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 June 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.

Software Testing
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 29 42
Rank change year-on-year +8 +13  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.51% 0.92% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 1.23% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £315 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £400 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

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 142 163 311
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 71.36% 75.12% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 99 232
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 13
Median hourly rate £13.40 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Southampton over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Southampton

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 6 (75.00%) ISEB
3 6 (75.00%) BDD
4 5 (62.50%) SoapUI
4 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 5 (62.50%) Retail
4 5 (62.50%) Selenium
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) C#
4 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 5 (62.50%) Scrum
5 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Back Office
5 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (50.00%) Windows
5 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
5 4 (50.00%) SDLC
6 3 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
7 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (25.00%) ATDD
8 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 1 (12.50%) Coaching
8 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (12.50%) Banking
8 1 (12.50%) Finance
8 1 (12.50%) EPoS
8 1 (12.50%) SOAP

Software 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
1 5 (62.50%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
2 4 (50.00%) Back Office
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Test Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) UAT Manager
4 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) BDD
3 6 (75.00%) TDD
4 5 (62.50%) Scrum
4 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
5 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (50.00%) SDLC
5 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
7 2 (25.00%) ATDD
7 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (12.50%) Coaching
8 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Posted: 16 days ago