Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Tester
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 43 -
Rank change year-on-year -18 - +68
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.57% 0.63% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Southampton median daily rate £300 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.58% - -
Hampshire median daily rate £340 £369 £338
% change year-on-year -7.80% +9.26% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - - £39.37

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Southampton
Contract vacancies in Southampton with a recognized job title 503 443 469
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 93.66% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 276 327
Southampton median daily rate £450 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -1.96% +5.52%
10th Percentile £300 £170 £206
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 39
Southampton median hourly rate £15.08 £25.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.86% +82.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.85 £10.90
90th Percentile £43.48 £48.84 £28.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £28.25 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +22.83% -8.00% +25.00%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Southampton

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Southampton

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Southampton region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (33.33%) OpenShift
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving

Automation Tester Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) OpenShift
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) C#
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle