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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 31 - 45
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.78% - 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% - 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 10
Median daily rate - - £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.66%  

Test Automation 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 201 205 347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 78.82% 73.21% 81.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 132 239
Median daily rate £450 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £255 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 10
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 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Southampton

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) ATDD
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) ATG
4 1 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management

Test Automation
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 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) QA Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) QA Automation Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum Master
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Node.js
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
1 1 (20.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) API Development
4 1 (20.00%) ATDD
4 1 (20.00%) Auto-Scaling
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Microservices
4 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) ATG
1 1 (20.00%) SAP