2 12 (52.17%) Vagrant
3 4 (17.39%) WebInspect
4 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) HP