Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 43 49
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 11 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.33% 0.86% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 1.06% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
Southampton median daily rate £400 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -4.62% +8.33%
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £325 £435
% change year-on-year +19.23% -25.29% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.50 £18.04 £39.37
% change year-on-year +13.64% -54.18% -1.58%

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 384 379 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 81.18% 81.51% 76.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 235 251
Southampton median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £308 £255 £213
90th Percentile £564 £575 £559
Hampshire median daily rate £429 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.19% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 33
Southampton median hourly rate £15.00 £44.56 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.34% +218.27% -44.97%
10th Percentile £10.00 £14.72 £10.42
90th Percentile £31.35 £51.02 £32.10
Hampshire median hourly rate £33.40 £34.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% +21.43% -20.00%

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 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Non-Functional Testing
2 9 (81.82%) React
2 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
3 7 (63.64%) NUnit
3 7 (63.64%) Selenium
3 7 (63.64%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (63.64%) SpecFlow
3 7 (63.64%) MSTest
4 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
4 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) WebDriver
4 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
4 6 (54.55%) JMeter
4 6 (54.55%) C#
4 6 (54.55%) Virtual Team
5 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
6 4 (36.36%) BDD
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (36.36%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (27.27%) Node.js
7 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (27.27%) User Stories
8 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
8 2 (18.18%) Sass
8 2 (18.18%) LESS
8 2 (18.18%) Express
8 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
8 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (18.18%) Microservices

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MSTest
1 7 (63.64%) NUnit
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
1 7 (63.64%) SpecFlow
1 7 (63.64%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (54.55%) JMeter
2 6 (54.55%) WebDriver
3 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (9.09%) TestPartner
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
1 8 (72.73%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (9.09%) React Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) React
2 3 (27.27%) Node.js
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) CSS3
3 2 (18.18%) Express
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) HTML5
3 2 (18.18%) JSLint
3 2 (18.18%) LESS
3 2 (18.18%) Sass
3 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Core
4 1 (9.09%) GraphQL
4 1 (9.09%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Virtual Team
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
4 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
5 4 (36.36%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (36.36%) BDD
6 3 (27.27%) User Stories
7 2 (18.18%) DevOps
7 2 (18.18%) Microservices
7 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
7 2 (18.18%) Workflow
8 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (9.09%) Information Security
8 1 (9.09%) ITIL
8 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
8 1 (9.09%) Test Management
8 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 6 (54.55%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
3 2 (18.18%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) HP
1 1 (9.09%) hybris
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) ProCurve