Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 45 48
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 +10
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.47% 0.64% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.83% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Southampton median daily rate £400 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +26.92% +8.33%
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £325 £450
% change year-on-year +23.08% -27.78% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year -5.56% +14.30% +1.60%

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 469 360 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 86.37% 76.76% 78.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 213 263
Southampton median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £305 £250 £227
90th Percentile £573 £575 £550
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 31
Southampton median hourly rate £15.86 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.70% +42.86% -20.00%
10th Percentile £10.70 £11.60 £11.63
90th Percentile £47.79 £48.09 £33.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.62 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -10.95% +11.11% +39.97%

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 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (75.00%) React
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) NUnit
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) MSTest
2 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Virtual Team
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 3 (37.50%) Node.js
3 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (37.50%) JMeter
3 3 (37.50%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (25.00%) GCP
4 2 (25.00%) GMP
4 2 (25.00%) GLP
4 2 (25.00%) GxP
4 2 (25.00%) CAD
4 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (25.00%) 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 (12.50%) SAS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) npm
2 2 (25.00%) PaaS
2 2 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MSTest
1 4 (50.00%) NUnit
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
1 4 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (37.50%) JMeter
2 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (25.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (12.50%) React Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) React
2 3 (37.50%) Node.js
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) CSS3
3 2 (25.00%) Express
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) HTML5
3 2 (25.00%) JSLint
3 2 (25.00%) LESS
3 2 (25.00%) Sass
3 2 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Core
4 1 (12.50%) GraphQL
4 1 (12.50%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Virtual Team
3 2 (25.00%) Life Science
4 1 (12.50%) LIMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) CAD
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Microservices
4 2 (25.00%) QMS
4 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Traceability Matrix
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (25.00%) GCP
1 2 (25.00%) GLP
1 2 (25.00%) GMP
1 2 (25.00%) GxP