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 28 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.

Automated Testing
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 27 22
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 4 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.50% 1.83% 6.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.86% 2.42% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 22
Median daily rate £315 £356 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.57% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £313 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £414 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £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 £38.25 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year +0.65% +8.88%  

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 144 165 307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 72.00% 75.69% 85.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 315 939
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 41
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 £11.47 £12.50 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 28 June 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 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Scrum
3 9 (37.50%) BDD
4 8 (33.33%) TDD
4 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Selenium
5 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
6 6 (25.00%) QA
6 6 (25.00%) Retail
6 6 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Java
6 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (25.00%) ISEB
7 5 (20.83%) C#
7 5 (20.83%) Unix
7 5 (20.83%) Windows
7 5 (20.83%) Linux
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.83%) SoapUI
7 5 (20.83%) DevOps
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (16.67%) IaaS
8 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
8 4 (16.67%) Converged Infrastructure
8 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
8 4 (16.67%) SDLC
8 4 (16.67%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (16.67%) Service Design
8 4 (16.67%) High Availability
8 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy

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 4 (16.67%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) IaaS
1 4 (16.67%) PaaS
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
3 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (25.00%) Retail
2 4 (16.67%) Back Office
3 2 (8.33%) Finance
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Test Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Software Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) REST
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) EPoS
2 1 (4.17%) Smartcard
2 1 (4.17%) STB
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
1 5 (20.83%) Unix
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Scrum
3 9 (37.50%) BDD
4 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 8 (33.33%) TDD
5 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
6 6 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (20.83%) DevOps
8 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (16.67%) Converged Infrastructure
8 4 (16.67%) High Availability
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) SDLC
8 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 4 (16.67%) Service Design
8 4 (16.67%) Service Management
8 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
8 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (16.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) C#
3 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (16.67%) CISSP
2 4 (16.67%) CompTIA Security+
2 4 (16.67%) RHCE
2 4 (16.67%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
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