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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 29 36 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 15 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.55% 0.69% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.95% 0.92% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Average daily rate
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£335 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £380 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.50% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
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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
252 218 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 76.36% 74.91% 61.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 157 63
Average daily rate £363 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £219 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £650 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.60 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014, 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 27 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (89.29%) Scrum
3 24 (85.71%) Java
4 18 (64.29%) SQL
4 18 (64.29%) Web Services
4 18 (64.29%) Cucumber
5 16 (57.14%) Jenkins
6 13 (46.43%) Vagrant
6 13 (46.43%) Puppet
7 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (42.86%) Linux
8 11 (39.29%) Subversion
8 11 (39.29%) Software Engineering
9 10 (35.71%) SoapUI
9 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
10 9 (32.14%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (32.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (32.14%) SpecFlow
10 9 (32.14%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (32.14%) Selenium
10 9 (32.14%) BPEL
10 9 (32.14%) Ruby
10 9 (32.14%) SOA
10 9 (32.14%) Oracle
10 9 (32.14%) WebLogic
10 9 (32.14%) Configuration Management
11 8 (28.57%) .NET
11 8 (28.57%) Algorithms
12 7 (25.00%) BDD
12 7 (25.00%) RESTful

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 (32.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 9 (32.14%) WebLogic
2 4 (14.29%) Confluence
3 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.57%) Node.js
4 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon S3
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (64.29%) Cucumber
2 16 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 11 (39.29%) Subversion
4 10 (35.71%) SoapUI
5 9 (32.14%) SpecFlow
5 9 (32.14%) Selenium
6 6 (21.43%) JUnit
7 5 (17.86%) JMeter
7 5 (17.86%) JIRA
8 4 (14.29%) Maven
8 4 (14.29%) LoadRunner
8 4 (14.29%) RSpec
9 3 (10.71%) Mockito
9 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
10 1 (3.57%) FitNesse
10 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
10 1 (3.57%) Zephyr
10 1 (3.57%) Appium
10 1 (3.57%) Calabash
10 1 (3.57%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Test Analyst
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Automation Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (64.29%) Web Services
2 8 (28.57%) .NET
3 7 (25.00%) RESTful
3 7 (25.00%) SOAP
4 3 (10.71%) JPA
4 3 (10.71%) Spring MVC
4 3 (10.71%) CSS
4 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
4 3 (10.71%) Spring
4 3 (10.71%) JSON
4 3 (10.71%) Ajax
5 1 (3.57%) jQuery
5 1 (3.57%) PostGIS
5 1 (3.57%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Algorithms
2 3 (10.71%) Open Source
2 3 (10.71%) GIS
3 1 (3.57%) Linked Data
3 1 (3.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) CentOS
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (89.29%) Scrum
3 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (39.29%) Software Engineering
5 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
6 9 (32.14%) BPEL
6 9 (32.14%) SOA
6 9 (32.14%) Configuration Management
7 7 (25.00%) BDD
8 6 (21.43%) TDD
8 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Data Transformation
10 4 (14.29%) Web Development
10 4 (14.29%) User Stories
11 3 (10.71%) Kanban
11 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
11 3 (10.71%) MVC
12 1 (3.57%) Load Testing
12 1 (3.57%) Security Testing
12 1 (3.57%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (85.71%) Java
2 18 (64.29%) SQL
3 9 (32.14%) Ruby
4 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (10.71%) VirtualBox
3 2 (7.14%) Docker
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) Vagrant
1 13 (46.43%) Puppet
2 4 (14.29%) WebInspect
3 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) ESRI
3 2 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) EMC
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) VMware