Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 46 53
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.38% 0.43% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.45% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Southampton median daily rate - £356 -
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +4.17%
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 508 443 471
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.32% 96.30% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 278 330
Southampton median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
10th Percentile £300 £163 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £488
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 33
Southampton median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.68% +17.38% +4.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.66 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £26.48 £18.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +42.86%

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 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) OpenShift
2 1 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Robot Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Linux

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 (50.00%) OpenShift
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Robot Framework
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle