Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 27 43
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16 -26
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 32 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 6.06% 4.88% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.16% 6.13% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 6
Southampton median daily rate £400 £375 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +30.43% -9.45%
10th Percentile £305 £283 £227
90th Percentile £450 £406 £406
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Southampton median hourly rate - £47.89 -
Hampshire median hourly rate £60.00 £45.39 £52.00
% change year-on-year +32.19% -12.71% +30.00%

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 447 375 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 84.66% 79.62% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 226 276
Southampton median daily rate £450 £388 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -0.96% +8.30%
10th Percentile £302 £241 £213
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 33
Southampton median hourly rate £15.00 £44.06 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.95% +214.70% -38.38%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.93 £10.60
90th Percentile £41.75 £49.77 £32.10
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £34.37
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.38% +22.75%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018, 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 18 (56.25%) Selenium
2 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 10 (31.25%) C#
4 10 (31.25%) SpecFlow
4 10 (31.25%) React
5 8 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 8 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (25.00%) BDD
5 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (21.88%) QA
6 7 (21.88%) MSTest
6 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
6 7 (21.88%) .NET
6 7 (21.88%) NUnit
7 6 (18.75%) TDD
7 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 6 (18.75%) JMeter
7 6 (18.75%) Java
7 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
7 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
7 6 (18.75%) Virtual Team
8 5 (15.63%) Microservices
8 5 (15.63%) JIRA
8 5 (15.63%) HTML5
8 5 (15.63%) HTML
8 5 (15.63%) CSS
9 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Spring
9 4 (12.50%) Cucumber

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 2 (6.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) EPiServer
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) Kentico
2 1 (3.13%) nginx
2 1 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) npm
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.13%) Apigee
3 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (3.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) VLAN
2 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.13%) Redis
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (56.25%) Selenium
2 10 (31.25%) SpecFlow
3 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (21.88%) MSTest
4 7 (21.88%) NUnit
5 6 (18.75%) JMeter
5 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
6 5 (15.63%) JIRA
7 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
7 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
7 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
8 3 (9.38%) Maven
9 1 (3.13%) AppVeyor
9 1 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
9 1 (3.13%) TestPartner
9 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 4 (12.50%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Automation Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Developer in Test
5 2 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (3.13%) Java Automation Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) React
2 7 (21.88%) .NET
3 5 (15.63%) CSS
3 5 (15.63%) HTML
3 5 (15.63%) HTML5
4 4 (12.50%) CSS3
4 4 (12.50%) RESTful
4 4 (12.50%) Spring
5 3 (9.38%) Hibernate
5 3 (9.38%) LESS
5 3 (9.38%) Node.js
5 3 (9.38%) Sass
5 3 (9.38%) Spring Boot
6 2 (6.25%) Express
6 2 (6.25%) JSLint
6 2 (6.25%) SOAP
6 2 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Virtual Team
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) BDD
2 8 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 8 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
4 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 6 (18.75%) TDD
5 5 (15.63%) Microservices
6 4 (12.50%) DevOps
6 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (9.38%) Defect Management
7 3 (9.38%) OO
7 3 (9.38%) SDET
8 2 (6.25%) API Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (6.25%) QA Automation
8 2 (6.25%) SOLID
8 2 (6.25%) User Stories
8 2 (6.25%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 10 (31.25%) C#
3 6 (18.75%) Java
3 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 3 (9.38%) Java 8
4 3 (9.38%) SQL
5 2 (6.25%) ES6
6 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.13%) Korn
6 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Ansible
1 1 (3.13%) Grafana
1 1 (3.13%) Packer
1 1 (3.13%) Prometheus
1 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Adobe
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.25%) Tableau
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco
2 1 (3.13%) HP
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) ProCurve
2 1 (3.13%) Sitecore