Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 48 61
Rank change year-on-year +12 +13 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.88% 0.39% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 0.54% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Southampton median daily rate £295 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.44% +50.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £425 £275
90th Percentile £401 £475 £352
Hampshire median daily rate £280 £350 £348
% change year-on-year -20.00% +0.72% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate £44.12 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.69
% change year-on-year - +13.39% +13.39%

Software 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 343 372 563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 71.61% 73.23% 81.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 262 391
Southampton median daily rate £394 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £263 £218 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 40
Southampton median hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £26.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +221.43% -47.11% +16.35%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.50 £12.98
90th Percentile £50.49 £35.20 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +17.96%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 22 November 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 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) BDD
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
3 5 (55.56%) ISEB
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) Back Office
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) Retail
4 4 (44.44%) Selenium
4 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
4 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 4 (44.44%) SoapUI
4 4 (44.44%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
5 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) JIRA
6 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
6 2 (22.22%) UML
6 2 (22.22%) Python
6 2 (22.22%) C++
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) SoapUI
2 2 (22.22%) FishEye
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (22.22%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (44.44%) Back Office
1 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) F# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) BDD
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
5 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
6 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 2 (22.22%) UML
7 1 (11.11%) ATDD
7 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) F#
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft