Period
to 22 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 22 March 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.

Automated Testing
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 32 29
Rank change year-on-year +22 -3 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 51 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 10.99% 3.04% 4.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.32% 3.51% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 8 16
Southampton median daily rate £463 £356 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.82% -18.57% +45.83%
10th Percentile £363 £305 £274
90th Percentile £565 £538 £475
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Southampton median hourly rate - £50.78 -
Hampshire median hourly rate £60.00 £44.14 £67.89
% change year-on-year +35.93% -34.98% +61.64%

Test Automation 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 383 370 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 82.54% 86.45% 78.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 238 268
Southampton median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +17.65%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £234
90th Percentile £600 £575 £613
Hampshire median daily rate £445 £415 £415
% change year-on-year +7.23% - +9.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 24
Southampton median hourly rate £27.50 £44.06 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.58% +198.69% -1.67%
10th Percentile £11.85 £17.06 £10.76
90th Percentile £51.50 £50.45 £37.40
Hampshire median hourly rate £30.00 £29.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% +7.73% -5.98%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Southampton

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Southampton

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Southampton over the 6 months to 22 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Southampton

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 37 (72.55%) C#
2 36 (70.59%) SpecFlow
3 33 (64.71%) BDD
4 27 (52.94%) Selenium
5 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (47.06%) QA
6 22 (43.14%) JMeter
7 20 (39.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (37.25%) WebDriver
8 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
9 15 (29.41%) Xamarin
9 15 (29.41%) DevOps
10 14 (27.45%) Redis
10 14 (27.45%) Non-Functional Testing
10 14 (27.45%) PaaS
11 11 (21.57%) .NET
11 11 (21.57%) React
11 11 (21.57%) Acceptance Criteria
12 10 (19.61%) Virtual Team
12 10 (19.61%) MSTest
12 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
12 10 (19.61%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (19.61%) NUnit
13 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering
13 9 (17.65%) Python
14 8 (15.69%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (13.73%) webpack
15 7 (13.73%) IaaS
15 7 (13.73%) New Relic
15 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET Web API

Test Automation
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 7 (13.73%) Umbraco
2 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 20 (39.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (27.45%) PaaS
3 7 (13.73%) IaaS
3 7 (13.73%) Loggly
4 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) VLAN
2 2 (3.92%) Network Security
2 2 (3.92%) VPN
3 1 (1.96%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) Redis
2 1 (1.96%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 36 (70.59%) SpecFlow
2 27 (52.94%) Selenium
3 22 (43.14%) JMeter
4 19 (37.25%) WebDriver
5 10 (19.61%) MSTest
5 10 (19.61%) NUnit
5 10 (19.61%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (13.73%) Babel
6 7 (13.73%) Cucumber
6 7 (13.73%) gulp
6 7 (13.73%) Jasmine
6 7 (13.73%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (13.73%) TeamCity
6 7 (13.73%) webpack
7 5 (9.80%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.92%) JIRA
9 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.96%) JUnit
9 1 (1.96%) TestPartner
General
1 2 (3.92%) Electronics
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
1 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
1 2 (3.92%) Marketing
1 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Developer
2 14 (27.45%) Analyst
3 13 (25.49%) Test Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) .NET Developer
4 8 (15.69%) Senior Developer
5 7 (13.73%) Senior .NET Developer
5 7 (13.73%) Xamarin Developer
6 5 (9.80%) QA Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Automation Tester
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Tester
8 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Developer in Test
9 2 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Java Automation Tester
9 2 (3.92%) Python Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Software Developer
10 1 (1.96%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) .NET
1 11 (21.57%) React
2 7 (13.73%) .NET Core
2 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
2 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET Web API
2 7 (13.73%) Swagger
3 4 (7.84%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.88%) CSS
4 3 (5.88%) HTML
4 3 (5.88%) HTML5
5 2 (3.92%) CSS3
5 2 (3.92%) RESTful
6 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.96%) LESS
6 1 (1.96%) Sass
6 1 (1.96%) SOAP
6 1 (1.96%) Spring
6 1 (1.96%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Virtual Team
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) VMS
2 2 (3.92%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) BDD
2 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (29.41%) DevOps
4 14 (27.45%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (21.57%) Acceptance Criteria
6 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
7 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 8 (15.69%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (13.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (13.73%) Functional Testing
9 7 (13.73%) Load Testing
9 7 (13.73%) MVC
10 6 (11.76%) Process Improvement
11 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
12 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
12 4 (7.84%) TDD
12 4 (7.84%) User Stories
13 3 (5.88%) Coaching
14 2 (3.92%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (72.55%) C#
2 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
3 9 (17.65%) Python
4 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.88%) Java
6 2 (3.92%) SQL
7 1 (1.96%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (47.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) Ansible
1 4 (7.84%) Terraform
1 4 (7.84%) WebInspect
2 2 (3.92%) Packer
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) Xamarin
2 7 (13.73%) New Relic
3 3 (5.88%) Cisco
4 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.96%) ProCurve