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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 34 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 12 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.12% 3.51% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 4.45% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 1
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£340 £315 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +3.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £39.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +34.48%
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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
314 292 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 81.56% 78.92% 68.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 213 153
Average daily rate £350 £355 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +176.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.67 £10.88 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) Test Management
2 8 (61.54%) WebDriver
3 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
3 7 (53.85%) BDD
4 6 (46.15%) Java
4 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
5 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
6 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
6 4 (30.77%) Appium
6 4 (30.77%) Load Testing
6 4 (30.77%) ISEB
6 4 (30.77%) GIS
6 4 (30.77%) Scrum
6 4 (30.77%) C#
7 3 (23.08%) Android
7 3 (23.08%) TDD
7 3 (23.08%) Subversion
7 3 (23.08%) JIRA
7 3 (23.08%) Android Development
7 3 (23.08%) iOS Development
7 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
8 2 (15.38%) QA
8 2 (15.38%) NSubstitute
8 2 (15.38%) Zephyr

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) WebDriver
3 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
4 4 (30.77%) Appium
5 3 (23.08%) Subversion
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
6 2 (15.38%) JMeter
6 2 (15.38%) NSubstitute
6 2 (15.38%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Team Leader
4 3 (23.08%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Team Leader
5 2 (15.38%) Tester
5 2 (15.38%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) GIS
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
1 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Test Management
3 7 (53.85%) BDD
4 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
5 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
5 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Load Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) Android Development
7 3 (23.08%) iOS Development
7 3 (23.08%) TDD
8 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) HP