The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 31 40 46
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.15% 0.72% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.98% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Median daily rate £293 £315 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -19.74%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 205 205 351
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 78.54% 73.74% 81.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 131 242
Median daily rate £450 £368 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.44% -5.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.33% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Southampton

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Southampton

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Southampton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) TDD
1 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) F#
3 2 (40.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 2 (40.00%) Jasmine
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database

Software Testing
Top Related 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 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Jasmine
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Software Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (40.00%) Aurelia
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) CSS3
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) HTML5
1 2 (40.00%) React
1 2 (40.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) BDD
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) ATDD
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) F#
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft