Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Functional Testing over the 6 months to 19 August 2018 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.

Functional Testing
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 44 50
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 +9
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.97% 0.87% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.16% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Southampton median daily rate £481 £413 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +31.89% -1.88%
10th Percentile £393 £406 £303
90th Percentile £554 £419 £323
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +32.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -15.00% +33.33% -

Functional Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 448 346 377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 86.82% 75.22% 77.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 212 260
Southampton median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £306 £251 £225
90th Percentile £575 £590 £514
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 25
Southampton median hourly rate £19.76 £13.80 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.21% -1.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.01 £22.50 £20.10
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +66.67%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Southampton

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Southampton

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Southampton over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) Node.js
1 3 (60.00%) React
2 2 (40.00%) ES6
2 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Microservices
2 2 (40.00%) CSS3
2 2 (40.00%) JSLint
2 2 (40.00%) Sass
2 2 (40.00%) LESS
2 2 (40.00%) Express
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (40.00%) SaaS
2 2 (40.00%) PaaS
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) QMS
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 2 (40.00%) Life Science
2 2 (40.00%) Validation

Functional 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SAS
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) npm
1 2 (40.00%) PaaS
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) MSTest
2 1 (20.00%) NUnit
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (40.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) IT Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Node.js Developer
2 1 (20.00%) React Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Node.js
1 3 (60.00%) React
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) CSS3
2 2 (40.00%) Express
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) JSLint
2 2 (40.00%) LESS
2 2 (40.00%) Sass
2 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Core
3 1 (20.00%) GraphQL
3 1 (20.00%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Life Science
2 1 (20.00%) LIMS
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) CAD
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Microservices
2 2 (40.00%) QMS
2 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Traceability Matrix
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Document Management
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) ES6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (40.00%) GCP
1 2 (40.00%) GLP
1 2 (40.00%) GMP
1 2 (40.00%) GxP