The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 36 47
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.38% 1.05% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 1.44% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Median daily rate £400 £288 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.13% -24.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £386 £331
% change year-on-year -1.42% +16.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 205 209 339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 78.54% 73.08% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 134 237
Median daily rate £450 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.33% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Southampton

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Southampton

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) OOP
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Ember.js
1 1 (50.00%) NancyFx
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing

Automated Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) Ember.js
1 1 (50.00%) NancyFx
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) OOP
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft